Sustainability Appraisal Statement
Supplementary Planning Document
South West Burnley Development Brief
This statement is produced and published in accordance with the guidance published in the Sustainability Appraisal of Regional
Spatial Strategies and Local Development Documents produced by the ODPM. (2005)
The Sustainability Appraisal report and the Statement are published alongside the adopted Supplementary Planning Document
South West Burnley Development Brief.
The Appraisal is a way of ensuring that potential economic, social and environmental effects of applying the SPD have been taken
This document explains how sustainability issues have been considered in the preparation of the SPD and the steps that have
been taken to ensure the SPD has positive impacts on the environment, community and economy. It also explains how the SPD
will be monitored.
How have sustainability considerations been part of the process of making the SPD
An Interim Sustainability Appraisal was carried out on the Draft South West Burnley Development Brief during July/August 2009.
The report was available alongside the Draft Development Brief for consultation during September/October 2009. Although this is
no longer a requirement the Council felt it would inform the consultation process
Although a number of representations were received in relation to the draft Development Brief, no representations were received in
relation to the associated Sustainability Appraisal.
A number of changes were made to the Draft Development Brief as a result of the consultation process, and up-to-date proposals
submitted by the Council’s Lead Developer Partner in South West Burnley. Minor changes to the document include some
reorganisation of the layout, revision and changes to text to further clarify points and to make the document easier to read.
A Final Sustainability report will be available alongside the adopted SPD.
Why has the SPD as adopted been chosen?
There were many options considered in the preparation of the Draft Development Brief. Of the 32 options included within the Draft
Development Brief for consultation 7 options were deleted. These are as follows
Option Reason for Deletion
Option 2 (Land to North of Cog Lane) Updated information in relation to proposed layout for Phases 1, 2a &
Develop the area as a Sustainable Urban Drainage 2b submitted by Lead Developer. Option 1 retained within Brief to
System investigate the re-use of the land as Public Open Space.
Option 4 (Trees adjacent to 2 Fielden Street) Retention of trees will have an impact on Urban Design principles
Future development should take account of these trees identified for the site for a common building line, continuity and
and retain as a landscaped area enclosure. Substantial tree planting is included on linear open space
within the centre of the approved development of Phase 1.This will
enhance the overall visual amenity of the area, and create a usable
area of open space, contributing to the green infrastructure in South
Option 5 (Car Park to rear 149/151 Accrington Rd) Updated information in relation to proposed layout for Phases 1, 2a &
Future development should take this into account. An 2b submitted by Lead Developer. Car Park is underused. Parking for
area for car parking should be incorporated into the district centre will be investigated as part of Site B, to create a more
design of this phase of development. usable, viable parking area for use by the retail premises in the area.
Option 14 (Entrance Feature) This option could be delivered within the redevelopment proposals for
Create a high quality entrance feature to the district Site C. A more acceptable solution would be to enhance the existing
centre to improve the visual amenity of the area landscaped are adjacent to Hameldon Approach.
Option 21 (Old Accrington Road) Could have detrimental environmental effects on future redevelopment
Re-open Accrington Road as a left hand turn to in the area. Would result in the loss of a landscaped area which
Hameldon Approach from the Barracks roundabout enhances the visual amenity of the area. Would not support
including realignment of the carriageway regeneration programmes within the area.
Option 24 (Permanent Car Park) A permanent car park would reduce the size of the site for future
Create a permanent car park adjacent to Taywood redevelopment and may result in an unviable site.
Nursery School with access from Elmwood Street
Option 25 (Athol St North) Road layout will be addressed in the overall design of future
Close Athol Street North between Accrington Road and redevelopment.
Tay Street to through traffic but retain as a pedestrian
Overall the Interim Sustainability Appraisal indicated that the draft SPD is likely to make a positive contribution to sustainability.
Clearance of the sites would result in the loss of the historic environment. It is considered that the negative effects of this are
outweighed by the benefits achieved through high quality new housing in the area
Monitoring and Review
The Development Brief has been adopted and the effects will be monitored.
The key measure will be the extent to which the redevelopment of the site occurs in conformity with the development brief.
Success will also be monitored by the following
Total number of new dwellings constructed
Housing Tenure by site
Types/Sizes of housing
Number of homes exceeding Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.
Area of open space (hectares), created within new developments
Building for Life Assessment of Planning Applications (Percentage achieving Silver Standard)
Number of dwellings achieving secured by design as a percentage of new homes constructed on a site basis.
The indicators will be measured annually through assessment of the planning applications for each completed development. The
Indicators relating to Code for Sustainable Homes, Building for Life and Secured by design are measured as KPI’s of the
Overarching Development Agreement. The information collected will be reported via the Annual Monitoring report.