Your Input to Redbourn's Neighbourhood Plan

It is important to have your say on our Neighbourhood Plan. Please read through the questions below and let us know your views. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey

1. Housing Mix
In order to address the need for smaller homes in Redbourn, up to 50% of development should be 1-2 bed properties, 30-40% 3 bed and 15-20% 4 bed plus. There should be a mixture of market and affordable / social housing

2. Small-scale Commercial Development

Small-scale business developments encouraging local employment opportunities will be supported. This could either be through conversion of existing buildings or building of new ones, particularly on land East of Redbourn. The impact on road networks and parking must be taken into consideration by such developments

3. Redbourn High Street

In order to encourage growth and occupancy of buildings on the High Street, development of, or changing shops, restaurants, pubs etc into other commercial uses and local employment opportunities will be strongly supported. Also temporary uses like ‘pop up’ shops, cultural/creative, leisure purposes will be supported and permanent loss of retail premises resisted. Businesses requiring lots of parking will not be considered appropriate.

4. Cycle Routes

Development which improves cycling will be supported with those proposing cycle routes that are separated from other road traffic being particularly welcomed.

Some of the money contributed from developments will go towards a dedicated cycle route to St Albans linking up with the Green Ring and improving crossing at the roundabout providing safer access to the Nickey Line to Harpenden.

It is expected that all developments in the plan ensure suitable access for cyclists onto the existing cycling network

5. Redbourn Leisure Centre

Development resulting in a loss of leisure facilities at the Redbourn Leisure Centre will only be accepted if alternative leisure provision of similar scale and standard is provided. New facilities must be generally accessible on foot from within the village

6. Development on Land East of Redbourn

Development on this site will be of approximately 100 homes with a mix of sizes of properties. As the site has multiple owners it must be developed as a comprehensive scheme which includes affordable/social housing. Residential development must not be located in parts of the site within flood zone 3 and should be well landscaped and screened to protect the view of the existing neighbours. Development must have a positive effect on wildlife with a nature reserve and riverside walk alongside the River Ver provided. Good and multiple footpaths and cycle paths must be created to link in with exiting public footpaths and to improve access to the Nickey Line. A new play area will be installed. Vehicle access to the development will be from Harpenden Lane, the Industrial Estate or the bypass. A car park for up to 20 cars will be provided near the existing Industrial Estate

7. Development on Land off Blackhorse Lane

Development on this site will be of approximately 11 to 14 homes with a mix of sizes of properties including affordable/social housing. Access will be from Blackhorse Lane and the existing footpath from Blackhorse Lane to the Leisure Centre will remain. Some land and a financial contribution towards an all-weather football pitch and other facilities will be made on the land adjacent to the site currently used by the Leisure Centre and its customers.

8. Land off Dunstable Road

Development on this site will be of approximately 12 homes with a mix of sizes of properties including affordable/social housing. Access will be from Dunstable Road and suitable screening from the commercial offices next door and the Leisure Centre itself will be provided.  A financial contribution towards an all-weather football pitch and other community uses will be made on the land adjacent to the site currently used by the Leisure Centre and its customers.

9. Land at Bridge Nursery ‘Scout Farm’ Dunstable Road

Development on this site will be of approximately 18 homes with a mix of sizes of properties including affordable/social housing. As the site has multiple owners it must be developed as a comprehensive scheme. Access will be from Dunstable Road and Harpenden Lane and will include a public car park for the relocated Redbourn Library and the High Street. The existing old glasshouses will be removed and this land will be provided for community use.

10. Housing Numbers:

Do you agree that over the period of 2017-2036, approximately 144 new residential properties will be built in Redbourn on the 4 sites identified in the Neighbourhood Plan?

11. Further Comments

Do you have any further comments on the draft Neighbourhood Plan?

12. Consent to Use Your Personal Details

Redbourn Parish Council would like to use information about you as part of their analysis of feedback received in relation to this consultation. If you are happy for this, please tick 'Yes' below and complete boxes 13, 14 and 15. Redbourn Parish Council will never sell your data and will keep your information safe and secure

13. About You

14. Are  you

15. Which age group do you fall into?

16. Communication Consent

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