Site G&T 1: Land east of Railway Cottages, Nantwich (Baddington Park)
The land east of Railway Cottages (Baddington Park) is allocated for two additional permanent Gypsy and Traveller pitches. Development proposals for the site must:
- retain hedgerows and incorporate a comprehensive landscaping scheme that provides for appropriate boundary treatments;
- use permeable materials as hardstanding and provide a drainage strategy to prevent surface run-off from the site into the adjacent pond; and
- provide for and maintain an appropriate visibility splay and access arrangements from Baddington Lane (A530).
12.81 The site has planning permission for six permanent Gypsy and Traveller Pitches (reference 19/5261N). This allocation would support the intensification of use on the site through the provision of two additional permanent pitches.
12.83 A contaminated land phase 1 preliminary risk assessment, phase 2 ground investigation and risk assessment report has been requested, by condition, for planning application 19/5261N. This should be completed, alongside a remediation strategy, if determined through an update to the phase 1 and 2 assessments that a remediation strategy is required.
12.84 The site is allocated to address the identified need for pitches for Gypsies and Travellers. Conditions will be imposed to permanently govern the occupation of the site.
12.85 For the purposes of the policy, a pitch includes one chalet/mobile home and one touring caravan and is generally home to one household. There is an expectation of a minimum spacing of 6 metres between caravans and adequate on-site essential services and utilities provided, in line with the principles set out in SADPD Policy HOU 7 'Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson site principles' and LPS Policy SC 7 ‘Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople’.
12.86 In line with Policy HOU 7 'Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson site principles', the site should ensure and maintain an appropriate water supply, sewer connection and disposal of surface water in a sustainable way. This should include engagement, where appropriate, with the relevant water undertaker.
12.87 There is potential for protected species to be present. Conditions attached to the planning permission on the site for six pitches (ref 19/5261N) requests that a method statement of Great Crested Newt reasonable avoidance measures is completed. This should be updated to reflect any additional pitches on the site.
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