Site G&T 2: Land at Coppenhall Moss, Crewe
Land at Coppenhall Moss is allocated for seven 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;
- provide for an appropriate visibility splay and access arrangements from Parkers Road/Kent’s Lane;
- demonstrate through a noise impact assessment that external and internal noise impacts can be acceptably minimised through appropriate mitigation; and
- undertake a phase 1 and 2 contaminated land assessment.
12.88 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.
12.89 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’.
12.90 There is potential for contamination and noise impacts in relation to an adjacent garage, which will need to be carefully assessed to inform future mitigation measures, where necessary.
12.91 There is potential for protected species to be present. A habitats survey will be required to support any future planning application and inform mitigation measures where necessary.
12.92 A botanical survey will be needed to consider the ecological value of grassland present of the site. This should be prepared in accordance with LPS Policy SE 3 'Biodiversity and geodiversity'.
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