Site G&T 6 The Oakes, Mill Lane, Smallwood
Land at The Oakes, Mill Lane is allocated for four additional permanent Gypsy and Traveller pitches. Development proposals for this site must:
- retain hedgerows and incorporate a comprehensive landscaping scheme that provides for appropriate boundary treatments;
- provide for and maintain an appropriate visibility splay and access arrangements from Mill Lane; and
- use permeable materials as hardstanding and provide a drainage strategy to prevent surface run-off from the site.
12.108 Part of the site has planning permission for four permanent Gypsy and Traveller Pitches (reference 14/2590C). This allocation would extend the footprint and support the provision of four additional permanent pitches on a wider allocated site.
12.109 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. A botanical survey will be needed to consider the ecological value of semi-natural habitat and grassland on the site. This should be prepared in accordance with LPS Policy SE 3 'Biodiversity and geodiversity'.
12.110 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.
12.111 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’.
12.112 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.
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