Site TS 2: Land at Fir Farm, Brereton
Land at Fir Farm is allocated for 10 Travelling Showperson plots. Development proposals for this site must:
- retain the existing hedgerows and incorporate a comprehensive landscaping scheme that provides for appropriate boundary treatments in accordance with the recommendations of the Heritage Impact Assessment (CEC 2019) prepared for the site;
- secure and maintain appropriate visibility splays and access arrangements onto the A50, including the implementation of a new vehicular access into the site from the A50; and
- avoid any obstructions to the surface water flow path that runs along the western boundary of the site. Any proposed alternations or obstructions to the flow path should be modelled and managed appropriately.
12.119 The site is allocated to meet the accommodation needs of Travelling Showpeople. Occupation of any development will be restricted to persons complying with the definition of Travelling Showpeople, and conditions will be imposed to permanently govern the occupation of the site.
12.120 Any landscaping scheme should consider the retention and provision of native hedgerows and trees. Urbanising features such as walls, gates and the design of ancillary outbuildings should maintain the rural setting of listed buildings at Tudor Cottage and Holly Cottage in line with the recommendations from the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared for the site.
12.121 There is potential for protected species to be present. A habitats survey will be required to support any future planning application and inform the mitigation measures. Development proposals on grassland habitats should be supported by a botanical survey.
12.122 A new highways access would be required into the site. Planning approval was granted, on 09 November 2018 (ref 18/2961C) for a new vehicular access from the A50 to serve land to the rear of Firs Farm and this should be implemented prior to the delivery of the allocation.
12.123 The site is within 50 metres of a landfill site at Arclid. There is potential for issues for permanent structures that would require additional assessment and/or mitigation including a phase 1 contaminated land assessment.
12.124 No commercial activities shall take place on the allocated land, including the storage and sorting of materials, other than as necessary for the use as a Travelling Showpersons site. Travelling Showperson plots should avoid conflict between vehicles and residents through an appropriate layout of the site.
12.125 Amenity issues in respect of the maintenance of equipment and other matters should be suitably addressed through planning conditions.
12.126 There is an expectation of adequate on-site essential services and utilities being 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’.
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