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Tunnel Road


A R Cartwright Ltd is currently preparing a planning application for 2.3 ha of land north of Tunnel Road, Galley Common, Nuneaton.

The scheme proposes the following:

Up to 130 homes, including affordable houses and bungalows—to meet identified local requirements, Public open space and Landscaping

This consultation exercise enables members of the public to have sight of the proposals and speak with members of the team to  understand the approach being taken.

Planning Background

The existing Borough Local Plan designates the site as an Area of Restraint. It is necessary therefore to consider whether or not any material consideration exists to justify a grant of planning permissions.

The relevant considerations include the emerging evidence base for the new Core Strategy which demonstrates a growing shortfall of housing measured against a 5 year requirement. The National Planning Policy Framework (March 2012) (NPPF) encourages local planning authorities to boost significantly the supply of housing. Relevant policies for the supply of housing should not be considered up to date if the local planning authority cannot demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing sites.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is unable to demonstrate a deliverable 5 year supply of housing sites. In such circumstances, it is appropriate to consider the release of sites in sustainable locations that can conform with the core planning principles of NPPF.

This proposal is in accordance with the guidance in NPPF— it meets the identified need for family housing in the market and affordable sectors. It is in a sustainable location and will integrate with the existing community.

The approval of the application will be consistent with the Government’s Agenda for Growth and the recently published Housing Strategy for England.

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02 June 2012