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POLICY HOUS 8 - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT CRITERIA - POLICY HOUS 2 SETTLEMENTS

SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF POLICY HOUS 2, DEVELOPMENT WILL BE PERMITTED WHICH IS WITHIN OR CLOSELY RELATED TO THE DEFINED SETTLEMENT BOUNDARIES PROVIDED THAT IT MEETS ALL THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  1. THE SCALE, FORM AND CHARACTER OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT IS SYMPATHETIC TO THE ENVIRONS OF THE SITE; 
  2. THE PROPOSAL HAS NO UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON THE AMENITY AND CHARACTER OF EXISTING OR NEIGHBOURING ENVIRONMENTS OF NOISE, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, EXACERBATION OF PARKING PROBLEMS OR VISUAL INTRUSION;
  3. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE IMPACT ON GOOD QUALITY AGRICULTURAL LAND (GRADES 1, 2 AND 3A), ON AREAS OF ATTRACTIVE LANDSCAPE OR HIGH QUALITY TOWNSCAPE OR ON AREAS OF HISTORICAL, ARCHAEOLOGICAL OR ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE;
  4. WHEN APPROPRIATE AND FEASIBLE THE PROVISIONS OF POLICY REC 3 ARE MET;
  5. THE PROVISION OF CAR PARKING AND AMENITY SPACE IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S APPROVED GUIDELINES;
  6. ADEQUATE COMMUNITY AND UTILITY SERVICES EXIST, ARE REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE OR CAN BE READILY AND ECONOMICALLY PROVIDED.

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