These are the images that were presented at the public meeting in Elderslie Village Hall in January.
The meeting was attended by Dawn Homes and some local Councillors.
IMAGE 1 – CONTEXT
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS EVENT?
Before submitting an application for Planning Permission in Principle (PPP), Dawn Homes is undertaking this public consultation event in order to seek the views of the local community on the proposals, and to present the analysis carried out on the site and surroundings to inofrm the design. Dawn Homes recognise that it is important to provide the local population, business and community interests with an opportunity to provide comment on the proposal before the scheme is finalised for submission by way of a planning application. The purpose of the public consultation event is to:
- To communicate the background and reasons for the proposed planning application to the local community and other interested parties.
- To inform interested parties of the opportunities presented with the site and to seek views on these.
- To allow those with a relevant interest to provide comment on the proposal and the way in which the site is proposed to be developed for residential land use. Your Rights of Objection Please note any comments you make at this time are NOT formal representations to the Council.
The earliest the formal application for Planning Permission in Principle can be submitted is 2nd February 2015, and you will have the opportunity to make representations to the council once this formal application has been submitted. Further details and guidance on how to go about making an objection can be found on the local authority website https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk or by telephoning the planning authority on 0300 300 0144. Development and Housing Services are located at, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 1LL
IMAGE 2 – CONTEXT (Con’t)
IMAGE 3 – ANALYSIS
IMAGE 4 – DESIGN PROPOSAL
Design Statement The principles of “Designing Places” in accordance with Scottish Planning Policy will form the ethos of the design approach. The qualities identified as being at the heart of good design for urban and rural development: identity; safe and pleasant spaces; ease of movement; a sense of welcome; adaptability and good use of resources will be the cornerstone of the future proposals for the site. The approach will require to harmonise with its setting in terms of density, scale and massing. The Adopted Local Plan allocation identifies the site to have a capacity of 140 units. Consultations are taking place with the Local Authority to develop proposals. As requested by the Council these proposals are considering the “Designing Streets” approach to pedestrian and vehicle movement as part of the evolution of a design, which puts “Place Making” top of the agenda. Renfrewshire Council’s policies for residential development will all be considered; these include open space and equipped play, private garden and parking provision. The constraints and opportunities that the site provides have been analysed which demonstrate the potential for a low rise residential development of high quality provision.
Building Our Legacy 2007: The government’s key objectives for Architecture are identified in Building Our Legacy as:
- Leadership and delivery: We will encourage the quality of new developments in both the public and private sectors to be of a standard that provides an outstanding legacy of wll-designed new public buildings, schools, healthcare buildings, homes aqnd neighbourhoods, streets squares and parks – contributing to the development of successful and sustainable places.
- Cultural context: We will stimulate a cultural climate which acknowledges and appreciates the role of architecture and design in society, which provides a supportive framework for architectural debate and which encourages the widespread involvement of communities in their local built environments.
- Education, skills and advocacy: We will take steps to put the right skills, tools and support mechanisms in place to ensure the obstacles and barriers that prevent or hinder the development of good quality sustainable built environments are tackled.
- Sustainability, accessibility and inclusive design: We will strengthen the development of a built environment and architectural culture which embraces sustainable, inclusive and accessible design as key components of the development industry now and in the future.
- Built heritage: We will encourage a better understanding of the role that our built heritage can play in shaping a sustainable future, and better connections between our past, present and future built environments. Designing Streets, 2010 The Scottish Government’s latest policy and guidance on place making is the Policy Statement “Designing Streets”, published in February 2010.
Key Policies identified are:
- Street design must consider place before movement;
- Street design guidance, as set out in the document, can be a material consideration in determining planning applications and appeals;
- Street design should meet the six qualities of successful places, as set out in “Designing Places”;
- Street design should be based on balanced decision-making and must adopt a multidisciplinary collaborative approach;
- Street design should run planning permission and Road Construction Consent (RCC) processes in parallel. Advice is provided on: ‘Creating streets and places, including the importance of achieving the right balance between place and movement. Getting the design right: Street design should meet the six qualities of successful places as set out in “Designing Places”: They should be distinctive; safe and pleasant; easy to move about; welcoming; adaptable and resource efficient’.
IMAGE 5 – NEXT STEPS
How do I comment on the proposal?
If you have views on the proposal then Dawn Homes are pleased that you provide your views on the proposed development.
You may wish to comment on items such as:
- The key issues at the site;
- The analysis undertaken and illustrated;
- Transport, Design and Ecology issues.
Please provide your comments on the comments forms and place them in the box supplied in the venue or send it to the address on the form. Comments will be kept confidential and will not be attributed to individuals.
All of your comments will be considered by the design team and where appropriate changes will be made to the initial proposals.
Will there be a further opportunity to comment on the proposal?
Yes, an application for planning in principle will be submitted in the near future and there will be an opportunity to submit comments to Renfrewshire Council on the proposal within the statutory consultation period.
IMAGE 6 – DEVELOPMENT STUDY