Burneside Neighbourhood Plan 2017
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Engine Sheds

3 ENGINE SHEDS

Type
Residential
Area
0.36 ha.
Houses
ca. 15 houses
Retail



Source
Steering Group
Owner
James Cropper plc


Score
1
Consultant's Summary
The Engine Sheds site is a small private amenity area comprising a small sports pitch and a building on the former Engine Sheds site. Whilst brownfield, the site is designated as Amenity Open Space in the development plan. Policy LA1.10 requires that the green infrastructure significance be safeguarded or enhanced by development. However, it is noted that there may be minimal evidence of any such significance and a new designation would need to demonstrate that green infrastructure significance is not harmed – and would therefore need to focus on appropriate landscaping.

The site is “tucked away” within a largely residential area, although is bordered to the west by the railway and the north west by commercial buildings. The site presents an open aspect to houses along St Oswalds View. Subject to taking the above comments into account, the site provides an opportunity to make the most effective use of previously developed land. Given its surroundings, ensuring high quality design and landscaping would be of crucial importance.