Burneside Neighbourhood Plan 2017
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Melmore Gardens

5 MELMORE GARDENS

Type
Residential
Area
0.15 ha.
Houses
ca. 5 houses
Retail



Source
Steering Group
Owner
James Cropper plc


Score
5
Consultant's Summary
Melmore Gardens comprise land of small paddock-like appearance, fully surrounded by development, within the village. The site is largely hidden away off the private access road to the rail halt. There are mature trees to pat of the site, which provide for an attractive backdrop. The general green and open nature of the site has some biodiversity benefits, although it is noted that overall contribution to local character is reduced due to the largely hidden nature of the site.

The site provides an opportunity to make efficient use of land within the village.  Together with Station Yard, the site presents potential to enliven the area around the rail halt, to the wider benefit of the village – presenting a transformational opportunity. Any development would need to demonstrate high quality design and landscaping – grasping the potential to make this an attractive new part of the village.