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 Burneside Neighbourhood Plan 2017
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Winter Lane NW SW


19 WINTER LANE SW (aka BOWSTON ROAD SW)

Type
Residential
Area
0.76 ha.
Houses
ca. 25
Retail



Source
Steering Group
Owner
Ellergreen Estate


Score
-2
Consultant's Summary
Bowston Road SW is a greenfield site located adjacent to, but beyond, Burneside’s north west boundary. It adjoins Willink Field beyond a country lane to the south and could be considered a northern extension of the village beyond that development plan allocation. The site, together with the following three sites (20-22, below) lies within a flat, natural valley between two low escarpments and to some degree, this provides potential for an extension to Burneside that fits with the historical pattern of development within the wide river valley. The site lies outside the flood zone.

The site provides an opportunity for an urban extension to the north. It would involve development in the countryside and would, consequently, involve harm to landscape character. Consequently, development of the site should demonstrate that it brings about such significant benefits as to outweigh harm. It is not clear what these benefits would comprise. If the Steering Group were to seek to progress this (and the other Bowston Road sites), a clear strategy based around community benefits would need to be demonstrated.
20 WINTER LANE NW (aka BOWSTON ROAD NW)

Type
Residential
Area
0.76 ha.
Houses
ca. 30 houses
Retail



Source
Steering Group
Owner
Ellergreen Estate


Score
-2
Consultant's Summary
See comments re Site 19 above. In addition, Site 20 extends even further away from Burneside. This serves to emphasise the harm to local character, but is mitigated to some degree by providing potential for a larger scheme with more community benefits.