Draft Allocations Document consultation

Information about the allocations development plan document, the Gypsy and Traveller Sites, and how the sites were assessed

What was the Draft Allocations Document ?

The Draft Allocations consultation was the second round of consultation for the preparation of the Allocations Document which took place in early 2013. The Draft Allocations consultation followed the consultation on the Potential sites documentin Summer of 2010.

It set out which sites the council believes are suitable for development for a range of different uses over the next 15-20 years. As a consultation document, we used it to seek your views on the sites selected. 

The Draft Allocations Document consultation also set out:

  • what the sites will be developed for and an indication of when they could potentially be developed; and
  • sites which have been rejected at this stage. 
Draft Allocations consultation document (pdf 5mb opens in a new window)

The Draft Allocations Document should be read alongside the Draft Strategy Document and the Draft Policies Map.

Please note: The Draft Policies Map shows the sites considered and proposed for allocation or protection on a map.

Consultation responses

We have also prepared a summary of consultation responses, together with officer comments for each settlement identified in the document. These are available to view in the table below. The documents also provide a summary of responses and officer comments to the Proposed Major Changes consultation, in respect of the sites considered through that consultation.

A range of supporting documents were prepared to accompany the Draft Allocations Document.

Sustainability Appraisal

A Sustainability Assessment (SA) Report and Appendices to accompany the Draft Allocations Document is also available to view:

Sustainability Appraisal Report - Draft Allocations Document (pdf 8.6mb opens in new window)

Sustainability Appraisal Appendices - Draft Allocations Document (pdf 9.0mb opens in new window)

A description of the purpose of a Sustainability Appraisal is provided on the  SA/SEA page. 

Habitats Regulations Assessment

A Stage 1 (Screening) Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) has been prepared alongside the Draft Allocations Map and is available to view below:

Habitats Regulations Assessment: Stage 1 Screening - Draft Allocations Document (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

What was the Gypsy and Traveller Sites Further Consultation Paper?

The Gypsy and Traveller Sites Further Consultation was a complementary consultation exercise to the Draft Allocations Document to look for sites for Gypsy and Traveller pitches. The formal consultation for the Gypsy and Traveller Sites Further Consultation Paper began on Monday 25 March and ended on Monday 6 May 2013.

The content of the document:

  1. Defines the approach to the search and assessment of Gypsy sites;

  2. Puts forward a range of potential sites for assessment; and

  3. Suggests preferred options for allocating Gypsy sites in the Local Plan

The two sites at Carnaby (south of Moor Lane) and Cottingham (Eppleworth Road), shown as preferred sites in the Draft Allocations Document, were included in this exercise and comments were invited on these sites. A further preferred site at Woldgate, Bridlington was also highlighted in the consultation document. 

The responses to this exercise (and any alternative sites proposed) will be considered in drawing up the next publication draft of the Allocations Document. Please note: the preferred sites at Carnaby and Bridlington are alternative options - only one site in this general area is required.

Gypsy and Traveller Sites Further Consultation Paper (pdf 2mb opens in new window)

A Sustainability Appraisal has been published which assesses whether the draft policies are the most sustainable options:

Gypsy and Traveller Sites Further consultation paper sustainability appraisal (pdf 740kb opens in new window)

How were the sites assessed?

A specific assessment methodology has been used to assess the suitability of the sites identified. We used this, together with your responses to the previous consultation, to prepare the Draft Allocations Document.

The methodology updates the previous Housing Site Assessment Methodology and fulfils the role of a Sustainability Appraisal of the Allocations Document:

Site Assessment Methodology (March 2011) (pdf 10mb opens in new window)

We have also prepared a briefing note which explains how the Site Assessment Methodology incorporates the statutory requirements for Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment. It also provides an explanation as to why we have taken the final approach to assessing potential development sites:

Site Assessment Methodology - Briefing Note (March 2011) (pdf 1mb opens in new window)

Site Assessments

The table below provides the results of the site assessments used to inform the preparation of the Draft Allocations Document. These have been completed using the Site Assessment Methodology referred to above. 

Please note: to see a plan of the sites for consultation, please see the Draft Policies Map.

Fact checking exercise

In advance of the Draft Allocations Document consultation we undertook a 'fact-checking' exercise with those who had submitted a land bid and with the relevant Town and Parish Councils involved.

We asked those who submitted the site and the relevant Town and Parish Councils to consider our assessments for the sites and comment, where necessary, on the accuracy of these in respect of each relevant Site Assessment Methodology (SAM) question.

Consequently, whilst we prepared an individual site assessment sheet for each site in accordance with the SAM, we deliberately sought not to answer questions relating to deliverability for any of the sites at this fact checking stage. Questions over deliverability were asked of those who put the sites forward.

Maps showing the sites which were assessed are available to view/download on a settlement basis in the first table. The draft assessments of the sites for fact-checking on a settlement basis are available to view/download in the second table below. 

Please note: only those settlements where we are planning to allocate new land for housing/employment uses were considered. Please see the Strategy Document for more details.

As a result of the fact checking exercise, we received a number of responses. These, together with officer comments are included in the file below:

Fact Check comments and officer responses (pdf 1.5mb opens in new window)

Please note: These are not the plans and assessments for consultation. The final assessments are set out above and the consultation plans for individual settlements are set out on the Policies Map page.

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