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Hanwood Park

EIA Scoping Report 09/09/2019

KET/2019/0628Scoping Opinion request relating to new outline permission for up to 5,500 dwellings, schools, district and local centres, healthcare, employment, formal and informal open space including playing facilities, roads and associated infrastructure

New outline application to be submitted for Hanwood Park

Officers have started discussions with Hanwood Park LLP regarding their new outline application which will include information on homes, schools, employment sites, local facilities, infrastructure and open space for the remainder of the development.

A new outline is needed as the current planning permission which originally dates back to 2010, requires all details (e.g. design, landscaping – known as ‘reserved matters’) for the development to be submitted to the Council by March 2020. This cannot be achieved across the whole development in the remaining time, so a new application is needed. 

Before a new outline planning application can be submitted, the developer needs to assess all the environmental impacts within an ‘Environmental Statement’.   This will consider the likely environmental effects on a variety of topics such as flooding, ecology, pollution and climate change. Hanwood Park LLP must agree the scope of what should be included in the Environmental Statement with the local planning authority and have therefore submitted a Scoping request to the Council.

This is not a planning application but is a process to agree the scope of the Environmental Statement with the developers. The scope of the statement was agreed on 11 October 2019.