Myland & Braiswick Neighbourhood Plan Review
Ended on the 15 May 2023
MYLAND DESIGN STATEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Page 14 Building Styles and Designs
- The 'Mid' period neighbourhoods are the most desirable, offering a variety of property types ands styles wit adequate green space and parking. New developments should make every effort to recreate this environment.
- The predominant style for houses and flats in Myland and Braiswick is to have pitched roofs. New developments should only include flat roofs where they are in context with surrounding areas.
Page 15 Sites of Special Interest
- New developments should blend with the existing skyline. There should be no exceptionally high buildings that are likely to dominate the area.
- All new properties must have appropriate off-road parking and/or garages of adequate dimensions (Refer to Essex County Council Parking Standards). Every opportunity must be taken to avoid the visual appearance of the area as a linear car-park.
- Extensions to existing properties must enhance and be sympathetic to the character of the surrounding properties.
- New developments should be sympathetic in scale, mass and character to the surrounding buildings.
- Mile End Village and the crescent of villas in Turner Village should be considered for designation as Areas of Special Interest. There is nowhere else like Mile End Village in the Borough and it has important features-the housing mix, the three churches, especially St Michaels, Myland Primary School, the Dog and Pheasant, the local shops and the fact that everywhere is walkable are important social and focal points. Development should take care not to affect the character of these areas.
Page 17 Materials
- Properties throughout Myland overwhelmingly use brick and tile construction. New developments should be empathetic to this, for example using brick/gault or render for walls and plain clay or slate tiles for roofs. The use of high maintenance wood cladding and coloured plastic wall panels should be avoided.
- The introduction of environmentally friendly and carbon-footprint reduction initiatives should be sympathetic to the general design and characteristics of the area. They must not impact on existing residents.
- While always striving to create an improvement to the Myland street scene, materials should be chosen to blend, as far as possible, with existing buildings and immediate neighbours in order to maintain both harmony and diversity of styles.
Page 19 Roads, Pavements and Footpaths
- Transport policies should promote easy and direct access around Myland by car, cycle, foot or public transport. All modes should be considered of equal importance. This recommendation is now contrary to the ambitions of modal shift as defined by CBC in respect of car usage.
- Shared space (pedestrians, cyclists and motor traffic) should be provided within developments where safe and appropriate. This recommendation does not comply with cycle infrastructure guidance LTN 1/20.
- Footpaths providing access should be interconnected, hard-surfaced and well lit.
- Some green footpaths (grass surface0 should be provided for exercise and leisure walking.
- Cycle-paths should separate from footpaths and should continue across road junctions. Dead end cycle-paths should be avoided.
Page 21 Community Facilities
- New developments should deliver usable and accessible community facilities to support local needs. Even where community facilities cannot be initially provided, space should be set aside so they can be developed at a later date.
- Bus stops should have shelters and seating for waiting passengers.
- Sheltered housing for the elderly should be integrated with any new property development in order to achieve a good demographic mix.
Page 23 Open Space and the Environment
- Mature trees, shrubs and historical hedgerows (or important features that define the local landscape character) should be protected as an integral part of new developments.
- Additional trees should be planted whenever the opportunity exists.
- Light maintenance planting should be carried out wherever feasible to 'soften' the ambience of recent developments.
- Landscape and biodiversity enhancements should be designed into new development proposals to complement existing landscape character and to provide new habitats for wildlife.
Page 25 Sport and Recreation
- CBC should support the need for a footbridge over the A12 linking footpath No. 39 to the Essex Way, the Dedham to Harwich section which is part of European Footpath E2 from Galway to Nice. The bridge is currently high on Essex County Council's priority list, ranking second overall for footpaths affected by the A12.
- New developments in Myland should incorporate accessible, varied sport and leisure facilities for residents.
Page 27 Business, Commerce and Employment
- Every opportunity should be taken to promote the introduction and support the use of shops, particularly in the north of the Parish. Local retyail facilities should be a feature of all new develop-
- Planning regulations should promote the integration of small (non-intrusive) commercial ventures within residential areas.
- The growth of unstructured employment should be encouraged by the provision of flexible, sustainable environments, for example: small workshops, office accommodation for short-term (hourly) hire and business incubator units.