Bottesford NDP

Policy 17 
Development of BOT 3 Rectory Farm

1. Planning permission will be granted for residential development in accordance with MBC Local Plan Policy C1 (A) where the proposals demonstrate a high design quality as defined in Neighbourhood Plan Policy 8 (1). This means;

a) homes of mixed styles, types and tenures (market and affordable); and

b) the use of materials and a colour palette that complements the materials used in Bottesford village

c) a layout that protects key views to the church; and

d) a design, density and scale that reinforces the positive attributes of the character area as defined in the Bottesford Parish Design Code 2020.

e) within the site, boundary treatment on the frontage should consist of walls or hedges that creates private space to allow for the planting of native trees and shrubs; and

f) a flood risk assessment has been undertaken which establishes that the proposed development would not give rise to an increased risk of surface water flooding either on the site or in the vicinity which cannot be effectively mitigated.

2. The layout must respond positively to the presence of water including the River Devon. This includes;

a) seek to maximise the natural river frontage with houses orientated to overlook the River Devon wherever practicable,

b) the creation of a footpath/cycle route along the River and through the site and that connects to the existing footpath that runs north/south to encourage sustainable movement through the site, and

c) combining these routes with sustainable drainage systems, a local play area, allotments and open space to create a multifunctional network. This network should connect to the existing footpath routes into Bottesford village and the wider countryside (including the footpath to Kilvington).

3. Proposals should manage surface water through keeping to a minimum the creation of non-permeable areas and the incorporation of SuDS, which mimic natural drainage patterns, are appropriate to the existing landscape character, are designed to improve water quality (by natural filtration), contribute towards water recharge and improve biodiversity.

4. Proposals are required to demonstrate the safety of any residential development and future occupants from identified flood risks, over the lifetime of the development and not cause food risk elsewhere in accordance with the NPPF.

5. The mature trees and hedgerows on the site are part of the character of the Parish. The landscape scheme should demonstrate how the trees and hedgerows have been retained or their loss minimised.

6. Where layouts involve the loss of existing trees, development proposals should incorporate replacement trees to take account of the details of Policy 3(3) of this Plan.

7. Where the site adjoins the old railway line, boundary treatment that may include a landscape buffer is required to protect the biodiversity of the primary green infrastructure route.


8. Noise attenuation measures to address noise from the trainline and the Normanton Industrial Estate are required. Where possible landscaping should be used to attenuate noise to deliver multiple benefits (improving biodiversity, enhancing landscape character) for the wider area.

9. The provision of a car park with vehicular access on the eastern part of the site near the Methodist Church and Hall would provide wider community benefit and is supported.