SustainableDevelopment

EB2: General location of new development

The map above outlines the proposed East Boldon settlement boundary.

Policy EB2 seeks to promote sustainable development, the focus of development across the East Boldon Neighbourhood Area will be within the East Boldon Settlement Boundary, as defined on the policies map and Map 2 of Annex 3 to the Plan.

Land outside the settlement boundary lies within the Green Belt, therefore development proposals will be assessed against national Green Belt policy.

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EB 1: Sustainable development

A presumption in favour of sustainable development will be exercised in the determination of development proposals.

In seeking to ensure that development is sustainable, it will be necessary to demonstrate, where appropriate, how the development would:

  • a) Make efficient and effective use of land, by encouraging the re-use of viable previously developed land and buildings where possible;
  • b) Minimise the impact and mitigate the likely effects of climate change, including the incorporation of design features to ensure they provide resilience to climate change;
  • c) Ensure the development will not increase flood risk elsewhere and where possible, reduce flood risk overall by minimising flood risk to people, property and infrastructure from all potential sources by assessing the impact of the development proposal on the existing sewerage infrastructure and flood risk management infrastructure;
  • d) Ensure that development proposals separate, minimise and control surface water runoff, with sustainable drainage systems the preferred approach;
  • e) Support the health and well-being of the local community;
  • f) Ensure the quality of the biodiversity and natural environment is maintained and enhanced;
  • g) Accord with the principles set out within the East Boldon Design Code and other relevant documents such as ‘Building for a Healthy Life’ and the National Design Guide; and
  • h) Address contamination or land instability issues in accordance with best practice guidance.

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