Growth areas – land that is suitable for ‘substantial development’ (as defined in policy). This may include the construction of new settlements, urban extension and redevelopment projects. Sites in this zone would receive automatic, outline approval for development. The focus is on certain types of infrastructure developments (including but not limited to new homes, hospitals and schools).
Renewal areas – land that is suitable for ‘development’ (with emphasis on smaller scale development in contrast to larger scale ‘growth’ areas). There would be a statutory presumption in favour of development in this zone if suitable for the given area (such as gentle densification, town centre development, small village expansion) with a focus largely toward urban and brownfield development.
Protected areas – Development on ‘protected areas’ (those designated as a result of their particular environmental and/or cultural characteristics) will continue to be restricted, as is the case with current policy, either nationally or locally defined. Areas such as the Green Belt, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas, Local Wildlife Sites, areas of significant flood risk and important areas of green space would continue to be subject to more stringent development controls.
“This is not just a bullying, predatory land-grab – they are stealing our parish, our history, our heritage and our sense of place”
Richard W. Symonds – The Ifield Society
JUNE 26 2021 – ‘BEATING THE BOUNDS – PART 1’ RAMBLETTE [A SHORT WALK TO PART OF THE ANCIENT PARISH BOUNDARY AT IFIELD GOLF CLUB] – THIS SATURDAY – JULY 3 2021 – 11AM FROM THE PLOUGH IN IFIELD VILLAGE [2 HOUR WALK]