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Rye Meads Water Cycle Strategy Review

(SBC 2015)

This report updates the findings of the 2009 study following substantial changes to the planning system and the economy. It considers emerging development targets across the Rye Meads catchment area.

Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity

(Halcrow 2006)

This study undertakes an analysis of the landscape sensitivity and capacity of land surrounding Stevenage to help inform decisions about the future extent and direction of residential and employment growth for Stevenage. It also provides a robust framework for landscape mitigation measures.

Open Space Strategy

(SBC 2015)

This study updates the 2006 PMP Open Space, Sports and Recreation Strategy, providing an up-to-date audit of existing provision and an assessment of opportunities for new provision alongside developing a framework for the maintenance and management of the borough’s diverse open spaces.  Updated work on the borough’s sports facilities has been prepared separately, but in parallel.

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Update

(SBC 2016)

Green Belt Technical Paper

This paper covers the Green Belt and seeks to explain how we have justified rolling back the boundary in a number of locations across the town.

Green Belt Review Phase I

(AMEC 2013, 2015)

The study forms part of the evidence base associated with the review of the Stevenage Local Plan.

Wildlife Sites Review

(HMWT 2013)

A Wildlife Sites Review was conducted by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust to ensure locally important sites continue to meet the criteria for designation.

Appropriate Assessment Screening Opinion

(SBC 2016)

This study has been conducted to ascertain whether the emerging plan is likely to have a significant effect on any protected European sites. Its findings are subject to consultation with, and endorsement by, Natural England.

Planning Policy

Stevenage Borough Council

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