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APPENDIX FIVE

BOLSOVER DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN 

PLANNING DECISION MATRIX 

Within the three zones (inner, middle and outer) of the Coalite Chemicals site, shown as DC Zones on the Proposals Map, the following reference tables will be used to guide consideration of any planning application.

Decision Matrix 

CATEGORY
OF
DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT
IN
INNER ZONE

DEVELOPMENT
IN
MIDDLE ZONE

DEVELOPMENT
IN
OUTER ZONE

 

 

 

 

A

Area to reply
 - strongly against

Refer to MHAU

Area to reply
- low risk

B

Area to reply
- low risk

Area to reply
- low risk

Area to reply
- low risk

C

Refer to MHAU

Refer to MHAU

Area to reply
- low risk

D

Area to reply
- strongly against

Refer to MHAU

Refer to MHAU

Area means the North Midlands Area Office of the Health and Safety Executive, Chemical and Hazardous Installations Division, Nottingham.

MHAU means the Major Hazards Assessment Unit of the Health and Safety Executive

TABLE A - CATEGORY A: HOUSING, HOTEL/HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION

PREDOMINANT
LAND USE

DEVELOPMENT TYPE AND SIZE

EXAMPLES

JUSTIFICATION

HOUSING, HOTEL/
HOLIDAY
ACCOMMODATION

HOUSING OR HOTEL/HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION
PROVIDING EITHER  3 OR MORE DWELLING UNITS OR BEDS FOR  10 OR MORE PEOPLE AND LESS THAN 5 STOREYS IN HEIGHT

EXCLUSIONS
Accommodation providing for either less than  3 dwelling units or less than  10 people:-

(a) which may set a precedent for substantial further development, or will be closer to the hazardous installation than existing development of a similar nature - TREAT AS CATEGORY C; otherwise

(b) TREAT AS CATEGORY B

Housing accommodation specifically for the elderly or handicapped (e.g. sheltered housing) - TREAT AS CATEGORY D.

Accommodation which is 5 or more storeys in height - TREAT AS CATEGORY D.

Houses, flats, caravans, mobile homes.
Hotels, motels, guest houses, youth hostels, holiday camps, holiday homes.

Developments where people live, or are temporarily resident. There will be an average mix of the young, elderly, healthy and sick.  It may be difficult to organise people in the event of an emergency.
Building construction and design may not provide adequate protection against hazardous events.



TABLE B - CATEGORY B: WORKPLACES, PARKING AREAS

PREDOMINANT
LAND USE

DEVELOPMENT TYPE AND SIZE

EXAMPLES

JUSTIFICATION

WORKING PLACES, PARKING AREAS

1. COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROVIDING FOR LESS THAN 100 OCCUPANTS AND LESS THAN 3 STOREYS IN HEIGHT

EXCLUSIONS
Commercial and industrial development providing for 100 or more occupants  or 3 or more storeys in height - TREAT AS CATEGORY C.

Commercial and industrial development specifically for the handicapped (e.g. sheltered workshops) - TREAT AS CATEGORY C.

2. PARKING AREAS, WITH NO OTHER ASSOCIATED FACILITIES (OTHER THAN TOILETS), FOR LESS THAN 200 VEHICLES.

EXCLUSIONS
Parking areas involving other facilities  or for 200 or more vehicles - TREAT AS CATEGORY C.

 

Offices, factories, warehouses, haulage depots, farm buildings non-retail nurseries, non-retail markets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car parks,
truck parks.

 

Places where the occupants will be fit and healthy, and could be organised easily for emergency action.  Members of the public will not be present or will be present in very small numbers and for a short time.

 




TABLE C - CATEGORY C:
RETAIL OUTLETS, COMMUNITY AND LEISURE FACILITES 

PREDOMINANT LAND USE

DEVELOPMENT TYPE AND SIZE

EXAMPLES

JUSTIFICATION

RETAIL OUTLETS,
COMMUNITY AND LEISURE FACILITIES

1. RETAIL DEVELOPMENT WHERE BUILDING FLOORSPACE IS 250M2 OR MORE GROSS, BUT LESS THAN 5000M2 GROSS

EXCLUSIONS
Retail development with 5000m2 or more gross floorspace - TREAT AS CATEGORY D.
Retail development with less than 250m2 gross floorspace - TREAT AS CATEGORY B.

2. COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY, LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT WHERE TOTAL BUILDINGS FLOORSPACE IS 100M2 OR MORE GROSS, BUT LESS THAN 5,000M2 GROSS

EXCLUSIONS

Where total building floorspace with 5,000m2 or more gross floorspace -  TREAT AS CATEGORY D.

Where total building floorspace is less than 100m2 gross floorspace -  TREAT AS CATEGORY B.

Predominantly Open-Air retail developments where there will be quite frequently (one a week or more) very large numbers (1,000+) of people out-of-doors (such as at large retail markets) - TREAT AS CATEGORY D

Shops, retail warehouses, superstores, small shopping centres, markets

 

 

 

 

 

 




Libraries, museums, exhibition halls, theatres, cinemas, concert halls.  Day surgeries, health centres.
Religious buildings, community centres. Coach/bus stations, railway stations, ferry terminals.
Sports centres, leisure centres.
Sports stadia,  marinas, playing fields, BMX/Go Kart tracks.
Funfairs, theme parks. Country parks, nature reserves, picnic sites.

 

 

Developments where members of the public will be present (but not resident) possibly in large numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Predominantly Open-Air  developments where there will be quite frequently (one a week or more) very large numbers (1,000+) of people out-of-doors (such as at theme parks, large sports stadia).

 


 

TABLE D - CATEGORY D:
INSTITUTIONAL  ESTABLISHMENTS AND SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION 

PREDOMINANT
LAND USE

DEVELOPMENT TYPE AND SIZE

EXAMPLES

JUSTIFICATION

 INSTITUTIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS  AND SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION

ALL DEVELOPMENT PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL, INSTITUTIONAL AND SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION, INCLUDING ANY DEVELOPMENT AT EXISTING PREMISES OF THIS TYPE WHICH WILL PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN CARE.

EXCLUSION
Educational establishments where it is not forseeable that persons less than 16 years old could be present - TREAT AS CATEGORY C.

Hospitals, convalescent homes.

Old peoples homes, sheltered housing.

Schools, colleges.

Places providing an element of care, protection or education. Development at existing premises of this type which will provide for an increase in the numbers of people in care.  Because of age or state of health the  old people may be especially vulnerable to injury from hazardous events.

Emergency action and evacuation may be very difficult.



SAMPLES OF THE USE OF THE TABLES TO CATEGORISE DEVELOPMENTS

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED
IN A PLANNING APPLICATION

PREDOMINANT LAND USE AND TABLE TO BE CONSULTED

DEVELOPMENT TYPE AND SIZE TO BE INCLUDED IN (OR EXCLUDED FROM) THE CATEGORY

CATEGORY TO
WHICH THE PROPOSAL BELONGS

1.  To build 8 single bed flats   for the elderly

Housing Accommodation:
Table A

Housing specifically for the elderly is excluded from category A - should be treated as category D.

D

 

2. Change of use of private dwelling to old people's home

Institutional Accommodation:
Table D

All development providing institutional accommodation

D

3. Proposed extension to a church to provide mothers' room, library and w.cs 230m2

Community Facilities
Table C

Community facilities with total building floorspace 100m2 or more but less than 5000m2.

C

4.  To build 6 mushroom sheds and boiler houses on a farm

 

 

Workplaces:
Table B

Commercial and industrial development providing for less than 100 occupants and less than 3 storeys.

B

5.  Conversion of farm buildings to 6 residential units

Housing Accommodation:
Table A

 

Housing with less than 10 units excluded
Housing with less than 10 units:
(a) If closer to the installation than existing development or if it may set a precedent for further substantial development, then treat as category C, or

(b) If not closer to the installation and will not set a precedent for substantial further development, then treat as category B.

 

 

 

 
C

 

 


or

B

 

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SAMPLES OF THE USE OF THE TABLES TO CATEGORISE DEVELOPMENTS

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED IN A PLANNING APPLICATION

PREDOMINANT LAND USE AND TABLE TO BE CONSULTED

DEVELOPMENT TYPE AND SIZE TO BE INCLUDED IN (OR EXCLUDED FROM) THE CATEGORY

CATEGORY TO WHICH THE PROPOSAL BELONGS

6. To build 49 houses and 20 flats for elderly persons

 

Housing Accommodation
Table A

 

Housing with more than 10 dwelling units is included in category A

But

housing specifically for the elderly is excluded and should be treated as category D

A and D

7.  High-tech Park plus warehousing 15,000 sq.ft plus superstore 40,000 sq.ft.

Workplaces: Table B
AND
Retail Development:
Table C

 

Development for less than 100 occupants is included in category B. Industrial development for more than 100 occupants is excluded - treat as category C.  Retail development less than 5000m2 is included in category C.

B (less than 100 Occupants)
Or
C (more than 100
Occupants)
and C

 

8.  To build a training centre and workshops for the physically handicapped

 

Workplaces:
Table B

 

Commercial and industrial development specifically for the handicapped is excluded from category B - treat as C

C

9.  Small local park, tree planting and landscaping on surplus industrial land

Community and leisure facilities:
Table C

Leisure facilities with less than 100m2 buildings floorspace are excluded from category C - treat as category B

B

 

 

 

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