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  • Design and Access Statement

    On Behalf of:

    Tesco Stores Ltd

    In Respect of:

    Sunderland Retail Park

    Date:

    February 2011

    Reference:

    422302-8/R001rfv3

    Newcastle upon Tyne: 3-5 The Side, The Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE

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    Contents

    Executive Summary

    1.0 Introduction

    2.0 Site Context and Analysis

    The Site Surrounding Area Planning History Accessibility Pedestrian Links Public Transport Vehicular Links Environmental Quality Planning Policy Development Constraints and Opportunities Community Consultation

    3.0 Design Vision

    Design Objectives Original Outline Scheme (2008) Revised Outline Scheme (2010) Assessment Against Related Design Policy

    4.0 Access

    Pedestrian Access Cycle Public Transport Vehicular Access Inclusive Access Servicing Emergency Summary Assessment Against Related Design Policy

    5.0 Sustainability

    Sustainable Location Visual Appearance of the Site Job Creation Improved Retail Facilities for Local Community Sustainable Methods of Transport

    6.0 Summary

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    This document has been produced by:

    Development Planning Partnership

    Apsley House

    78 Wellington Street

    Leeds

    LS1 2EQ

    In conjunction with:

    WA Fairhurst and Partners

    1 Arngrove Court

    Barrack Road

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE4 6DB

    Mouchel

    4 Matthew Parker Street

    London SW1H 9NP

    Cyril Sweett

    20 Collingwood Street

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    NE1 1JF

    3D Reid

    12 Caroline Street

    Birmingham

    B3 1TR

    On behalf of:

    Tesco Stores limited

    PO Box 400

    Cirrus Building

    Shire Park

    Welwyn Garden City

    Hertfordshire

    AL7 1AB

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    Executive Summary

    This Design and Access Statement has been prepared to support a reserved matters application

    submitted to Sunderland City Council for the erection of a modern Tesco eco store (A1 retail), four new

    retail units, refurbishment of one unit to accommodate a Netto Supermarket, car parking (including

    disabled and parent and child parking), and landscape improvements at Sunderland Retail Park,

    Newcastle Road, Sunderland.

    This scheme has taken into the account the following design and access considerations:

    To deliver a well designed development which will help to create a new image and focal point for

    Sunderland Retail Park.

    To incorporate the latest energy saving technologies in order to ensure that the store minimises its

    impact on the environment.

    To fully integrate the design of the development with the surrounding built environment.

    To regenerate Sunderland Retail Park to accommodate a range of retail units providing shops, and

    other facilities together with a new superstore.

    Residents of Southwick will no longer have to travel as far to undertake main food shopping trips and

    therefore reduce the carbon emissions associated with such trips.

    To provide active frontage along Newcastle Road which will create a high degree of prominence.

    To incorporate a series of carefully designed public spaces within the site, linking together the individual

    retail units.

    Offer further choice to local residents through the redevelopment of four additional retail units.

    To redevelop a site that no longer suits the business requirements of its current occupants, and once

    developed can meet the local need for improved retail provision.

    To include suitable access arrangements for pedestrians, cyclists, public transport users and motorists

    which integrate with existing roads, paths and surrounding development.

    To maximise the potential for wider regeneration benefits by providing an opportunity for significant

    inward investment, facilitating the provision of local jobs and aiding social, economic and physical

    regeneration.

    This design and access statement demonstrates that the scheme meets all of the above objectives and

    would deliver a high quality, and accessible foodstore for the residents of Southwick. The application

    also seeks to improve the visual and environmental quality of the site.

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    3D Visual of Sunderland Retail Park

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    1.0 Introduction

    1.1 This Design and Access Statement has been prepared on behalf of Tesco Stores Ltd to support a

    reserved matters application submitted to Sunderland City Council in relation to erection of a new

    superstore (Use Class A1), four new retail units, refurbishment of one unit to accommodate a Netto

    Supermarket, car parking (including disabled and parent and child parking), and landscape

    improvements at Sunderland Retail Park, Newcastle Road, Sunderland. The proposed superstore will be

    constructed to reflect Tescos eco store concept, making the store more energy efficient and reducing

    CO2 output.

    1.2 This Design and Access Statement will address the scale, appearance and landscaping of the proposed

    development. This statement does not attempt to address the principle of development or details on

    siting and access which were established with the grant of outline planning permission in 2010 (LPA ref:

    08/03336/OUT) .

    1.3 The proposed superstore will provide a net sales area of 8,378m2 and will be constructed to reflect

    Tescos eco store concept. Further elements of the proposal are the refurbishment of an existing unit

    to accommodate a Netto Supermarket, and the development of four new retail units totalling 2,661 sqm

    gross. The application also seeks to retain an existing McDonalds Drive Thru Restaurant, together with

    an existing Farmfoods and Blockbuster.

    1.4 The proposal will create approximately 411 new jobs within the local area whilst also providing an

    opportunity for the redevelopment of the site. The site currently contains several vacant units, which

    contribute to the sites poor visual appearance. The proposed redevelopment will clear these units and

    significantly improve the appearance and environmental quality of the site by providing a number of

    landscape improvements.

    1.5 The statement is provided as a consequence of the requirements of Section 42 of the Planning and

    Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and has been prepared in accordance with advice set out in DCLG

    Circular 01/2006. The document has also been prepared taking account of the CABE guidance

    indicated overleaf.

    1.6 This statement has been prepared by DPP in conjunction with 3DReid architects and Mouchel, and

    should be read in conjunction with the reserved matters application documentation including all

    drawings and supporting information.

    1.7 This Statement is structured as follows:

    Section 2: Site Context and Analysis

    Provides a summary of the background to the application proposals. This includes an assessment of

    the site, its setting and policy considerations. It also provides an analysis of the sites form,

    permeability and legibility and it also reviews the constraints and opportunities affecting the site.

    Section 3: Design Vision

    Provides a discussion of the design principles of the scheme in respect of the use, amount, layout,

    scale, landscaping and massing.

    Section 4: Access

    Provides a summary of the principles of the proposed development for securing good access by

    pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

    Section 5: Social and Economic Considerations

    Provides a summary of the social and economic benefits brought by the scheme.

    Section 6: Sustainability

    Provides a summary of the sustainable construction methods and energy saving technologies to be

    incorporated into the store under the Tesco Eco

    Store concept. Further details can be found in the

    accompanying Sustainability Statement.

    Section 7: Conclusion

    Provides a brief conclusion on the previous chapters.

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    This Design & Access Statement has been written

    in accordance with guidance from The

    Commission of Architecture and the Built

    Environment (CABE). It explains how design

    statements can help ensure that high-quality

    places are successfully created. This guide

    encourages everyone to think about how

    inclusive, practical and attractive a place will be

    once it is built.

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    2.0 Site Context and Analysis

    2.1 This section demonstrates that the application proposals are informed by a clear understanding of the

    sites characteristics and its context. Context relates to environmental, social and economic

    characteristics of the area, together with the policy context insofar as it relates to design and access

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