Section 14.0 - Towcester

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Paragraph 14.15

As agreed at the Examination Hearing Session 18.

Delete the following words from the end of the final sentence of Paragraph 14.15:

“subject to securing the delivery of the relief road”.

Insert a new sentence at the end of Paragraph 14.15 as follows:

“The relief road will be secured by phased development of the SUE.

To recognise that the implementation of the ‘Town Park’ proposals are not subject to the delivery of the relief road.

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Paragraph 14.21

Revised wording agreed with the Highways Agency (Joint Position Statement J9).

Amend the second sentence of Paragraph 14.21 as follows:

“The development will be delivered across all three phases of the plan period.  Phasing will be required to ensure that necessary infrastructure is delivered alongside the development, particularly the provision of the A5 bypass relief road and A43 Tove and Abthorpe junction improvements which is are an essential prerequisites to the development. The dwelling yield and employment land that is relied upon to be delivered by 2026 2029 are not regarded as thresholds which would restrict additional development within the SUE during the plan period, provided the necessary infrastructure is delivered.

1.   To enhance the soundness and clarity of the plan in the light of changes to the funding stream.

2.   To reflect the proposed extension of the plan period to 2029.

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Policy T3

Revised wording proposed in JPU Statement to Examination Hearing Session 18. 

Amend the first, second ,fourth and fifth bullet points of Policy T3 as follows:

IN THE REGION OF 3,000 3,300 DWELLINGS (OF WHICH A MINIMUM OF 1,500 2,100 WILL SHOULD BE DELIVERED IN THE PLAN PERIOD UP TO 2026 2029);”

3000 JOBS AT LEAST 15.5 HA OF EMPLOYMENT LAND (OF WHICH 1,500 A MINIMUM OF 50% 70%  WILL SHOULD BEDELIVERED IN THE PLAN PERIOD UP TO 2026 2029

DIRECTLY RELATED AND NECESSARY ESSENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE A43 JUNCTIONS;”

2 PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND 1 SECONDARY SCHOOL;”

1.   To be consistent with the wording of other SUEs in the plan.

2.   To enhance the soundness and clarity of the plan in the light of changes to the funding stream.

3.   To reflect the updated evidence base, which demonstrates that a new secondary school at Towcester is not required.

4.   To reflect the proposed extension of the plan period to 2029