Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Changes

Joint Core Strategy - Minor Proposed Changes.

05.0 Spatial Strategy

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Para. 5.4

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Figure 2 in Section 20 at the end of this Joint Core Strategy shows the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Key Diagram and Figures 3 and 3-1 showsan enlargements of part of that Key Diagram."

Correction to reflect the inclusion of an additional Key Diagram enlargement showing DIRFT - See Proposed Change PC002/MK.

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PC002/SS

Para. 5.7

In the heading before Paragraph 5.7 replace "Aea" with Area".

In the last sentence of the paragraph replace "city" with "regional".

  • To correct a typographical error.
  • For consistency of wording throughout the document.

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PC003/SS

Para. 5.14

In the third sentence of the paragraph add "the framework".

At the end of the third sentence of the paragraph add "which have remained relatively undisturbed by noise and are prized for their recreational and amenity value for this reason."

For consistency with Policy R1.

Further explanation of the term tranquillity.

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Policy S1

Add "ENHANCING AND" to the first bullet point under "D)" in Policy S1.

Recognition that development can enhance as well as maintain the distinctive character and vitality of rural communities.

For consistency with Policy R1.

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PC005/SS

Para. 5.15

Delete the words "Planning Policy Statement 4" and the accompanying footnote and replace with

"The National Planning Policy Framework".

To reflect the change in national planning policy.

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PC006/SS

Para. 5.16

Delete the final sentence "PPS4 gives a definition of district and local centres."

PPS4 has now been replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework which does not contain a definition of district and local centres.

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Para. 5.18

Reword the paragraph as follows:

"Town centre, district centre and local centre boundaries will be provided in subsequent Development Plan Documents (DPDs) Local Plans. The Northampton Central Area Action Plan proposals map will identify the town centre boundary for Northampton, the Daventry District Settlements and Countryside Local PlanTown DPD proposals map will identify the town centre boundary for Daventry and the South Northamptonshire Settlements and Countryside Local PlanWest Northamptonshire Site Allocations DPD proposals map will identify town centre boundaries for Towcester,and Brackley. District and Local Centre boundaries for Northampton will be identified in the Northampton Related Development Area Local PlanWest Northamptonshire Site Allocations DPD. District and Local Centre identification for Daventry, Towcester and Brackley will be made in the West Northamptonshire Site Allocations DPD".

Updated to reflect the revised Local Development Scheme Documents.

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Para. 5.20

In the first sentence delete "DPDs" and replace with "Local Plans".

To reflect the recent changes to the planning system.

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Policy S2

Delete "Northampton" as a heading in the second column of District and Local Centres and reword as follows:

"WESTON FAVELL, NORTHAMPTON

KINGSTHORPE, NORTHAMPTON"

"ST JAMES END, NORTHAMPTON

FAR COTTON, NORTHAMPTON

WELLINGBOROUGH ROAD (ABINGTON), NORTHAMPTON

KETTERING ROAD (KINGSLEY), NORTHAMPTON

LOCAL CENTRES TO BE PROVIDED WITHIN SUSTAINABLE URBAN EXTENSIONS WEST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE WIDE"

For clarity as not all Sustainable Urban Extensions are within Northampton.

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Policy S2

Reword the last two paragraphs of Policy S2 as follows:

"THE VITALITY AND VIABILITY OF THESE CENTRES SHOULDMUST BE MAINTAINED AND ENHANCED COMMENSURATE WITH THEIR ROLE AND FUNCTION.

THE SCALE OF NEW DEVELOPMENT AT CENTRES BELOW NORTHAMPTON TOWN CENTRE IN THE HIERARCHY MUST NOT HAVE AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE LONG TERM FUTURE VITALITY AND VIABILITY OF THE CENTRE OR PUT AT RISK FUTURE INVESTMENT IN NORTHAMPTON TOWN CENTRE. OR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NORTHAMPTON CENTRAL AREA ACTION PLAN."

To strengthen the policy.

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PC011/SS

Para. 5.21

In the fourth sentence delete "is due to" and add an "s" to the end of "increase".

Factual update to change the tense of the sentence from future to present reflecting the fact that it is now 2012.

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Para. 5.21

In the final sentence change "50,153" to "50,150".

For consistency and to avoid over precision.

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Para. 5.22

Delete all references to "2010" and replace with "2011".

The statistics relating to housing provision have been updated to 1 April 2011.

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PC014/SS

Table 1

Update Table 1 to reflect the housing provision position as at 1 April 2011. (See Table 1 at the end of the schedule).

The statistics relating to housing provision have been updated to 1 April 2011.

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Para. 5.23

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Of the new housing provision requirement of 50,15350,150 dwellings, 32.6%31.3% was completed between 2001 and 20112010; 26.1%27.9% is already committed through planning consents, or "Approved in principle" and 42.6%39.5% remains to be provided - this is shown as the remaining requirement."

The statistics relating to housing provision have been updated to 1 April 2011.

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PC016/SS

Para 5.24

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Overall, the annualised housing completion for 2001-20112010 was 1,6371,743 dwellings, and the requirement for the remainder of the Plan period is 2,2522,154 dwellings per year."

The statistics relating to housing provision have been updated to 1 April 2011.

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Para. 5.26

Amend the first three sentences of the paragraph as follows:

"Since 2001 9,3509,030 dwellings have been built in Northampton Borough administrative area and at 1 April 20112010 a further 9,380 9,190 dwellings had an outstanding planning permission or were approved in principle. Evidence shows that a further 1,500 dwellings can be provided using previously-developed land and buildings, sometimes referred to as urban capacity. This means that over 20,000 18,220 dwellings are already built or identified for development in Northampton Borough. In addition a further 2,963 dwellings have been built since 2001 or have outstanding planning permission or approval in principle at 1 April 20112010 in South Northamptonshire District to meet the needs of Northampton. In addition this JCS allocates four Sustainable Urban Extensions within Northampton Borough providing a total of 6,000 6,500 dwellings. In total Northampton Borough can provide 26,200 26,220 dwellings of its total requirement which along with the already built or consented 2,963 dwellings in South Northamptonshire leaves a shortfall of 4,500 dwellings that needs to be provided outside the Borough boundary."

Housing provision figures rounded and updated to 1 April 2011.

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Policy S3

1. Amend the provision figures for Daventry District from "11,880 "to "11,900*" and for Northampton Borough from "26,220" to "26,200" in Policy S3.

2. Amend the housing provision table within Policy S3 to reflect the updated position as at 1 April 2011. (see the updated table at the end of the schedule)

1. An appropriate rounding of the figures to reflect the strategic nature of the policy.

2. The statistics relating to housing provision have been updated to 1 April 2011.

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Policy S4

Amend the provision figure from "33,680" to "33,665".

The statistics relating to housing provision have been updated to 1 April 2011.

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Para. 5.31

In the first sentence of the paragraph replace "dependant" with "dependent".

Amend the second sentence of the paragraph as follows:

"Again, some of this will be challenging in the current economic climate, and the anticipated phasing has been set out in the housing trajectory for each district and the Northampton Related Development Areabelow in Policy S6 which will permit this to happen providing the economy improves as the Government expects."

At the end of the third sentence replace "2010" with "2011".

Add a new sentence to the end of the paragraph as follows: "This trajectory will be updated annually as a part of the Authorities Monitoring Report."

  • To correct a typographical error.
  • Clarification. The housing trajectories for each Council, and for the NRDA, are published in the Housing Technical Paper, and annually in the Joint AMR.

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PC023/SS

Existing Para 5.32 (New Para. 5.38)

Amend the third sentence as follows:

"The reference value for jobs was provided to support the level of housing growth as set out in the RSS for the same periodand complement regeneration in North Northamptonshire."

To clarify the role of the Regional Spatial Strategy jobs reference value in the wider context.

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PC024/SS

Existing Para. 5.34 (New Para. 5.40)

Amend the third sentence as follows:

"As a consequence the economically active element of the population will not be as extensiveless asanticipated ifthecompared to the full delivery of the RSS housing requirement be delivered."

Correction.

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PC025/SS

Existing Para. 5.35 (New Para. 5.41)

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"In order to maintain a broad balance between the provision of homes and jobs a new level of jobs increase has been calculated based on the basis of the level of population increase and theits likely profile of that populationthe details of which are includedas set out in a the Updated Employment Technical Paper (June 2012)entitled 'Labour Force and Job Numbers for West Northamptonshire'."

Correction and update

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PC026/SS

Existing Para. 5.35 (New Para. 5.41)

Amend the second sentence as follows:

"The paper identifies aA jobs reference value of 169,000 net new jobs to be delivered across the West Northamptonshire area has been identified for the period 20102008 to 2026."

To take account of the latest demographic and jobs data.

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PC027/SS

Existing Para. 5.35 (New Para. 5.41

Amend the third sentence as follows:

"It is considered that this reference value, if used as a guide for monitoring and review purposes, will provide a sustainable balance in relation to the proposed housing delivery and jobs provision."

To clarify the approach to monitoring and review of the JCS.

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PC028/SS

Existing Para. 5.35 (New Para. 5.41)

Add a new sentence at the end of the paragraph as follows:

"The JCS is committed to make good any such losses, with a corresponding increase to the 19,000 jobs reference value."

Commitment required by the National Planning Policy Framework to provide contingency for job losses through corresponding increase in jobs provision.

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PC029/SS

Existing Para. 5.36 (New Para.5.42)

Replace "Limited" with "Partnership" and replace "L" with "P" in relation to "Northamptonshire Enterprise".

Factual update.

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PC030/SS

Existing Para. 5.37 (New Para. 5.43)

Delete "probably" from first sentence.

To clarify and update the position in relation to employment land availability.

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PC032/SS

Existing Para. 5.39 (New Para. 5.45)

Add new sentences to the end of the paragraph as follows:

"The SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone commenced in April 2012 bringing financial incentives and a simplified planning system to business within it. The SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone will drive the delivery of 120 hectares of employment land in town-centre, edge of centre, and urban locations providing skilled jobs in manufacturing, research and development, and office sectors of the West Northamptonshire economy including High Performance Technology.  Jobs created in the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone are incorporated within the minimum jobs requirement for West Northamptonshire."

Factual update to reflect the designation of the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone since the Pre-Submission Joint Core Strategy.

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PC033/SS

Existing Para. 5.40 (New Para. 5.46)

In the first sentence of the paragraph delete "reasonably".

Clarification of economic performance in the recession.

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Existing Para. 5.40 (New Para. 5.46)

Add a new sentence at the end of the paragraph as follows:

"A University Technical College is proposed for Daventry committed to careers in sustainable and related new technologies."

Factual update to reflect the proposed University Technical College which post dates the Pre-Submission Joint Core Strategy.

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Existing Para. 5.41 (New Para. 5.47)

In the second sentence delete the first "has" after "South Northamptonshire".

Correction.

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Existing Para. 5.42

(New Para. 5.48)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"... These will be generated primarily through town centre development,Jobs will be generated primarily through the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone supporting Northampton town centre and through local employment provision at the Sustainable Urban Extensions (SUEs) and through a new Technology Realm allocation. Initiatives such as the Technology Realm will further help to facilitate and stimulate high quality employment spaces and skilled jobs in Northamptonshire. Northampton's large business areas such as Swan Valley, Westgate, Lodge Farm, Moulton Park, Round Spinney, Crow Lane, and Brackmills will continue to provide new jobs. The proposed Northampton North West Bypass will benefit business areas in the north west of Northampton linking those areas to the Strategic Road Network."

  • Factual update to reflect the designation of the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone since the Pre-Submission Joint Core Strategy.
  • To take account of activities supporting job creation.
  • To clarify the role of existing business areas in job creation.

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Existing Para. 5.43 (New Para. 5.49)

In the second sentence replace "2,500" with "2,000".

To reflect changes to the Daventry North East Sustainable Urban Extension.

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PC038/SS

Existing Para. 5.44 (New Para. 5.50)

Amend the second sentence as follows:

"However, to reverse trends of out commuting the district is seeking to support its existing high performance engineering technologies and motor sport clusters and support further growth in home working and leisure and tourism supported by a University Technical College."

To clarify the approach to reversing out-commuting.

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PC040/SS

Existing Para. 5.45 (New Para. 5.51)

In the second sentence replace "2012" with "2013.

Factual update to the expected adoption date of the Joint Core Strategy.

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PC041/SS

Existing Para. 5.45 (New Para. 5.51)

Update the second and third sentences as follows:

"For the later stages of the JCS the impact of the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone and the town centre regeneration proposals will begin to impact significantly on jobs growth. The SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone aims to be a centre of excellence for advanced technologies, precision/high performance engineering, low carbon technology, and sustainable construction. The Technology Realm frameworkwill assist in this process."

To take account of the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone's impact on economic sectors.

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PC042/SS

Existing Para. 5.46 (New Para. 5.52)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"There is sufficient land already committed for office development to last the whole plan period of this JCS to 2026; however this depends upon regeneration within is primarily focused on the regeneration of Northampton's Central Area and for qualitative reasons additional office development in Daventry central area. Towcester and Brackley will need to maintain, renew and replace their stock of office development. On a quantitative basis no new office development sites are required to be allocated at a strategic level through the JCS."

To clarify the role of Northampton's central area in the provision of office land.

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Existing Para. 5.47 (New Para. 5.55)

Amend the second sentence of the paragraph as follows:

Some elements of manufacturing related to the high performance technologies sector are growing the sector continues to manufacture but often with a lower number of fewer employees due to successful mechanisation.”

To clarify changes in the manufacturing sector and its impact on land take.

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Existing Para 5.48 (New Para. 5.54)

Add at the end of the second sentence "in order to achieve a balanced economy".

To clarify the role of warehousing in relation to the rest of the economy.

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Existing Para 5.49 (New Para. 5.55)

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"West Northamptonshire already has a large supply of warehouse development with planning consent in the pipeline including Swan Valley, Bedford Road (Former Cattle Market) and DIRFT."

Amend the second sentence as follows:

"No new warehousing sites are allocated in this JCS, and any new warehousing will be accommodated on existing employment sites through the employment land supply pipeline and churn of employment land."

To clarify the role of the supply pipeline in meeting needs.

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PC046/SS

Existing Para. 5.51 (New Para. 5.57)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone will open up land for research and development and associated industry in the Northampton Central Area.  The Technology Realm framework can assist this process. The Northamptonshire Technology Realm Strategy[Northamptonshire Technology Ream: Forward Strategy 2007] seeks to focus high growth business innovation and development within Northamptonshire with Northampton at the hub and at "spokes" within the three growth towns of Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough in North Northamptonshire and high performance technology clusters in South Northamptonshire, Daventry and Northampton.  Its ethos is to provide a ladder of high quality connected and flexible work places founded on collaboration with learning and skills partners to create a highly skilled and knowledge based workforce."

  • To clarify the role of the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone
  • To clarify the role of the revised Technology Realm framework.

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PC047/SS

Existing Para. 5.53 (New Para. 5.59)

Amend the sentence as follows:

"A new strategic land allocation atpolicy to nurture a range of starter and grow-on business units is proposed in the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone is proposed (Policy E3 refers) for. Aa Technology Realmframework willto provide athe hub for business development and flexible workplaces to foster innovation and entrepreneurship."

To focus the role of the Technology Realm ensuring it is sustainable and complements the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone.

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PC048/SS

Existing Para 5.56 (New Para. 5.62)

Replace the word "city" with "regional".

For consistency of wording throughout the document.

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PC049/SS

Existing Para. 5.57 (New Para. 5.63)

Reword the final sentence of the paragraph as follows:

"The Northampton Central Area Action Plan (NCAAP) identifies available, achievable and deliverable sites to accommodate 45,000sqm net of comparison (non-food) retail development to meet identified future floorspace capacity, first within the town centre through the Grosvenor Centre redevelopment, a key investment in the town centre Primary Shopping Area boundary and followed by identified edge of town centre sites in accordance with a sequential approach set out in Policy S9 below."

To reflect the deletion of Paragraphs 5.58 and 5.59 and to ensure the key investment in the redevelopment of the Grosvenor Centre is acknowledged.

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PC050/SS

Paras. 5.58 and 5.59

Delete Paragraphs 5.58 and 5.59.

Renumber the subsequent paragraphs.

To update the plan in respect of the 2012 West Northamptonshire Retail Study Update addendum. Following retail commitments in Northampton since the publication of the West Northamptonshire Retail Study Update 2011 and the change in expenditure forecasts and rates of Special Forms of Training the overall need for comparison goods retailing floorspace to support growth is reduced. The comparison retail floorspace needed is likely to be accommodated largely within Northampton Town Centre within the plan period to 2026.

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PC051/SS

Existing Para. 5.60 (New Para. 5.64

In the second sentence of the paragraph delete "Northampton" and add an "s" to "town centre".

At the end of the paragraph add: "and to protect the smaller town centres of Daventry, Towcester and Brackley."

For clarity to ensure that it is evident that all town centres in the hierarchy are to be protected.

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PC052/SS

Existing Para. 5.61 (New Para. 5.65)

Reword the final sentence of Paragraph 5.65 as follows:

"Specific Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) policies give a requirement for local centre provision and a quantum of convenience retailingfloorspace to be provided in each SUE."

In response to deletion of convenience retailing floorspace thresholds have been removed from SUE polices to allow for finer grained detailed work in the masterplanning process.

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd 4636257/JCS_Full/1086837,

Waitrose Stores Ltd 4622881/JCS_Full/1091637

Northampton Garden Centre 4616865/JCS_Full/1013589

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PC053/SS

Existing Para. 5.63 (New Para. 5.67)

In the first sentence of the Paragraph delete "to the west".

Not required as the direction of trade leakage is described above.

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PC058/SS

Policy S9

Reword Policy S9 as follows:

"RETAIL FLOORSPACE WILLSHOULD BE ACCOMMODATED FIRSTLY WITHIN THE TOWN CENTRES.

THEREAFTER UNLESS IDENTIFIED BY FLOORSPACE IN SUSTAINABLE URBAN EXTENSIONS PROPOSALS FOR NEW RETAIL DEVELOPMENT FOR WHICH THERE IS AN IDENTIFIED NEED AND WHICH CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED WITHIN THE TOWN CENTRES WILL BE:

  • SUBJECT TO SEQUENTIAL APPROACH WHERE FIRST PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO WELL CONNECTED EDGE OF TOWN CENTRE SITES, THEN DISTRICT/ LOCAL CENTRES WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN TO THOSE THAT ARE WELL SERVED BY LOCAL TRANSPORT.  ONLY IF SEQUENTIALLY PREFERABLE SITES ARE NOT AVAILABLE SHOULD OUT OF CENTRE SITES BE CONSIDERED;  AND
  • SUBJECT TO IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSALS OVER 1,000SQM GROSS IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE VITALITY AND VIABILITY OF THE IDENTIFIED TOWN CENTRES."

For clarity and to update in the context of the published National Planning Policy Framework.

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PC059/SS

Existing Para. 5.70 (New Para. 5.74)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The effects of climate change can take a variety of forms, including:

  • More regular longer, hotter,a rise in temperaturesdrier summers, warmer wetter winters
  • More extreme weather events of increasing frequency and severity leading to more flooding, stormier weather, higher wind speeds, and
  • Unfamiliar seasonal patterns in the wider environment."

To update the text to reflect the more recent Northamptonshire Local Climate Impacts Profile.

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PC060/SS

Existing Para. 5.72 (New Para. 5.76)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Climate change adaptation and mitigation, together with wider sustainability goals are fundamentally integrated into this Joint Core Strategy. They inform:

  • locations for new development;
  • the way we will travel in the future;
  • new employment opportunities; and
  • strategies for the adaptation and enhancement of our built, historic and natural environment; and
  • provision of low carbon and renewable energy."

To strengthen the link between Policies S10 and S11.

JPU Officer

Change ID

Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

Source of Change (e.g. JPU Officer, Representation Number/ s)

PC061/SS

Existing Para. 5.73 (New Para. 5.77)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"It is recognised that a response to climate change, is something that runs across all areas of policy. It is therefore important to reiterate that all new development will need to take account of all the relevant polices within the JCS, for example: Connections Policies to help reduce carbon emissions from travel; Flood Risk ,Water Quality in the Built and Natural Environment section in terms of adaptation and mitigation; Biodiversity policies to protect flora and fauna and reduce fragmentation; policies to enhance the opportunities from the historic environment in terms of the re-use of existing buildings, in addition to the overall strategy that seeks to direct new development to the most sustainable locations."

To reflect the revised approach to Policies S10 and S11.

JPU Officer

Change ID

Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

Source of Change (e.g. JPU Officer, Representation Number/ s)

PC062/SS

Existing Para. 5.74 (New Para. 5.78)

Amend the third bullet point as follows:

"protect and, enhance and reconnect natural habitats;"

To aid clarity, reflect the National Planning Policy Framework and the revised approach to Policy S10.

JPU Officer

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Change ID

Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

Source of Change (e.g. JPU Officer, Representation Number/ s)

PC063/SS

Existing Para. 5.75 (New Para. 5.79)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The scale of development planned across the area will place pressure on the environment.  It is therefore important toensure prudentprotect, conserve and enhance the natural and local environment, protecting valued landscapes, minimising impacts on biodiversity, and enhancing green networks. This will include the efficient use is made of natural resources and ensuring that buildings are constructed to the highest standards possible, both in terms of the materials used in their construction and their overall performance during their lifetime  leading to zero carbon housing from 2016 and zero carbon non-domestic buildings from 2019. This includes the re-use of materials during construction as part of the maximisation of recycling, as well as minimising any waste either during the construction or the lifetime of the building, as set out within the Development and Implementation Principles SPD [12] , prepared by Northamptonshire County Council.  Development viability testing for the area [13] has demonstrated that sites can deliver the standards set out in Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4(or equivalent) at present with some areas, particularly within South Northamptonshire, able to exceed this target. Code Level 4 is therefore a minimum policy standard for residential developments until 2016, with the requirements increasing throughout the plan period in line with national policy.  Non-residential developments, over 500m2 gross internal floorspace, will achieve a rating of at least BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method Very Good (or equivalent)."

To reflect the revised approach to achieving Code for Sustainable Homes compliance and the approach to Zero Carbon Homes and for non domestic buildings standards in accordance with the revised approach to Policies S10 and S11.

Daventry Distinct Council

4623361/JCS-Full/1104213

Persimmon Homes/Bloor Homes

4622465/JCS-Full/1017427

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Change ID

Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

Source of Change (e.g. JPU Officer, Representation Number/ s)

PC064/SS

Existing Para. 5.76 (New Para. 5.80)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Proposals for new developments and regeneration opportunities should consider ways of enabling energy to be generated at source and in ways that both minimise the carbon emissions and ensure on-going energy security. In line with national policy objectives, the JCS encourages the adoption ofthere is a requirement to increase the use of decentralised, renewable, low or zero-carbon technologies wherever viable.Where viable and feasible, these technologies should provide a minimum of 10% of the predicted energy demand of the total development. In the event that providing such technologies proves unviable, as demonstrated through open book analysis carried out by the relevant local planning authority, contributions willmay be sought towards the delivery of off-site carbon reduction opportunities: examples of such opportunities are set out within the Planning Obligations Strategy and will be included within the Developer Contributions SPD."

Delete Footnote 14 - "DCLG (2009) Supplement to Planning Policy Statement 1: Climate Change."

To reflect Government policy changes including the use of energy efficiency, fabric first techniques, and the future alignment of Code for Sustainable Homes/ Zero Carbon Homes and building regulations that impact on the suitability and increasing redundancy of using a 10% target level for on -site renewable energy.

Daventry Distinct Council

4623361/JCS-Full/1104213

Persimmon Homes/Bloor Homes

4622465/JCS-Full/1017427

JPU Officer

Change ID

Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

Source of Change (e.g. JPU Officer, Representation Number/ s)

PC065/SS

Existing Para. 5.77 (New Para. 5.81)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Other factors that will need to be considered in ensuring developments are sustainable design of new development include:

  • ensuring the layout and orientation of dwellings to maximise solar gain;
  • ensuring development densities that are high enough to support local services, facilities and sustainable transport;
  • creatinglayoutsdesigning neighbourhoods that reduce the need to travel and maximise opportunities for walking and cycling;
  • locating new development close to services, such as education and retail; and
  • the creation of attractive, usable and durable places, and improvement of the historic environment, including high quality and inclusive design of development, open spaces and green infrastructure that support community health and well being."

To reflect the revised approach to Policy S10 and a strengthened approach to sustainable design.

JPU Officer

Change ID

Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

Source of Change (e.g. JPU Officer, Representation Number/ s)

PC066/SS

Existing Para. 5.79 (New Para. 5.83)

Delete the second sentence in the paragraph as follows: "All new development will be expected to conform to the principles of Building for Life."

To reflect the revised approach to Policy S10.

JPU Officer

Change ID

Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

Source of Change (e.g. JPU Officer, Representation Number/ s)

PC068/SS

New Para. 5.84

Add a new paragraph 5.84 as follows:

"A key part of the government's commitment to meet climate change targets is to reduce carbon emissions through greater use of and energy efficiency in building construction and by increased use of low or zero carbon and renewable energy. The use of low carbon and renewable energy represents a significant opportunity over the plan period to reduce carbon emissions, help reduce fuel poverty and contribute to energy security. The Government has been working towards a target to achieve 15% of its total energy to be generated by renewable sources by 2020 and therefore, supports low carbon and renewable energy development across the UK, where the technology is viable and environmental, economic and social impacts are addressed satisfactorily."

To reflect the emerging approach to Zero Carbon Homes and the National Planning Policy Framework approach to renewable energy.

Persimmon Homes/Bloor Homes

4622465/JCS_Full/1017429

Barratt Strategic

462521/JCS_Full/1054933

Home Builders Federation Ltd

4638113/JCS_Full/1080917

Daventry District Council

4623361/JCS_Full/1104213

Change ID

Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

Source of Change (e.g. JPU Officer, Representation Number/ s)

PC069/SS

Existing Para. 5.80 (New Para. 5.85)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"To minimise the demand for resources and mitigate and adapt to climate change Objective 1 of this JCSstates thatthe JCS should encourages renewable energy production in appropriate locations. The Government has been working towards a target of 20% of electricity in the UK coming from renewable sources by 2020, though the recent Renewable Energy Strategy (2009) has suggested that this figure should rise to around 30%. The Government therefore promotes rather than restricts such development, and it encourages renewable energy development across England where the technology is viable and environmental, economic and social impacts can be addressed satisfactorily.The use of low carbon and renewable energy and sustainable design approaches enable adaptation to the effects of climate change over the lifetime of the development. This can be done through incorporating in buildings, low carbon "fabric first" approaches to energy efficiency, and then optimised on site or near site energy generation in appropriate locations. The use of low carbon sustainable building design and site planning of development also has a key role in optimising layouts to increase passive solar energy gain, providing woodlands and trees and green infrastructure to act as windbreaks and carbon sinks and securing the integration of micro-generation technologies, such as solar thermal and/or photovoltaic panels."

To reflect the emerging approach to Zero Carbon Homes and the National Planning Policy Framework approach to renewable energy.

Persimmon Homes/Bloor Homes

4622465/JCS_Full/1017429

Barratt Strategic

462521/JCS_Full/1054933

Home Builders Federation Ltd

4638113/JCS_Full/1080917

Daventry District Council

4623361/JCS_Full/1104213

Northampton Borough Council

4618241/JCS_Full/1006677

Wind Prospects Developments Ltd

4614177/JCS_Full/1127157

Proposed Changes to Table 1 (See Change ID PC014/SS above)

Table 1 - Housing Requirement 2001-2026 (Rounded)

Borough/ District

Total Housing

Requirement

2001-2026

Completions 2001-2006

Completions 2006-20112010

Outstanding Planning Permissions and Approvals in Principle at 1 April 20112010

Remaining Requirement 20112010-2026

Daventry District

11,900

11,880

1,720

1,130 970

1,770 1,830

7,280 7,360

Northampton Borough

26,200

26,220

5,180

4,170 3,850

9,380 9,190

7,470 8,000

South Northamptonshire

District

12,050

2,980

1,190 980

2,820 2,080

5,060 6,010

Total

50,150

9,880

6,4905,800

13,97013,100

19,81021,370


Proposed Change to the table in Policy S3 (See Change ID PC018/SS above)

"BELOW THE BOROUGH AND DISTRICT LEVEL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:

dISTRICT/ BOROUGH

SETTLEMENT/ AREA

NET ADDITIONAL HOUSING REQUIREMENT 2001-2026

OF WHICH HOUSING COMPLETIONS 2001-20102011

DAVENTRY

TOWNS

DAVENTRY

5,3305,820

1,4051,310

RURAL AREAS

DAVENTRY RURAL

2,8002,310

1,4451,380

NORTHAMPTON RELATED DEVELOPMENT

NORTHAMPTON

3,750

-

DAVENTRY TOTAL

 

11,900*11,880

2,8502,690

NORTHAMPTON

TOWNS

NORTHAMPTON

26,20026,220

9,3509,030

NORTHAMPTON TOTAL

 

26,20026,220

9,3509,030

SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

TOWNS

BRACKLEY

2,5102,460

430420

 

TOWCESTER

2,2252,260

490

SOUTH NORTHANTS RURAL AREAS

SOUTH NORTHANTS

3,6053,620

1,8151,630

NORTHAMPTON RELATED DEVELOPMENT

NORTHAMPTON

3,7153,710

1,4351,430

SOUTH NORTHANTS TOTAL

 

12,050*

4,1703,960

WEST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

west northants total

 

50,150

16,37015,680

*DIFFERENCE DUE TO ROUNDING