Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Changes

Joint Core Strategy - Minor Proposed Changes.

06.0 Connections

Change ID

Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

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

PC001/C

Para. 6.10

In the third sentence add "Policies" between "Places" and "section".

To aid navigation through the Joint Core Strategy document.

JPU Officer

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PC002/C

Para. 6.10

In the fourth sentence add "Northampton" before "North West Bypass" and delete "for Northampton".

Factual correction.

JPU Officer

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PC003/C

New Para. 6.15

Add a new paragraph before existing Paragraph 6.15 as follows:

"The Northamptonshire vision is for the County to be at the leading edge of the digital economy.  This requires new development, both housing and commercial, to be directly served by high quality fibre networks.  Access to these networks will make working from home, and operating businesses, easier and therefore reduce the need to travel. Such access will enable e-learning and access to an increasing number of on-line applications and services provided by the public and private sector, including tele-health, and can help to reduce the challenge of social exclusion."

To provide more detail about support for broadband infrastructure.

JPU Officer

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Policy/ Paragraph

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Reason for Change

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

PC004/C

Policy C1

Amend the first sentence of Policy C1 as follows::

"PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO

PROPOSED TRANSPORT SCHEMES THATWILL BE REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE HOW THEY WILLCONTRIBUTE TO BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE BY...."

To clarify the approach to further capacity ensuring that sustainable approaches are prioritised.

Highways Agency 4623105/JCS-Full/1093141

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Policy/ Paragraph

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

PC005/C

Policy C1

Add a new paragraph to Policy C1 after the fourth bullet point as follows:

"ANY CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS SHOULD SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH AND/OR SAFEGUARD STRATEGIC ROUTES AND/ OR REDUCE TRANSPORT ENERGY USE"

To clarify the approach to further capacity increases on the transport network.

Highways Agency 4623105/JCS -Full/1093141

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PC006/C

Policy C1

In the second part of Policy C1 add a fourth bullet point:

"NEW DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE ACCESSED BY FIBRE TO THE PREMISES (FTTP) TECHNOLOGY ENABLING ACCESS TO SUPERFAST BROADBAND AND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 30 MEGABITS PER SECOND"

To clarify the requirements to enable superfast broadband as supported by the Northamptonshire Transport Plan.

Northamptonshire County Council

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PC007/C

Existing Para. 6.15

(New Para. 6.16)

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

"The JCS plans for modal shiftcombining incentives, information, and public transport improvements with new development influencing behaviour before car dependency becomes a habit. A range of soft and hard measures will be phased in over the build-out of development sites. New development will be required to mitigate its effects on the highway network."

To clarify the approach to modal shift and the phasing of measures that will be required of developments.

Capel House Property Trust Ltd

4613537/JCS-Full/

987189

Bovis Homes

4602561/JCS -Full/

1004021

Kislingbury Action Group 4602561/ JCS -Full/1004085

Hallam Land

4622465/JCS-Full/

Persimmon Homes/

Bloor Homes 4622465/JCS-Full/1017621

Northamptonshire County Council 4625761/JCS-Full 1126517

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Policy/ Paragraph

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

PC008/C

Existing Para. 6.17 (New Para. 6.18)

At the end of the paragraph replace "Further guidance on the production of travel plans will be provided by a" with "A separate Supplementary Planning Document will provide further guidance on the production of travel plans including thresholds for different forms of development. Thresholds will define what constitutes traffic movements taking opportunities to maximise modal shift outlined in the NTSG and the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan."

To clarify the approach to securing travel plans and to make clear that it will be seeking to set thresholds that optimise modal shift.

Capel House Property Trust Ltd

4613537/JCS-Full/

987189

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Policy/ Paragraph

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Reason for Change

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

PC009/C

Policy C2

In the first sentence of Policy C2 delete "All" and add cross reference in the Policy to Paragraph 6.13 as follows:

"ALL NEW HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL DEVELOPMENT IN THE FOUR TOWNS OF NORTHAMPTON, DAVENTRY, TOWCESTER AND BRACKLEY AND PRIMARY SERVICE VILLAGES WILL BE EXPECTED TO ACHIEVE THE MODAL SHIFT TARGETS (IN PARAGRAPH 6.13) BY MAXIMISING TRAVEL CHOICE FROM NON-CAR MODES."

Then add "WHEN THIS IS APPROPRIATE" to the end of the second bullet point in Policy C2 as follows:

  • "ENSURE THAT NEW OR ENHANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ARE SECURED ON OCCUPATION OF THE FIRST DWELLING WHEN THIS IS APPROPRIATE"

To clarify/ give flexibility on approach to achieving modal shift targets set out in Paragraph 6.13 to minimise impact on development viability. Some smart measures have negligible impact on viability while other measures have more significant impact and may require phasing.

JPU officer

Capel House Property Trust Ltd

4613537/JCS-Full/

987189

Taylor Wimpey Barrett Strategic

4639873/JCS-Full/1085621

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Policy/ Paragraph

Proposed Change

Reason for Change

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

PC010/C

Policy C2

Add "MITIGATE ITS EFFECTS ON THE HIGHWAY NETWORKAND" to the second paragraph Policy C2 as follows:

  • "DEVELOPMENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO MITIGATE ITS EFFECTS ON THE HIGHWAY NETWORK AND BE SUPPORTED BY A TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT ..."

To make it clear that development must mitigate its effects on the highway and to clarify the requirements for enhanced public transport services.

Northamptonshire County Council 4625761/JCS-Full 1126517

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Policy/ Paragraph

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PC011/C

Existing Para. 6.19 (New Para. 6.20)

Amend the last sentence as follows:

"In the case of the A45 and A43 trunk roads in the area, the Highways Agency are proposing to implementsecure the implementation of traffic management measures and related junction modifications in conjunction with development coming forward in these corridors."

To clarify the delivery of necessary Highways Agency measures.

Highways Agency 4623105/JCS -Full/1093141

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Policy/ Paragraph

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PC012/C

Existing Para. 6.19 (New Para. 6.20)

Add further information about the Northampton Growth Management Scheme to the end of the paragraph as follows:

"The Northampton Growth Management Scheme (NGMS) for the M1/ A45 sets out necessary mitigation measures on the A45 between the M1 Junction 15 and Great Billing Junction required to support the growth of Northampton. The Partner Councils have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Highways Agency on the delivery of NGMS. The MoU provides a mechanism for using S106 planning obligations (prior to the introduction of CIL and then CIL funding) to secure contributions to enable delivery of the NGMS. The NGMS also considers the staging of developer contributions to support the viability of developments."

Add description of M1/ A45 Northampton Growth Management Scheme to clarify the approach to mitigating the growth of Northampton on the Strategic Road Network. Set out the flexible delivery of these measures through Section 106 agreements in accordance with an agreed Memorandum of Understanding on the Northampton Growth Management Scheme with the Highways Agency and partners.

Highways Agency 4623105/JCS -Full/1093141

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Policy/ Paragraph

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

PC013/C

Existing Para. 6.19 (New Para. 6.20)

Add cross-reference to the A45 and A43 measures in Appendix 4 at the end of the paragraph as follows:

"The specific developer funded measures on the A45 and A43 are set out in the Infrastructure Schedule in Appendix 4 of this Plan."

To clarify the approach to A45/ A43 ensuring measures and delivery are clear.

North Northamptonshire JPU

4661505/JCS-Full/1079765

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Policy/ Paragraph

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PC014/C

Existing Para. 6.20 (New Para. 6.21)

Amend "Chilterns" Line in third sentence.

Factual correction.

South Northamptonshire Council

46117921/JCS-Full/

1001237

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

PC015/C

Existing Para. 6.21 (New Para. 6.22)

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

"If HS2 proceeds it is expected to reduce future pressures on the M1".

To explain the potential impact of High Speed 2 on the M1 motorway.

Highways Agency

4623105/JCS - Full /1093141

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Policy/ Paragraph

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PC016/C

New Para. 6.23

Add a new paragraph after existing Paragraph 6.21 (new Paragraph 6.23):

"The North Northamptonshire Core Spatial Strategy (2008) Policy 2 (Connecting North Northamptonshire with surrounding Areas) states that 'North Northamptonshire's connections with surrounding areas will be strengthened and enhanced to ensure that these are to thestandard necessary to fulfil the role expected of them. This JCS supports this policy and in particular includes reference to A43 Kettering to Northampton improvements under the Road section in Policy C3 below."

To ensure the Joint Core Strategy reflects appropriate measures in the North Northamptonshire Core Spatial Strategy (2008) Policy 2 on Connecting North Northamptonshire with its surroundings including A43 improvements.

JPU Officer

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Policy/ Paragraph

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PC017/C

Policy C3

Amend the third bullet point under Rail in Policy C3 as follows:

"IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTER-URBAN COACH SERVICE TO CONNECT TO THE MIDLAND MAINLINE ALLOWING PASSENGERS TO ACCESS EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT AND IMPROVED JOURNEY TIMES/ CONNECTIONS TO ACCESS EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT;"

To clarify the requirements in relation to access to East Midlands Airport.

Northamptonshire County Council 4625761/JCS-Full 1126517

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PC020/C

Existing Para. 6.24 (New Para. 6.26)

Amend the first sentence to Chilterns Line.

Factual correction.

South Northamptonshire Council

46117921/JCS-Full/

1001237

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Policy/ Paragraph

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PC021/C

Existing Para. 6.25 (New Para. 6.27)

Amend the last sentence of the paragraph as follows:

"These improvements are set out within the Places sectionsand the Infrastructure Schedule in Appendix 4 of this planalong with additional physical infrastructure requirements, such as A45Northampton to Daventry Development Link corridor improvements, which are required to support the development of the area."

Add reference to Appendix 4 to clarify need and viability of public transport and other improvements.

Factual correction of the name of Daventry Development Link.

Highways Agency 4623105/JCS_Full/

1093141

JPU Officer

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Policy/ Paragraph

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PC022/C

Policy C4

Under "A: PUBLIC TRANSPORT CORRIDORS" correct as follows:

In the fourth bullet add "A4500".

In the seventh bullet point amend to: "A43/A361 BRACKLEY DAVENTRY TO CHERWELL DISTRICT(BANBURY/BICESTER)".

Add the following new eighth bullet point:

"A43/A422 BRACKLEY TO CHERWELL DISTRICT (BANBURY/BICESTER)"

Factual corrections to show that two distinct corridors are present rather than one.

Daventry District Council 4623361/JCS-Full/

1104373

Northamptonshire County Council 4625761/JCS-Full 1126517

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Policy/ Paragraph

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Reason for Change

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

PC023/C

Policy C5

The first sentence of Policy C5 replace "OR" with "AND".

To clarify the approach to enhancement of connections.

JPU Officer

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PC024/C

Existing Para. 6.28 (New Para. 6.30)

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

"A revised alignment has been incorporated in the confirmed line of route for phase one of HS2 which was announced in January 2012."

Factual update on High Speed 2.

JPU Officer

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Policy/ Paragraph

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Reason for Change

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

PC025/C

Existing Para. 6.29 (New Para. 6.31)

Add to the last sentence of the paragraph as follows:

"... such as improved journey times and services from Northampton to Birmingham and London."

To clarify the benefits required by the policy.

Northamptonshire County Council 4625761/JCS-Full 1126517

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Policy/ Paragraph

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Reason for Change

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

PC026/C

Policy C6

Change numbered list to a bullet point list.

To be consistent with other policies. A numbered list could infer an order of priority.

JPU Officer