Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Changes

Joint Core Strategy - Minor Proposed Changes.

08.0 Economic Advantage

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PC001/E

Para. 8.5

In the first sentence of the paragraph amend as follows:

"The plan area already has a considerable amount of employment floorspace in the planning pipeline in sustainable locations already consented through planning applications."

To clarify the sustainability of existing employment locations.

JPU Officer

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PC002/E

Para. 8.5

Add to the end of the paragraph as follows:

"Much of West Northamptonshire's employment is provided on large purpose built estates with corresponding infrastructure, often badly suited to non-employment uses. Losses of employment land in West Northamptonshire for the last five years have been low. Where it can be shown that vacant employment land is no longer viable, a mix of employment uses including, exceptionally, Non-B class employment uses (as mentioned in WNELS) may be considered where shown to be essential to viability and compliant with the sequential test in Policy E2. While employment land will be protected WNELS does not require B class employment land to be protected for Strategic B8 use given the amount available over the plan period, comparatively low jobs densities, sustainability impacts, and the need for a balanced economy. WNELS does require the protection of small B8 uses in order to provide necessary support for other employment uses.  Non Strategic B8 use typically has higher job densities of 1 worker per 50 sqm or better and will be protected."

To clarify the need to retain existing employment land and include flexibility as required by the National Planning Policy Framework.

To clarify the need to retain existing non-strategic B8 employment land.

JPU Officer

Prologis Developments Ltd

4641889/JCS_Full/ 1037205

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PC003/E

Para. 8.6

Amend the second sentence in the paragraph as follows:

"However, there is still a need to retain manufacturing and supporting warehousing jobs as part of a mixed economy that offers a diverse range of employment opportunities."

To clarify the role of warehouse development.

JPU Officer

Prologis Developments Ltd

4641889/JCS_Full/ 1037205

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PC004/E

Para. 8.7

In the first sentence of the paragraph replace "DPD's" with "Local Plans", and delete the first reference to "office".

  • To reflect changes to the planning system since 2011.
  • Typographical error.

JPU Officer

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PC005/E

Para. 8.8

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Office development will also be directed to Daventry central area to support Daventry's regeneration objectives and to supporting the transition of itstheir economy from predominantly manufacturing and warehousing to provide more diverse employment opportunities".

To clarify the role of office development.

JPU Officer

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PC006/E

Para. 8.10

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The Northampton Technology Realmframeworkat Northampton North Sustainable Urban Extension is a selected and targeted allocationaims to nurture the growth of value added jobs in West Northamptonshire and in the CountyThe site is located near to the University of Northampton and other key Higher and Further Education partners. The concept of the Technology Realm in this location is to provide, through collaboration with learning and skills partners such as the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership, the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), and the University of Northampton alongside businesses and other partners across Northamptonshire. The concept of the Technology Realm is to enable the development of a highly skilled and knowledge based workforce that is capable of meeting the needs of targeted employers supported by a range of employment floorspace/unit size solutions to provide appropriate workplaces. The Technology Realm will support the promotion of industry-university led collaboration in partnership, stimulating innovation in products, processes and services. Work in partnership with these education institutions to promote university-industry collaboration will ensure the skilled workforce created has the opportunity to use those skills in an appropriate workplace within Northampton creating   The Technology Realm will also support inward investment activities and enable high value added employment andwith opportunities for innovative business development."

To clarify the role of the Technology Realm framework in nurturing business with partners. Moving the Technology Realm framework from Northampton North SUE to the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone which provides a more sustainable and viable location for the Technology Realm framework. The transfer of the Technology Realm to the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone therefore:

  • is more sustainable helping regenerate derelict land in town centre and edge of centre locations
  • provides a better economic offer by complementing the role of the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone instead of competing with it
  • retains the approach of delivering quality jobs through enabling a range of business spaces.

Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited

4615873/JCS_Full/ 1003477

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PC007/E

Para. 8.11

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The Technology Realm framework will providesupport the development of start-up and grow-on premises which should be designed to allow for expansion as start up firms grow. The Developments should be designed to maximise formal and informal interaction within a high design and landscaped environment. with high standards of environmental sustainability will be expected."

To clarify and focus the role of the Technology Realm as regards the premises needed for firms to grow.

Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited

4615873/ JCS_Full/ 1003477

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PC008/E

Para. 8.12

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"A key featuredriver of the sustainability and long-term success of the Northampton Technology Realm will be the provision of effective and well-resourced enterprise support services The enterprise support serviceswhich will focus on assisting pre-start, start-up/ emerging and established businesses across identified sectors."

To clarify the role of the Technology Realm as regards support services.

Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited

4615873/ JCS_Full/ 1003477

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PC010/E

Para. 8.13

Amend the second sentence as follows:

"Although DIRFT is within Daventry District it lies immediately east of Rugby and adjoins Rugby Radio Station Urban Extension which is proposed for major development in the Submission Rugby Borough CouncilCore Strategy (2011)."

Rugby Borough Council Core Strategy is now adopted.

JPU Officer

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PC011/E

Para. 8.15

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"National policy At a national level both Planning PolicyStatement 4 'Planning for Sustainable Economic Growth' and Planning Policy Guidance Note 13 'Transport' strongly supports the movement of freight by rail which enablessupports the modal shift away from road based transport."

The National Planning Policy Framework supersedes PPS4 and PPG13, but retains support for rail freight.

JPU Officer

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PC012/E

Para. 8.18

Amend the second sentence as follows:

"As an existing location for rail freight DIRFT has a significant investment in rail existing rail freight infrastructure in place and DIRFT 2 proposals will further enhance these intermodal facilities in transferring freight from road to rail."

Grammatical correction.

JPU Officer

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PC013/E

Para. 8.20

Amend and add to the second sentence as follows:

"It has become a popular and important motorsport venue and its reputation has become synonymous with excellence not only in motorsport, but also in education, employment, and high performance technology, and engineering skills."

To include the role of high performance technology

JPU Officer

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PC014/E

Para. 8.29

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"Policy E5 below provides a framework for the development of Silverstone Circuit and is consistent with the Silverstone Circuit Development Brief (January February 2009)."

Factual correction.

Silverstone Estates Ltd 4625857/JCS_Full/1012565

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PC015/E

Para. 8.29

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

"South Northamptonshire Council granted outline planning permission for the expansion of Silverstone Circuit in December 2011."

To take account of planning permission granted by South Northamptonshire Council.

JPU Officer

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PC016/E

Policy E5

Delete from the first bullet:

"(APPROXIMATELY 50% IN AYLESBURY VALE DISTRICT)".

Factual correction.

Aylesbury Vale District Council 4636321/JCS_Full/1079093

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PC017/E

Policy E5

Add a new bullet point to Policy E5 as follows:

"A 600 PLACE SILVERSTONE UNIVERSITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (WITHIN SOUTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE DISTRICT)."

To take account of the proposal for a new University Technical College at the Silverstone Circuit.

South Northamptonshire Council Officers

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PC018/E

Para. 8.31

Add between the fourth and fifth sentences the following:

"A University Technical College is proposed at Silverstone."

To take account of the University Technical College proposal at Silverstone.

JPU Officer

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PC019/E

Policy E6

Add "TRESHAM COLLEGE" to the first sentence of the policy.

To correct an omission.

JPU Officer