Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Changes

Joint Core Strategy - Minor Proposed Changes.

10.0 Built and Natural Environment

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PC001/BN

Para. 10.1

Delete "historical" and replace with "man made" and add "agricultural landscapes" between "biodiversity" and "buildings".

To aid clarity and reflect landscape influences more accurately.

South Northamptonshire Council 461792/JCS-Full/1001653

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PC002/BN

Para. 10.2

Add "biodiversity" at the beginning of the list of features and replace "buildings of interest" with "heritage assets".

To reflect the wording of the NPPF and National Biodiversity Strategy.

Daventry District Council

4623361/JCS-Full/1104917

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PC003/BN

Para. 10.5

Amend the list of built and natural assets as follows:

In the third bullet; delete "remains" and replace with "sites of national, regional and local significance;"

Add a new fifth bullet: "Scheduled monuments and registered battlefields;"

Add a new sixth bullet: "Significant historic designated landscapes such as parks and gardens;"

To add clarity to list of significant nationally protected built and natural assets.

South Northamptonshire Council 461792/JCS-Full/1001653

Friends of Alderton Monuments

4586113/JCS-Full/973205

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PC004/BN

Para. 10.6

Amend final bullet point as follows

"The conservation and management of heritagehistoric assets".

To reflect wording of the NPPF.

Daventry District Council

4623361/JCS-Full/1104917

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PC005/BN

New Para. 10.8

Insert a new paragraph as follows:

"10.8 The establishment of the Northamptonshire Local Nature Partnership will strengthen local leadership on landscape and other natural environmental matters and will raise awareness about the services and benefits of a healthy natural environment to the green economy and wellbeing of people and wildlife. The designation of the Nene Nature Improvement Area will also help develop the next phase of environmental improvements along the Nene Valley landscape, enhancing and reconnecting nature on a significant scale."

To reflect the establishment of the Local Nature Partnership and the designation of the Nature Improvement Area.

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PC006/BN

Existing Para. 10.8 (New Para. 10.9)

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"Green Infrastructure (GI) is a network comprising the broadest range of multi-functional green spaces and, their connections and other environmental features including but not limited to parks, private green spaces, woodlands, wetlands, open and running water, wastelands and disturbed grounds, rivers and canals and their banks, road and rail corridors, public rights of way allotments, cemeteries and churchyards2."

To provide a more thorough definition of Green Infrastructure.

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Environment Agency

4626369/JPU_Full/1128821

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PC007/BN

Existing Para. 10.11 (New Para. 10.12)

Delete the third sentence as follows:

"Further work on the economic benefits of green infrastructure is currently being undertaken by Northamptonshire County Council."

Factual update.

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PC008/BN

Existing Para 10.12 (New Para. 10.13)

Add "protect," to first sentence between "to" and "create".

To aid clarity

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PC009/BN

Policy BN1

1. Amend the second bullet point as follows: "SECURING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM DEVELOPMENT OR OTHER SOURCES FOR THE CREATION OF AND FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORKS"

2. Amend the second paragraph as follows:

"MEASURES TO ENHANCE EXISTING AND PROVIDE NEW GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROVISION WILL:"

3. Amend numbering ofbullets 1 to 5 to bullet points.

4. Amend the third bullet in the second part of the policy as follows:

"BE DESIGNED TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY IN TERMS OF APPERARANCE, ACCESS PROVISION AND  BIODIVERSITY ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION WILDLIFE PROVISION;"

5. Amend the fourth bullet in the second part of the policy as follows:

"REFLECT LOCAL CHARACTER THROUGH THE PLANTING OF NATIVE AND OTHER CLIMATE APPROPRIATE SPECIES AND CONSIDERATION OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FEATURES;"

1. To include creation in relation to funding measures.

2. To include the improvement of existing Green Infrastructure.

3. For consistent approach to listing throughout document.

4. To aid clarity and reflect the National Biodiversity Strategy wording.

5. To respond to adaptation to a changing climate.

1-4 South Northamptonshire Council

467921/JCS_Full/1001685

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PC010/BN

Existing Para. 10.14 (New Para. 10.15)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Increasing pressure is being placed on natural habitats, both as a result of new development,and the wider impacts of climate change and the introduction of non-native species. There is a pressing need to not only protect, enhance and manage the adaptation of existing sites, but also to restore and create habitats at a landscape scale, especially those that are also important to the wider green infrastructure network to enable wildlife to freely move. Functioning and resilient ecosystemsnetworks provide significant beneficial effects such as:

  • flood risk management,
  • carbon stores; and
  • crop pollination."

To improve clarity and reflect wording of Natural Environment White Paper and national Biodiversity Strategy and reflect the need for climate change adaptation.

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PC011/BN

Existing Para. 10.15 (New Para. 10.16)

Add "on individual sites" after "resources".

To improve clarity.

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PC012/BN

Existing Para. 10.16 (New Para. 10.17)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Within the existing policy hierarchy someindividual wildlife sites designated for their biodiversity or geodiversity value are recognised as being of importance at an international or national level, e.g. Special Protection Areas (SPA), Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphologic Sites (RIGGs) and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), while others are valued as being of regional or local significance e.g. Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphologic Sites (RIGGs) and protected road verges. Some designations receive statutory protection (under specific existing legislation) whilst other sites particularly those designated at a local level receive less protection e.g. Local Wildlife Sites, potential wildlife sites and pocket parks. Within the plan area there are a number of designations ranging from International, National, Regional and Local level."

To improve clarity.

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PC013/BN

Existing Para. 10.17 (New Para. 10.18)

Add "and resilience" after connectivity.

To reflect adaptation to climate change.

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PC014/BN

Existing Para. 10.18 (New Para. 10.19)

Delete the words "should be taken into consideration" and replace with "must be fully considered."

To clarify the operation of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended)

Natural England

4617761/JCS_Full/999637

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PC015/BN

Policy BN2

1. Amend the first bullet point as follows:

  • "THE METHODS USED TO CONSERVE BIODIVERSITY IN ITS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION IMPLEMENTATION"

2. Amend the final paragraph as follows:

"DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT DECISIONS WILL REFLECT THE HIERArCHY OF BIODIVERSITY AND GEODIVERSITY DESIGNATIONS ATTACHING APPROPRIATE WEIGHT TO THE STATUS OF THE SITE WHICH WOULD BE AFFECTED. IN CASES WHERE IT CAN BE SHOWN THAT THERE IS NO REASONABLE ALTERNATIVE TO DEVELOPMENT THAT IS LIKELY TO PREJUDICE THE INTEGRITY OF AN EXISTING WILDLIFE SITE OR PROTECTED HABITAT APPROPRIATE MITIGATION MEASURES INCLUDING COMPENSATION WILL BE EXPECTED IN PROPORTION TO THE ASSET THAT WILL BE LOST. WHERE MITIGATION OR, COMPENSATION OR OTHER MEASURES CAN NOT BE AGREED WITH THE RELEVANT AUTHORITY DEVELOPMENT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED."

To aid clarity of policy, clarify the approach to designations and confirm that compensatory measures will be required in cases of biodiversity loss.

Daventry Distinct Council

4623361/JCS_Full/1105013

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PC016/BN

Existing Para. 10.21 (New Para. 10.22)

At the end of the first sentence add "Daventry District also contains some remnant ancient woodland."

In the final sentence delete "Development Management DPD" and replace with "Daventry District Settlements and Countryside Local Plan, Northampton Related Development Area Local Plan and South Northamptonshire Settlements and Countryside Local Plan".

Factual updates including changes to the documents included in the revised Local Development Scheme.

Daventry District Council

4623361/JCS_Full/1105045

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PC018/BN

Existing Para. 10.22 (New Para. 10.23)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) has been designated as a potential European Special Protection Area (pSPA) because of its international importance as a wetland habitat for non-breeding waterbirds. The site has also been included on the list of wetland sites of international importance - Ramsar sites.It is also a rare example of wet floodplain woodland.

Factual update following designation of Special Protection Area. Further discussions with Natural England following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal and new evidence base.

To clarify international importance.

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PC019/BN

New Para. 10.24

Insert a new paragraph as follows:

"10.24    The Special Protection Area is important for its populations of Bittern, Gadwall and Golden Plover and is also used regularly by over 20,000 waterbirds each year, including key populations of Wigeon, Gadwall, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Great-Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Bittern, Golden Plover, Lapwing and Coot."

Factual update.

Further discussions with Natural England following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal and new evidence base.

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PC020/BN

Existing Para. 10.23 (New Para. 10.25)

In the second sentence delete: "land use planning" and replace with: "plans and projects".

In the final sentence delete "including a buffer zone around the site of 900 metres"

The effects of designation extend beyond land use planning. Further assessment has indicated that a 900m buffer was not justified.

Further discussions with Natural England following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal and new evidence base.

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PC021/BN

New Para. 10.26

Add a new paragraph as follows:

"The compartment of the Special Protection Area within the plan area, known as Clifford Hill Gravel Pits or Northamptonshire Washlands, is used by large numbers of Golden Plover, Lapwing and Wigeon."

To clarify the location of the SPA.

Further discussions with Natural England following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal and new evidence base.

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PC022/BN

New Para. 10.27

Add a new paragraph as follows:

"10.27 These species, along with other waterbirds are susceptible to recreational disturbance. Assessments have identified that birds using the Northamptonshire Washlands are already suffering from significant levels of disturbance which will increase with future development and recreational usage."

To clarify the nature of the impacts on the SPA.

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PC023/BN

New Para. 10.28

Add a new paragraph as follows:

"10.28 In order to minimise disturbance to protected species when planning new development, dialogue will be encouraged between Northampton Borough Council, Natural England, developers, the SPA owners, Wildlife Trust and Environment Agency in order to utilise developer contributions to establish suitable site and access management plans."

To reflect advice contained in the Sustainability Appraisal.

Further discussions with Natural England following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal and new evidence base.

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PC024/BN

New Para. 10.29

Add a new paragraph as follows:

"10.29 The Northamptonshire Washlands continue to support waterbirds due to their open nature and good sightlines. It is important to maintain an unobstructed line of sight for Golden Plover and Lapwing in particular, to enable predator detection which is important while feeding, resting and roosting. Development close to habitat used by these species can reduce sight-lines and therefore the habitats suitability for feeding and roosting."

To clarify the nature of the impacts on the Special Protection Area.

Further discussions with Natural England following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal and new evidence base.

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PC025/BN

New Para. 10.30

Add a new paragraph as follows:

"10.30 During the winter period Golden Plover and Lapwing use the Northamptonshire Washlands for resting and roosting; however they rely on supporting habitat including arable and pasture land outside of the Special Protection Area for feeding habitat and it is important that sufficient areas are maintained to support the populations of Golden Plover and Lapwing."

To clarify the nature of impacts on the Special Protection Area.

Further discussions with Natural England following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal and new evidence base.

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PC026/BN

Existing Para. 10.24 (New Para. 10.31)

Delete "emerging" in the second and final sentences and delete "Site of" in the second sentence and "p" before SPA.

Factual update.

Further discussions with Natural England following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal and new evidence base.

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PC028/BN

Existing Para. 10.25 (New Para. 10.32)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"In addition to natural features, such as green infrastructure networks and habitats, the historic environment is an important element of the landscape and reflects the human interactionrelationship with geology, topography and the natural environment over time."

To aid clarity.

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PC029/BN

Existing Para. 10.26 (New Para. 10.33)

Add: "leather related industries" after agricultural.

To aid clarity

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PC030/BN

Existing Para. 10.27 (New Para. 10.34)

In the third sentence delete "300" and replace with "3,900"

To correct a typographical error.

English Heritage

4585441/JCS_Full/978709

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PC031/BN

Existing Para. 10.28 (New Para. 10.35)

Amend the first two sentences as follows:

"The historic built environment is one of the plan area's most valued assets. This includes buildings and structures, parks and gardens, and archaeological remains that are an important aspect of the area's past. There is statutory protection of designated historic heritage assets, including scheduled ancient monuments, listed buildings and conservation areas, through legislation."

To better reflect the NPPF.

English Heritage

4585441/JCS_Full/978709

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PC032/BN

Existing Para. 10.29 (New Para. 10.36)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Whilst protection of designated heritage historic assets is generally good, with relatively few "at risk", there are some larger sites that are of particular importance including Weedon Depot and Delapre Abbey. Weedon Depot, a Grade II listed example of a planned military complex, is the subject of a specific policy (Policy BN6) in this Joint Core Strategy due to its size, location and historical importance. Delapre Abbey is a Grade II* Listed building in Northampton and its parkland is a designated registered battlefieldin Northampton. Northampton Borough Council is currently preparing a management plan for the site. Often however the historic assets most at risk are those that are "non-designated". Although assets may be of national importance action to protect these assets is often taken locally including developing an understanding of their significanceimportance. Action is presently being taken by the Councils in West Northamptonshire and partner organisations to better understand the issues relating to their own assets; such as the retention of "local lists" and the surveying of ridge and furrow and the appraisal of the terraced streets and former factories that are related to Northampton's Boot and Shoe industry. Mechanisms to protect specificheritage assets, including non-designated assets, will be strengthened through policies in the respective Local Plans.Development Management Development Plan Document and management strategies where appropriate."

Factual update and minor text changes to aid clarity.

English Heritage

4585441/JCS_Full/978709

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PC033/BN

Policy BN5

Amend the policy as follows:

"DESIGNATED AND NON-DESIGNATED HERITAGE ASSETS AND THEIR SETTINGS WILL BE CONSERVED AND ENHANCED IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND CUMULATIVE SIGNIFICANCE ANDCONTRIBUTION TO WEST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE'S LOCAL DISTINCTIVENESS AND SENSE OF PLACE.

IN ENVIRONMENTS WHERE VALUED HERITAGE ASSETS ARE AT RISK, THE ASSET AND ITS SETTING WILL BE APPROPRIATELY CONSERVED AND MANAGED.IN PROPORTION TO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ASSET.

IN ORDER TO SECURE AND ENHANCE RETAIN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AREA'S HERITAGE ASSETS AND THIER SETTINGS, DEVELOPMENT IN AREAS OF KNOWN HISTORIC OR HERITAGE SIGNIFICANCE INPORTANCEWILL BE REQUIRED TO:

1. SUSTAIN AND ENHANCE THE FEATURES WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHARACTER OF THE AREA INCLUDING:

  • CONSERVATION AREAS;
  • SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL LANDSCAPES INCLUDING HISTORIC PARKLAND BATTLEFIELDS AND RIDGE AND FURROW;
  • THE SKYLINE AND SETTINGS OF TOWNS AND VILLAGES;
  • SITES OF KNOWN OR POTENTIAL HERITAGE OR  HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE;
  • LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY IMPORTANT SIGNIFICANT BUILDINGINGS AND STRUCTURES AND MONUMENTS.

2. DEMONSTRATE AN APPRECIATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPACT OF DEVELOPMENT ON SURROUNDING HERITGAE ASSETS AND THIER SETTINGS IN ORDER TO  MINIMISE HARM TO THESE ASSETS; WHERE LOSS OF HISTORIC FEATURES OR ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS IS UNAVOIDABLE AND JUSTIFIED, PROVISION SHOULD BE MADE FOR RECORDING AND THE PRODUCTION OF A SUITABLE ARCHIVE AND REPORT;

3. BE SYMPATHETIC TO LOCALLY DISTINCTIVE LANDSCAPE FEATURES, DESIGN STYLES AND MATERIALS IN ORDER TO CONTRIBUTE TO A SENSE OF PLACE.

THE RETENTION AND SENSITIEVE RE-USE OF DISUSED OR UNDERUSED HERITAGE HISTORIC ASSETS AND STRUCTURES IS ENCOURAGED IN ORDER TO RETAIN AND REFLECT THE DISTINCTIVENESS OF THE ENVIRONMENT, CONTRIBUTE TO THE SENSE OF PLACE AND PRMOTE THE SUSTAINABLE AND PRUDENT USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES;

PROPOSALS TO SUSTAIN AND ENHANCE THE AREA'S UNDERSTANDING OF HERITAGE ASSETS, FOR TOURISM AND HISTORIC INTEREST AS PART OF CULTURAL, LEISURE AND GREEN NETWORKS WILL BE SUPPORTED."

To improve the clarity of the policy and reflect the wording of the NPPF.

English Heritage

4585441/JCS_Full/978709

Daventry District Council

4623361/JCS_Full/1105077

South Northamptonshire Council

4617921/JCS_Full/1001877

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PC034/BN

Existing Para. 10.32 (New Para. 10.39)

In the second sentence insert "and" between "viable" and "sustainable", and delete "and" between "sustainable" and "uses".

To correct a drafting error.

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PC035/BN

Existing Para. 10.33 (New Para. 10.40)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The former Weedon BarracksDepot is a unique UK example of a planned military industrial complex dating mainly from the early 19th century, consisting of 27 listed structures. and Tthe main depot buildings were listed as Grade II* in 1999. Of the Depot's original component parts, the storehouse enclosure, magazine enclosure, their buildings and a section of the Ordnance Canal survive today. The significance of the site stems from the combination of the individual listed buildings and structures, their spatial arrangement, including the spaces between them and the wider setting within the village of Weedon."

To more accurately reflect the heritage significance of the site.

To recognise that it is the combination of the individually listed buildings and structures, the spaces between them, their functional and historic connections, and wider setting that contributes to the significance of the site as a whole.

English Heritage (4585441/JCS_FULL/978773)

Daventry District Council

(4623361/JCS_FULL/1105109).

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PC036/BN

Existing Para. 10.34 (New Para. 10.41)

Replace the reference to "English Heritage's Buildings at Risk Register" with a reference to "the national Heritage at Risk Register".

Factual change to reflect the replacement of the 'Buildings at Risk Register' with the 'Heritage at Risk Register'.

English Heritage (4585441/JCS_FULL/978773)

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PC037/BN

Existing Para. 10.36 (New Para. 10.43)

In the first sentence replace "enable" with "actively encourage".

To reflect the positive intent of the policy which goes beyond enabling.

Daventry District Council

(4623361/JCS_FULL/1105109)

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PC038/BN

Existing Para 10.39

(New Para. 10.46)

Add the following text at the end of the final sentence:

"to identify and secure the implementation of mitigation measures."

To further explain the purpose of a transport assessment for the site.

Northamptonshire County Council (4625761/JCS_Full/1126581)

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PC039/BN

Policy BN6

Move the first sentence of the second paragraph of Policy BN6 to become the second sentence of Policy BN6.

A minor re-ordering of the policy wording to improve its clarity.

Daventry District Council

(4623361/JCS_FULL/1105109)

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PC040/BN

Policy BN6

In the first bullet point following the second paragraph of Policy BN6 insert the words "AND ITS SETTING" following "... THE HERITAGE VALUE OF THE SITE".

To recognise the importance of the wider setting of the site.

Daventry District Council

(4623361/JCS_FULL/1105109)

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PC041/BN

Section Heading before Existing Para. 10.40

Amend section heading to read: "Water Resources,and Water Quality, and Flood Risk Management"

Delete the section heading before existing paragraph 10.42: "Flood Risk Management and Water Quality".

To simplify the headings in this section.

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PC042/BN

Existing Para. 10.40 (New Para. 10.47)

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"Development can have a significant impact on water resources, from putting additional strain on existing supplies, to affecting flood patterns by changing both the way that water flows across and percolates into land."

To improve clarity.

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PC043/BN

Existing Para 10.41 (New Para. 10.48)

Delete "Potential" and "p" in (pSPA)

Factual Update

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PC044/BN

Existing Para. 10.43

(New Para. 10.49

Move original existing paragraph 10.43 to follow existing paragraph 10.41 and amend as follows:

"10.49 Due to the potential effects of climate change there is an increasing need for local authorities to appraise, manage and reduce flood risk from all sources. In accordance with the sequential test and principles of national Planning Policy Statement 25: Development and Flood Risk (PPS25)the National Planning Policy Framework and Technical Guidance, development will be steered away from areas of greatest risk and, where this is not possible, flood risk management will be required to make development safe."

To reflect the strengthened Water Resources, Water Quality and Flood Risk Management section and to support development of new policy to reflect national Technical Guidance.

Further use of new evidence, i.e. Phase 2 Water Cycle Study following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal.

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Environment Agency

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PC045/BN

Existing Para. 10.42 (New Para. 10.50)

Amend the final sentence as follows:

"In addition to fluvial flooding there is also an increased risk of surface water flooding following periods of heavy rainfall, more intense storms and/ or where wastewater drainage is ineffective."

To strengthen climate change impacts in text.

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PC046/BN

New Para. 10.51

Add new paragraph as follows:

"The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 gives Northamptonshire County Council a lead responsibility in relation to all local flooding issues. NCC will also become the SuDs approval body (SAB) that has responsibility for assessment and approval of all surface water drainage systems. The Water Cycle Study (WCS) provides guidance on the likely suitability of different SuDs methods."

Insert the following footnote: "West Northamptonshire Water Cycle Study Pre-Submission Joint Core Strategy Detailed WCS Final report September 2011"

To reflect changes to lead responsibilities and approval bodies for local flood risk and link to Water Cycle Study.

Further use of new evidence, Phase 2 Water Cycle Study following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal.

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Environment Agency

4626369/JCS_Full/1014581

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PC047/BN

Existing Para. 10.44 (New Para. 10.52)

At the end of the paragraph add the following:

"All SUEs will require site specific flood risk assessments and the WCS contains guidance to inform these assessments."

To link text to the new Policy and Water Cycle Study work.

Further use of new evidence, Phase 2 Water Cycle Study following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal.

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PC048/BN

Existing Para 10.45 (New Para. 10.53)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Some development has historically also had a negative impact on water quality, due to run-off from hard surfaces or other changes to the water cycle. In order to meet the requirements of the new Water Framework Directive2, a statutory duty has been placed on local authorities to ensure that development creates no detriment to the water quality and in some cases can improve water create bettermentof quality as well as providing benefits such as flood risk management and to biodiversityGiven this requirement it is vital that this plan ensures that new development is sustainable. Policy S10 Sustainable Development Principles in the Spatial Strategy sets out how it is expected that development will meet this objective."

Factual update

To reflect the National Biodiversity Strategy.

Further use of new evidence, Phase 2 Water Cycle Study following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal.

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PC049/BN

New Para. 10.54

Insert a new paragraph as follows:

"10.54 Most of West Northamptonshire's water bodies achieve good ecological status. The WCS has identified the impacts of the proposed new development on water quality and concluded that although there are still water quality issues, these issues remain even without the new development proposed in the JCS and in most cases, it is not possible to maintain good status, even if wastewater treatment works were upgraded to the best that can be achieved with current technology."

To reflect results of the Water Cycle Study.

Further use of new evidence, Phase 2 Water Cycle Study following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal.

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PC050/BN

New Para. 10.55

Insert a new paragraph as follows:

"Given these issues, that are widespread across the UK, and would be an issue even without any development, various initiatives are underway to address the problem, including a new River Nene Partnership Project. It is vital that the JCS ensures that all new development reduces the risk of impacts on water quality and removes or mitigates as much as possible the risk of none compliance with the Water Framework Directive. Policy S10 Sustainable Development Principles together with Policy BN7a sets out how it is expected that development will have regard to these risks and to propose a combination of effective wastewater infrastructure, extensive use of SuDs and high standards of water efficiency in the Code for Sustainable Homes to address water quality issues."

To reflect the results of the Water Cycle Study.

Further use of new evidence, Phase 2 Water Cycle Study following representations, taking account of Sustainability Appraisal.

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PC051/BN

Existing Para. 10.48 (New Para. 10.58)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Development will be required to take account of the Sequential and Exception Tests as set out in the NPPF and the national Technical Guidance for flood risk. The aim of the Sequential Test is to steer new development to areas with the lowest probability of flooding. Table 6, below, details the approach that will need to be taken for each flood zone. A fuller explanation of what constitutes essential infrastructure, water compatible, highly vulnerable, more vulnerable, and less vulnerable is set out within the national Technical Guidance to the NPPF."

To reflect the NPPF and Technical Guidance for flood risk.

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PC052/BN

Table 6 Exception Test

Insert the following footnote:

"This table does not show the application of the Sequential Test which guides development to Flood Zone 1 first, then Flood Zone 2 and then Flood Zone 3; Flood Risk Assessment requirements; or policy aims for each Flood Zone."

To aid clarity.

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PC055/BN

Policy BN8

In the second paragraph add "WITHIN AND" between "BIODIVERSITY" and "BEYOND"

To aid clarity.

Daventry District Council

4623361/JCS_Full/1105173

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PC056/BN

Existing Para. 10.52 (New Para. 10.62)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"New development can have a negative impact on the environment and property through its potential to pollute. Furthermore, opportunities for new development, particularly on previously developed land, can be constrained by existing pollution issues. The overall aim of planning and pollution control policies is to ensure the sustainable and beneficial use of land. Within this aim, polluting activities that are necessary for society and the economy should be positionedminimised and subject to appropriate controls in order to minimise reduce their adverse effects and contain them within acceptable limits. Policy BN7a addresses the need to protect water resources, water quality and water efficiency in relation to the design of development."

To aid clarity.

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PC057/BN

Existing Para. 10.53 (New Para. 10.63)

Add "and address contaminated land" between "pollution" and "including".

To aid clarity.

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PC058/BN

Existing Para. 10.54 (New Para. 10.64)

Replace "twelve" with "eight".

Replace "ten" with "six".

Delete the final sentence: "When Planning for new development, Planning Policy Statement 23: Planning and Pollution Control, plays a key role in directing development away from areas that may give rise to pollution either directly or indirectly and ensuring that other uses and development are not, as far as possible, affected by major existing or potential sources of pollution."

Factual update and to reflect changes to national policy.

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PC059/BN

New Para. 10.65

Insert a new paragraph as follows:

"10.65 The issues associated with the provision of outdoor lighting are a recognised source of pollution. Obtrusive lighting can be both an environmental and intrusive nuisance, predominantly from glare and light spillage. Poor lighting can have an impact on dark skies limiting the opportunity for viewing the night sky and altering ecological and wildlife patterns which can affect the appreciation of the rural landscape."

To reflect the impact of light pollution.

South Northamptonshire Council

4617921/JCS_Full/1000117

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PC061/BN

Existing Para. 10.60

Delete existing Paragraph 10.60 as follows: "Further detailed guidance on development affecting unstable land can be found in Planning Policy Guidance Note 14 - Development on Unstable Land (1990)"

To reflect changes to national policy.

JPU Officer