Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Changes

Joint Core Strategy - Minor Proposed Changes.

11.0 Infrastructure and Delivery

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PC001/ID

Para. 11.8

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"It is clear that a major concern of local communities is to ensure that facilities and services are provided to meet future growth. A key requirement of the JCS is to secure appropriate levels of funding to ensure that supporting infrastructure is provided at an appropriate scale where planning permission for development is granted. It will seek to maximise alloOpportunities to secure funding both through public and private means must be maximised."

For clarity.

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PC002/ID

Para. 11.9

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Implementation of the JCS will require a co-ordinated approach to the activities of agencies and other service providers to ensure that new development will be supported by the necessary infrastructure provision.  An IDP has been prepared to provide evidence to address these issues and is considered in further detail later in this section. The broad timing of the infrastructure provision will be informed through the IDP and its subsequent monitoring and review mechanisms, which will identify the range of infrastructure required to deliver the proposed development in West Northamptonshire up to 2026."

To include in the paragraph text formerly located in Policy INF1.

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PC003/ID

Policy INF1

Amend Policy INF1 as follows:

"NEW DEVELOPMENT WILL BE SUPPORTED BY, AND PROVIDE GOOD ACCESS TO, INFRASTRUCTURE, INCLUDING PHYSICAL, GREEN AND SOCIAL ELEMENTS. IT WILLSHOULD SEEK TO INTEGRATE WITH AND COMPLEMENT ADJOINING COMMUNITIES.

WHERE DEVELOPMENT GENERATES A NEED FOR NEW INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPERS WILL NEED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT ADEQUATE CAPACITY EXISTS, OR THAT PROVISION WILL BE MADE, TO MEET THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS ARISING FROM THAT DEVELOPMENT WITHIN AN APPROPRIATE TIMESCALE.

IN ASSESSING CAPACITY, DEVELOPERS WILL BE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE AS TO WHETHER EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE CAN BE USED MORE EFFICIENTLY, OR WHETHER THE IMPACT OF DEVELOPMENT CAN BE REDUCED THROUGH PROMOTING BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOINT CORE STRATEGY WILL REQUIRE A CO-ORDINATED APPROACH TO THE ACTIVITIES OF AGENCIES AND OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS TO ENSURE THAT NEW DEVELOPMENT WILL BE SUPPORTED BY THE NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE PROVISION.

THE PRECISE TIMING OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROVISION WILL BE INFORMED THROUGH THE INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY PLAN, AND ITS SUBSEQUENT MONITORING AND REVIEW MECHANISMS, WHICH WILL IDENTIFY THE RANGE OF INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIRED TO DELIVER THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT IN WEST NORTHAMPTONSHIRE UP TO 2026."

For clarity and to strengthen Policy.

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South Northamptonshire Council 4617921/JCS_Full/1002069

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PC004/ID

Para. 11.12

In the first sentence of Paragraph 11.12 delete:

"(including West Northamptonshire Development Corporation)".

Factual update as West Northamptonshire Development Corporation no longer has a development control function.

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PC005/ID

Para. 11.17

Amend Paragraph 11.17 as follows:

"The types of infrastructure and services that developments may be required to provide, or contribute towards, during the plan period may include, but are not limited to, the following: those set out in the appendices to the West Northamptonshire IDP. The broad types of infrastructure required to service new development will include:"

Rewording for clarity.

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PC006/ID

Title before Para. 11.18

Replace "Strategic Contributions" with"Community Infrastructure Levy".

Rewording for clarity.

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PC007/ID

Para. 11.19

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Charging authorities are required to apply CIL monies to funding infrastructure in order to support new development in the plan area. The range of infrastructure required to deliver the growth proposed in the JCS is outlined in the accompanying IDP, which will be subject to regular monitoring and updating."

Rewording for clarity.

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PC008/ID

Para. 11.20

Delete this paragraph and renumber the subsequent paragraphs.

Further clarification on the operation of CIL to be provided through CIL documentation.

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PC009/ID

Existing Para. 11.21

(New Para. 11.20)

Insert the following text:

"The JCS will require significant investment in infrastructure provision to ensure that a full range of services and facilities supports major housing and commercial developments. Developer contributions will be sought through the application of CIL, by the West Northamptonshire local authorities."

For clarification

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PC010/ID

Existing Para. 11.22

Delete this paragraph and renumber the subsequent paragraphs.

Further clarification on the operation of CIL to be provided through CIL documentation.

JPU Officer

Home Builders Federation 4638113/JCS_Full/1081365

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PC011/ID

Existing Para. 11.23 (New Para. 11.21)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The approach to strategic funding will apply to both residential and commercial development. It is the intention that CIL will be progressed through partnership working bywill be undertaken with the local authorities within West Northamptonshire to ensure this approach is successful, whilst reflecting the needs of each administrative area. Each of the West Northamptonshire local authorities will be individual charging and collecting authorities and will determine individually and in partnership priority infrastructure spending.   However, i It will be for individual authorities to take forward and set out their charging schedules."

To update in response to progress made by the Partner Authorities in progressing CIL and for clarity.

JPU Officer

Home Builders Federation 4638113/JCS_Full/1081365

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PC012/ID

Para. 11.24

Delete this paragraph and renumber the subsequent paragraphs.

Further clarification on the operation of CIL to be provided through CIL documentation.

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PC013/ID

Existing Para. 11.26 (New Para. 11.23)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"Planning obligations will also continue to be used to secure affordable housing. However, where development contributions are to be sought via planning obligations there is a need to meet the statutory tests set out in Regulation 122 of the CIL Regulations (2010),and the National Planning Policy Framework which state that a planning obligation must be..."

  • Necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms:
  • Directly related to the development: and
  • Fairly and reasonably related in scale and kind to the proposed development."

To reflect the fact that CIL Regulations will be updated and not limited to those issued in 2010 and to reflect the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework and its wording.

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PC015/ID

Existing Para. 11.32 (New Para. 11.29)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"A West Northamptonshire The IDP was commissioned in Spring 2010 [1] . It refreshes and supersedes previous work undertaken by West Northamptonshire Development Corporation in 2008. In 2012 the IDP was further up-dated with regard to the identification of strategic priorities for infrastructure.  The IDP provides the basis for determining:

  • the specific local and strategic infrastructure requirements, identified on a phased basis;.."

To update in respect of further information gathering on the provision of infrastructure

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1. http://ldfconsultation.westnorthamptonshirejpu.org/consult.ti/wc_jcs_changes/viewCompoundDoc?docid=1343348&partid=1349172&sessionid=&voteid=&clientuid=4421121" \l "notes1349204 [back]

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PC030/ID

Existing Para. 11.37 (New Para. 11.34)

In the last sentence of the paragraph replace "The infrastructure schedule is set out in Appendix 4 of this plan." with "Priorities for strategic infrastructure are identified at Appendix 4."

To reflect the revised Appendix 4.

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