Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Changes

Joint Core Strategy - Minor Proposed Changes.

12.0 Northampton

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PC001/N

Para. 12.4

Amend the final sentence as follows:

"There has been a long term levelling off of the unemployment rate in West Northamptonshire at about 4%; however the most recent figures reflect the economic downturn and unemployment rates have increased. to 5.2%".

Factual update to delete reference to a specific unemployment figure which is now out of date.

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PC002/N

Para. 12.6

Add new second and third sentences as follows:

"It has an important historic town centre reflecting its long history from its Saxon origins through to the legacy of the boot and shoe industry. Northampton has many listed buildings and conservation area designations throughout the town and wider urban area. "

To reflect the historic significance of the town centre and the importance of its heritage assets.

English Heritage 4585441/JCS_FULL/978933

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PC003/N

Para. 12.9

Add a new second sentence as follows: "Northampton has one of the country's leading track records for jobs growth and is well placed to thrive."

To emphasise Northampton's past success in job creation and the potential for future growth.

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PC004/N

Para. 12.11

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The Northampton Central Area Action Plan (NCAAP) identifies a number of sites in the central area for redevelopment to accommodate a variety of town centre uses such as offices, retail and leisure as well as identifying capacity for 3,400 homes. The SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone will act as a catalyst to accelerate growth and regeneration opportunities. The Enterprise Zone covers 120 hectares of mostly disused land along the River Nene, and includes sites identified in the Northampton Central Area Action Plan including Castle Station and parts of Waterside and the Avon/ Nunn Mills site.  The Zone aims to build on local strengths in advanced technologies and engineering. Further regeneration opportunities in addition to those already identified could arise in the longer term through rationalisation of sites that are acknowledged to not make efficient use of land, such as Northampton General Hospital."

Factual update to reflect the designation of the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone.

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PC006/N

Para. 12.18

Amend the last sentence of the paragraph as follows:

"The importance of the Grosvenor Centre redevelopment and the focus particularly on comparison retailing within the town centre as a priority within Northampton Central Area requires that comparison retail outside the town centre must be carefully assessed and subject to detailed analysis against the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework. heavily restricted to ensure that town centre proposals are not jeopardised."

Rewording to reflect the emphasis for comparison retailing focused on the town centre and the provisions of the National Planning Policy framework.

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd 4636257/JCS_Full/1086709

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PC008/N

Para. 12.21

In the second sentence replace "3.5km" with "4 miles".

To amend a factual error regarding the distance of the SUE from the town centre.

Stephen Townsend 4622433/JCS_Full/1093653

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PC009/N

Para. 12.24

In the final sentence delete "at the end of the JCS" after "Figure 5".

To reflect the updating of the document.

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PC010/N

Para. 12.27

Delete the existing paragraph 12.27 relating to the use of land for a Northampton Technology Realm and replace with the following:

"The allocated site will provide for a mixed use development of homes, jobs, community facilities including school provision, retail and leisure and green open space.  Employment uses within the SUE must be of an appropriate scale to ensure that major office expansion and leisure development within Northampton Central Area is not prejudiced."

The SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone will make provision for jobs in the technology, research and development sector. As such the Technology Realm site within the Northampton North SUE is no longer required. It is still appropriate however for a mix of uses to be provided to support the sustainable development of the site.

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PC012/N

Para. 12.29

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"It is anticipated that the Northampton North SUE can commence delivery early in the plan2016 to 2021 period."

Factual update to reflect the anticipated commencement of development.

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PC014/N

Para. 12.30

In the final sentence of the paragraph replace "east" with "west".

To correct a drafting error.

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PC015/N

Para. 12.31

In the final sentence add the word "indicatively" after the words "the development are" and delete "these".

For consistency of wording throughout the document.

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PC016/N

Para. 12.33

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"Part of the North West Bypass (also known as the Sandy Lane Improvement North) has been constructed along the eastern edge of the sitefor Northampton is presently under construction on the western edge of the town. The road will be brought forward in its entirety by both public funding and developer contributions."

Factual update.

Althorp Estate and J & E Rogers 4601793/JCS_Full/996117

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PC018/N

Para. 12.39

Delete the footnote.

Planning Policy Statement 25 has been cancelled by the National Planning Policy Framework.

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PC019/N

Existing Para. 12.43

Delete existing paragraph 12.43:

"The SUE will provide a contribution towards a two-form entry primary school of 420 places to enable educational needs to be addressed in an area where there are additional pressures from further residential developments."

Renumber the subsequent paragraphs.

To avoid being too prescriptive regarding the size of the schools that will be required.

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PC021/N

Existing Para. 12.50

Delete existing paragraph 12.50:

"The SUE will provide a contribution towards a two-form entry primary school of 420 places to enable educational needs to be addressed in an area where there are additional pressures from further residential developments."

Renumber the subsequent paragraphs.

To avoid being too prescriptive regarding the size of the schools that will be required.

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PC023/N

Existing Para.

12.53

(New Para. 12.51)

Amend the last sentence as follows:

"Structural landscapinggreenspace as shown indicatively on the Proposals Map (Figure 5 at the end of the JCS) will be provided between the development and the Harlestone Firs."

For consistency of wording throughout the document.

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PC025/N

Existing Para. 12.57 (New Para. 12.55)

In the first sentence replace "up to 3,500" with "in the region of 3,000".

To reflect a revised dwelling capacity for the site having regard to environmental constraints and build rates.

Persimmon Homes/Barratt Homes 4639873/JCS_Full/1086357

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PC027/N

Existing Para. 12.59 (New Para 12.57)

Add a new sentence after the first sentence as follows: "To the north of the SUE lies open countryside and to the north east is the historic village of Boughton."

To acknowledge the proximity of the site to the historic village of Boughton.

Boughton Parish Council 4596769/JCS_Full/1002901

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PC029/N

Existing

Paras. 12.65 and 12.66

(New Paras. 12.63 and12.64)

In the second sentence of Para. 12.65 and the fourth sentence of Para. 12.66 replace "A45" with "A4500".

Factual correction.

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PC030/N

Existing Para. 12.67

(New Para. 12.65)

In the first sentence replace "A45" with "A4500".

Factual correction.

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PC031/N

Existing Para.

12.68 (New Para. 12.66)

Amend the second and third sentences of the paragraph as follows:

"To the north east of the SUE is the historic Upton Hall parkland, the deserted medieval village of Upton and Quinton House School.an additional area of Country Park. This area of Country Park is bounded by Upton development to the east, the Upton Park SUE to the south and west and the Weedon Road and areas of further development to the north. The Country ParkThis area includes listed buildings, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a County Wildlife Site."

This area is no longer proposed as a country park but the historic parkland continues to be included within the SUE boundary as structural greenspace.

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PC032/N

Existing Para. 12.70 (New Para. 12.68)

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"It is anticipated that the Northampton Upton Park SUE can commence delivery in the early part of the2016 to 2021plan period."

The site is the subject of a current outline planning application and the change reflects the stage that the site has reached in the planning process.

Homes and Communities Agency

4639841/JCS_Full/1092917

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PC034/N

Existing Para. 12.72 (New Para. 12.70)

Amend the first sentence as follows:

"In accordance with Planning Policy Statement 4 'Planning for Sustainable Economic Growth'To support regeneration objectives and a renewed  focus on Northampton as the key economic driver for the region new office development will be focused within the town centre and central area."

To reflect the replacement of PPS4 by the National Planning Policy Framework.

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PC035/N

Existing Para. 12.74 (New Para. 12.72)

Amend the paragraph as follows:

"The existing stock of employment land in Northampton, opportunities created by the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone, central area opportunities for employment within the office development sector and non B class jobs in retailing and leisure to be generated through the Central Area Action Plan proposals and site allocations present substantial opportunities for employment growth. Therefore no further strategic employment sites are allocated through the JCS in Northampton.other than the Northampton Technology Realm associated with the allocation of Northampton North SUE (see Policy E3 in the Economic Advantage section of the JCS). Local employment opportunities are included within SUE allocations."

To reflect the designation of the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone and the consequent deletion of the Northampton Technology Realm as part of the Northampton North SUE.

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PC036/N

Existing Paras. 12.77 & 12.78 (New Para. 12.75)

Delete Paragraphs 12.77 and 12.78:

12.7 "12.77 Local centres contain small shops of a local nature which might include a small supermarket, newsagent, small post office, pharmacy, take away and laundrette. New local centres and convenience retail provisions is required within Northampton's SUEs and will provide local retailing and services associated with new housing growth.

12.78     12.78 The boundaries of District and Local Centres will be defined in the West Northamptonshire Site Allocations Development Plan Document."

Replace with new Paragraph 12.75 as follows:

"Provision is made for new local centres within the Sustainable Urban Extensions. Local centres may vary in scale appropriate to their local circumstances and with regard to the availability of existing convenience retailing provision, and other services and facilities nearby."

To update text in the light of the deletion of PPS4 and its replacement by the National Planning Policy Framework.

Northampton Borough Council 4618241/JCS_Full/1009269

Sainsbury's Supermarkets 4636257/JCS_Full/1087285

Waitrose Stores Ltd 4622881/JCS_Full/1092469

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PC038/N

Existing Para. 12.82 (New Para. 12.80)

Amend the paragraph as follows

"Spring Boroughs lies within the area covered by the Northampton Central Area Action Plan (NCAAP). The Borough Council published an emerging strategy document for consultation in August 2009 to consider how the town centre and its adjoining commercial, residential and mixed-use areas would develop over the next 20 years. The policy direction within the JCS aims to support a comprehensive, community led approach for the area to address the levels of deprivation that currently exist. In particular the approach will focus on redevelopment of the housing stock, which fails to meet the Decent Homes Standard, meeting community deficiencies which exist in the area, improving connectivity and enhancing the local environment.A Neighbourhood Plan will set out in greater detail the community's vision for regenerating the area."

To update information and to refer to the neighbourhood planning role and the communities vision in steering planning decisions.

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PC039/N

Existing Para. 12.83 (New Para. 12.81)

In the second sentence replace "3,500" with "3,000".

To reflect changes made within Policy N7.

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PC040/N

Existing Para 12.84 (New Para. 12.82)

Delete "is" in second sentence.

To correct typographical error.

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PC041/N

Existing Para. 12.88 (New Para. 12.86)

Insert the words "neighbourhood plans," before "supplementary planning documents.." in the final sentence, and delete the word "layout" before design.

To refer to the neighbourhood planning role and the communities vision in steering planning decisions.

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PC042/N

Existing Para 12.89 (New Para. 12.87)

Delete the existing paragraph 12.89 as follows:

"Following the announcement by Central Government of the withdrawal of Private Finance Investment Credits (PFI) Northampton Borough Council is currently exploring other opportunities for future funding".

and replace with:

"Significant investment in the public housing stock will be undertaken in the next three years through the Decent Homes programme. In addition the Councils and communities will work together to make best use of existing assets and look to secure additional funding streams for improvement."

To update information.

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PC043/N

Policy N11

1. In the first paragraph Policy N11 after the words "OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS" add "AND THE COMMUNITY".

2. In the penultimate paragraph of Policy N11 after the words "WILL SET OUT" add "A FRAMEWORK OF".

1. To emphasise the importance of working with local communities to deliver regeneration.

2. To clarify that the Central Area Action Plan will provide a framework for regenerating Spring Boroughs.

1. Northampton Borough Council 4618241/JCS_Full/1009397

2. JPU Officer

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PC044/N

New Para. 12.96

Insert a new paragraph as follows:

"Measures identified on the A45 between M1 Junction 15 and Great Billing Junction will be required in order to deliver growth in the town. These measures are set out in the Growth Management Scheme prepared by the Highways Agency. The provision of key highway infrastructure will be required as set out in Table 7 - Key Primary Infrastructure Projects."

To include an appropriate reference to the Northampton M1/ A45 Growth Management Scheme. The Growth Management scheme includes the improvements required to the strategic road network to support planned development.

Highways Agency 4623105/JCS_Full/1093717