Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Changes

Joint Core Strategy - Minor Proposed Changes.

14.0 Towcester

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PC001/T

 Para. 14.7

Amend the paragraph relating to the Towcester Masterplan as follows:

"South Northamptonshire Council has adoptedproduced a Masterplan2 for Towcester which aims to secure Towcester's position as a successful market town infor the 21st century by achieving the following key objectives:

  • A Vibrant Town Centre - A thriving, historic and expanded town centre, a hub for employment, shopping, professional and public services with the market place at its heart;
  • Excellent Connectivity - Fast road connections to a range of other towns, cities, stations and airports, a relief roadbypass to take strategic traffic out of away from the town centre, a walkable town with up to the minute virtual connections;
  • Successful Local Businesses - Ideal home-working environment, part of a high technology corridor, tourism and leisure based business opportunities and access to centres of research and learning;
  • A Family Environment - Excellent quality,and modern education facilities, top class sports teams and leisure facilities, safe streets and spaces and new residential neighbourhoods;
  • Respect for the Landscape - Physical and visual connections to the landscape to retain the rural and urban character and a range of quality open spaces retaining the town's urban and rural character;
  • Determination to Succeed - Proactive and coordinated local partners, an active Town Council and Towcester Partnership and engaged residents that take pride in their town."

Amend footnote 2 as follows: "South Northamptonshire Council (20092011) Towcester Masterplan Consultation Draft."

Factual update to reflect the final version of the Masterplan adopted by South Northamptonshire Council in March 2011.

 JPU Officer

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PC002/T

Para. 14.8

and Para. 14.9

Replace "bypass" with "relief road".

To ensure consistency of wording.

JPU Officer

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PC003/T

Policy T1

In the fifth bullet point replace "BYPASS" with "RELIEF ROAD".

To ensure consistency of wording.

JPU Officer

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PC004/T

Policy T2

Add the following text to the final bullet point of Policy T2:

"...,THE CONSERVATION AREA AND THE TOWN CENTRE'S HERITAGE ASSETS."

To strengthen the policy by recognising the town centre's heritage assets.

 English Heritage 4585441/JCS_Full/982613

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PC007/T

Policy T4

In the third bullet point replace "BYPASS" with "RELIEF ROAD".

To ensure consistency of wording.

JPU Officer

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PC008/T

Existing Para. 14.22 (New Para. 14.25)

Insert a new paragraph after existing paragraph 14.22 (new paragraph 14.24) as follows:

"The racecourse site falls almost entirely within the Grade II* registered park and garden of Easton Neston and includes a Grade I listed building. The northern part of the site also abuts the Easton Neston Conservation Area. Development of the site will need to ensure that the designated heritage assets and their settings are protected."

To acknowledge the heritage assets within the site and the need for development to take account of these.

English Heritage 4585441/JCS_Full/979413

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PC009/T

Existing Para. 14.25 (New Para. 14.28)

Insert a new third sentence as follows:

"In March 2012 South Northamptonshire Council approved a planning application for a £1.25m Greyhound track that will be laid on the inside of the racecourse with the home straight directly opposite the main grandstand."

Factual update.

JPU Officer

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PC010/T

Policy T5

Amend criterion 4, 5 and 6 of Policy T5 to read:

  • APPROPRIATE LANDSCAPING SCHEMES WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED AND APPROVED BY THE LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY AS PART OF ANY DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL;
  • THE RACECOURSE LIES WITHIN THE HISTORIC PARKLANDREGISTERED PARK AND GARDEN OF EASTON NESTON AND ANY DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS MUST BE SENSITIVELY DESIGNED NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HERITAGE ASSETS, INCLUDING ARCHAEOLOGY, OR THEIR SETTINGS;
  • DEVELOPMENT MUST NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT SITES CONTAINING ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS OR THE INTEGRITY OF THEIR SETTINGSAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE SITE will BE UNDERTAKEN AND MITIGATION MEASURES IDENTIFIED;"

To correct a drafting error and to ensure that development does not adversely affect the significance of heritage assets, including archaeology.

English Heritage 4585441/JCS_Full/979413

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Policy/ Paragraph

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Reason for Change

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

PC011/T

Policy T5

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