Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Changes

Joint Core Strategy - Minor Proposed Changes.

16.0 Rural Areas

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PC001/R

Para 16.4

Amend Paragraph 16.4 as follows:

"The government has indicated that LDFsLocal Plans should enable housing development in rural areas and support sustainable economic growth in rural communities. A particular emphasis is placed on increasing housing supply especially affordable housing. There are early indications that the government is determined to ensure that neither people nor enterprise is priced out of the countryside. There is a clear commitment to ensure that local communities have more power to determine the type of development that is suitable for rural areas.Local planning authorities are expected to respond to local circumstances and plan housing development to reflect local needs. Local communities have a key positive role to play in shaping their surroundings, and neighbourhood planning provides the opportunity for local people to develop a shared vision for their areas and deliver the development that is needed."

Factual update to reflect the National Planning Policy Framework

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PC002/R

Para 16.8

In the final sentence change "protecting" to "protects".

To correct a typographical error.

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PC003/ R

Para 16.9

In the first sentence replace "Development Plan Documents (DPDs)" with "Local Plans".

In the third sentence replace "DPDs" with "Local Plans".

Factual update to reflect a change in the terminology used in government policy.

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PC004/R

Policy R1/ Para 16.9

Delete the final paragraph of Policy R1 and insert at the end of Paragraph 16.9 as follows:

16.9      "Until the named rural settlement hierarchy has been defined within future local plans, prepared by individual local planning authorities in consultation with local communities, the existing saved Adopted Local Plan policies for Daventry District and South Northamptonshire will apply."

This is a factual statement which is more appropriately located in the supporting text rather than the policy itself.

Daventry District Council 4623361/JCS_Full/1105717

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PC005/R

Para 16.10

Amend Paragraph 16.10 to read:

"The hierarchy will be based on a robust analysis of village services and facilities either within a particular village or as part of a defined cluster of settlements, together with the other factors specified in Policy R1This willinclude an assessment of the following services and facilities:The following list of services and facilities is suggested, but the local planning authorities, in consultation with local communities, may vary the importance attached to a particular service or facility or take account of additional services and facilities, to reflect local circumstances.

To provide greater flexibility for local communities to determine which services and facilities are most important and also to clarify that service provision is not the only factor to be considered in determining the settlement hierarchy.

Daventry District Council 4623361/JCS_Full/1105717

West Haddon Parish Council

4615265/JCS_Full/992437

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PC006/R

Para 16.10 a)

Delete "and" before "Public Transport". Add "and Public House/ Restaurant" to the list of "Most Important Services and Facilities".

To correct a drafting error in the Pre-Submission document.

K B Benfield Group Holdings Ltd 4613825/JCS_Full/987957

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PC007/R

Para 16.15

Amend Paragraph 16.15 as follows:

"The scale of development which will be appropriate in each village will vary having regard to the position in the hierarchy and the housing requirements for the rural areas of individual districts. Policy R1 sets out the scale of development that will be acceptable in each category of settlement. This level of development will be measured as the percentage increase from the existing dwelling stock as at the base date of 20112006. This will ensure that the scale of development is proportionate to the scale of each village within the hierarchy. Irrespective of whichever category villages are allocated to within the hierarchy this will not automatically mean that development will be appropriate. The Local Planning Authority will need to be satisfied that any proposals are acceptable in terms of environmental, social and economic sustainability. Once the residual housing requirements for the rural areas have been met through planning permissions or allocations in future Local Plans, or Once a particular settlement has reached the upper limit of the scale then further developments will be resisted unless exceptional circumstances can be demonstrated as specified in Policy R1 below."

To provide further clarification on the scale of development that may be appropriate and the criteria that should be considered.

Daventry District Council 4623361/JCS_Full/1103445

Hallam Land Management 4596833/JCS_Full/1007797

Haselwood 4638635/JCS_Full/1080661

Lucas Land and Planning 4633857/JCS_Full1062229

Miller Homes 4638689/JCS_Full/1083573

Samuel Rose 4639489/JCS_Full/1084693

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PC008/R

New Paras. after Para. 16.15

Insert the following paragraphs after Paragraph 16.15:

"16.16 The overall housing provision is set out in the Spatial Strategy in Section 5 of this plan which includes an allowance for development in the rural areas. Policy S3 identifies the scale and distribution of housing development within West Northamptonshire.

16.17 For Daventry District Policy S3 identifies a housing requirement for the rural areas of 2800 (net additional dwellings 2001-2026). Between 2001 and 2011 1445 dwellings have been completed which leaves a net residual requirement of 1355 dwellings. For South Northamptonshire the housing requirement for the rural areas is 3605 (net additional dwellings 2001-2026), of which 1815 dwellings have been completed between 2001 and 2011. This leaves a net residual requirement of 1790 dwellings. Within both Districts there are a number of commitments which are not yet built, but will count towards meeting this net residual requirement. The provision of development to meet any remaining residual requirement will be determined by the Settlements and Countryside Local Plans which will be prepared for each District."

To clarify the scale of development that is required in the rural areas.

South Northamptonshire Council 4617921/JCS_Full/1002389

Daventry District Council 4623361/JCS_Full/1103445

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PC009/R

Existing Para. 16.16 (New Paras. 16.18 and 16.19)

Amend existing paragraph 16.16 and add a new paragraph as follows:

"16.168    Particular emphasis is given to the role of local communities in identifying and meeting their own needs for development. Documents such as Parish PlansCommunity led plans (e.g. Neighbourhood Plans) provide an appropriate mechanism whereby local communities can identify the vision for the future of their village and what is needed to deliver it. Provided that they  followthe requirements for Supplementary Planning Documents, the planning elements of Parish Plans can be adopted and used as material considerations in planning decisions are prepared in accordance with the relevant regulations such plans will become part of the development plan for West Northamptonshire. The local authorities will encourage and support the preparation of Parish Plans (or their equivalents) by local communitiesNeighbourhood Plans in appropriate areas. It is particularly important that these documents fairly reflect the views of the whole community and are also based on robust evidence of need.

Add a new paragraph as follows:

"16.19    Community led plans cannot allocate less development than in a higher tier plan. However they can allow for additional growth, for example where this would support the retention of or improvement to essential local services that may be under threat (in particular the local primary school or primary health services). Planning applications for additional growth within villages will need to be informed by a community involvement exercise prior to the submission of the planning application."

To reflect the provisions of the Localism Act and the introduction of Neighbourhood Plans.

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PC011/R

Policy R2

Add "AND ENHANCE" after the word "SUSTAIN" in the first sentence of Policy R2.

It is appropriate for the policy to support proposals which "enhance" as well as "sustain" the rural economy.

The Sulgrave Manor Board 4625313/JCS_Full/1011669

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PC012/R

Policy R2

Delete the word 'AND' from the end of the fifth bullet point and insert 'AND' at the end of the sixth bullet point.

To correct a typographical error in the Pre-Submission document.

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PC013/R

Existing Para. 16.23 (New Para. 16.26)

Amend "Northamptonshire's Third Local Transport Plan" to read "the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan".

Factual update.

JPU Officer