Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Changes

Joint Core Strategy - Minor Proposed Changes.

17.0 Monitoring and Review

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PC001/M

Para. 17.1

In the first sentence of the paragraph make a minor grammatical change to create two sentences for readability. Delete words "both from" in the original sentence and start a new sentence with "These include parties from..."

To improve readability and reduce sentence length.

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PC002/M

Para. 17.1

Add a new sentence to the end of this paragraph to read: "How this will happen is set out in more detail in the Monitoring Framework (Appendix 6) of this document".

To provide an explicit link in the first paragraph to where specific monitoring indicators are identified.

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PC003/M

Para. 17.2

Amend the first sentence as follows: "and finally the expected delivery rates of new homes, jobs and infrastructure referred to as trajectoriesas specified in the JCS and its supporting documents."

To clarify that some schedules that are important for monitoring are set out in separate documents to the Joint Core Strategy (i.e. the IDP or evidence base). It is important that all of these are monitored and updated as necessary. They are not necessarily set out as trajectories in these documents as implied by the original text.

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PC005/M

Existing Para. 17.4 (New Para. 17.5)

Add "and its associated schedule" to the end of the paragraph.

To clarify what is being monitored in terms of infrastructure provision in the Joint Core Strategy.

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PC006/M

Existing Para. 17.5 (New Para. 17.6)

Remove the first sentence "The IDP will be monitored as part of the JCS" from the start of the paragraph.

Monitoring arrangements are now clarified by further changes in the paragraph.

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PC007/M

Existing Para. 17.5 (New Para. 17.6)

Amend the second sentence of the paragraph as follows:

"The improvements programmed in the IDP, and their required phasing to support development, are essential to ensure the objectives and the developments set out in thisof the JCS are achieved."

As a consequence of the previous change to clarify the infrastructure delivery being monitored.

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PC008/M

Existing Para. 17.5 (New Para. 17.6)

In the third sentence add "in Table 7" after "projects highlighted".

To clarify what is being monitored in terms of infrastructure projects.

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PC009/M

Existing Para. 17.6 (New Para. 17.7)

In the fourth sentence amend "delivery plan" to read "Infrastructure Delivery Plan and its associated schedule".

To clarify the role and projects in the IDP and for consistency with other changes

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PC010/M

Existing Para. 17.7 (New Para. 17.8)

Amend "developers" to "developer".

To correct a typographical error.

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PC012/M

Existing Para. 17.8 (New Para. 17.9)

Amend the former second sentence as follows:

"In line with government guidancepolicy for achieving sustainable development in the National Planning Policy Framework"a systematic and dynamic monitoring system will help authorities is essential to understand the wider social, environmental and economic issues affecting theiran areas and the key drivers of spatial change."

To reflect the fact that the National Planning Policy Framework has replaced Planning Policy Statement 12.

JPU Officer and also 4617921/JCS_Full/1002453 (South Northants Council) requesting previous quote be referenced.

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PC013/M

Existing Para. 17.8 (New Para. 17.9)

Add a new sentence to the end of the paragraph:

"The Monitoring Framework is set out in full in Appendix 6 of this document."

To provide a more explicit link to the full indicator suite in Appendix 6 of the JCS (The Monitoring Framework).

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PC014/M

Existing Para. 17.9 (New Para. 17.10)

At the end of the third sentence of the paragraph add the following: "(Section 4 above)".

To clarify the reference and redirect readers to Vision and Objectives.

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PC015/M

Existing Para. 17.9 Parts a and b

(New Para. 17.10)

Amend Parts a and b of the paragraph as follows:

  • National Core Output Indicators - A statutory set of iIndicators required nationally from all Authorities reporting key tangible outputs in residential, commercial and environmental development. This includes monitoring the housing trajectory. There is already a time-series of core development outputs such as housing and employment floorspace completions covering many years. Reporting these aspects is part of established monitoring practice across West Northamptonshire and will continue in the future. There is a statutory duty to report several output indicators to Government as part of the Single Data List. Other output indicators have been developed locally to record against specific targets set in Joint Core Strategy Policies. These cover matters like infrastructure delivery, creating more open space or meeting design standards. These are set out in more detail in The Monitoring Framework (Appendix 6) of this document."

Delete part b) "Local Output Indicators" and re-letter the subsequent parts.

Insert the following footnote on "Single Data List" in the bullet point:

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localgovernment/decentralisation/

tacklingburdens/singledatalist/"

http://www.communities.gov.uk/

localgovernment/decentralisation/

tacklingburdens/singledatalist/ "

Update of text to reflect revocation of guidance on National Core Output Indicators. Re-wording of previous Core Output Indicators paragraph to reflect time-series of core data and requirements for continued statutory reporting duty on some indicators.

Footnote to provide reference to the Single Data List as the new source for data where there remains a statutory duty to report to the Government.

Also provides more explicit link to the full indicator suite in Appendix 6 (the Monitoring Framework)

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PC016/M

Existing Para. 17.9 Parts c

(New Para. 17.10)

In the last sentence of the former part d of the paragraph (now part c) replace "Annual" with "Authorities".

Minor change to reflect new statutory name of AMRs.

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PC017/M

Existing Para. 17.10 (New Para. 17.11)

Amend the first sentence in the paragraph as follows:

"Many of the indicators needed to monitor JCS Policies are important characteristics already picked up being actively recorded by our PartnersCouncils and key organisations."

To better reflect the duty to co-operate in the NPPF and the range of monitoring activity affecting the plan area.

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PC018/M

Existing Para. 17.10 (New Para. 17.11)

Delete the second sentence in the paragraph:

"For example, the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan (NTP) and its suite of associated documents has a monitoring framework which deals with access to public transport from new development."

To reflect the change in the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan since publication of the PSJCS. The principle of jointly monitoring transportation indicators remains but there is a lack of specific indicators in the new suite of documents NTP documents at present.

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PC019/M

Existing Para. 17.10 (New Para. 17.11)

At the end of the last sentence in the paragraph replace "approach approved in government guidance" with "principle established in monitoring systems."

Removes previous reference to guidance that is now revoked.

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PC020/M

Existing Para. 17.11 (New Para. 17.12)

Insert semi-colons after each bullet point in the list in the paragraph.

Amend the fourth bullet point as follows: "Realistic; and".

Consistency in the format of bulleted lists within Section 17.

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PC021/M

Existing Para. 17.12 (New Para. 17.13)

In the first sentence change 'Annual Monitoring Report' to 'Monitoring Framework'.

Better reflects that indicators are contained within the Monitoring Framework.

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PC022/M

Existing Para. 17.13 (New Para. 17.14)

Amend the paragraph to read as follows:

"The monitoring of the plan and monitoring framework will be reported in the Joint Annual Authorities' Monitoring Report (AMR) for West Northamptonshire. Annual Monitoring Reports have been produced for West Northamptonshire in December 2010 and January 2012 to report on key development outputs and outcomes since March 2010 and provide a baseline for the development of this Joint Core Strategy. This reportFuture reports will cover all the indicators required in the monitoring framework as well as additional contextual indicators to provide a full portrait of West Northamptonshire. In addition, the AMR will allow the Joint Planning Unit and Partner Authorities to provide an update on the development and review of documents in the LDFLocal Development Scheme (LDS) or activity in related areas such as the implementation of the Community Infrastructure Levy. The Partner Authorities of Daventry, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire Councils will also be able to add their own local information, including indicators for their own Development PlanLocal Plans or updates on Sustainable Community Strategies, Neighbourhood Plans or Masterplans."

To reflect changes to the planning system as a reflect of the Localism Act including changes to AMRs and LDFs and Local Plans.

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PC023/M

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17.15

Insert a new Paragraph 17.5:

"The Joint Authorities' Monitoring Report does not need to be published at a fixed yearly deadline but must be updated within a period not longer than twelve months. To ensure relevant information is made available to the public as soon as possible, such as significant progress in the development of any Local Development Scheme document or substantial departures from adopted policy, the Joint Authorities' Monitoring Report will be updated as appropriate and its publication duly advertised."

Reflect the new provisions to produce an AMR as required. Fits with the intention to produce a Joint AMR in October 2012 to support Submission of the JCS.

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PC024/M

Existing Para. 17.14 (New Para. 17.16)

Amend the first sentence of the paragraph as follows:

"As well as reporting the Monitoring Framework, the AMR will identify where policies need to be amended or replaced, allowingindicating whether the LDSFdocuments need to undergo review and alteration of necessary."

To reflect the 2012 Planning Regulations and for consistency with other changes to reference documents in the LDS. Also to clarify the purpose of the AMR by removing the word "allow" which was misleading.

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PC025/M

Existing Para. 17.16 (New Para. 17.18)

In the first sentence capitalise "Joint".

To correct a typographical error.

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PC027/M

Existing Para. 17.16 (New Para. 17.18)

Add the following to the end of the paragraph:

"The housing trajectory is synchronised with the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) to a base-date of April 2011 to demonstrate the realistic supply of potential housing sites in West Northamptonshire to 2026. Detailed projections of supply on identified sites have been considered in a housing technical paper as part of the evidence base for this strategy. Updated versions of the housing trajectory are provided in each AMR."

Reflect the publication of the SHLAA in January 2012 to support the Joint Core Strategy, emphasise that the trajectory is frequently updated and provide reference to technical paper for detailed breakdown.

4633857/JCS_Full/1062933 / 01 / 69 (Lucas Land and Planning)

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4617921/JCS_Full/1002485 (South Northamptonshire District Council)