Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Main Modifications

Section 3.0 - Introduction

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Paragraph 3.10 New Para. 5.4 and New Policy SA

As agreed at the Examination Hearing Session 1

Delete Paragraph 3.10 in Section 3.0 Introduction and replace it with a new Policy SA and new Paragraph 5.4 in Section 5.0 Spatial Strategy as set out below. Renumber subsequent paragraphs.

Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development”

5.4 In accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework Daventry District, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire Councils will work proactively to ensure planning is not a barrier to new development.  This Joint Core Strategy provides a clear framework not just for planning decisions but also many other forms of investment decisions. 

POLICY SA - PRESUMPTION IN FAVOUR OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

WHEN CONSIDERING DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS THE RELEVANT COUNCIL WILL TAKE A POSITIVE APPROACH THAT REFLECTS THE PRESUMPTION IN FAVOUR OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONTAINED IN THE NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK. IT WILL ALWAYS WORK PROACTIVELY WITH APPLICANTS JOINTLY TO FIND SOLUTIONS WHICH MEAN THAT PROPOSALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WILL BE APPROVED AND TO SECURE DEVELOPMENT THAT IMPROVES THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS IN THE AREA.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS THAT ACCORD WITH THE POLICIES IN THIS LOCAL PLAN (AND, WHERE RELEVANT, WITH POLICIES IN OTHER LOCAL PLANS AND NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANS) WILL BE APPROVED WITHOUT DELAY, UNLESS MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS INDICATE OTHERWISE. 

WHERE THERE ARE NO POLICIES RELEVANT TO THE APPLICATION OR RELEVANT POLICIES ARE OUT OF DATE AT THE TIME OF MAKING THE DECISION THEN THE APPROPRIATE COUNCIL WILL GRANT PERMISSION UNLESS MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS INDICATE OTHERWISE - TAKING INTO ACCOUNT WHETHER: 

  • ANY ADVERSE IMPACTS OF GRANTING PERMISSION WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY AND DEMONSTRABLY OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS, WHEN ASSESSED AGAINST THE POLICIES IN THE NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK TAKEN AS A WHOLE; OR
  • SPECIFIC POLICIES IN THAT FRAMEWORK INDICATE THAT DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE RESTRICTED.


To reflect the National Planning Policy Framework.

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New Paragraph 3.18

As agreed at the Examination Hearing Session 1

Delete Paragraph 3.18 and the heading above it in Section 3.0 Introduction and replace it with the following:

Review of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy

3.18 In order to ensure that the local planning policy framework in West Northamptonshire remains up to date in the light of changing economic, social and environmental issues and new evidence Daventry District, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire Councils commit to undertaking a review of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy to a plan period end date of 2036 or such longer period as the Councils choose, with

the aim of having an adopted plan in place by 2020.  This review will be led by the National Planning Policy Framework approach of objective assessment of housing, employment and other needs and the requirements of the duty to co-operate with adjoining authorities and other organisations as necessary.  This review will commence once the three Part 2 Local Plans covering West Northamptonshire have been submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination.  This is expected to be in 2017. The West Northamptonshire Local Development Scheme will be updated following the adoption of this Joint Core Strategy to reflect these anticipated timescales for the review.”

 

To provide a clear commitment to the Joint Core Strategy review and to provide clarity on its timing and content.