Joint Core Strategy - Proposed Main Modifications

Section 6.0 - Connections

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Paragraph

6.20

Revised wording agreed with the Highways Agency (Joint Position Statement 9) and a factual update.

Amend the first part of Paragraph 6.20 as follows:

“In order to ensure that the road network remains efficient and can serve the strategic demand, it will be important to make improvements to carefully manage more local movements (see Area Connections) to enhance capacity.  At the strategic level the Government has plans to introduce Managed Motorways including Hard Shoulder Running on a number of sections of the national Motorway network.  This has includedincludes the M1 between J14 J13 and J19 and, although this scheme is not currently expected to programmed, it may come forward during the plan period. In the case of the A45 and A43 trunk roads in the area, the Highways Agency are proposing to implement secure the implementation of traffic management measures and related junction modifications in conjunction with development coming forward in these corridors. A43 junction improvements are required to enable housing and employment growth including at Towcester, Silverstone and Brackley in South Northamptonshire.”

Factual update and to enhance the soundness and clarity of the plan in the light of changes to the funding stream.

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Paragraph 6.31

Factual update.

Insert a new Paragraph 6.31 as follows and renumber the existing Paragraph 6.31 as Paragraph 6.32:

6.31 The Secretary of State for Transport has made Safeguarding Directions on development affecting the route and associated works for the HS2 rail project: London – West Midlands.  These Directions came into force on 9 July 2013.  These Directions are not proposals of this Joint Core Strategy.  The routes in question will not be determined through the development plan process.  They will be considered in Parliament under Hybrid Bill procedures, which will provide appropriate opportunities for petitions to be made to Parliament by those directly affected by the scheme.  The West Northamptonshire Proposals Map (see Figure 5) shows the safeguarded area in West Northamptonshire that is covered by the Safeguarding Directions.

Factual update.