Northampton Local Plan 1997

APPENDIX

APPENDIX 1 

LIST OF INFRASTRUCTURE, SERVICE AND AMENITY  REQUIREMENTS WHICH DEVELOPERS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FUND IN NEW DEVELOPMENT

Provision in each instance must relate directly to the development concerned and be reasonable in scale and kind. Reference after each requirement is to the relevant policy/paragraph

A.     ALL DEVELOPMENTS 

1      Drainage: New foul and/or surface water sewers (E19). Flood protection works-channel improvements, balancing ponds/lakes (E19). 

2.     Highway works: On-site estate roads, footpaths, bridleways, cycleways, lighting, bus stops, lay-bys (E19).

Contributions toward off-site highway improvements (including, where appropriate, new roads) cycleways and public transport facilities for example: "park and ride", where needed as a result of the development (T9). Associated landscaping and provision for its future maintenance. Road layouts conducive to the effective operation of bus services and bus facilities (T15) 

3.     Car parking: In accordance with the Council's policy (T17). In the town centre an agreement to provide parking elsewhere may be made instead of on-site facilities (T18).

4.     Carrying out of tree planting and other landscape works (E8). 

5.     Measures to control the physical and environmental effects of new development (E21). 

6.     Percent for Art: A voluntary contribution for commissioning works of art based on a proportion of the cost of development projects (2.105). 

7.    Archaeology: Protection and/or investigation of on-site archaeological remains in advance of development. (E37) 

8.    The valley areas of the river Nene, Brampton Nene and Wootton Brook and the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal: Provision of public access and facilities, recreation and leisure facilities, landscape and visual enhancement (L16, E2). 

9.    Access for Disabled People (T22) 

 

B.      HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS 

10.    Public open space: Associated amenity open space including children's play areas (H14, L5).

Developments of over 1000 homes - a minimum of 1.6 hectares playing fields for every 1000 homes plus associated car parking, changing facilities and landscaping. An equivalent artificially surfaced area may be agreed as an alternative (L4). A commuted sum to cover future maintenance (L6). 

11.   Community facilities: In major new residential development, reservation of appropriate land. For the construction of a building, a contribution per dwelling based on a community centre of 400 square metres serving approximately 10,000 people (or 4000 homes) (E19) 

12.   Libraries: Expansion of existing mobiles, or library buildings based on a 30 hour facility per week for a population of 4,000. (E19) 

13.   Local shops: Provision of appropriate facilities in major new residential development (R11). 

14.   Schools: Provision of school sites for major new developments of 700 dwellings or more (H2). Provision of new school buildings or contribution to extending facilities on existing school sites may be appropriate. 

15.   Social housing:  Purpose built housing for the elderly (H16). Mobility housing (H17). Affordable housing (H32)

  

C.      MAJOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

16.    Provision of a minimum of 1ha of land reserved for services associated with the business area (B6)

APPENDIX 2 

GREENSPACE AREAS IN NORTHAMPTON (POLICY E6) 

This is a schedule of sites identified as "Greenspace" in the Local Plan and subject to policy E6. A series of plans accompanies the schedule to identify all the sites listed within it. Sites are listed according to the principal function they are considered to perform. It is important to note that other open spaces (public or private recreation land, school or college grounds, allotments and proposed recreation sites) are listed separately in Appendices 18, 19, 25 and 27 respectively and whilst not subject to greenspace  policy are subject to policies which guard against development.  Each site is identified in the series of Plans which accompany this Appendix (figures 8-18) 

1. Sites which define the extent and protect the setting of built up areas 

These are sites on the edge of the built up area where retention of open space is  proposed in order to maintain both the character and setting of existing villages and resist the outward expansion of the built up area. They are sites which in character and appearance are similar to open countryside in the adjoining districts of Daventry, Wellingborough and South Northamptonshire. Most of the land is in agricultural use. 

 

 

Boughton Green Road Reservoir

 

Site

1.1

 

Fig

12

Brackmills Fringe

1.2

15

Collingtree - Ladybridge area

1.3

10

Collingtree - North of Ash Lane

1.4

14

Collingtree - S of Watering Lane

1.5

14

Grange Farm area (adjoining Harlestone  Firs)

1.6

11

Land north east of Great Houghton

1.7

16

Lodge Farm (adjoining Harlestone  Firs)

1.8

09

Milton Ham East

1.9

10

North of Rectory Farm

1.10

17

Towcester Road, Ladybridge

1.11

10

West of North West Bypass route (Weedon Road)

1.12

09

West of St Crispin Hospital

1.13

09

West of Kislingbury Way, surrounding Camp Lane

1.14

08

Whitehills (land north of)

1.15

11

Wootton Fields fringe

1.16

14

 

 

2. Sites which form open space within the river valley 

These are sites in the valley of the River Nene (including the Brampton Arm and Wootton Brook tributary) where the conservation of the river valley landscape, wildlife and open space is a priority. There are varying levels of public access to these areas - from the Nene Way footpath along the valley to the large amount of informal access to open space which exists. Facilities for greater public access are being explored within the Brampton Valley and proposed Upton Country Park. In order to enhance and maintain the value which the river valley affords, it is essential that these open spaces remain undeveloped.

 

Abington Mill (Orchard and Meadows)

2.1

15

Avon Cosmetics Island

2.2

13

Barnes Meadow (between old and new river channel)

2.3

13

Billing Lagoons - fringe and adjoining fields

2.4

18

 

Bly Fields

2.5

08

Brampton Valley floor (from Spencer Br to Welford Rd)

2.6

11

Canal Meadows north of Briar Hill

2.7

10

Far Cotton and St James Mill Industry (land between)

2.8

10

Hardingstone Dyke and adjoining fields

2.9

16

Harvey Reeves Road (land west of)

2.10

10

Sixfields Lagoon - fringe

2.11

10

Nene Valley Way Embankment

2.12

16

Power Station (land adjoining)

2.13

13

Rushmere Road area

2.14

15

Rushmills (former railway line and open space)

2.15

15

Upton Country Park

2.16

08

Washland Embankment

2.17

16

Waterside Business Park fringe

2.18

16

Weedon Road Industry - south

2.19

10

West of Kislingbury Way, surrounding Camp Lane

2.20

08

 

3. Sites which form linear corridors of open space 

These are areas of open space which form linear corridors - for example a belt of woodland or land adjoining a footpath, highway or stream. As such their value lies in the continuity of open space offering natural breaks between different land uses or between different areas. The conservation of such green corridors is highly important for wildlife. 

Billing Park (Wellingborough Road to Fishponds Road)

3.1

17

Brackmills - historic hedgerow

3.2

15

Briar Hill (from Far Cotton to Danes Camp Way)

3.3

10

Cherry Lodge and Blackthorn tree belt

3.4

17

Great Houghton railway cutting

3.5

16

Hill Farm Rise, East Hunsbury

3.6

10

Hunslett Lane

3.7

10

Pineham (tributary of Wootton Brook)

3.8

08

Ryehill Spinney

3.9

09

Upton - Harpole bridlepath

3.10

09

Upton Lodge

3.11

09

Watermeadow tree belt

3.12

17

Wootton Fields Pipeline Corridor

3.13

14

  

4. Sites which form green spaces around development 

These areas serve to create space between development and surrounding areas. In many instances strategic areas of open space have been established to screen and reduce the impact of existing business development. In other cases such spaces are the result of land remaining undeveloped and which has now developed an important function of providing a buffer of open space between different land uses. It is important that these are maintained, and areas surrounding proposed development identified and reserved in order to reduce future impact of such development upon surrounding areas. 

Berry Lane Wootton

4.1

14

Brackmills flood balancing area

4.2

15

Brackmills Fringe

4.3

15

Brackmills Fringe - north of railway line

4.4

15

 

Billing Road East

4.5

16

Booth Rise

4.6

17

Briar Hill Fringe

4.7

10

Collingtree, Barn Corner

4.8

14

Collingtree "Grotto" and adjoining land

4.9

14

Collingtree - North of Ash Lane

4.10

14

Collingtree - S of Watering  Lane

4.11

14

Danes Camp Way North

4.12

10

Fishponds Road

4.13

17

Fox Covert, Overstone Lane

4.14

17

Harlestone Road Allotment Land/Cemetery/Open Space

4.15

09

Milton Ham North

4.16

10

Moulton Park bund (including Brickyard Spinney)

4.17

12

Pineham (Banbury Lane)

4.18

8

Pineham (external fringe)

4.19

8

Orchard Hill/Little Billing Way

4.20

17

Queen Eleanor A45/A508 Interchange

4.21

13

Rothersthorpe  Services - fringe

4.22

8

Talavera Way (former road reservation)

4.23

12

Thorplands, Toby Inn

4.24

17

Thorpville (Gate Lodge)

4.25

17

Thorpville bund

4.26

17

Upton Way fringe

4.27

8

Weedon Road - fringe

4.28

8&9

Wootton Brook/Canal meadows

4.29

08

  

5. Sites which form "islands" of open space in the urban area 

These are areas of urban greenspace which are valuable in visual, aesthetic and amenity terms. Often these include sites used for burial grounds, memorial gardens and churchyards.  Small areas of amenity open space, the grounds of institutions and public houses/hotels are also important in providing "islands" of green space within the urban area. 

Abington Lodge

5.1

12

Abington Square Garden of Rest

5.2

13

All Saints Churchyard, Little Billing

5.3

18

All Saints Churchyard and War Memorial Gardens

5.4

13

Billing Road Cemetery

5.5

13

Cliftonville Road (former NBC Horticultural Nursery)

5.6

13

Collingtree "Grotto" and adjoining land

5.7

14

Dallington Lake (west of Mill Lane)

5.8

11

Danehill Wood, Towcester Road

5.9

10

Derngate Open Space

5.10

13

Duston Berrywood Road Cemetery

5.11

09

Emporium Lane Pocket Park

5.12

13

Goldings Reservoir

5.13

17

Grafton St Open Space

5.14

11

Green St

5.15

10

Hunsbury Hill Spinney and Farm

5.16

10

Kingsthorpe Cemetery, Nursery and Allotment land

5.17

11

Lodge Avenue Open Space, Collingtree

5.18

14

Lumbertubs Way (relic open space, Boothville)

5.19

17

 

Notre Dame Site and Graveyard

5.20

13

Princess Marina (site adjoining), Weedon Road

5.21

09

Raglan Street/Wellingborough Road

5.22

13

Round Spinney (services strip)

5.23

17

St Andrews Churchyard, Great Billing

5.24

17

St Crispin Hospital

5.25

09

St Christopher’s  Rest Home Grounds

5.26

16

St Edmunds Churchyard, Hardingstone

5.27

13

St Edmunds Churchyard, Wellingborough Road

5.28

13

St George’s Churchyard, Wootton

5.29

14

St Johns Churchyard and Cemetery Kingsthorpe

5.30

11

St Johns Residential Care Home Grounds

5.31

16

St Johns Street

5.32

13

St Luke’s Churchyard Duston

5.33

9

St Matthew’s Churchyard, Kingsley

5.34

12

St Mary’s Churchyard, Great Houghton

5.35

15

St Michael’s Churchyard, Upton

5.36

08

St Mary’s Churchyard, Dallington

5.37

11

St Peters Churchyard, Marefair

5.38

10

St Peter & Paul Churchyard,  Abington Park

5.39

12

St Sepulchres Churchyard Sheep St

5.40

13

Sunnyside Public House Gardens Boughton Green Road

5.41

12

Ten Pines, Southfields

5.42

17

Towcester Road Cemetery and Allotment land

5.43

10

Weston Favell Cemetery

5.44

16

Wootton Cemetery

5.45

14

 

6. Sites which are integral to land used for recreation 

These are areas of open space which are alongside open space used or proposed for recreation. Their value results from the relationship of each with the adjoining land and should be regarded as part of a larger area of open space. 

Collingtree, Barn Corner

6.1

14

Delapre Middle School (adj. proposed playing field)

6.2

10

Manfield Hospital Grounds (south west corner)

6.3

12

Upton Hall Farm (adjoining grounds of Upton Hall)

6.4

08

Weston Favell (between allotments & tennis courts)

6.5

16

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APPENDIX 3 

UPTON AND BERRYWOOD: REQUIREMENTS FOR HOUSING AREAS AS INCORPORATED INTO DRAFT S106 AGREEMENTS (POLICY H4) 

School Sites 

1 middle school @ 3.65 ha to be located north of Weedon Road 

3 lower schools @ 1.15 ha each. Two to be located north of Weedon Road and one of these to be just north of Upton Hall. The third to be located south of Weedon Road. 

Local Centre Sites 

2 sites of approximately 1.5 ha each, north and south of Weedon Road. In each centre

a) a site to be reserved for general medical facilities 

b) a retail unit of 250-350 square metres to be constructed for sale of food and general goods. 

Community Centres 

Developer to provide community centre site and building. Either one large community centre to serve the whole district (preferred option) 425-450 square metres located at Upton or near Weedon Road, or two smaller centres, one north and one south of Weedon Road. Minimum size for the smaller centres - 325 square metres. 

District Library 

Site to be reserved 

 

Reserve Sites 

A minimum of 2 sites. One north and one south of Weedon Road. 

 

Sites for Single Persons Housing

2 sites of not less than 0.5 ha each, north and south of Weedon Road. 

 

 

Sites for Elderly Persons Dwellings/Sheltered housing 

3 sites @ 1ha each, north and south of Weedon Road. 

 

Woodlands/Open Space 

Dedication of: Berry Wood, existing sports facilities at St Crispin Hospital, land for Duston Park, land for Upton District Park, land for playing fields, existing woodlands at Upton, land for the Country Park. 

Laying out of, and facilities for (or payment in lieu of) Duston Park, Upton Park, playing fields, Country Park. Commuted sums for maintenance  of the above items.

Footpaths/Bridleways/Rights of Way 

Maintenance of existing routes or appropriate diversions where necessitated by development. 

2 new bridges to accommodate pedestrian/bridleway routes across the Weedon Road. 

New footpaths and cycle routes to be provided to link Duston/Berrywood/Upton housing areas to the Country Park and Pineham employment areas. The linking of existing footpaths/bridleways within the Berrywood and Upton areas with existing footpaths/bridleways in Duston.

APPENDIX 4

PROPOSED HOUSING SITES OF 0.40 HECTARES OR MORE IN AREA AT JUNE 1993 (POLICY H8) 

1

Bedford Road depot

Grid Ref 

762601

2

Fellmead Road

814646

3

Green Street

748603

4

Farmhill Road, Southfields

801649

5

Manfield shoe factory *

771614

6

Nene Drive

739631

7

Pleydell Road allotments

751586

8

Rothersthorpe Road allotments (local authority)

740587

9

Rothersthorpe Road allotments remainder (private)

744588

10 St Edmunds Hospital

764610

11 Spencer Bridge Road north

746614

12 Wootton Trading Estate

770569

 

 

*     In the event of the listed frontage of the building not being suitable for residential use or conversion, the frontage is to be retained for business uses.

APPENDIX 5

PROPOSED HOUSING SITES (POLICY H8) UNIMPLEMENTED PLANNING PERMISSIONS,

SITES APPROVED IN PRINCIPLE AWAITING S106 AGREEMENTS, AND DWELLINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT JUNE 1993. 

 

SITES OF 10 DWELLINGS OR MORE WITH UNIMPLEMENTED PLANNING PERMISSION,

NO START ON SITE AT JUNE 1993.                                                                  Dwgs                  Grid Ref

 

1  Abington Lodge*

32

781623

2  Abington  Mill*

50

783605

3  Bective School*

15

755636

4  Bedford Road rear of

12

770600

5  Billing Leys*

16

807630

6  Billing Road East*

390

784607

7  Brookfield Road*

10

766626

8  Collingtree Park remainder*

57

749563

9  Cotton Grove*

210

743584

10 Dallington Brook remainder

53

733622

11 Derngate High School

51

758602

12 East East Hunsbury  B

31

753568

13 Harborough Road Hospital*

85

749642

14 Hunsbarrow Road

15

734591

15 Knights Thorpe remainder*

90

711615

16 Main Road, Duston

41

726610

17 Meeting Lane

10

723611

18 Mill Lane

10

750613

19 Moore Street*

17

766625

20 Mounts Fire Station (not shown on plan)

21

756610

21 Palmerston Road*

15

765607

22 Penfold Lane south*

12

811630

23 Pippin Close

20

804626

24 Ridge Farm remainder*

147

775567

25 Rose Villa, Cliftonville*

67

768604

26 Rothersthorpe Road allotments (private)*

170

744589

27 St George’s Avenue*

15

754617

28 Sandy Lane remainder*

33

710628

29 Upton Way west*

350

725584

30 Wards Farm

10

750554

31 Wootton Fields remainder*

1,477

767566

32 Sites of less than 10 dwellings*

94

 

 

APPENDIX 5 Unimplemented Consents                                                            3,646

* estimated number of units (usually outline approval)

LIST OF DEVELOPMENT APPROVED IN PRINCIPLE AWAITING S106 AGREEMENTS AT JUNE 1993

                                                                                                                        Dwgs                Grid Ref

33 Allandau House, St George’s Street                                                                63                  752611

34 Cattle Market*                                                                                               120                 756600

35 Collingtree Park                                                                                                5                  755559

36 Cromwell Street*                                                                                            20                  752610

37 Freeschool Street*                                                                                         29                  751603

38 Primrose Hill                                                                                                     4                  753617

39 St Leonard’s Road                                                                                           50                  751594

40 South Bridge*                                                                                                192                 756597

41 Upton & Berrywood*                                                                                   3,415                 720600

42 Upton Way roundabout*                                                                                180                 725602

 

 

 

APPENDIX 5 Approved  in Principle                                                            4,078

* estimated number of units

SITES WITH PLANNING PERMISSION FOR 10 DWELLINGS OR MORE WHICH ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT JUNE 1993.

 

                                                                                                                         Dwellings:

                                                                                                                UC       Remainder      Grid Ref

 

43 Abbots Mead

11

15

807626

44 Alsace Park

23

      145

711627

45 Badgers Wood

9

17

807626

46 Baronson Gardens

6

5

768614

47 Buttermere Close

13

0

784635

48 Collingtree Park

0

25

755559

49 Dallington Park

0

6

736618

50 Edgemont Grange

0

30

792613

51 Fairway Oak

5

11

755556

52 Fairways

3

11

749566

53 Farthingsgate

18

2

765571

54 Fossetts

23

1

724622

55 Foxgloves

0

88

756573

56 Fullingdale Road

10

0

781630

57 Gibraltar Barracks

24

0

753613

58 Harborough Road 155 rear of

1

11

752638

59 Hidcote

5

0

754574

60 High Croft

9

0

787637

61 Keepers Brook

2

20

755561

62 Kingsmead

9

16

742642

63 Knights Thorpe

9

49

714614

64 Lakeside

5

21

755563

65 Larkrise

18

29

751570

66 Manfield Court

7

15

780637

67 Meadowcroft

8

69

7495708

68 Oakridge

0

62

757572

 

69 Parkview Court

13

26

739572

70 Penfold Gardens

14

10

811632

71 Penvale Park

44

165

751577

72 Portlands

3

0

713628

73 Queen Eleanor Mews

17

34

764573

74 Ransome Road

19

6

756594

75 Royal Park

14

6

757640

76 Saxon Meadows

8

69

774569

77 Spy Glass Hill

1

12

748568

78 Sycamore Grove

10

32

812629

79 The Masters

3

16

752565

80 The Pastures

0

4

787608

81 Warwick Park

2

2

710622

82 Westminster Gardens

8

20

780604

83 Whiston School

12

0

758637

84 Wrenbury Road

10

4

710621

 

APPENDIX 5   Sites Under Construction                                          396         1,054

Summary:

Sites unimplemented

3,626

(  1 - 33 )

 

Approved in principle

4,078

( 34 - 43 )

 

Sites commenced

 

( 44 - 85 )

 

Under construction

396

 

 

Remainder

1,054

 

 

Total                                                                                                   9,154             (  1 - 85 )

 

Note: the combined total of "U/C" and "Remainder" may be less than the total number of dwellings for which planning consent was granted since some of them may already have been constructed. These would be included in paragraph 3.24 - "Housing Completions".

APPENDIX 6 

STREETS WHERE PLANNING PERMISSION WILL NOT BE GRANTED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS IN THE CURTILAGE OF DWELLINGS (POLICY H9) 

COLLINGTREE PARK  GR: 755560 

Laurel Valley Medinah Close Shoal Creek Tanglewood

Windingbrook Lane (part of) 

 

GREAT BILLING PARK  GR: 807630 

THE AVENUE, DALLINGTON  ( part of )   GR: 736612 

THORBURN  ROAD AREA  GR: 793619

 

Burtram Close

Donovan Court

Edgemont Road

Mountclair Court

Naomi Close

Nesbitt Close

Patterson Close

Rixon Close

Rowlandson Close

Seedfield Close

Taborley Close

Thorburn Road.

APPENDIX 7 

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN GUIDE (POLICY H12) 

The design, hierarchy and layout of roads in residential estates is dealt with in Appendix 8. Parking standards are dealt with in Appendix 11.

1.  Design

1.1   In considering new development, the Council will only seek to control its external appearance if it is satisfied that such control is required in relation to the character and visual quality of the surrounding area. In this respect there will inevitably  be different levels of control; for example, a high level of control in particularly sensitive situations such as conservation areas, but less so in extensive areas of speculative housing. However, all designs, including the choice of materials, will be expected to be sympathetic to the scale and character of their surroundings and those which are quite blatantly poor and ill considered will be rejected. It should be noted that this guide refers essentially to "conventional" estate developments, for example dwellings fronting access roads. It is difficult to provide similar standards for "unconventional" schemes, especially high density developments which do not have the usual front access and associated road layout. Whilst these may well be acceptable forms of development, planning permission will invariably be conditional on the removal of certain permitted development use rights given under the Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988, as considered appropriate to safeguard the interests of adjoining occupants.

 

1.2   Where large housing developments are proposed, they should be divided into distinct neighbourhoods, each with a recognisable character and focus. This will help encourage residents to have a sense of community and collective "ownership" of their immediate area and thereby exercise concern for it. Proposed landscaping schemes should avoid creating hidden areas and potentially unsafe environments. The design and layout of residential areas should make crime more difficult to commit and increase the risk of detection for potential offenders.

 

2.    Garages and Parking Spaces

a)    In conventional estate developments:-

(i)    Where a garage  is not provided as part of the initial development, a hardstanding with ready access to the highway shall be provided in accordance with the standard set out in Appendix 7. In addition, where a garage is not provided as part of the initial development the relevant "permitted development" rights included within the Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988 will be removed in giving permission for the overall development to ensure that new garages are in keeping with the style and appearance of the rest of the development; this is particularly important where individually owned garages are constructed in pairs and are clearly visible.

(ii)   Where the forward most part of the dwelling is less than 5.5 metres from the adopted highway such that a garage constructed without planning permission in accordance with Part 1, Class A of the Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988, would have a sub standard driveway, the relevant GDO permitted development rights would be removed in the giving of the original planning permission.

(iii)    All garages, whether individual or in blocks, shall be constructed in facing brickwork or other such material which is considered appropriate to that used in the construction of the adjoining dwellings. 

(iv)    Off-plot parking provision shall be provided either by way of garage courts or groups of parking spaces or a combination of both and shall be designed and landscaped as an integral part of the overall scheme. There shall be convenient pedestrian links between the garages or spaces and the dwellings which they serve, the furthest of which shall be not more than 50 metres away.

 

(b)     In the construction of new dwellings, other than in the form of conventional estate development, the normal garage/parking requirements will apply. Where the development involves a change of use to residential. The standards may be relaxed where it  is considered that the former use seriously detracted from the amenities and environmental quality of the area.

  

3.  Gardens 

Every effort should  be made to ensure that as much as possible of the unbuilt space within the curtilage should be clearly identified as being within either the front or rear garden areas. This applies particularly to corner plots and/or plots which are not "square" with the highway. It should be noted that the maintenance of land adjacent to dwellings that is neither within the front or rear gardens, but which is also not  included in a Section 38 Agreement of the Highways Act 1980, will not be the responsibility of the Council and the developer should ensure, therefore that all such land is conveyed as being within the curtilage of a dwelling. 

 

4.   Spatial Requirements 

In conventional estate developments:- 

(i)     The minimum distance between main rear elevations shall be 21 metres. The minimum distance between main front elevations shall be 18 metres. On the rare occasion where a main rear elevation backs on to a main front elevation, the minimum 21 metres shall apply. The minimum distance between any main elevation and side elevation shall be 12 metres. Minimum distances between dwellings need not apply on sloping ground.

(ii)     Where new development is proposed adjacent to existing hedgerows, the nearest point of any new building shall be a minimum 3 metres from the centre line of the hedge which shall be shown accurately on all layout drawings. In the case of existing trees, including individual trees within a hedgerow, the proximity of any proposed building shall be on the basis of an individual site assessment. The location of all such trees which are to be retained, together with the spread of the foliage, must be clearly shown on the permitted drawings. The Council may seek to protect those trees which are to be retained by way of Tree Preservation Orders.

(iii)     Where two housing estates are proposed with a common development boundary, it will normally be required that their layout provides for rear gardens only, either side of the boundary, each with a minimum length of 10.5 metres. Minimum distances between dwellings need not apply on sloping ground. 

 

5.     Extensions

(a)  As a general principle, any extension should not visually dominate the original dwelling and should not be detrimental to its original appearance or to the amenity or character of the adjoining dwelling(s) by virtue of its design, scale, siting and materials. The dimensions of windows and doors together with details of brick courses, sills, eaves and lintels should relate to the proportions and detailing of the original house. 

(b)   Where applicable, all two storey extensions should have a pitched roof to tie in with and match the existing roof. Difference in cost will not be accepted as being a valid planning reason for seeking permission for a different design.

(c)    Any extension beyond the forwardmost part of a dwelling should not project beyond the general building line so as to form an intrusive feature out of character with the street. 

(d)    Two storey side extensions on or within close proximity of the boundary will only be permitted where they do not create the effect of terracing with adjoining properties. Setting back of extensions behind the building line of the dwelling will add to the visual interest and soften the overall effect. Regard will also be given to the effect of the extension on side elevation windows of adjoining dwellings. 

(e)     Rear extensions on or within close proximity of the boundary must have regard to the overall effect on adjacent properties. Consideration will  be given to proximity of windows and any loss of light  or outlook as a result of the length, height and orientation of the extension. 

(f)       Windows  overlooking a neighbours property shall not be installed in side elevations. However, regard will be given to the proximity to the boundary and exceptions may be made for obscurely glazed and unopenable windows e.g bathrooms or landings. Where a ground floor window is permitted which overlooks an adjacent property, the top of the window shall not exceed the height of the adjacent side boundary wall or fence. 

(g)      The extended dwelling should normally still be able to comply with the Council's adopted guide to parking standards. 

(h)      Sufficient garden area should be left to ensure adequate amenity space and space in accordance with the Council's standards where it is considered  that the original building was able to comply.

(i)         Extended  properties should normally retain a rear garden of 10 metres in depth measured from the rear wall of the extension to the boundary. All extensions within 10 metres of the boundary will be considered having regard to its impact on adjacent properties and any potential for overlooking.

APPENDIX 8 

THE LAYOUT OF ROADS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS (POLICY  H12) 

1.1     The following guidelines have been drawn up to advise those involved in the development of new residential estates of the objectives which the layout should achieve and to indicate the basic highway criteria against which schemes submitted for planning consent will be assessed. These guidelines are based upon the document "The Layout of Roads in Residential Areas" produced by Northamptonshire County Council originally in 1978 and which has provided the basic criteria, with certain modifications, for residential road layout in Northampton since that date. 

1.2      The objectives of the guidelines are, primarily, to achieve a high standard of residential environment in both functional and visual terms. This can be achieved by: 

i)          segregation in design terms between different types of road - by function

ii)         reducing the visual impact of roads. It may be desirable in certain instances for example: where preservation requirements or unusually high environmental standards can be justified, to relax some of the standards indicated in these guidelines, and sympathetic  consideration will be given in such cases where public safety is not compromised. 

iii)        introducing flexibility and interest into the layout. 

iv)        recognising the needs of all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and emergency vehicles.

v)         encouragement of low speed driving in the heart of the residential area.

vi)         improving safety whilst maintaining adequate access.

vii)        separating parked and moving vehicles.

 

1.3        The approach to the layout of roads in residential areas is based upon a road hierarchy, defined in design terms by function, as indicated by the diagram below. 

Appendix 8 Figure 1.3 r

  

1.4    Local Distributors 

These roads form the link between District Distributors  (Principal Roads) and Access Collectors and frequently will be used as bus routes; bus bays may be necessary at layover points and locations where traffic conflict may be anticipated. Roads which give access to more than 300 dwellings must be local distributors.

Frontage access will not normally be permitted and the housing layout should be such as to discourage service and other vehicles from parking on these roads.

The carriageway width will normally be 7.3 metres but can be 6.75 metres if conditions warrant a reduction. A flowing alignment of curves is preferred with a minimum centre line radius of 100 metres; gradients should not normally exceed 5.5% and forward visibility sight lines should be at least 70 metres nearest kerb to nearest kerb. 

Where a junction with a District Distributor is necessary, a specific design brief will be given by the highway authority. 

Subsidiary road junctions should be spaced at least 80 metres apart (between nearest kerbs) when occurring on the same side and 40 metres apart when occurring on opposite sides. 

Footway provision will recognise anticipated pedestrian need; Where it can be clearly shown that there is likely to be no pedestrian demand and other footpath/footway provision offers more attractive routes, then the construction of a footway in these instances will not necessarily be required. Footways shall generally be 1.8 metres wide and be separated from the carriageway by a verge of minimum width 1.2 metres (usually 2.7 metres is required) but a variable width is preferred. 

Where footways are not required a verge shall be provided, its width will be subject to specific brief but not normally less than 3 metres (usually 4.5 metres is required). Footways must be set back to the line of all junction and forward visibility sight lines. 

1.5   Access Collectors 

An access collector links together access areas and connects to local distributors either in the form of a cul-de-sac serving a maximum of 175 dwellings or a loop serving a maximum of 300 dwellings. 

Frontage development will normally be acceptable. The carriageway will generally be 5.5 metres wide and should be aligned as a series of flowing curves of minimum C/L radius of 20 metres interconnected with a minimum of short straight sections - long straight roads are not acceptable. 

Gradients should not normally exceed 7% and forward visibility sight lines must be at least 30 metres kerb to kerb. 

Access area junctions should be spaced at least 40 metres apart (between nearest kerbs) when occurring on the same side and 20 metres apart when occurring on opposite sides. All junctions are to be at right-angles. 

The kerb radius at a junction with a local distributor should be 10.5 metres the approach being aligned at right-angles to the major road.

Visibility splays should be 4.5 metres x 90 metres (for 30mph) or 4.5 metres x 120 metres (for 40mph). Certain visibility requirements may be subject to specific brief.

Continuous footways will be necessary throughout; the normal width will be 1.8 metres. Cul-de-sacs should normally not exceed 300 metres in length; turning facilities should be provided at maximum intervals of 200 metres and at or near terminal points. Footways must be set back to the line of all junction and forward visibility sight lines. 

1.6   Access Areas 

Access areas are small cul-de-sacs providing access to housing clusters of no more than 16 dwellings. The housing layout, carriageway configuration, parking provision, front garden treatment and landscaping should all be aimed at creating a distinctive environment. 

An access area is normally a short informal cul-de-sac of variable width. The variable width carriageway width contributes to the essential informality of the layout; the width, however, should generally be

4.5 metres and wider sections with flowing kerb lines should be arranged in locations of casual parking need. 

Adequate turning facilities must be incorporated at the terminal points and will normally take the form of an amorphous shaped turning area incorporating the dimensions of a standard turning head. 

The connection to an access collector should be 4.5 metres wide but the entrance so formed should be visually constricted by appropriately located structures (e.g. building/boundary wall/hedge or fence), enclosures and landscaping. Access areas are not permitted directly off Local Distributors. 

The kerb radius at a junction with an access collector will be 6 metres with 2.5 metres x 40 metres visibility splays being provided; a 1 metre wide rumble strip/ramp constructed in approved materials (e.g. seats, paviors)  is introduced at the access area inner tangent point of the radius kerb. Footways must be set back to the line of all junction and forward visibility sight lines. 

A  single footway will  be  required in access areas, normally on  the side serving the majority of dwellings. Elsewhere, verges are required in order to accommodate statutory undertakers equipment and these will be a minimum 1m wide in all cases, hard paved where adjacent to on-street parking areas. On the side where a verge is required the footway must extend 2.0 metres beyond the rear of the rumble strip to provide a pedestrian crossing point. 

In order to encourage recognition of the different character of access areas the surface  finish must contrast with that  of access collectors. Concrete block paving is preferable whilst contrasting bituminous surfaces are also acceptable. It is important, however, for the contrast to be permanent. Other forms of surfacing materials may also be acceptable and these variations will be considered on their merits. Surface dressing is not permitted. 

Various types of standard kerb are acceptable provided the colour and texture are sympathetic to the objective of informality; a minimum face of 40mm should be maintained except in special cases where protection is required the 40mm face should normally be continued at the edge of all private  areas. 

1.7      Shared Private Drives

Shared private drives may serve up to a maximum of 4 dwellings and may connect to either access collectors or access areas. Shared drives connecting to both access collectors and access areas must have adequate on-plot turning facilities. 

Single vehicle crossovers should be 19.5 metres (24.5) clear of local distributor road junctions and clear of tangent points (15 metres) at access collector/access collector or accessway junctions. Figures shown in brackets apply where driveways are shared. Vehicle crossovers are not permitted adjacent to on-street parking areas.

On-plot parking requirements must be adhered to (refer to Appendix Car Parking Standards for New Developments). Shared private drives connecting to access collectors will be 4.5 metres wide for a distance of 10 metres from the carriageway; connections to access areas will be 3 metres wide for 2 dwellings and 4.5 metres wide for up to 4 dwellings. Drive lengths in excess of 35 metres are not considered appropriate. 

Adjacent individual drives are not to be treated as a shared drive and an individual drive width of 2.7 metres at the highway boundary is to be maintained. 

2 metres x 2 metres visibility splays are requires in all cases where private drives meet the highway boundary. 

Groups of dwellings with no direct highway frontage and served via a shared drive and/or footpath  link must not exceed 4 in number irrespective of their configuration or parking provision. Large communal parking areas in front of dwellings are discouraged but rear parking areas with direct access or frontage may be permitted to serve in excess of 4 dwellings in certain circumstances e.g. flat developments.

 

1.8     Pedestrian Way/Cycleways 

Pedestrian routes running adjacent to a carriageway or within the limits of the highway boundary on either side of a carriageway are normally designated as footways. Other hard-surfaced linear routes intended solely for pedestrian movement are designated as footpaths. The design of the pedestrian network within a residential area will require as much detailed consideration as the road network. In the initial stages of the design process, the existing footpath system and the attraction of key areas such as shops, public transport, etc have to be identified. It is then essential that the new development fits into this network in an appropriate and satisfactory manner, since a pedestrian system will only work effectively if it is designed to satisfy identified needs. The key factors in achieving effective design are that pedestrian routes must be convenient, safe and pleasant in use, all these three requirements being of equal importance - care should be exercised to avoid routes which could present security problems and encourage vandalism e.g. footpaths should be open in aspect with no "dark corners".

Footpath widths will normally be 1.8 metres; however, localised widening may take place where high levels of pedestrian movement are anticipated or for environmental or amenity purposes. 

The Local Plan makes provision for cyclists and cyclepaths in new development and redevelopment schemes. Where required, cycleways or combined footpath/cycleways will need to be provided. Such provision will be subject to specific brief at the time of application. 

1.9       Areas for Adoption 

It is essential that land, buildings and apparatus to be adopted are identified during the design stage in order to avoid misunderstanding and consequent delay. All land must be conveyed to individual occupiers, local authorities, statutory bodies or some other responsible authority. The  future maintenance responsibility relating to trees, shrubs, and other planted areas should be established prior to planning submission. 

The highway authority will adopt as highways maintainable at public expense those roads and footpaths which are necessary for public access or passage. Such highways include carriageways, footways, verges and footpaths which are constructed in accordance with these standards and which are of real use to the general public. The highway authority may also adopt areas of land which are necessary to ensure the stability of the highway. 

Highway verges, whether between the footway and the carriageway or adjacent to private gardens, will be adopted as part of the highway, although this does not mean that every highway needs a verge. 

A verge which is contiguous with private gardens and which the highway authority agrees to adopt will require special attention to ensure that the rights of the highway authority and statutory undertakers are fully understood by the purchaser of the adjacent property. Much can be done by careful landscaping to indicate that such a verge is part of the highway. Sett or cobble patches may be used to contain stop cocks, hydrants and to define highway boundaries. Planting or any other obstruction e.g. rockeries within 1m width of accessways is not permitted under normal circumstances. 

One objective of the open-plan type of estate layout using access areas on which peripheral verges may occur is that householders will be encouraged to maintain to the edge of the highway boundary and whatever measures are taken to define the verges must not militate against this. However, purchasers must be made aware of the prohibition of building walls or fences and planting of hedges or trees etc. on the verge and that the statutory undertakers have the right to excavate their services at any time. 

1.10      Adoption Procedures 

It is expected that developers will make an agreement with the Council under Section 38 of the Highways Act 1980. With this agreement roads and footpaths can be automatically adopted as public highway upon completion. Immediately a development receives building regulations approval, the highway authority requires a statutory guarantee that the roads and footpaths will be completed to the satisfaction of that authority. 

Before construction begins the developer must either 

i)   complete payment of the Council's estimated cost of highway works under the Advance Payment Code of Section 219 of the highways Act 1980 or;

ii)     enter into a Section 38 Agreement and provide a bond for due completion. 

If a developer wishes to construct an estate in distinct phases, the phasing should be clearly shown on his submission for approval. 

If an early start to construction is essential, developers must make an Advance Payment and replace this as soon as possible with a Section 38 Agreement. In this case the APC payment is refunded with interest. 

Public rights of way crossing land are protected by statute, development affecting such rights may be prejudiced if formal procedures are not instigated at an early stage where diversions are required. 

The highway authority will adopt and maintain as highway drains those pipelines laid solely for the disposal of surface water from prospectively maintainable highways, provided that: 

i)        where such drains are laid outside the limits of the maintainable highway suitable easements are negotiated by the developer and 

ii)        the outfall at the point of discharge of a drain is of sufficient capacity and free of any legal encumbrances. 

(It should be noted that it is a prerequisite of OUTLINE planning permission that a site shall be capable of being adequately drained). 

The status of all other drains and sewers must be the subject of negotiations with the Council or regional water companies. 

The highway authority will not normally accept the laying of private drains and private sewers within the limits of either the existing highway or prospectively maintainable highway - connections to existing sewers from individual properties are permitted. 

iii)           Any dwelling or permanent structure must be a minimum of 3m clear from any existing or proposed sewer. 

1.11       Street Lighting 

All new developments must be provided with highway and footpath lighting schemes to the approval of the highway authority. Street lighting schemes should not be unnecessarily intrusive (e.g. consideration should be given to fixing lighting units to buildings in suitable situations) and street lighting apparatus should not obstruct accesses, footpaths or the vision of drivers. Northampton Borough Council will provide a street lighting design service on a rechargeable basis. 

1.12       Crime Prevention 

The layout of roads and footpaths in residential areas must have regard to the need for crime prevention. Care should be taken that roads and footpaths are open to view and are not isolated.  It is important that there should be alternative routes available to any pedestrian route through amenity open space areas which is divorced from adjoining housing. Footpaths through residential areas should be wide, clear of hiding places, well lit and should follow a direct route.

APPENDIX 9 

MINIMUM DESIGN STANDARDS FOR MOBILITY HOUSING (POLICY H17) 

Based on standards set out in the document "Building Homes for Successive Generations - Criteria for Accessible

General Housing" Access Committee for England 1992. 

The design standards listed below constitute the minimum standards which would be expected in a dwelling if it were to be classified as Mobility Housing: 

1.    Level or ramped access should be provided at all entrances. No threshold should exceed 15mm inside or out. This may preclude the use of sliding patio doors. Where ramps are needed they should have a maximum gradient of 1:20 and should finish at the door in a level platform of 1.2 metres x 1.2 metres minimum clear of any door swing. 

2.    Hallways and corridors should have a minimum width of 1200 mm 

3.    External doors should have a minimum clear opening width of 850 mm 

4.    Internal doors should have a minimum clear opening width of 800 mm 

5.    At entrance level a w.c. compartment should be provided for wheelchair use. Minimum internal dimensions should be 1.4m x 1.75m. The door should open out or slide. 

6.    The staircase should be a straight run with handrails on both sides and with a structural wall suitable for stairlift installation continuing uninterrupted beside top and bottom landings for at least 450mm beyond the stairs. 

7.    Minimum bathroom dimensions should be 2.1m x 2.1m to allow for subsequent adaption. 

8.    Door openings should be positioned so that there is a 300mm clear run of wall to the side of the door handle when the door is in the closed position. 

9.     Door handles should be of the lever type. 

10.   Electric sockets should be 800mm above floor level. 

11.   Door handles and light switches should be aligned horizontally 1040 mm above floor level. 

12.   Window sills in the main living room and at least one bedroom should be low enough to allow a view out for wheelchair users or people in seated or lying positions. In first floor rooms this would normally be a maximum of 600 mm above floor level. 

13.    A car parking space or garage as near as the dwelling as possible preferably under cover but no more than 20 metres away. The path to the front entrance shall be 1 metre wide (minimum) finished in a hard non-slip material. 

14.    Partition walls in a bathroom and w.c. must be structurally capable of taking support rails.

APPENDIX 10 

STREETS WHERE PLANNING PERMISSION WILL NOT BE GIVEN FOR USES WHICH INVOLVE MULTI-OCCUPATION (POLICY H31). 

Grid Reference 

Abington Avenue (west)

766615

Abington Grove

767618

Bostock Ave east nos 2-44

768612

Bostock Ave west nos 1-45a

768612

Barrack Road

754616

Colwyn Road

762615

East Park Parade

765616

Holly Road

766617

Kingsley Road (part)

764622

Louise Road

755613

Queens Park Parade (part)

751625

St Georges Avenue

758619

St Matthews Parade

767621

St Michaels Avenue

764614

St Pauls Road

752618

Semilong Road

752616

Watkin Terrace

758614

Wellingborough Road 385- 449

772616

APPENDIX 11 

A GUIDE  TO PARKING STANDARDS FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Introduction

1.   Scope - A guide to parking standards was approved by the County Council and all District  Councils in 1990. As a result of response to the consultation draft of this Plan slight changes have been made to those standards as apply to Northampton. Most however remain consistent with the County wide parking standards. 

2.  Flexibility - Individual circumstances,  which would need to be substantiated by the applicant, may justify some flexibility in the application of these standards. However, the possibility of future changes of use or occupier, the scope for expansion of the premises, and the need for consistency in the consideration of parking requirements will have to be taken into account. In all such cases, specific negotiations with the Council  will be essential. 

3.  Changes of Use - Wherever possible changes of use should meet the normal standards. However where the existing authorised  use fails to meet current standards, consent will only be granted for a change of use where the proposed use is unlikely to worsen the parking situation. 

4.  Conservation  Areas and Listed Buildings - Within Conservation Areas and at all sites involving listed buildings, the special character and nature of the surrounding area will be taken into account in determining the level of parking provision to be made. 

5.  Restriction of Permitted Development Rights - In exceptional circumstances, conditions may need to be imposed restricting permitted development rights to change from one Use Class to another, or even within the same Class. 

6.  Dual use of spaces - Dual use of parking spaces, whereby the provision to be made would  be related to different land uses at different times of the day, should be considered wherever practicable. This can be beneficial to the development and contribute to an economic and efficient use of land.

7.   The Town Centre and other existing  centres - Within the town centre and other established centres where public car parks or other shared parking spaces are generally available, the Council may be willing to adopt a flexible approach in negotiations for new development, depending on the proximity and capacity of those parking facilities. For larger developments the Council may seek commuted payments towards the cost of additional public spaces within the town centre as an alternative to full on-site provision for the development itself. 

8.   Design - All parking areas should be properly laid out and designed as an integral part of the development, and not within any part of the public highway. The parking spaces and manoeuvring areas should be adequately defined with surface materials appropriate to the surroundings of the site.

9.   Detached Parking Areas  - Parking areas detached from the development site may be considered where they:- 

i)    are under the control of the developer, and satisfactory and legally binding arrangements for their use in connection with the development can be agreed;

ii)   are within a reasonable walking distance and are safely related to the main site; and 

iii)   meet normal planning requirements regarding use, access and other detailed layout and design criteria. 

10.     Servicing - In all cases proper account will need to be given to the servicing arrangements for the developments concerned. This could require the   provision of on-site lorry loading/unloading/manoeuvring/waiting  space depending on the nature of the development proposed. 

11.     Highway Capacity - The capacity of the adjoining highways will be taken into consideration in the determination of parking requirements.

12.     Dimensions - Minimum sizes of parking spaces are:- Private Cars: 4.8m x 2.4m

Disabled persons' vehicles: 4.8m x 3.4m, but also see the addendum which gives more detailed advice on the layout of parking spaces for the disabled. 

Commercial vehicles: Varying between 9m and 18m x 3.1m depending upon the type of vehicle most likely to serve the development. 

Adequate access and manoeuvring space will be necessary in all cases. Those developments which would normally expect to be serviced by articulated vehicles may require special arrangements to be made. 

13.    Layout - Within parking areas a clear zone of 6m is required between "head-on" 90 parking bays.

This may be reduced to 4.2m for 60 bays and 3.6m for 45 parking (though this latter standard relates to one way traffic only). 

14.   Classification   -  So  far as is possible these standards relate to the classification of land use/developments specified in the Town and Country Planning Use Classes Order 1987. 

15.   Floorspace - All floorspace figures referred to are gross areas, measured externally, unless otherwise stated. 

 

PART A 

Class A1 - Shops:- 

 

i)      Local Shops outside  defined shopping centres 

Staff                   - 1:100 sq m floor space

Customers          - 1: 35 sq m floor space 

 

ii)     New shopping centres in any location, Supermarkets, Retail Warehouses, DIY Stores 

Staff                   - 1:100 sq m floor space

Customers         - 1: 20 sq m floor space

Servicing            - 1 lorry space or loading bay: 200 sq m or part thereof

PLUS adequate waiting and manoeuvring space for the largest types of vehicles likely to service the development.

 

iii)    Retail developments exceeding 3000 sq m would be subject to individual assessment with a probable need for a more generous parking provision, including separate loading bays for each unit. 

 

iv)    Garden Centres 

Staff                    - 1:3 staff present at busiest time

Customers          - 1:50 sq m internal and external sale and display area. 

 

Class A2 - Financial and Professional Services:- Offices/Banks/Building Societies etc

Staff                    - 1:25 sq m floor space

Customers          - 1:35 sq m floor space 

Where Class A2 uses are likely to change to A1 Shops without the need for specific consent, separate servicing facilities may be required. 

 

Class A3 - Food and Drink:- 

In all cases                         - Resident Staff    1:1 staff

                                           - Other Staff         1:3 staff present at busiest time

                                           - Servicing            1 delivery area per unit

 

PLUS for customers: 

i)     Public  Houses, Licensed Clubs, and other buildings with public bars

       Public Bar Area       - 1:3 sq m public bar area

ii)    Restaurants/Cafes - 1:3 sq m public dining area

 

Where such uses are intended to serve major national highway routes a more generous provision may be required.

iii)   Transport Cafes 

       Cars      - 1:5 sq m of dining area PLUS

       Lorries  - 1:4 sq m of dining area 

Individual assessment may be needed in appropriate  cases.

PART B 

Classes B1 - Business; B2 General Industrial; and B3-7 Special Industrial

i)      First 235 sq m       Staff - 1:20sq m floor space

                                     Customers -  Individually assessed

                                      Lorries  -  1 unloading/manoeuvring space per unit

 

ii) Excess  over 235 sq m          Staff      -   1:40sq m floor space *

 

       Customers -

Individually assessed

   235 - 800sq m

        Lorries  -

1 unloading/manoeuvring space PLUS

 

 

1 waiting space per unit.

    Over  800sq m

         Lorries  -

1 loading bay:800sq m PLUS waiting space at

 

each bay for 1 additional vehicle of the largest

type likely to be used for servicing

requirements.

 

*   Development clearly comprising a large scale office use, (B1(a)), or research and development use (B1(b)), would be assessed on the basis of 1 car space: 20 sq m floor space for staff, irrespective of the total area involved. The need for lorry spaces might be omitted, but restrictive conditions would then need to be imposed preventing a change of use to Class B1(c) - light industry. Additional provision may also be necessary for customers'/visitors' vehicles, which would be individually assessed. 

Class B8 - Storage and Distribution 

i)       First 235sq m                 Staff   - 1:20sq m floor space

                                               Lorries -  1 unloading/manoeuvring space per unit

 

ii)            Excess  over 235sq m                    Staff      -                1 :100sq m floor space

                                                                                                    Customers -  Individually assessed

               235 sq m - 800 sq m                    Lorries  -                  1 unloading/manoeuvring space

                                                                                                   PLUS 1 waiting space per unit.

               Over 800sq m                               Lorries  -                1 loading bay: 800sq m     PLUS waiting space at each bay for 1

                                                                                                  additional vehicle of the largest type likely to be used.

For large scale developments individual assessment of the parking facilities to be provided will be necessary, including those sites where the overnight parking of vehicles can be anticipated.

iii)        Open Storage Uses                       Staff       1:500sq m of storage area

                                                                                Lorries - 1:each unit/area

                                                                                Customers -  Individually assessed

Individual circumstances of the open storage uses may require different  parking facilities to be provided.

Motor Vehicle Repairs, Sales and Services

(Sui Generis  - i.e. not included within any particular Use Class)

In all cases

                  Staff   -   1:25sq m total floor space or

                                 1:3 staff, whichever  is the greater;

                  Lorries -  1 unloading/manoeuvring space: unit

plus -

i)             Service/Repairs

               Customers -             1:10sq m service/repair area or

                                                4:every service/repair bay 

ii)            Spare  Parts

               Customers -             1:25sq m of sales counter and stock room.

 

iii)           Car/Lorry  Sales (including open display and storage areas)

              Customers - 1:50sq m display area

 

iv)           Car/Lorry  Auction

               Customers -             1: every 5 vehicles stored or

                                               1:15 sq m display and vehicle storage area, whichever  is the greater

 

v)     Car Hire

        Customers -             1:2 hire vehicles

vi)    Automatic  Car Wash

        Customers               5 waiting spaces

 

PART C 

Class C1 - Hotels and Hostels (including guest houses) 

Resident  Staff                     1:1 staff plus 25% visitors' parking for residential staff 

Other Staff                          1:3 staff present at busiest times 

Residents Guests                1: each bedroom 

Dining Area                         1:3 sq m if open to non-residents 

Bar Area                             1:3 sq m if open to non-residents

Conference rooms              1:3 seats if open to non-residents or 1:6 sq m whichever  is the greater

Servicing                             1 lorry: each unit

 

The requirement for a lorry space may be omitted at guest houses. A reduced standard in respect of resident guest spaces may be acceptable at specialised hostels - e.g. Hostels for the Homeless.

Class C2 - Residential Institutions

i)     Elderly Persons'  Homes, Nursing Homes, and other specialised homes for those in need of care:-

Resident staff                    1:1 staff plus 25% visitors' parking for residential staff

Other Staff                         1:2 staff present at busiest times

Visitors                               1:5 beds

 

Servicing                               Subject to individual assessment

ii)            Hospitals

Staff                                  1:2 staff

Outpatients/visitors          1:3 beds

Servicing                           Subject to individual assessment

 

iii)  Residential School, College or Training Centre

Resident Staff                         1:1 staff plus 25% visitors' parking for residential staff

Other staff                               1:3 staff present at busiest times

Other residents                       To be individually assessed

Servicing                                  To be individually assessed

Visitors                                     To be individually assessed

 

In all cases  (i), (ii) and (iii), conditions may need to be imposed restricting changes of use within the Use Class.

 

C3 - Dwellinghouses

In all cases

Driveways                                                       5.5m minimum length clear of highway

Hardstanding plus driveway                                  11m minimum length clear of highway

Off-plot parking adj highway                                  Maximum 4 space widths with a continuous crossover of the highway

Garages                                                           Recommended minimum size 5m x 2.75m

 

i) Dwellings  and flats

1 Bedroom                                                      1 space plus minimum 25% visitors parking. In areas which are remote from public transport facilities, Planning                                                                              Authorities may require additional spaces to be provided.

 

2-3 Bedrooms                                                  2 spaces

 

4+  Bedrooms                                                  3 spaces preferred - 2 spaces minimum

 

Some flexibility may  be acceptable in respect of flat conversions from industrial or other buildings, though a minimum of 1 off street parking space for each unit is desirable.

 

ii) Sheltered Housing (i.e. independent units for the elderly)

 

Resident wardens                                                1 space:each resident warden

Independent Units                                                1:3 units

 

A degree of flexibility is required with this category dependent upon age of occupants, number of staff etc. Parking spaces may need to be a minimum of 3.4m wide to accommodate the use of wheelchairs. 

 

PART D

Class D1 - Non-residential Institutions:-

i)

Surgeries/Health Centres

 

 

 

Professional  Staff

Other Staff

Patients

 

1:1 staff

1:3 staff

2: each consulting room

 

Additional provision in excess of the normal standard for shops (Class A1 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987) should be made for any chemist's shop with pharmacy included as part of the development.

ii)            Public Halls (including galleries,  museums, libraries, places of worship)

Staff                                  1:3

Visitors                              1:5 seats or 1:30 sq m public area, whichever  is the greater

 

A reduced standard may be acceptable  for specific uses (e.g. Places of Worship, Scout and Guide Headquarters), depending upon size, catchment area, the availability of nearby public parking spaces, and the need or otherwise to impose restrictive conditions preventing changes of use within the Use Class.

 

iii)

Educational Establishments

 

 

a)

 

All schools:-

Full time Staff

 

 

1:1 Staff

 

Other Staff

1:2 Staff

 

Extra provision may be necessary for community out-of-school hours use. Waiting space for parents' cars may be necessary on grounds of highway safety.

Hard-surfaced play areas at all schools (including Special Schools) should be provided with adequate vehicular access and be made available for parking during parents' evenings, concerts and for other out-of-school hours use.

Parking and manoeuvring space for contract buses may be necessary.

b)  Special Schools/Units for handicapped children:-

In addition to a) above

Visiting professional staff        1:10 children

Parents                                    1:2 children

 

c)   Further Educational Establishments:-

Full-time Staff                  1:1 Staff (maximum no. at any one time)

Other Staff                      1:2 Staff

Students                         1:10 Students

 

iv)           Nurseries/Playgroups/creches  (including those within private dwellings)

Staff   1:2 Staff

The availability of on-site waiting facilities for parents' cars and the nature of the adjoining roads, will be material factors in deciding whether or not permission should be granted.

v)           Day centres

Staff   1:2 Staff

Special provision  will need to be made for the parking, waiting and manoeuvring of minibuses/ambulances etc used for the transport of the elderly or other persons in need of care.

 

D2 - Assembly and Leisure

 

i)     Cinemas,  Theatres, Bingo Halls

 

Staff                              1:3 Staff present at busiest times

Customers                    1:3 seats

Performers                    1:10sq m dressing room space

 

ii)            Dance Halls, Discotheques

 

Staff

Customers

Performers

1:3 seats

1:10 sq m of public floorspace

1:3 spaces

 

iii)

 

Swimming Pools

 

 

 

Staff

Participants

 

1:3 Staff

1:10 sq m pool area

 

Separate provision may need to be made for spectators if public car parks are not located nearby.

 

A lay-by or other setting down place for coach(es) may be necessary if the pools are used by schools and other organised groups.

 

Additional provision may be necessary where saunas, jacuzzis, fitness centres etc are also provided.

 

iv)     Sports  facilities and leisure centres

Staff                              1:3 Staff

Players                         1:2 Players maximum possible at any one time

Spectators                    1:4 Spectators based on maximum possible at any one time

Parking spaces for players should take into account the possible overlap that may occur during "changeover" times. Separate provision may be needed for coaches,  particularly at major sporting venues.

Parking facilities for major sporting venues may be located some distance from the development in association with other public/private parking areas, subject to satisfactory legal agreements to secure long-term use.

 

v)           Marinas, Sailing Clubs, and water-based uses

Resident  Staff               1:1 staff plus 25% visitors' parking for residential staff

Other Staff                     1:3 Staff

Participants                   1:3 boat moorings

1:2 windsurfers for club members, plus additional provision, individually assessed, if casual board-sailors permitted.

1:2 water-skiers

1:4 non-participatory members/patrons

1:2 sailing boats based at the Club.

 

Additional provision should be made in accordance  with the normal  standards for any ancillary developments - e.g. shop, restaurant etc.

 

Disabled Parking  Features

Car Parking                                              Parking Bays

 

*

Located close to an accessible entrance

*

Wide enough for wheelchair transfer to

*

Desirably under cover

 

and from the car

*

For pedestrianised areas, within 50 metres of

*

Designed for use by disabled people, and

 

destination uncovered, 100 metres covered

 

clearly signed at entrance

 

Appendix 11 Disabled Parking

 

 

 

ambulant disabled        wheelchair user:         marked out shared space           standard end bay

user - only where          wide enough for          between 2 standard bays           with long side open

space  is limited,            wheelchair access                                                            for access

full width  needed for     along side of

wheelchair user              vehicle

 

 

Relevant premises  & Public Car Parks

Offices, shops, factories, schools and any premises to which the public have access.

 

Number of Bays

Ratio: 1 to 25 (or part thereof)

 

 

Width of Bays

                                                                                 Width (min)

Total Number of Bays                   3200      2800      2400

 

1                                                    1           -             -

2                                                    1           1            -

3                                                    1            1            1

more than 3                                   2            2            Remainder

APPENDIX 12  PROPOSED BUSINESS SITES (POLICY B1) JUNE 1993 

Ref         Site                                                                                                   Area(ha)       Grid Ref

1

Bedford Road, Rushmills House (Casuals RFC)

0.9

777594

 

2

Bedford Road, Abington Lock (CWS)

4.3

779596

3

Brackmills, Bedford Road (CNT)

5.5

784592

*

4

Brackmills, Caswell Road (Plots 73-77)

1.6

782584

 

5

Brackmills, Caswell Road (Plots 55-56)

1.0

774582

 

6

Brackmills, Caswell Road (Baxter)

2.1

783584

 

7

Brackmills, Salthouse  Road (adjoining GE Lighting)

3.1

786584

 

8

Brackmills, Sketty Close (Plots 69-71)

0.7

781583

 

9

Brackmills, Gowerton Road (CCSB remainder)

12.8

778578

 

10

Brackmills, Gowerton Road (CNT remainder)

63.0

782578

 

11

Crow Lane, Ravens Way (CNT/Private sites)

2.0

813616

 

12

Crow Lane, Ravens Way (CNT)

4.4

810616

 

13

Crow Lane (NBC)

2.5

812612

*

14

Delapre, Old Towcester Road (British Rail)

3.0

760595

*

15

Kings Heath, adjoining proposed North West Bypass

13.0

724633

*

16

Milton Ham, adjoining M1 junction 15A

10.0

729572

 

17

Moulton Park, Lower Farm Road (CNT)

1.5

770654

 

18

Moulton Park, Clayfield Close (Tarmac)

0.9

779647

 

19

Moulton  Park, Kings Park Road (CNT & Beam Tubes)

3.8

768648

 

20

Moulton  Park, Kings Park Road (Nationwide)

1.6

766647

 

21

Moulton Park, Summerhouse Road (CNT)

0.7

770648

 

22

Moulton Park, Redhouse Road (adjoining Brookfield)

0.9

768651

 

23

Moulton Park, Scirroco Close (CNT)

0.5

764659

 

24

Moulton Park, Summerhouse Road (Horne)

0.5

769644

 

25

Northampton Business Park Pavilion Drive (Phase 3)

1.0

769582

 

26

Northampton Business Park Pavilion Drive (Phase 4)

2.4

769583

 

27

Northampton Business Park Pavilion Drive (Phase 5)

6.0

766582

 

28

Pineham, Land at Brook Farm & Lodge Farm

73.4

723577

 

29

Pineham, North of proposed Kislingbury Way

29.9

715586

*

30

Pineham, CIN remainder

57.2

714584

 

31

Riverside Park, Nene Valley Way

27.6

794611

*

32

Round Spinney, Stone Circle Road (Arkle Print)

0.3

796646

 

33

Round Spinney, North Portway Close (Muscat)

0.3

794647

 

34

Round Spinney, North Portway Close (RSM)

0.5

795647

 

35

St James,  St James Mill Road

0.5

747598

 

36

St James,  St James Mill Road (Elite)

0.4

747597

 

37

St James, Harvey Reeves Road (NBC)

0.5

740601

 

38

Town Centre, Castle Sidings (British Rail)

4.8

748607

*

39

Town Centre, Ladys Lane - Western Island (NBC)

0.4

754607

*

40

Town Centre, Ladys Lane - Eastern Island

0.4

757607

 

41

Town Centre, Derngate - former school

1.8

759602

*

42

Town Centre, Newland (NBC)

0.1

754608

*

43

Town Centre, Victoria Street (NBC)

0.5

756609

*

44

Waterside Business Park, Queensbridge

2.8

781594

 

45

Waterside Business Park, The Lakes Plot 8

0.3

782596

 

46

Waterside Business Park, The Lakes Plot 5

3.0

782596

 

 

47

Waterside Business Park, The Lakes Phase 1

1.6

782596

48

Waterside Business Park, The Lakes Plot 10

1.1

782596

49

Weston Favell Centre, Pyramid Court

0.4

793630

 

Total

 

* -

 

 

 

subject to site specific policy in chapter 8 of the Local Plan

 

357.5

 

 

Land Provided at or since June 1988 but now developed/under development at June 1993 

Location

 

Brackmills

Area(ha)

 

38.2

Crow Lane

8.3

Delapre

0.7

Kings Heath

0.3

Little Billing

0.2

Lodge Farm

1.1

Moulton Park

21.8

Mounts

0.9

Northampton Business Park

9.1

Round Spinney

5.4

St James

0.8

Town Centre

1.0

Waterside

5.1

Weedon Road

0.2

 

Total

 

93.1

  

 

Summary 

 

Business proposals 1993-2006                                                              357.5 ha

Land developed  1988-1993                                                                   93.1 ha

Total provision 1988-2006                                                                      450.6 ha

Structure Plan (Alt 1) allocation 1988-2006                                            450.0 ha

APPENDIX 13

EXISTING  BUSINESS  AREAS TO WHICH POLICY B2 REFERS

 

Name

Grid Ref

Avon Cosmetics site, Nunn Mills

758597

Baring Road Industry (see Lyttleton Road)

743616

Former Blackwood Hodge offices, Hunsbury  Hill

734591

Brackmills Industrial Estate

775585

British Timken site, Duston

725615

Bunting Road/Brockton Street Industry

755621

Cliftonville/Billing Road,

765605

Chronicle and Echo site, Mounts

758609

Crow Lane Industrial Estate, Billing

812617

Far Cotton Industrial Estate

745594

Gladstone Road (see Kings Heath)

743623

Harlestone Road, Hopping Hill, New Duston

722624

Horsley Road, Kingsthorpe

751623

Kettering Road North/Moulton Way

782643

Kings Heath Industry

743623

Kingsthorpe Hollow Industry

753622

L & H Polymers  site, Billing

815616

Lodge Farm Industrial Estate

721628

Lyttleton/Countess/Baring Road Industry

743612

Martins Yard, Spencer Bridge Road

747614

Mobbs  Miller Building & area, Abington

773611

Moulton Park Industrial Estate

770650

Mounts Business Centre ( see William St )

756612

Norman-D-Gate/Riverside Way, off Bedford  Road

765601

Northampton Business Park, Nene Valley Way

768582

Orchard Hill Industry/Offices,Little  Billing

804618

Pearce & Co , Billing Park

801627

Queenswood Offices, Newport Pagnell Road

758577

Round Spinney Industrial Estate

794652

Royal Mail Sorting Office, Barrack Road

753613

Rushmills, Bedford Road

777594

St Andrews Road Industry

749616

St James  Mill Road  Industry

743600

Sharman Road Industry

743604

Spencer Bridge Road Industry

746611

Studland Road Industry

748625

William Street Business Park

756612

Weedon Road Industrial Estate & Abbey Works

735605

Westgate  Industrial Estate

729609

Weston Favell Centre (office area)

793629

Wootton Hall Park

752575

 

(Identified on the Inset Area of the Proposals Map )

 

Albion Place Offices

757602

Barclaycard site, Marefair

751604

Campbell Square Offices

                  755608

Campbell Street Industry

                  754610

Cattle Market Road Industry

                  755598

Carlsberg  Brewery  site & British Gas

                  753599

County Hall site, George Row

                  755603

Grafton Street Industry

                  750610

Hazelwood Road/Derngate Offices

                  758604

Monks Pond Street/Spring Lane Industry

                  749609

Northampton House, Wellington St

                  757607

St Katherines Street Offices

                  752604

St Michaels Road Industry

                  760608

Saxon Court Offices

                  751604

Sheep Street Offices

                  753608

York Road Offices

                  760607

APPENDIX 14 

AREAS REQUIRING  MAJOR OFF-SITE HIGHWAY  INFRASTRUCTURE  MEASURES (POLICY T4) 

Provision in each instance must relate directly to the development concerned or be reasonable  in scale or kind.

Site                         Provision required for the total development  of the site. 

Berrywood              Kislingbury Way

                               (including Danes Camp Way junction and junction 15a enhancements)

                               Weedon Road roundabouts

                               Link road from Kislingbury Way to M1 junction 15A

 

Upton                      Kislingbury Way

                                (including Danes Camp Way junction and junction 15a enhancements)

                                Weedon Road roundabouts

                                Link road from Kislingbury Way to M1 junction 15A

 

Pineham                  Kislingbury Way

                                Junction 15a enhancements

                                Link road from Kislingbury Way to M1 junction 15A

Milton Ham               Junction 15a enhancements

 

Kings Heath              Completion of remaining sections of North West bypass 1

Total                          North West Bypass - Town Centre Link

 

Brackmills 3               Link road between Gowerton Road (Brackmills), Newport Pagnell Road and A508

                                 Improvements to Nene Valley Way A45

 

Cotton End

Nunn Mills                  Road  link between Bedford Road and London Road.

APPENDIX 15 

SCHEDULE OF RECOGNISED SHOPPING CENTRES

Town Centre District/Local Centres:

Abington (Abington Avenue)

Abington (Adnitt Road)

Abington (Beech Avenue)

Abington (Birchfield Road East)

Abington (Collingwood Road)

Abington (Lindsay Avenue)

Abington Vale (Landcross Drive) Acre Lane (Link Road)

Bellinge (Fieldmill Road) Blackthorn

Booth Lane North

Boothville Green

Briar Hill (The Springs)

Broadmead Avenue Brookland Road

Camp Hill (Hunsbury Hill Road)

Dallington (Glebeland Road)

Delapre (Gloucester Avenue)

Delapre (Queen Eleanor Road)

Delapre (Towcester Road)

Duston (Limehurst Square)

Duston Village (Main Road)

Duston (Malvern Grove)

Duston (Quarry Road)

Duston - St Giles Park (Weggs Farm Road)

Duston - St James W(indsor Crescent)

Duston (Woodley Chase/Main Road)

Ecton Brook

Far Cotton (St Leonard's  Road)

Goldings (Prentice Court)

Hardingstone (Bouverie Road)

Hardingstone (High Street)

Headlands (Broadway East)

Headlands (Bushland Road)

Hunsbury East (Butts Road)

Kettering Road

Kings Heath (Park Square)

Kingsley Park (Kingsley Park Terrace)

Kingsthorpe (Newnham Road)

Kingsthorpe Shopping Centre 

Lakeview (Churchill Avenue)

Lings/Lumbertubs

Links View (Greenview Drive)

Mereway Shopping Centre

Obelisk Rise (Reynard Way)

Parklands (Oulton Rise)

Park Avenue North

Queens Park (Balmoral Road)

Racecourse/Mounts (Bailiff Street)

Rectory Farm (Olden Road)

Ryehill (Tresham Green)

St James

Semilong (Semilong Road)

Spencer (Gladstone Road)

Spinney  Hill (Coppice Drive)

Standens Barn (Walledwell Court)

Sunnyside (Chalcombe Avenue)

Thorplands (Farmfield Court)

Welford Road (Leyland Drive)

Wellingborough Road (Parkway)

Wellingborough Road

Wellington Place (Barrack Road)

Weston Favell Shopping Centre

Westone (Charnwood Avenue)

Whitehills (Whitehills Crescent)

Wootton (High Street)

APPENDIX 16 (i) 

GROSS  RETAIL FLOORSPACE CAPACITY FORECASTS FOR NORTHAMPTON 1993 -2006 

Potential New Floorspace (or overcapacity)    (square metres)

U - upper range forecast

L  - lower range forecast

                                                               1993        1996               2001              2006                % change

                                                                                                                                                   1993-2006

Food Stores

         U

         L

-           -3,154

-           -6,030

1,020

-2,876

3,618

-1,391

10.3

-3.9

 

Bulky Goods Stores

 

U

 

-            6,586

 

15,955

 

26,160

 

32.2

 

L

-            2,134

6,493

11,039

13.6

 

 

Town Centre Goods

U

-            6,772

18,274

31,261

19.4

 

L

-            6,030

16,419

28,200

17.5

 

Total

U

-            10,204

35,250

61,039

 22.0

 

L

-            2,134

20,037

37,848

 13.6

  

Totals may not add up due to rounding

Source: "Northampton  Shopping Study: Statistical Update 1994" DTZ Debenham Thorpe

APPENDIX 16 (ii) 

TOWN CENTRE SHOPPING FRONTAGES

 

Primary Frontage Lengths (policy R6) 

P01 Abington Street - Market Square to Wood Street

P02 Abington Street - Wood Street to Wellington Street

P03 Abington Street - Wellington Street to Albert Place

P04 Abington Street - Dychurch Lane to Fish Street

P05 Abington Street - Fish Street to The Ridings (north end)

P06 Grosvenor Centre - Newland  Walk & Wood Street (ground floor)

PO7  Grosvenor Centre - Princes Walk (upper floor)

P08 Market Square - east side and opposite Doffmans Corner

P09 Parade - from Emporium Lane to Grosvenor Centre

P10 Peacock Place - lower level

P11 Peacock Place - upper level

 

Secondary Frontage Lengths (policy R7) 

S01 Abington Street - Albert Place to The Wedgwood PH (excl)

S02 Abington Street - The Wedgwood PH to Lower Mounts

S03 Abington Street - Wood Hill to Dychurch Lane

S04 Abington Street - Central Library to St Giles Terrace

S05 Abington Street - St Giles Terrace to York Road APPENDIX  

S06 Abington Square - Cannon Cinema to St Michaels Car Park

S07 Abington Square - Nos 2 - 30

S08 Drapery- west

S09 Drapery- east

S10 Fish Street- east

S11 Fish Street- west

S12 Gold Street - College Street to Drapery

S13 Gold Street - Horsemarket Street to College Street

S14 Gold Street - Horseshoe Street to Kingswell Street

S15 Gold Street - Kingswell Street to Bridge Street

S16 Grosvenor Centre - The Friary

S17 Market Square - west (including Drum Lane west)

S18 Market Square - south

S19 Mercers Row

S20 St Giles Street - Wood Hill to Fish Street (excl)

S21 St Giles Street - Fish Street to Health Centre (excl)

S22 St Giles Street - St Giles Square to Castilian Street

S23 St Giles Street - Castilian Street to Hazelwood Road

S24 Sheep Street/The Parade - 20a Sheep Street to 8 The Parade

S25 Wood Hill

APPENDIX 17 

LOCAL ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING AND PROPOSED PLAYING FIELD PROVISION 

1.1   A local assessment  has been made of changes in public, private and school/college  playing fields over the period 1981-1993. The playing area measured on each site has been defined according to the recommended  minimum provision for "Youth and Adult Use" of 1.6-1.8 hectares per 1000 population, contained in the National Playing Fields Association's recommendations.

1.2   The results, related to population change in the period 1981-1991, are summarised in the table below. In the 1970's, expansion following designation as a New Town led to a major growth of public playing fields. This continued in the early 1980's, resulting in 12% increase in public provision from 1981 to 1993. However, there was also a small net loss of private playing  fields and only a small increase in available educational sites. The overall result was that provision did not keep pace with the town's growth (16% increase in population) and fell in relation  to population during this period. 

 

 

Playing Space for Youth and Adult Formal Sports (NPFA Definition)

 

 

Public

 

Private

 

Educational sites available

for

community use

 

Total

 

1981 Population - 159,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 Provision - hectares

 

 

130.8


59.4

 

99.4

 

289.6

 

- per 1000 population

 

 

0.82

 

0.37

 

0.63

 

1.82

 

1991 Population

 

- 184,600

 

 

 

 

 

1993 Provision - hectares

 

146.2

 

58.3

 

101.8

 

306.3

 

 

- per 100

 

0 population

 

0.79

 

0.32

 

0.55

 

1.66

 

Population Change 1981-91   25,600

 

Increase  + 16.1%

 

 

 

 

Change in Provision 1981-93

- hectares

 

 

+ 15.4

 

 

- 1.1

 

 

+ 2.4

 

 

+ 16.7

- % Change

+ 11.8%

- 1.8%

+ 2.4%

+ 5.8%

             

  

1.3       A further assessment  of 1993 provision has been made, in relation to the recommendations of the joint report by sports organisations - "The Playing Pitch Strategy". Provision within the overall NPFA standard for outdoor playing space has been divided into two categories, as recommended in the report :- 

a)     The report recommends a minimum "playing pitch" provision for main team sports of 1.2 hectares per 1000 population.

b)      The remainder of the NPFA playing space standard ie. 0.4- 0.6 hectares per 1000 population, effectively relates to those sports excluded from (a) - tennis, bowls, athletics.

 

 1993 Provision                                    Public                 Private         Educational              Total

                                                                                                        sites available

                                                                                                      for community use

 1991 Population - 184,600                                                    

a)       "Playing Pitch" Provision

- hectares                                            132.8                     51.4               93.1                    277.3

- per 1000 population                          0.72                       0.28               0.50                      1.50

 

b)

"Remainder"

 

 

Provision

 

- hectares

13.4

6.9

8.7

29.0

 

- per 1000 population

0.07

0.04

0.05

0.16

 

1.4         This sub-division of provision illustrates that most playing fields cater for the main team sports and that provision at a level of 1.5 hectares is well in excess of the 1.2 hectares minimum suggested. 

1.5         By comparison,  the "remainder" sports appear to have a low share of facilities. However, this illustrates the shortcomings of simply dividing the overall NPFA standard and taking no account of use of land for both category (a) and (b) sports, according to the season. In reality, many larger school grounds provide athletics tracks in summer but these areas have been categorised according to their winter use for main team games. If this use of school facilities (totalling 93 hectares) were differently apportioned it would, in itself, significantly alter the balance in provision. 

Estimated  Playing Field Provision - 2006 

1.6         An assessment has been made of playing field provision at the end of the plan period, based on current proposals for additional  facilities and minor losses as a result of any development proposals which can be identified at present. 

1.7         The results, related to population change 1991-2006, are shown in the table below. They illustrate that the estimated provision would increase at almost the same rate as population change and that provision in 2006 would continue to meet  the minimum NPFA playing space requirement (1.6 hectares/1000 population). 

 

Playing Space for Youth and Adult Formal Sports (NPFA Definition)

 

Public

 

Private

 

Educational sites available for community use

 

Total

 

 

 

Population Change 1991-2006

 

 

 

23,100 Est. Increase

 

 

 

+ 12.5%

 

 

Change in Provision

1993-2006

- hectares

 

 

 

+24.8            +5.2

 

 

 

+6.6

 

 

 

+36.6

- % Change

+17%           +8.9%

+6.5%

+11.9%

 

Estimated 2006 Population

- 207,700

 

 

 

 

 

2006 Provision - hectares

 

171.0

 

63.5

 

108.4

 

342.9

- per 1000 population

0.82

0.31

0.52

1.65

APPENDIX 18 

EXISTING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE RECREATIONAL LAND TO WHICH POLICY L1 WILL BE APPLIED

Note on Sections (1) and (2) - Public Open Space.

1.1   All public open spaces of 0.4 hectares or more are important areas for recreation and are therefore identified for future safeguarding. These sites have been sub-divided solely to facilitate an assessment of public open space distribution (Appendix 20) and this does not represent any distinction in the application of policy L1. 

Section (1): Larger Public Open Spaces of 4 hectares or more. "Parks" - emphasis on informal recreation  (may include sports areas).

Abington Park

Grid Reference 

 

777615

Becket's Park and Calvesholme

759600

Barnes Meadow

768598

Billing Brook Linear Park

795637

Billing Arbours Wood

793638

Billing Brook South and Bellinge Ponds Open Space

806623

Bellinge Open Space

809626

Bradlaugh Fields

766635

Butts Road Linear Open Space

752569

Cherry Orchard Park, Hardingstone

760580

Delapre Estate, London Road Walk, Abbey Gardens and Lake Area

760590

Delapre Woods, Queen Eleanor Cross and Garden

759582

Eastfield Park

781634

Ecton Brook/Rectory Farm Linear Park

818631

Grangewood Park

742576

Great Billing Park

806628

Hunsbury Hill Park

738583

Kingsthorpe Park and Tollgate Close Open Space

749627

Lings Wood and Open Space

803639

Lodge Farm Park

797638

Midsummer Meadow

764599

Penn Valley Park

747573

Standens Barn Linear Park

796622

Thorplands Open Space

791646

Victoria Park

745608

Wootton Brook/Ladybridge Park

732578

 

"Playing Fields" - emphasis on formal sports (may include areas for informal recreation).

 

Acre Lane Playing Field

 741643

Dallington Park

737615

Far Cotton Recreation Ground

749590

Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground

749637

Kings Heath Recreation Ground

741628

Ladybridge Playing Field

734573

Lings Park

802633

Parklands Park

773642

The Racecourse

760617

Rectory  Farm Playing Field

812638

Round  Spinney Playing Field

791649

 

Section (2): Other Public Open Spaces between 0.4 hectares and 4 hectares in size.

 

 

Abington Vale and Langlands Open Space

 

787612

Arbours Park North

788639

Arbours Park South

791630

Abbey Street Open Space and Lake

739604

Blackthorn Playing Field

804639

Blackthorn Spinney

808641

Briar Hill Playing Field

739494

Burford Avenue Open Space

785644

Boughton Green - Central Open Space

754649

Boughton Green - Obelisk Rise Playground

756647

Boughton Green - Obelisk Rise Open Space

753652

Briar Hill Linear Open Space

735593

Castle Mound Open Space

749605

Chatsworth Avenue Open Space

797640

Cherry Lodge Road Open Space

807635

Collingtree  Playing Field

754553

Cranford Road Open Space

753632

Carlsberg Riverside Area, Town Centre

752599

Cottingham Drive Open Space

778651

Danehill Spinney and Open Space

735579

Duston Quarry Open Space

712627

Errington Park

715619

Ecton Brook Playing Field

815622

Ecton Brook - Oat Hill Drive Open Space

815625

Foot Meadow West and Riverside Path

746604

Foot Meadow East

749601

Farmclose Road Open Space

764567

Great Billing Recreation Ground

812630

Grafton Way Open Space

717627

Greenglades Open Space and Green Lane

731582

Goldings Reservoir and Osmund Drive Tree Belts

802644

Hardingstone Recreation Ground

763576

Hardlands Road Open Space

721616

Hill Farm Open Space

731586

Kings Heath - Central Open Space

737625

Kings Heath - Derwent Drive Open Space

738623

Kingsthorpe Green

747630

Little Billing Green

806617

Lumbertubs Park

794630

Lumbertubs  Play Park

794636

Mendip  Road Playing Field

726615

Manning Road Open Space

783650

Millers Meadow

748611

Newton Road Open Space

723620

Oaklands Drive Open Space

789625

Pyghtle Open Space

740571

Redland Drive Open Space

739638

Ryehill Open Space

727624

St Andrews Road Open Space

749619

St Davids Open Space

760633

St Giles Churchyard

759605

St Katherines Open Space

752605

St Peters Green

749603

Southcrest Open Space

734579

Southfields Park

800650

Southfields Linear Open Space

797650

Stonepit Open Space

746569

Spencer Playground

741614

Standens Barn Play Park

799619

Thorplands  Play Park

793643

Towcester Road - Riverside Open Space - West

748596

Wootton Playing Field

765565

Whitehills Open Space

747644

Wrenbury Road West Open Space

708620

 

 

Section (3): Other Public Recreational Land

 

 

Central Swimming Baths, Upper Mounts

 

756609

Danes Camp Leisure Centre, Clannell Road

745578

Delapre Golf Complex

761586

Lings Forum  Leisure Centre and Athletics Track, Weston Favell

797627

 

 

Section (4): Private Recreational Land

 

Abington Bowls and Tennis Club, Park Avenue South

 

 

 

777610

Billing Aquadrome, Station Road

805611

British Timken Sports Ground and Hall, Duston

723615

Boys Brigade Old Boys RFC, St. Andrews Road

748614

County Ground, Abington Avenue (NCCC, NTFC, Bowling Club)

771617

Cripps Recreation Centre, Northampton General Hospital

761601

Collingtree Park Golf Club and Academy, London Road

750561

Dallington Lawn Tennis Club, East of Mill Lane

736618

Dallington Squash and Country Club Ltd

734618

Delapre Equestrian Centre, Home Farm, Eagle Drive

767587

Eastern Avenue South Open Space (NCC)

757628

Express Lift Co., Weedon Road

737604

GX Superbowl  (Ten-Pin Bowling), Towcester Road Retail Park

748601

Kings Park Sports  Arena (NAYC), Moulton  Park

766646

Kingsthorpe  Golf Club, Kingsley Road

760630

Nationwide Tennis Club, Rushmere Road

777605

Northampton Boat Club, Weston Mill Island

793606

Northampton District Scouts Camping Ground,

810647

Northampton Boys Club, Towcester Road

747587

Northampton Football Club, Abbey Street

737603

Northampton Football Club, Franklins Gardens

738606

Northampton Spencer Football Club, Studland Road

745624

NCC Sports Ground, Wootton Hall Park

753576

Northampton Old Scouts RFC, Rushmere Road

                     777602

Northants Electricity Lawn Tennis Club, Wellingborough Road

                     784620

Northampton County Tennis Club, Church Way

                     787617

Northampton Lawn Tennis Club, Wellingborough Road

                     785621

Northampton Saints Sports Club, Birchfield Road East

                     785624

Northampton Casuals RFC, Bedford Road

                     775594

Northampton and District Indoor Bowling Hall, Harborough  Road

                     750636

Old Northamptonians Association, Billing Road

                     776609

Princess Marina Hospital Playing Field, Weedon Road

                     720604

Sileby/Vanaid Rangers Football Club and Scout HQ, Fernie Field

                     784647

St Crispin Hospital, Berrywood  Road Playing Field

                     712608

St Andrews Hospital: Sports Ground, Golf Course and Indoor Facilities

                     771601

United Tennis Club, Mendip Road

                     727614

West End Bowls Club, Mendip Road

                     727614

APPENDIX 19 

EXISTING SCHOOL AND COLLEGE  SITES TO WHICH POLICY L2 WILL BE APPLIED Lower Schools:

Abington Vale, Billing Road  East

 

 

 

780609

Arbours, St. Gregory's Road

787633

Barry, Barry Road (including Teachers Centre Annexe)

770610

Bective, Bective Road

755636

Bellinge, Fieldmill Road

809621

Blackthorn

807638

Booth, Booth Lane

783639

Briar Hill

738592

Camp Hill

737586

Cedar Road, Cedar Road East

773622

Chiltern, Chiltern Avenue

730616

Collingtree CE (Primary School), High Street

751556

Duston CE, Main Road

722610

Duston Eldean, Main Road

717623

East Hunsbury, Penvale Road

748569

Eastfield, St. Alban's Close

778630

Ecton Brook

816627

Gladstone,  Streatfeild Road

743616

Good Shepherd RC, Kingsland Gardens

753630

Great Billing CE,  High  Street

811625

Headlands, Bushland Road

784627

Hilldrop Road, East Hunsbury

745577

Hopping  Hill, Pendle  Road

724618

Hardingstone, Martins Lane

764574

Kings Heath, North Oval

736625

Kingsley, Wallace Road

768627

Kingsthorpe CE, The Green

746631

Kingsthorpe Grove

754628

Lings, Hayeswood Road

798635

Lumbertubs, Tonmead Road

795634

Lyncrest Avenue

732611

Mereway, Winchester Road

751581

Military Road,  Poole Street

759614

Parklands, Spinney Hill Road

772638

Queen Eleanor, Queen Eleanor Road

749589

Rectory Farm

813641

Spring Lane

749608

Standens  Barn, Flaxwell Court

799618

St Gregory's RC, Booth Lane North

784634

Stimpson Avenue

768613

St James CE, St. James Road

742607

St Mary's, Woodside  Way

735620

St Paul's, Semilong Road

751619

Sunnyside, Reynard Way

757647

Thorplands, Billing Brook Road

792642

Vale Mead, Prentice Court

801641

Vernon Terrace

           766606

Weston Favell CE, Church Way

          787620

Whitehills,  Link Road

          744646

Wootton (Primary School), High Street

         762565

 

Middle Schools

 

 

Abington Vale, Bridgewater Drive

 

783612

All Saints, Boughton Green Road

763647

Bective, Bective Road

756638

Blackthorn, Blackthorn Road

810640

Boothville, Paxton Road

787636

Cherry Orchard, Birchfield Road East

785623

Cliftonville, Cliftonville Road

768601

Delapre, Rothersthorpe Road

746590

Delapre, Main Road Annexe

748593

Ecton Brook, Ecton Brook Road

817624

Emmanuel, Billing Brook Road

796630

Goldings, Crestwood Road

799642

Kingsley Park, St. Georges Avenue

759620

Kingsthorpe, Northfield Way

748639

Mereway

750580

Millway, Duston

724607

Parklands, Devon Way

769642

Ryelands, Prestbury Road

711619

Spencer, Lewis Road (including Spencer  Centre)

740611

St Davids RC, Harborough  Road

752630

St George's, St. George's Street

752612

St Mary's RC, Grange Road

785632

 

Upper Schools

 

 

Duston, Berrywood Road

 

713616

Kingsthorpe, Boughton Green Road

760641

Lings, Billing Brook Road

798628

Mereway

749580

Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road

775605

Northampton School for Girls, Spinney Hill Road

769635

Thomas Becket RC, Kettering Road

777641

Trinity, Trinity Avenue

Weston Favell, Booth Lane South

(including former Weston Favell Lower  School)

757623

 

788631

 

Special Schools

 

 

Billing Brook, Billing Brook Road

 

796632

Fairfields, Trinity Avenue

759622

Greenfields, Harborough Road

749642

Highfield, Welford Road

739642

Northgate, Kingsthorpe Road

750625

Raeburn, Raeburn Road

767627

 

 

Nursery Schools are attached to Lower Schools except :-

 

Gloucester, Camborne Close

 

 

746584

Parklands, Spinney Hill Road

772639

Wallace Road, Kingsley

767626

Whitehills, Acre Lane

744646

 

Colleges and Adult Education

 

 

Freehold St former allotments (Nene College)

 

756616

Music School, Kettering Road

762612

Nene College (Park Campus), Boughton Green Road

763644

Nene College (Avenue Campus), St. George's Avenue

757620

Northampton College, St. Gregory's Road

787634

Northampton College Annexe, Nene Drive

740629

Northampton Professional Development  Centre, Barry Road

771608

 

Other Schools

 

 

Great Houghton Preparatory School, High Street

 

790590

High School for Girls, Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone

760575

Parkside School, Bedford Road

762600

Quinton House School, Upton Hall

717601

St Peter's Independent School, Lings Park

803634

Appendix 19 Figure 19

Figure 20

Appendix 20 Figure 20

 

 

APPENDIX 20 

ASSESSMENTS OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC OPEN SPACE 

1.      Distribution  of all Public Open Spaces of 0.4 hectares or more

1.1    An assessment has been made of these public recreational  open spaces, in terms of their accessibility from residential areas. A maximum distance from home to open space of 0.8 kilometre is considered to be appropriate to highlight local deficiencies. Some provision should ideally be even closer to homes, particularly children's play areas. 

1.2     Fig 19 identifies the areas in the town which are within 0.8 kilometre of one or more of the open spaces listed in Sections (1) and (2) of Appendix 18. It shows that open space is well distributed throughout the residential areas, with few houses more than 0.8 kilometre away from some provision. The older housing areas to the north and east of the town centre rely exclusively on the two largest parks, the Racecourse and Abington Park. 

1.3      It should be noted that the playing field serving Great Houghton has not been included, as it is sited beyond the town boundary. However, it provides open space within 0.8 kilometre of most of the village.

 

2.           Distribution of Larger Parks and Playing Fields of 4 hectares or more.

2.1         Fig 20 shows the distribution of these larger public open spaces, as listed in Section (1) of Appendix

18. They are divided as follows:-

"Parks" - providing mainly for informal recreation  but in many cases also including formal sports areas. "Playing Fields" - providing mainly for formal sports, with limited informal use.

2.2         This shows, in particular, that Duston lacks major open space areas which is not compensated for by readily available smaller areas. The nearest major open space is Dallington Recreation Ground which is some distance from the Duston area. In order to ensure that local sports facilities are maintained  in the area, proposals for the Upton and Berrywood areas should include sufficient sports fields to serve both the existing and proposed population in Duston and Upton.

APPENDIX 21 

ASSESSMENT OF SPORTS FACILITIES

Note on Table Columns

Minimum Standards of Provision: are those recommended by the Regional Council for Sport and Recreation - East Midlands 

Existing Provision: Other facilities, not included in the table, principally in use by schools or private organisations make a further contribution towards existing provision. Greater future public use by agreement may help to reduce deficiencies, particularly in respect of indoor swimming pools and sports halls. 

Possible Future Provision: is confined to proposed facilities with outline  or full planning  permission. 

Sports

Minimum Standards

Minimum

Existing

Additional

Possible Future

Facilities

of Provision

Requirement

Provision

Minimum

Provision

 

 

2006 (Popln.

 

Provision

 

 

 

208,000)

 

Required

 

 

Golf

Courses    

1 18-hole course (or equivalent

short course provision) per

32,000 population

                   
    

Requirement for

Northampton District

(2006 - 208,000 popln.)   

6.5 courses   (18-Hole)   

7 courses

(includes Harlestone,

Chapel Brampton &

Overstone Park

in Daventry District    

         
    

Related to golf course provision within a 16 km radius of Northampton  

         

as at mid-1992:courses with planning permission, not started -

Northampton Dist               0.5

Daventry District                 3

Wellingborough Dist            1.5

S. Northants Dist                 0.5

    
    
                             
                             
                             

 

 

                             

Sports               1 SASH                      10.5 SASH          2.5 SASH        8 SASH

Halls

(4 Badminton Courts)

per 20,000 popln.

 

 

 

Major Urban Area

(100,000+ popln.)

- Major hall with spectator facilities (1.5-2 SASH size)

 

1

 

--

 

1

Note : SASH = Standardise

Major Urban Area                         1                             --                              1 (100,000+ popln.)

- Championship venue with specialised and spectator facilities (Main county  pool at present is at Wellingborough)

d Approach to Sports Halls

 

Indoor Swimming Pools 

  7 square metres of water

   per 1000 popln.  

1450 sq.m  

750 sq.m

(3 pools)

700 sq.m

(2-3 pools)

         

Major Urban Area

(100,000+ popln.)

- Championship venue with

specialised and spectator

facilities (Main county  pool at

present is at Wellingborough

    1     -     1

 

 

 

Sports

Minimum Standards

Minimum

Existing

Additional

Possible Future

Facilities

of Provision

Requirement

Provision

Minimum

Provision

 

 

2006 (Popln.

 

Provision

 

 

 

208,000)

 

Required

 

 

Floodlit             1 pitch for 100,000+  popln.         1                            1                                 --

Outdoor            for soccer, hockey and

Artificial                 other sports

Grass

Pitches              1 pitch in each county as                1                           1                                  -- a venue for hockey

 

 

Outdoor            1 synthetic track in each                  1                           1                                  -- Athletics                         county                                                                      (Corby)

Tracks

Regional Recreation Strategy       +1                       1                                1                    Athletics Track at identifies the need for an                                          (Lings                                                          Sixfields Stadium upgraded synthetic track in                                      Forum)

Northampton

 

 

Indoor Athletics Facilities

 

Regional Recreation Strategy identifies Northampton as a possible location for an indoor training and competition centre

 

1

 

--

 

1

 

 

Indoor Bowling Greens

 

1 rink per 15,000 popln.

 

14 rinks

 

8 rinks (+6 rinks Kingsthorpe

 

6 rinks

 

6 rinks at

Booth Lane

- Daventry

District)

 

 

Indoor

 

3-6 indoor courts in major

 

3-6 courts

 

3 courts

 

3 courts

Tennis

towns (Indoor Tennis

 

(Racecourse

 

Courts

Initiative)

 

Air Dome)

 

 

Squash              1 court per 10,000 popln.            21                         32                                -- Courts

 

 

Ice Rinks

 

Northampton, with an estimated population in 2006 of 300,000 within 30 minutes travel time, may be a

suitable location

 

--

 

1 (Leisure rink at

 

-- Kettering)

 

Artificial

 

Suggested requirement in

 

--

 

--

 

--

Ski

Northampton - English Ski

 

 

 

Centres

Council Class 2 Facility

 

 

 

 

(Major Conurbation)

 

 

 

 

Indoor

 

General deficiency in

 

no

 

--

 

--

Rifle

East Midlands - need to

specific

 

 

Ranges

promote provision, subject

requirement

 

 

 

to demand

 

 

 

APPENDIX 22 

EXISTING ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURAL FACILITIES TO WHICH  PARAGRAPH 7.58 REFERS 

Abington Park Museum, Park Avenue South

774615

Beacon Bingo and Social Club, Franklin's Gardens, Weedon Road

738607

Cannon Cinema, Abington Square

759607

Central Museum and Art Gallery, Guildhall Road

755603

Central Library, Abington Street

757606

Gala Bingo and Social Club, The Parade

754606

Derngate Centre, Guildhall Road

756603

The Guildhall, St. Giles Square

755604

Lings Forum Theatres (Studio and Drama), Weston Favell Centre

797627

Northampton College Arts Centre, St Gregorys Road

787635

Royal Theatre, Guildhall Road

756603

Roadmender Club, Lady's Lane

752607

Spinney  Hill Hall (Northampton School for Girls), Spinney Hill Road

769636

Figure 21

Appendix 22 Figure 21

 

 

Figure 22

Appendix 22 Figure 22

APPENDIX 23 

EXISTING COMMUNITY  CENTRES AND HALLS TO WHICH POLICY L13 WILL BE APPLIED

 

 

Abington, Wheatfield Road South

 

777621

Afro-Caribbean Community Centre, Clare Street

760611

Bellinge, Fieldmill Road

810622

Blackthorn, Longmead Court

807636

Boothville Community Hall Booth Lane North

783643

Briar Hill, The Spring

740591

Brookside, Billing Brook Road

796634

Camp Hill (Lower  School),  Dayrell Road

737586

Duston, Pendle Road

723619

Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road

721611

East Hunsbury, Butts Croft Close

753567

Ecton Brook (Lower School), Ecton Brook Road

816627

Hardingstone Day Centre (Old School), High Street

764578

Kingsthorpe, Mill Lane

749628

Kings Heath, Kings Heath Park

737625

Lodge Farm, Crestwood Road (incl associated club/community uses)

799639

Moulton Leys, Manning Road

780651

Parklands, Devon Way

771641

Rectory Farm, Olden Way

813640

Semilong, Norfolk Terrace

751619

Southfields, Farmhill Road

802649

Spencer Dallington, Tintern Avenue

743614

Standens Barn, Walledwell Court

799621

St. James, St. James Square

741606

Thorplands (Lower School), Farm Field Court

792642

Vernon Terrace/Elizabeth Street

766607

Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South

788622

Wootton Memorial Hall High Street

762565

 

THE DISTRIBUTION OF COMMUNITY CENTRES AND HALLS - See Fig 21

 

APPENDIX 24 

LOCAL ASSESSMENT OF ALLOTMENT PROVISION IN NORTHAMPTON 1981-91 

 

Allotment Land                                      Statutory

(NBC owned)

 

Temporary

(NBC owned)

 

Non- Statutory

 

Total

 

1981 Popln. - 159,000

 

 

 

 

 

1981 Prov. - hectares

 

67.5

 

8.8

 

37.8

 

114.1

- per 1000 population

0.42

0.06

0.24

0.72

 

1991 Popln. - 184,600

 

 

 

 

 

1991 Prov. - hectares

 

65.6

 

8.8

 

31.5

 

105.9

- per 1000 population

0.35

0.05

0.17

0.57

 

Popln. change 1981-91

                        25,600 Increase

                        + 16.1%

 

Change in Prov.1981-91

- hectares

- 1.9

- 6.3

- 8.2

- % change

+ 2.8%

- 16.7%

- 7.2%

  

THE DISTRIBUTION AND LOCAL AVAILABILITY OF ALLOTMENTS (See Figure 22) 

Ideally, sites should be within easy walking distance and such local sites are particularly convenient for elderly plotholders. A nominal radius of 0.8 kilometre from sites is shown on figure 22 on this basis. However, with increasing personal mobility, the main consideration should be the overall local value of sites which may extend over a larger district of the town than a 0.8 kilometre radius.

APPENDIX 25 

EXISTING ALLOTMENT  SITES TO WHICH POLICY L24 WILL BE APPLIED 

 

Statutory Sites (On Council-owned land) 

 

Sites managed directly by the Council 

Bants Lane                                                                                                 731614

Eastern Avenue North                                                                                760638

Kings Heath                                                                                                742628

Kingsthorpe Park                                                                                        748626

Pleydell Road - Area proposed for retention                                               750585

Parklands                                                                                                    775641

Rothersthorpe Road - Area proposed for retention                                     740588

Southfields                                                                                                   804646

Welford Road                                                                                               747640

 

 

Sites field-managed by plotholders

Broadmead Avenue                                                                                      777628

Billing Road  East                                                                                          785611

Weston Favell                                                                                               785615

 

 

 

Sites leased to Allotment Associations

Berrywood Road                                                                                          717613

Birchfield Road East                                                                                     784622

Harlestone Road No.1                                                                                  729622

Studland Road                                                                                             747623

 

 

Non-Statutory Sites

Collingtree                                                                                                753552

Hardingstone (North)                                                                               764579

Kingsthorpe Grove                                                                                    757626

Kenmuir Avenue                                                                                        768630

Kingsthorpe Hollow                                                                                   748620

APPENDIX 26 

ESTIMATED ALLOTMENT PROVISION IN NORTHAMPTON: 2006 BASED ON LOSS OF ALLOTMENT SITES IDENTIFIED  FOR ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN POLICY L25 

Allotment Land                                     Statutory           Temporary        Non-               Total

                                                                                                              Statutory 

 

2006 Popln.- 207,700

 

 

2006 Prov.- hectares

 

              60.5

 

8.8

 

      14.3

 

    83.6

- per 1000 popln.

              0.29

        0.04

       0.07

    0.40

APPENDIX 27 

PROPOSED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE RECREATIONAL LAND TO WHICH POLICY L26 WILL BE APPLIED 

Bedford Road - Riverside Leisure Area

              775595

Bedford Road - Peaches Meadow Canoe Slalom Project

              773595

Berrywood - Woodland North of Weedon Road

              718603

Booth Lane South - Bowls Centre

              788629

Collingtree Park Golf Course - 9 hole extension

              742566

Duston Park and Berry Wood

              714611

Emporium Lane Pocket Park, Town Centre

              754606

Great Billing - Linear Open Space

              803628

Nene Park - Open Space around East Lagoon and Proposed Flood Storage Lake

              735600

Playing Fields south of Abington  Mill

              782603

Recreational Land West of Fulford Drive (North of Kingsthorpe Golf Course)

              762634

Rothersthorpe Road - proposed school/public playing field

              744590

Studland Road - Recreational Land

              746624

Towcester Road - Riverside Open Space - East

              751596

Upton Country Park - Area of unrestricted  public access (see policy L24)

              724591

Upton Park

              715599

Upton Playing Fields - West

              714597

Upton Playing Fields - East

              722595

Weggs Farm Road North - Linear Open Space

              711626

Weston Mill Lane -Riverside Recreational Land,

              795607

Weston Mill Lane  - Riverside Conservation  Park (see policy L25)

              790606

Wootton Fields - Linear Open Space

              765567,                     767564

APPENDIX 28 

LOCALLY IMPORTANT  LANDSCAPE AREAS (POLICY E9) 

The following paragraphs relate to each of the areas listed under policy E9 as locally important landscape areas in order to describe briefly, what landscape characteristics make each area locally important: 

Abington Park 

Abington  Park is the largest park in Northampton, and is an important focal point for Abington and the surrounding areas. The park, although formally landscaped, is undulating in character and has a natural appearance. The park contains many mature tree species, which form an impressive display along Abington Avenue. Abington Museum and Church are set within the park. The park forms a well wooded, undulating area within the confines of the built up residential area. 

Becketts Park 

This area is the most central and conspicuous of the open spaces in Northampton and is consequently well used by people who work in the town centre. The site is bounded by mature trees and slopes away from the Bedford Road down towards the lake and the River Nene which  it adjoins. The setting of the area along side the River Nene provides a tranquil environment only a short distance from the town centre.

Brackmills - Great Houghton 

The area forms part of the open space which separates Brackmills industrial estate from Great Houghton village. The fields concerned slope slightly away from Piddington disused railway line down towards the A428 and are edged by hedgerow and trees. They form one of the few areas of "ridge and furrow" within the boundary of Northampton, and as such provides historically important landscape and an appropriate setting for the village of Great Houghton. 

Collingtree Park 

Collingtree Park is now developed as a golf course and residential area. Its importance in landscape terms is based upon the setting it provides for Collingtree village. The mature trees contained within the Park provide screening and the open space of the golf course ensures that residential and other developments associated with the course do not result in significant loss of village identity or character.

Dallington Park 

Dallington Park is located on the Harlestone Road to the North West of Northampton town centre, providing important visual amenity for the densely populated areas of Dallington and Spencer. The mature trees around the edge of the park are an important part of the landscape and also provide a visual break within the residential area.

Delapre Park 

Delapre Park, off the London Road to the south of the town centre amounts to 223 hectares of parklands and gardens. The Abbey, which is listed, and the formal gardens exhibit many important features of the area which also incorporates part of the site of the battle of Northampton and the Queen Eleanor Cross, an ancient monument. Part of the area (formerly in agricultural use) is now used as a municipal  golf course. As well as the more sporadic tree planting and the avenue of Horse Chestnuts which line London Road, Delapre Wood lies to the south of the park. The area provides an extensive "country estate" type landscape within the heart of Northampton, the parkland sweeping down from Delapre Wood to the Nene Valley with the surrounding woodland providing a sense of enclosure and remoteness from the urban area. 

Eastfield Park 

Eastfield Park results from the amalgamation of two estates and today is bordered on either side by the Eastfield and Lakeview housing developments. The housing development has to some extent been integrated into the landscape of the park, thus softening their impact. It has retained its traditional parkland features - large open expanses of grassland interspersed by groupings of mature trees, as well as a sizeable lake which was originally used for boating. The area adjoins the grounds of Manfield Hospital which is also considered a locally important landscape. 

Kingsthorpe Golf Course 

This is a privately owned course providing a large tract of open space within a dense residential area of Northampton. It provides an important visual amenity for the residential areas which surround it. Although formally managed for the playing of golf, the course contains a series of hedges, copses and trees set on undulating ground. 

Kingsthorpe Park 

Integral to the landscape of Kingsthorpe Park is the listed Thornton Hall and its ornamental gardens. The park slopes away from Kingsthorpe Road towards the Hall and this, combined with the avenues of mature trees, (many of which are particularly good specimens), help to create appealing vistas from the road. The stone wall and hedgerow which surround the park give strong defining boundaries. 

Manfield Hospital Grounds 

The grounds of Manfield Hospital, a former private dwelling which is now largely disused as a hospital site, contain a number of listed buildings which form an integral part of the man made landscape. The site contains a formal garden with terraced lawns, an avenue of Cedars lining the approach to the main building as well as many other tree species throughout the grounds. Other buildings which are of less note are interspersed with formal and informal planting of shrubbery and trees. In the south western corner of the site a diverse mix of mature trees forms an area of nature conservation importance. The area adjoins the grounds of Eastfield Park which is also considered a locally important landscape.

Northampton Golf Course - Bradlaugh Fields

The site of the former Northampton Golf Course provides a large tract of linear open space running between residential areas and rising gently to the north  Many of the residents also benefit from the visual amenity which it provides. The majority of the site is grassland and retains many of the distinctive features of a golf course such as the `hills and holes', which are particularly species rich, and formal groupings of trees. Certain parts of the area have not been intensively managed and contain grassland of high conservation value. The landscape is of an extensive sweeping nature offering areas of diverse interest and opportunity. 

The Racecourse 

The Racecourse is a large rectangular area of open space bounded by Kingsley Road, Kettering Road and St George's Avenue with avenues of mature trees along each. The Pavilion (the former racecourse grandstand) forms an important landmark within the open space. Although important in providing a range of sports facilities and a venue for fairs and festivals, the Racecourse provides wide open spaces in the centre of highly built up area with the avenues of trees combining to produce an attractive visual landscape. 

St Andrews Hospital Grounds 

The grounds of the hospital occupy sloping ground from Billing Road to a channel of the River Nene. Central to the landscape is the prominent main building and chapel which are both listed. There are formal garden areas, incorporating terraced lawns, croquet lawns and herbaceous borders, as well as extensive parkland. Much of the parkland has been used to create a golf course although still retaining its traditional features. The area is visible from the A45 Nene  Valley Way and, along with the school site which adjoins it, provides a significant undeveloped area on the northern slope of the valley. 

St Crispin Hospital Grounds 

The area forms an important part of the panoramic views to the South and West of the town, consisting of open, gently sloping fields. It provides an attractive contrast between the hospital complex, with its more formal planting, and the built up area of Duston. The mature woodland of Berrywood, semi-formal planting around the hospital buildings, boundary trees, hedgerows, farm buildings, original fencing and the kitchen wall are also very important features. 

Upton Park 

An historic landscape set on a gentle south facing slope encompassing the remains of a deserted medieval village with associated fishponds and ridge and furrow. This has been overlaid by later formal emparkment, the limits of which are clearly defined by a stone boundary wall. 

Victoria Park 

Victoria Park is the one of the oldest designated parks in Northampton and is situated in one of the more densely populated areas of Northampton. A small stream runs through the park and avenues of mature trees dissect the site. It provides a small area of attractive open space in the context of the surrounding area which comprises terraced housing, busy roads and the nearby railway line.

Wootton Hall Park 

The park comprises a mix of paddock, (principally in the north east corner), sports fields and mature trees, mostly around the boundary. It is the setting for Wootton Hall which is used as police headquarters. The park in its entirety provides an attractive landscape in contrast to the office, residential development and ring road which surrounds it.

APPENDIX 29 

GUIDANCE NOTE ON SHOP FRONT SECURITY 

Shop front security is a wide-ranging  issue. Active measures include the provision of closed-circuit  television surveillance in much of the town centre shopping area, and now gradually being extended into other areas. Passive measures are designed to discourage or defeat break-ins or vandalism. 

In the town planning context, the feature most frequently encountered is the external grille or shutter. However, ill-considered design of fittings can harm the visual quality of premises, both during and after business hours. When a high proportion of premises has external protection, even if  the fittings are of relatively good design, the combined effect is to create a hostile environment and detract from the appearance of the street scene. Consequently, the Council wish to see external security as an exceptional response to a demonstrable problem rather than the rule. Its provision is likely to be particularly inappropriate on listed buildings and in conservation areas whose character the Council are required to preserve or enhance. 

For both  new and existing shop fronts, laminated glass or internal open grilles provide ways to safeguard the interior without significantly affecting the appearance of premises, and neither requires planning permission (though, if the premises are a listed building, they may well need listed building consent). Small-paned windows are  less of a temptation to wilful damage than large  sheets of glass. External alarms should be sited inconspicuously and painted to blend with their situation. 

External roller box housings, shutter tracks and other fittings look unsightly and usually alter the appearance of buildings to the extent that planning permission (and listed building consent on a listed building) is required. When designing a new or replacement shop front, therefore, it is essential to consider security as early as possible in the design process so that the chosen method can be unobtrusively incorporated in the structure. In all cases where an external roller grille or shutter is necessary as part of a new shop front, the roller box will be expected to be hidden, perhaps behind a fascia, and the tracks concealed in the shop front structure. The case for surface mounting an external grille or shutter on an existing shop front will be assessed on its merits, taking into account the factors mentioned in these paragraphs. 

Solid shutters have a particularly deadening effect on the character of shopping streets after business hours and are almost always unacceptable. Open grilles and shutters, on the other hand, provide security without hiding window displays, keeping the street scene "alive" when the shops are shut. Galvanised metal and plain aluminium grilles and shutters present an unfinished, often crude appearance which significantly detracts from the street scene, so a hard-wearing coloured finish is essential. 

The preservation or enhancement of the Town's listed buildings and conservation areas are prime objectives. The impact of a proposal to provide external security fittings on a listed  building or in a conservation area will be very carefully assessed. Those proposals which would have an adverse effect on the character or appearance of a listed building or conservation area will not be granted planning permission.

APPENDIX 30 

MINERAL CONSULTATION AREAS

Figure 23

Appendix 30 Figure 23