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Histon & Impington
neighbourhood plan
workshop
12 Sep 17
Why have we invited you to this
workshop this evening?
• To bring you up to date with respect to our Neighbourhood Plan
de...
But first a reminder of why a
Neighbourhood Plan is so important
Money: government planning rules levy a Community
Infrast...
What have we done? We’ve defined
the neighbourhood plan territory
• This excludes King’s Meadow
which would more sensibly ...
It’s close to Cambridge but not a
part of it
• About 4000 houses and flats, a
population of about 10000
• Cut north south ...
It is tightly bounded by the Green
Belt
• This is good news and bad news.
• The good news is that it should
limit opportun...
And within this we are a compact
community
• Most homes are within 800m of
one of two community centres:
• The Post Office...
The demography of the community
is interesting
• It’s noticeably changed in the last 10 years or so;
• More young families...
We’ve done a lot of thinking and
talking
• We’ve got a vision
9
Our five key priorities seem sound
10
Our five key priorities seem sound
(in brief)
11
Economic success
Community activity
Housing
Getting around
Safe and secure
We’ve done a lot of thinking and
talking
• We’ve got a vision
• Our five key priorities seem sound
• Our cross-cutting the...
We ran a big survey 12 months ago:
it told us what we already know
• People like living here, value its identity and want ...
Enventure’s conclusions seem
pretty spot on
Quantitatively the numbers largely
reinforce these messages
importance
Need to
improve
So can Neighbourhood Plan
policies take us forward?
First a look at how it should all fit
together …
Projects
what must we do to
realise our policies?
Issues
what limits our ...
The general theme is: protect what
we’ve got but allow some development
economicsuccess
community
infrastructure
housing&
...
But we need to be careful that
we’re not just saying no.
• We have three groups of assets:
• Interesting buildings (HINP2)...
Next are over-arching general
development enabling policies
HINP5 Commercial sites:
redevelopment will be supported if
the...
Next are over-arching housing
development enabling policies
HINP6 Housing sites: development will
be supported if they …
•...
We also need to look at exception
sites and the Green Belt
HINP18 Exception sites will be
supported if …
• They contribute...
Four policies address commercial
sites: firstly the Tesco site
HINP16 we will support
redevelopment of the Tesco site if …...
The rest of the High Street is also
important, but trickier.
HINP9 We will support redevelopment
proposals for the High St...
the jam factory is a major employer
and a part of our heritage
HINP11 we will support
redevelopment of the jam factory sit...
Vision Park is a major employer and
supporter of the High Street
HINP17 we will support
redevelopment on Vision Park if …
...
A further four protect our community
infrastructure: HINP14 Rowleys
HINP14 we will support
redevelopment of Rowleys if …
•...
Histon Manor is a hidden gem. It’s
future needs to be protected
HINP10 we will support the
redevelopment of Histon Manor i...
HINP12 Manor Park Field needs
protecting beyond the current lease
HINP12 we will support the
development of Manor Park Fie...
HINP8 Bypass Farm should be in the
Local Plan but let’s just be sure!
HINP8 we will support the
development of Bypass Farm...
Ditto HINP15 STATION which will
bring more housing
HINP15 We will support mixed use
development of the three STATION
sites...
There is one further development site:
HINP18 the Evolution Business Park
HINP18 we will support the further
development o...
One policy might give us better
medical facilities: New School Road
HINP13 we will support mixed use
redevelopment of the ...
And finally: let’s protect the windmill
HINP1 the Windmill: no development
will be supported if …
Maybe you’re disappointed: what’s
not in the plan? quite a lot actually
successfuleconmy
community
infrastructure
housing&...
There are obvious projects that now
deserve follow through
Projects related to Neighbourhood
Plan policies
Projects relate...
Going forward: what’s the plan?
Jun15 Neighbourhood plan 39
Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18
publicity and early
engagement
...
• July (that was last but one month) and August (that’s last month)
• Finalise scope and contents of plan
• Complete draft...
Jul 17 Neighbourhood plan 42
This is how it might work out in
detail
31-Jul
07-Aug
14-Aug
21-Aug
28-Aug
04-Sep
11-Sep
18-S...
Our task tonight
What do you think?
Are we on the right track?
Have we missed anything
significant?
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  1. 1. Histon & Impington neighbourhood plan workshop 12 Sep 17
  2. 2. Why have we invited you to this workshop this evening? • To bring you up to date with respect to our Neighbourhood Plan development activity; and (most importantly) • To get your OK that we are on the right track and should proceed with deliberate speed. That’s not to say that we don’t want any challenge or debate, That’s always welcome, but it is to say that we’ve got a plan and we want your support to continue with it. So here’s the agenda: • A little bit of history: what we’ve done to get here • A summary of the draft Plan: what it’ll mean for our community • An outline of what we’re going to be doing next
  3. 3. But first a reminder of why a Neighbourhood Plan is so important Money: government planning rules levy a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on new developments and normally 15% of what it gets is passed on to parish councils. Those with an NP get 25%. Developers: if there’s an NP then it adds to the set of rules that control development in the community. For example if our Plan says no new housing somewhere then developers have to take note. Capital planning: the Parish Council is ambitious to add to the amenities of the community but it can’t afford to do everything. With an NP it will have the mechanism to set priorities and to plan accordingly.
  4. 4. What have we done? We’ve defined the neighbourhood plan territory • This excludes King’s Meadow which would more sensibly be a part of the City • It also excludes that part of Impington south east of the A14/B1049 junction which will be a part of the Darwin Green development • However it does include much green belt land north, west and east of the Community
  5. 5. It’s close to Cambridge but not a part of it • About 4000 houses and flats, a population of about 10000 • Cut north south by the B1049 • The Busway cuts the Community east west • Vision Park provides employment for 2000 people, a further 400 work at the jam factory • There’s a vibrant High Street and good schools but the GP practice is capacity limited
  6. 6. It is tightly bounded by the Green Belt • This is good news and bad news. • The good news is that it should limit opportunities for developers; but • The bad news is that it also limits opportunities to bring forward developments which would provide affordable housing for the Community
  7. 7. And within this we are a compact community • Most homes are within 800m of one of two community centres: • The Post Office in the High Street • The Guided Bus stop
  8. 8. The demography of the community is interesting • It’s noticeably changed in the last 10 years or so; • More young families, fewer older people. • There’s a dip in population as young people leave the Community which recovers when they return to start families; • That’s the opposite of Cambridge. • It’s diverse in terms of the number of people who live here who were born outside the UK • This is evidenced in the IVC school roll • Many of these people come from the EU
  9. 9. We’ve done a lot of thinking and talking • We’ve got a vision 9
  10. 10. Our five key priorities seem sound 10
  11. 11. Our five key priorities seem sound (in brief) 11 Economic success Community activity Housing Getting around Safe and secure
  12. 12. We’ve done a lot of thinking and talking • We’ve got a vision • Our five key priorities seem sound • Our cross-cutting themes continue to make sense • Digital village • Sustainable community • Diverse and inclusive • Heritage and design 12
  13. 13. We ran a big survey 12 months ago: it told us what we already know • People like living here, value its identity and want it to remain ‘safe and friendly’; • The community holds a range of views about building on the Green Belt but may accept the need for more development if there is to be more affordable housing; • There’s a particular concern about medical facilities. There’s a similar one about school provision; • Traffic and public transport are major bugbears. The B1049 on the one hand is a negative whilst the bus services, including the guided bus, do not serve the community well; • There’s a developing theme that we need to do more to support young and older (and less able) people locally • Parking and getting around the Community (walking and cycling) need to be improved; and • The High Street is just fine, don’t meddle with it.
  14. 14. Enventure’s conclusions seem pretty spot on
  15. 15. Quantitatively the numbers largely reinforce these messages importance Need to improve
  16. 16. So can Neighbourhood Plan policies take us forward?
  17. 17. First a look at how it should all fit together … Projects what must we do to realise our policies? Issues what limits our ability to be successful? Vision what do we want to look like in the future? Priorities what's important to deliver our vision? Policies what must we enable to make them happen? Principles what characteristics shape our community?
  18. 18. The general theme is: protect what we’ve got but allow some development economicsuccess community infrastructure housing& demography safeandsecure gettingaround digitalvillage sustainable community diverse&inclusive heritage&design the Windmill general HINP1 interesting buildings general HINP2 existing dwellings general HINP3 retail outlets general HINP4 site development general HINP5 new housing estates general HINP6 new dwellings general HINP7 ByPass Farm site specific HINP8 High Street site specific HINP9 Histon Manor site specific HINP10 Jam factory site specific HINP11 Manor Park Field site specific HINP12 New School Road site specific HINP13 Rowleys site specific HINP14 STATION site specific HINP15 Tesco site site specific HINP16 Vision Park site specific HINP17 Butt Lane industrial site site specific HINP19 exception sites conditional HINP18 policy plays a major role in responding to this priority policy also responds to this policy or principle priorities principles
  19. 19. But we need to be careful that we’re not just saying no. • We have three groups of assets: • Interesting buildings (HINP2) • Existing dwellings (HINP3) • Retail outlets (HINP4) • Our message is we are perfectly relaxed about these being redeveloped as long as they remain ‘as they are’ • That means add but don’t subtract, create but don’t destroy, enhance but don’t detract • There’s a policy for each asset
  20. 20. Next are over-arching general development enabling policies HINP5 Commercial sites: redevelopment will be supported if they … • Deliver an improvement to the demand on local drainage; • Incorporate sufficient PV solar to be energy neutral; • Be innovative in setting standards of design and technology used; and • Provide through routes for pedestrians and cyclists
  21. 21. Next are over-arching housing development enabling policies HINP6 Housing sites: development will be supported if they … • Deliver 40% affordable with at least 60% of units being 1 or 2 bedroom; • Are within 800m safe and direct walking distance from a community centre; • Do not exceed 50 units; • Are innovative and aspire to high quality design and build; and • Meet the conditions for commercial sites HINP 7 New dwellings: proposals will be supported if they … • Are innovative and aspire to high quality design and build and thereby add interest and character to the built environment of Histon and Impington; • Respond the needs of residents to manage their waste, access their cycles, park their cars and report their utility usage; • Are sustainable in terms of carbon reduction and life time adaptability
  22. 22. We also need to look at exception sites and the Green Belt HINP18 Exception sites will be supported if … • They contribute to the broader development of the Community; for example: • Public open space • Improvements to public transport • Access to sporting facilities • Contributions towards improved medical or education facilities
  23. 23. Four policies address commercial sites: firstly the Tesco site HINP16 we will support redevelopment of the Tesco site if … Current retail quantity and mix is retained; Generous bicycle parking and sufficient and better organised car parking on site is provided; Easy access for large delivery vehicles is enabled; and A greenway is included to allow members of the public to walk through the site from the Manorial Waste site by the bus stop, along the Brook and out towards the High Street
  24. 24. The rest of the High Street is also important, but trickier. HINP9 We will support redevelopment proposals for the High Street if … Current retail quantity and mix is retained; Generous bicycle parking and sufficient and better organised car parking on site is provided; Easy access for large delivery vehicles is enabled; and Provide extra pedestrian walkways and cyclepaths where possible along the Brook and to connect with Home Close and Dwyer Joyce Close.
  25. 25. the jam factory is a major employer and a part of our heritage HINP11 we will support redevelopment of the jam factory site if … the level of employment is maintained or increased Any redevelopment should also:  Improve direct and safe access for pedestrians to and from the High Street and the Guided Bus stop and for cyclists to and from the Busway;  Provide generous covered bicycle parking and sufficient car parking on site;  Include ‘greenways’ open to allow members of the public to walk through from Chiver’s Way to the H&I Community Orchard on Manor Field and to the High Street;  Provide a substantial green separation between the site and Home Close. Other development will be supported in line with other policies as appropriate
  26. 26. Vision Park is a major employer and supporter of the High Street HINP17 we will support redevelopment on Vision Park if … the level of employment is maintained or increased Any redevelopment should also: Improve direct and safe access for pedestrians to and from the High Street and the Guided Bus stop and for Cyclists to and from the Busway; Provide generous covered bicycle parking and sufficient car parking on site; Include ‘greenways’ open to allow members of the public to walk through from Station Road to the H&I Community Orchard on Manor Field and to the High Street; Other development will be supported in line with other policies as appropriate
  27. 27. A further four protect our community infrastructure: HINP14 Rowleys HINP14 we will support redevelopment of Rowleys if … • Redevelopment is for a small hotel, conference centre and/or wedding venue • Any redevelopment should also: • Retain the house in its current isolated form • Retain the meadows and woodland as indicated • Allow public passage from Park Lane to the Church and Gunn’s Lane • Limit motorised access to the entrance from Park Lane (except in connection with weddings at the Church) • Housing development shall not be permitted.
  28. 28. Histon Manor is a hidden gem. It’s future needs to be protected HINP10 we will support the redevelopment of Histon Manor if … • Redevelopment is for housing or as a small hotel (or similar business) • Any redevelopment should also: • Retain the house in its current form. There should be no additional buildings; • Retain the gardens in their current form; • Allow public access to the gardens
  29. 29. HINP12 Manor Park Field needs protecting beyond the current lease HINP12 we will support the development of Manor Park Field for recreational use if … There is no continuing need for car parking Total building does not cover more that 2% of the total area (that would enable a building with a 430m2 footprint).  Housing development is not supported
  30. 30. HINP8 Bypass Farm should be in the Local Plan but let’s just be sure! HINP8 we will support the development of Bypass Farm for recreational use if … • Build space is no more than 2% of the total (700m2) • Parking provision is no more than 4% of the total (120 spaces) • Safe and direct off road pedestrian/cyclist access is provided This is in the Local Plan: policy SC/1 http://bit.ly/2vIfVLw
  31. 31. Ditto HINP15 STATION which will bring more housing HINP15 We will support mixed use development of the three STATION sites if … • ‘Development proposals for the sites known as former Bishops Hardware Store site, Old Railway Good Yard, and Kendall Court should include commercial and/or community uses in addition to any residential development’ and • ‘The former station building and the Railway Vue public house are of local importance and should be retained and reused as appropriate for commercial or a community use’ This is in the Local Plan: policy E/8 http://bit.ly/2wB1Lsk
  32. 32. There is one further development site: HINP18 the Evolution Business Park HINP18 we will support the further development of the Evolution Business Park on Butt Lane if … • The access junction to Butt Lane is developed such as to inhibit HCV access to Impington • The cycle path/footpath is upgraded • HINP5 commercial sites is observed
  33. 33. One policy might give us better medical facilities: New School Road HINP13 we will support mixed use redevelopment of the Infants School site on New School Road if … A health centre to meet the current and foreseeable needs for GP and other health services is provided With adequate parking for cycles, cars (both staff and patients) and ease of access for community minibus etc. Any residential provision must be compatible with the health centre  Redevelopment of the playing field opposite is not supported.
  34. 34. And finally: let’s protect the windmill HINP1 the Windmill: no development will be supported if …
  35. 35. Maybe you’re disappointed: what’s not in the plan? quite a lot actually successfuleconmy community infrastructure housing& demography safeandsecure gettingaround Maintaining the ‘village character’ of the Community Tackling the blight of the B1049 Providing sufficient (and top quality) healthcare and education Supporting older and young people Addressing crime and anti-social behaviour Maintaining the roads, cycle paths and footways Improving public transport House prices and the shortage of affordable housing directly addressed by this Neighbourhood Plan indirectly addressed by this Neighbourhood Plan addressed outside this Neighbourhood Plan priorities
  36. 36. There are obvious projects that now deserve follow through Projects related to Neighbourhood Plan policies Projects related to issues not related to Neighbourhood Plan policies HINP19 P4 Expansion of light industrial site situated off Butt Lane. HINP18 P5 Encourage supply of affordable homes. HINP8 P2 Creation of new formal sports space. HINP5 P3 Creation of a more extensive cycle path network. Policy # Proposal HINP13 P1 New medical centre to serve residents living in the Plan Area. P11 Promoting the retail offer in Histon & Impington. P12 Explore the potential for setting up a community solar PV or equivalent scheme. P8 Provide more meeting places for young people. P9 Better broadband and mobile phone coverage. P10 Direct bus services into Cambridge. # Project P6 Ensure adequate parking provision to support activities within the village. P7 New guided busway stop in the north west of the community.
  37. 37. Going forward: what’s the plan? Jun15 Neighbourhood plan 39
  38. 38. Jul-17 Aug-17 Sep-17 Oct-17 Nov-17 Dec-17 Jan-18 Feb-18 Mar-18 Apr-18 May-18 Jun-18 Jul-18 publicity and early engagement Understanding the area Options creation Options consultation Plan creation Draft plan pre-submission consultation Plan amendment and finalisation Submission consulation Examination Referendum Adoption organiseand plan build evidence base develop vision and options consult develop plan consult finaliseplan consult examination referendum adoption Jul17 Neighbourhood plan 40 If we focussed on delivery we could go to the vote next May
  39. 39. • July (that was last but one month) and August (that’s last month) • Finalise scope and contents of plan • Complete drafts of all policies • September (that’s now!) • A series of workshops to test the plan as far as it goes • Meetings with landowners (or maybe not) • Maybe an exhibition in the library • October and November • Complete the plan • Sign off by parish council • December and January • Another big consultation • February-May: out of our hands Jul 17 Neighbourhood plan 41 This means month by month
  40. 40. Jul 17 Neighbourhood plan 42 This is how it might work out in detail 31-Jul 07-Aug 14-Aug 21-Aug 28-Aug 04-Sep 11-Sep 18-Sep 25-Sep 02-Oct 09-Oct 16-Oct 23-Oct 30-Oct 06-Nov 13-Nov 20-Nov 27-Nov 04-Dec 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec 01-Jan 08-Jan 15-Jan 22-Jan 29-Jan 05-Feb 12-Feb 19-Feb 26-Feb 05-Mar 12-Mar 19-Mar 26-Mar 02-Apr 09-Apr 16-Apr 23-Apr 30-Apr 07-May 14-May 21-May 28-May 04-Jun 11-Jun 18-Jun 25-Jun 02-Jul 09-Jul 16-Jul 23-Jul 30-Jul finish writing draft policies DJ JP build first draft plan HA review draft plan all advertise workshop SL meeting with SCDC DJ SL BI precommunication wih stakeholders sustainability and environment assessment SCDC second draft plan HA third draft plan workshop all amend plan as appropriate finalise plan for consultation finalise data and evidence required DP commission outstanding assessments required finalise consultation statement SL Produce short summary of plan Prepare equality Impact Assessment SL Parish Council to indicate support for plan AB DJ Independent health check SCDC design an advertise consultation SL modify plan as needed consult with statutary bodies SL run pre-submission consultation make final modifications to plan update consultation statement SL Formal submission of Plan to SCDC map of plan area consultation statement basic conditions statement SCDC 6 week consultation SCDC submit plan to inspector SCDC Modify plan following inspectors comments run referendum implement consult examine Preparing draft plan Formal Submission and Examination finalise planworkshop Finalising Pre-submission Plan
  41. 41. Our task tonight What do you think? Are we on the right track? Have we missed anything significant?

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