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Regulation 14 consultation

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Presentation to support the consultation relating to the Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan

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Regulation 14 consultation

  1. 1. Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 consultation 1 Oct to 16 Nov 18
  2. 2. 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 should 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.
  3. 3. the neighbourhood plan territory is just H&I north of the A14 • This excludes King’s Meadow which would more sensibly be a part of the City • It also excludes that part of Impington south west of the A14/B1049 junction which will be a part of the Darwin Green development • It’s a community ‘close to Cambridge but not a part of it’
  4. 4. We are a compact and diverse community bounded by the Green Belt • Most homes are within 800m of one of two community centres: • The Post Office in the High Street • The Guided Bus stop • There’s a vibrant High Street, good schools, a highly rated doctor’s surgery and a hospital, six pubs and five churches, an excellent recreation ground, an office park employing 2000 people and the UK’s largest jam factory. • The community is also home to many clubs and societies.
  5. 5. The Big Survey told us what people value and what needs improvement importance Need to improve
  6. 6. Residents really rate our villages but they have identified issues … Maintaining the ‘village character’ of the community; Tackling the blight of the B1049; Providing sufficient (and high 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; and House prices and the shortage of affordable housing.
  7. 7. Our vision sets out a model for what we want H&I to be in the future Histon & Impington is and will continue to be a cohesive, single community with a special character next to but separate from Cambridge. It is and will be sustainable, resilient and inclusive. … it’s home to a business park and an industrial site which are major employers, there’s a popular high street … There will be sufficient school places for all who want them and a GP practice which meets the needs of all residents…, there will be safe and convenient walking, cycling and public transport options. Many will work from home and there will be an ecosystem to support them. … This green belt will be protected with only minimal development … there will be an associated contribution to community facilities. Histon & Impington will be ‘resilient’. As far as it can it will look after itself. It will support the police by minimising opportunities for crime … it will encourage its residents to lead fit and healthy lifestyles. …. It will ensure that there is housing available for those with lower incomes …. It will welcome all new residents and others who may visit the villages Histon & Impington will be a community which recognises its heritage and remains rooted in it but at the same time understands the advantages that technology can bring and leverages this to enable it to deliver the many and disparate elements of this vision. 7
  8. 8. We believe that this can be delivered by focussing on six priorities 8 To encourage the growth and success of the retail, leisure and other commercial businesses of the villages. To ensure the villages' social infrastructure (clubs and societies, open spaces and events) develops and adapts to their emerging and changing demographic. To ensure a sufficient supply of sustainable and high quality housing (including affordable homes and small and larger units which address changing demographic demand) within the villages. To support the community in continuing to make the villages safe, secure, supportive and welcoming for all; to enable everyone to live active and fulfilling lives To develop a network of sustainable, accessible transport links within and around the villages to create safe and inviting routes for all and especially for pedestrians and cyclists. To protect the essential character of the Community: its balance of retail, employment and residential and of its village heritage with its association with the Cambridge economy
  9. 9. With four guiding principles which we must honour … Digital Village - Utilising best available technology to the advantage of all Sustainable Community - Making sure that whatever we do contributes to tomorrow’s community Diverse and Inclusive - Offering everyone the opportunity to live in and/or contribute to Histon & Impington Heritage & Design - Respecting our history, preserving our memories
  10. 10. Our policies address specific priorities HIM# policy theme essential character economic success vibrant community gettingaround safe,secure andsuccessful housingforall digitalvillage sustainable community diverse& inclusive heritage& design HIM01 high quality design character HIM02 interesting buildings character HIM03 size, style & location character HIM04 the Windmill character HIM05 parking provision character HIM06 commercial core economy HIM07 the Tesco site economy HIM08 the jam factory economy HIM09 Vision Park economy HIM10 Bypass Farm community HIM11 local green space community HIM12 valued community space community HIM13 important natural habitats community HIM14 walking and cycling routes community HIM15 A14 mitigation sites safe etc HIM16 the Infants School safe etc HIM17 meeting local needs housing HIM18 STATION housing policy plays a major role in responding to this priority policy also responds to this policy or principle priorities principles
  11. 11. Essential character To protect the essential character of the Community: its balance of retail, employment and residential and of its village heritage with its association with the Cambridge economy.
  12. 12. Four policies protect the essential character of our community HIM01 High Quality Design • Specifies design requirements specific to plan area. • Applicable to all residential development proposals. • Is informed by the Histon & Impington Design Guide. HIM02 Interesting Buildings • Identifies buildings which will be considered as non-designated heritage assets. • means that the importance of these buildings will be considered • is applicable to planning applications that impact on an Interesting Building • they are listed in the policy; the rationale for their inclusion is on the website. HIM03 Size, Scale & Location • supports, in principle, new residential proposals within the existing built up boundary • provides additional criteria for Green Belt .. proposals (if) they are considered acceptable when assessed against Local Plan and national policies • applies to all residential proposals in the plan area HIM04 the Windmill • resists development proposals which will lead to further loss of wind to the Windmill; • specifies that all development should be supported by an assessment that measures impact of wind loss to the Windmill; and • is applicable to proposals that fall within the zone but potentially to other development beyond this zone to the west (if development proposals are of a substantial size).
  13. 13. A fifth looks specifically at parking for cars and cycles • HIM05 parking provision for cars and cycles; in a nutshell: • provides car parking and cycle parking standards in addition to those required by the emerging Local Plan • applies to all development proposals in the plan area • We would prefer that people do not use their cars but recognise that they have good reasons to own them. • It is best therefore that we ensure that they can be parked easily and conveniently without adding to street clutter • If we’re serious about people cycling then we must ensure there are places to park bicycles • Residential cycle parking must be safe, secure and easy to access • It is based on South Cambs standards but adds value: • It includes HMOs • It restricts on street residential parking • It provides more cycle parking
  14. 14. Economic success To encourage the growth and success of the retail, leisure and other commercial businesses of the villages.
  15. 15. Four policies enable the Community to prosper HIM06 the Commercial Core • identifies the area of shops, services and community uses on and close to the High Street; • supports proposals which maintain or increase the existing range and diversity; • resists the loss of shops, services and community facilities at ground floor level; • resists the loss of car parking spaces HIM07 the Tesco Site • identifies a site home to Tesco Express, the library and other businesses as a retail-led redevelopment opportunity • requires the reprovision of shops and library • allows for residential uses above ground floor in a vibrant mixed-use development HIM08 the Jam Factory • safeguards the existing jam factory site as an employment site; • allows, in exceptional circumstances, residential uses where homes will meet the needs of older persons or those in need of affordable housing where the homes are also built to high accessibility standards. • applies to the site marked on the map HIM09 Vision Park • safeguards Vision Park as an employment site
  16. 16. Vibrant community To ensure the villages’ community infrastructure (clubs and societies, open spaces and events) develops and adapts to their emerging and changing demographic.
  17. 17. How do we protect our open spaces? (1) national standards and the NPPF • The Green Belt (refer to the National Policy Planning Framework, NPPF) • The fundamental aim of Green Belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open (NPPF 133) • Inappropriate development is, by definition, harmful to the Green Belt and should not be approved except in very special circumstances (NPPF 143) • Local Green Spaces (LGS) • The designation of land as Local Green Space … allows communities to identify and protect green areas of particular importance to them (NPPF 99) • Policies for managing development within a Local Green Space should be consistent with those for Green Belts (NPPF 101) • An LGS maybe defined within the Green Belt where it adds extra protection by identifying specific reasons for its designation • Open space and recreation • There is a presumption in favour of providing access to open spaces (NPPF96) and against their development except in exceptional circumstances (NPPF97) • NPPF98 further states that policies … ‘should protect and enhance public rights of way and access, … taking opportunities to provide better facilities for users’.
  18. 18. How do we protect our open spaces? (2) SCDC standards and the Local Plan • Protected Village Amenity Areas (PVAAs) have been designated on sites within village frameworks in order to safeguard those areas of undeveloped land within villages which are important to retain. • What’s the difference between an LGS and a PVAA? • From the South Cambs Local Plan: • An LGS is valuable in its own right and because it is demonstrably special to the local community. A PVAA is valuable because of its broader contribution to the community but there is a lower presumption against development. Policy NH/12: Local Green Space Policy NH/11: Protected Village Amenity Areas Local Green Space identified on the Policies Map will be protected from development that would adversely impact on the character and particular local significance placed on such green areas which make them valued by their local community … Protected Village Amenity Areas are identified on the Policies Map where development will not be permitted within or adjacent to these areas if It would have an adverse impact on the character, amenity, tranquillity or function of the village.
  19. 19. How do we protect our open spaces? (3) this plan: VCSs and INHs • PVAAs only exist within a development framework. There is a need for an equivalent designation outside the framework. That’s a Valued Community Space (VCS) • The policy approach taken is identical to the policy approach taken in the Local Plan for PVAAs (HINP 5.125) • Development will not be permitted within or adjacent to these areas if it would have an adverse impact on the character, amenity, tranquillity or function of the Community (HINP policy HIM12) • There are also a number of sites within and around the edges of the community which are recognised locally as having particularly high value as providing natural habitat (HINP 5.128) • The current amenity and biodiversity value which these spaces provide shall be maintained or enhanced (HINP policy HIM13)
  20. 20. A14 mitigation sites seem similar but are different • HINP policy HIM16 recognises and enhances ‘the contribution which green infrastructure and vegetation in the southern part of the plan area have towards mitigating the adverse impact of the A14 on communities (by way of noise, dust, air quality and vibration impacts)’ (HINP 5.143) • Where development proposals come forward … they will be expected to undertake or contribute towards environmental enhancement works … to maintain or strengthen the contribution the site makes towards mitigating the impact of the A14 on our community (HINP policy HIM16)
  21. 21. Four policies ensure that we have access to open spaces HIM10 Bypass Farm • safeguards Bypass Farm for community recreational use HIM11 Local Green Spaces • designates important open spaces in the plan area as Local Green Spaces. • development, other than that needed to complement the primary function of the local green space, will not be allowed on these spaces. HIM12 Valued Community Space • Protects spaces of community value. • applies to all spaces marked on the map as Valued Community Spaces. • spaces may be identified for their specific community recreational value and not just their open space value • some spaces have more than one green infrastructure designation HIM13 Important Natural Habitats • identifies and protects existing spaces of wildlife value. • applies to all spaces marked on the map as Important Natural Habitats. • spaces are identified for their specific wildlife not just their open space value • Some spaces have more than one green infrastructure designation
  22. 22. Getting around To develop a network of sustainable, accessible transport links within and around the villages to create safe and inviting routes for all and especially for pedestrians and cyclists.
  23. 23. HIM14 Walking and cycling routes This policy in a nutshell • recognises the importance of walking and cycling routes for accessing green infrastructure and other key services; • requires development to design in links to provide easy access to existing walking and cycling routes; • resists proposals which do not allow for easy access to shops and services Outer circle routes Inner circle routes Radial routes
  24. 24. Safe, secure & successful To support the community in continuing to make the villages safe, secure, supportive and welcoming for all; to enable everyone to live active and fulfilling lives
  25. 25. Two policies address our quality of life HIM15 A14 mitigation sites • Recognises the important function that green infrastructure and vegetation in the southern part of the plan area has in mitigating the impact of the A14 on our community • Seeks to maintain or strengthen this function • Applies to planning applications on land which has an important role to play in protecting the community from the negative impacts of the A14 (dust, air pollution, noise and vibration). HIM16 the Infants School • anticipates the relocation of the infant school away from this site and safeguards the future use to remain in community use; • highlights a preference for health facilities to be located on this site.
  26. 26. Housing for all To ensure a sufficient supply of sustainable and high quality housing (including affordable homes and small and larger units which address changing demographic demand) within the villages.
  27. 27. Two policies relate to the specific delivery of housing HIM17 meeting local needs • requires housing developments to include a mix in terms of size and tenure which is suitable for meeting existing needs; • is applicable to residential development proposals leading to net additional units. HIM18 STATION • Links to and complements policy E/8 in the Local Plan • Confirms that development should include a commercial element • Requires that linkages be made for pedestrians and cyclists to the Busway • Reaffirms the need to retain the existing station building
  28. 28. Maybe you’re disappointed: what’s not in the plan? quite a lot actually essentialcharacter 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
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. • October and November (that’s now) • We run this consultation • December • We consider all the representations which we’ve received and update the plan and then we send it to South Cambs • January • South Cambs runs its consultation and assuming that is satisfactory we put ourselves in the hands of the Inspector • February and March • The Inspector does his or her bit and if he or she say OK we can go to referendum. Given that the above may slip and that South Cambs prefer not to run the referendum in May • June or July or September • The referendum: the big yes or no! Jul 17 Neighbourhood plan 30 What happens next finish
  31. 31. HIM01 high quality design The modification of existing dwellings and the building of new ones will be supported … They should conform to the principles in the Histon & Impington Design Guide Development proposals resulting in the loss of bungalows (single story dwellings) or other dwellings suitable for occupation by elderly and/or less able residents are strongly discouraged. all new built dwellings, and where possible, modifications of existing dwellings shall: • be an asset to the street scene in terms of the quality of the materials being used, their locations on their sites, and their relationships with existing developments; • respond to the needs of residents to manage their waste, access their cycles, park their cars and report their utility usage; • provide super high speed (as a minimum) broadband • incorporate, where practical to do so, appropriate energy generation technology (solar PV, solar thermal, heat pumps, wind power etc.) to be energy neutral; • enable the implementation of smart energy technologies to improve energy efficiencies within the home; • be designed and constructed to manage surface water run off effectively and reduce the overall level of run off when compared to current use; • be innovative in setting standards of design and technology used; and • provide parking provision (cars and cycles) to the standards in Appendix 1)return
  32. 32. HIM02 interesting buildings • Clarifies that the Interesting Buildings which have been identified in Histon & Impington will be considered as non-designated heritage assets. • This means that the importance of preserving the historic importance of these buildings will be considered in the decision-making process. • This policy is applicable to planning applications that impact on an Interesting Building (for example a proposal involving changes to the building or adjacent to the building). • The Interesting Buildings are detailed under the policy and the reasons for their identification is available on the website.
  33. 33. HIM03 size, style and location New development will be supported if: • It is located within or adjacent to the built-up area • It is clearly related to the existing pattern of development in Histon & Impington • It ensures that an appropriate level of infrastructure, including education provision and capacity at GP services are available or can be provided to serve the proposed development • entry to the development is no further than 800m, by a safe and direct walking and cycling route, from one of the two community centres Developments of more than 50 units are considered to be out of character with the existing built form and will not be supported
  34. 34. HIM04 the Windmill • Development proposals within the zone shown on the map will not be supported if they would cause further loss of wind to Impington Mill at Cambridge Road. Determination will be by the Molenbiotoop method. • The Parish Council will work together with SCDC, landowners and other stakeholders to ensure that trees and other vegetation within the free zone do not cause loss of wind.
  35. 35. HIM06 the Commercial Core Proposals within the Histon and Impington commercial core that diversify and enhance the range of local shops, services and community facilities and create jobs strengthening the vitality and viability of the village centre are supported, subject to: • Provision of bicycle parking and allocated car parking in line with standards in appendix 1; • Utilising opportunities to improve the organisation of car parking; • Maintaining ease and efficient access for large delivery vehicles as appropriate; • Maximising opportunities to connect parking spaces through joint working with individual property owners New housing development that replaces rather than supplements the existing retail accommodation shall not be supported. 1 or 2 bedroom flats shall be permitted
  36. 36. HIM07 the Tesco site The site shown s identified as a development opportunity site where the following would be supported: • Redevelopment for mixed retail/residential use provided that the current retail space and mix is retained. 1 or 2 bedroom flats are considered appropriate on this site. Any redevelopment should also: • Provide generous bicycle parking and sufficient and better organised car parking on site; • Enable easy access for large delivery vehicles; • Retain the current level of commercial space • Provide appropriate access for the public to the brook at the rear of the property Development of housing on the site that reduces the current commercial space shall not be supported.
  37. 37. HIM08 the jam factory Land shown is safeguarded for employment use. Development proposals will be supported where they maintain or increase the level of employment Where applicable opportunities will be sought to: • 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 Guideway; • Provide generous covered bicycle parking and sufficient car parking on site; and • Include ‘greenways’ open to allow members of the public to walk through from Chivers Way to the Community Orchard on Manor Field and to the High Street. A green separation between the site and Home Close shall be retained.
  38. 38. HIM09 Vision Park Land shown is safeguarded for employment use. Development proposals to improve or increase business accommodation will be supported where they maintain or increase the current level of employment on the site. Where applicable opportunities will be sought to: • 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 Guideway; • Provide generous covered bicycle parking and sufficient car parking on site
  39. 39. HIM10 Bypass Farm The land shown is safeguarded for community recreational use. Development will be limited to the provision of formal recreation facilities including a sports hall where: • Build space is no more than 2% of the total (building footprint of 800sq.m) • Car parking provision is no more than 4% of the total (approximately 120 spaces) • There is a similar quantity of covered cycle provision (120 spaces) • Safe and direct off-road pedestrian/cyclist access is provided
  40. 40. HIM11 local green space • The land shown is designated as Local Green Space. • No development will be permitted • Car parking is not supported.
  41. 41. HIM12 Valued Community Space • identifies and protects existing spaces of community value. • applies to all spaces marked on the map as Valued Community Spaces. • spaces may be identified for their specific community recreational value and not just their open space value • Valued Community Spaces are an important part of green infrastructure in the plan area. Some spaces have more than one green infrastructure designation
  42. 42. HIM13 Important Natural Habitats • identifies and protects existing spaces of wildlife value. • applies to all spaces marked on the map as Important Natural Habitats. • spaces are identified for their specific wildlife value and not just their open space value • Important Natural Habitats are an important component of overall green infrastructure in the plan area. Some spaces have more than one green infrastructure designation
  43. 43. HIM15 A14 mitigation sites • Recognises the important function that green infrastructure and vegetation in the southern part of the plan area has in mitigating the impact of the A14 on our community • Seeks to maintain or strengthen this function • Applies to planning applications on land which has an important role to play in protecting the community from the negative impacts of the A14 (dust, air, noise and vibration).
  44. 44. HIM16 the Infants School The land shown is allocated for mixed community and health/residential use provided that: • A health centre to meet current and foreseeable needs for GP and other health services is provided; • The health centre is provided with adequate parking for cycles, cars (both staff and patients) and ease of access for community minibus etc.; and • Any residential provision must be compatible with the health centre.
  45. 45. HIM17 meeting local needs INTENT • To ensure that the mix of housing on any new development reflects the needs of the Community (and does not simply maximise returns for the developer). The development of new housing estates will be supported if they include a mix of houses in size and type which reflects the existing and projected needs of the community. Specific regard should be given to the need for: • 1 and 2 bedroom starter homes; • 2 and 3 bedroom homes for younger families; • Dwellings suitable for older and/or less able residents and life time occupation; and • Affordable housing Developments which offer self-build opportunities are encouraged.
  46. 46. HIM18 STATION • This site is also included in South Cambs emerging Local Plan, Policy E/8: Mixed-Use Development in Histon & Impington Station Area http://bit.ly/2wB1Lsk. • The former station building should be retained and reused as appropriate for commercial or a community use. • A through footpath/cycleway to allow access to Vision Park should be provided
  47. 47. Thank you!

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