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Presentation by Jake Berriman to Prees Village on the Core Strategy consultation. 24th Septembeer 2009

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  1. 1. Shropshire Local Development Framework Core Strategy ‘Policy Directions’ Prees Matters consultation 24 September 2009
  2. 2. Shropshire Core Strategy 2006 - 2026 <ul><li>Principal document of the LDF (sets spatial vision, objectives and broad planning framework ) </li></ul><ul><li>Series of strategic Core Policies to deliver the spatial planning strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a local dimension to regional and national planning policies </li></ul><ul><li>Reflects the priorities of the Sustainable Community Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Based on robust evidence base </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by community involvement </li></ul>
  3. 3. Document Preparation Process
  4. 4. Issues and Options: January 2009 <ul><li>Draft Spatial Vision & Strategic Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Key ‘Choices’ outlined along with a range of alternative options, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Growth Point Plus (Option A); </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transport Corridors (Option B); </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Market Towns (Option C); </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing Current Trends (Option D); </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rural Rebalance (Option E) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 other Key Choices including directions for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>growth in Shrewsbury & Oswestry </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Core Strategy: Policy Directions August 2009 <ul><li>Updated Spatial Vision / Strategic Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Indication of Policy Directions for a series of themes, including; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft Spatial Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growth Strategies for Shrewsbury& Oswestry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure Delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No policies included at the moment! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Policy Directions: Spatial Strategy <ul><li>Key Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of the five alternative Strategic Options </li></ul><ul><li>Focussed development, enhancing the roles of Shrewsbury, Market Towns and key centres </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive to the aspirations of rural communities to become more sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Greater emphasis on enabling community benefits in smaller rural settlements </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of the countryside from development pressures </li></ul>
  7. 7. Spatial Strategy: Shrewsbury, Market Towns and Local Centres <ul><li>Shrewsbury to fulfil its role as a Growth Point and ‘Settlement of Significant Development’ </li></ul><ul><li>Oswestry, Market Drayton, Whitchurch, Bridgnorth and Ludlow highlighted as main market towns – maintain and enhance role </li></ul><ul><li>Building on investment opportunities and encouraging regeneration activity </li></ul><ul><li>Focal points for housing; transport; employment opportunities and service provision </li></ul><ul><li>Continued role for smaller market towns & local </li></ul><ul><li>centres as sustainable locations for </li></ul><ul><li>development </li></ul>
  8. 8. Local Centres, Community Hubs and Community Clusters <ul><li>Approach encourages smaller settlements, or groups of settlements, to become more sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Development providing community benefits, including employment, affordable housing and service provision – enabling market housing development - only if delivers community benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Elsewhere, development of community benefit only </li></ul><ul><li>Larger villages with potential to act as Local Centres (may have site allocations) – could include Prees , Shawbury and Wore </li></ul><ul><li>Community aspirations are key – definition of Hubs and Clusters and local priorities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other Core Strategy Policy Directions <ul><li>Economic Development, Enterprise & Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Land Provision </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism & Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Scale, Distribution and Phasing of Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Housing Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Local Distinctiveness; </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Networks; </li></ul><ul><li>Waste and Mineral Planning; </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy; </li></ul><ul><li>Transport and Accessibility </li></ul>
  10. 10. Consultation <ul><li>‘Policy Directions’ document out for consultation until 2 October </li></ul><ul><li>Important we hear your views on the growth options and policy directions </li></ul><ul><li>Full documents and Executive Summaries available </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Next Steps <ul><li>Core Strategy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Plan: January 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submission Plan: March 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent Examination: Mid/late 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspector’s Binding Report: late 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption: Feb/March 2011 </li></ul></ul>