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Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review - Pre-Submission of Main Modifications

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Ipswich Borough Council Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review

Regulation 22 Submission Stage - Schedule of Proposed Modifications

Main Modifications for Public Consultation

Main Modifications are substantive changes, which alter the meaning of a policy or strategy (e.g. rewording policies to change their meaning, adding new sites or deleting existing ones). New text added is shown as INSERTED:, deleted text is shown as DELETED:.

Policy / paragraph Main modification Reason Objector(s)

CHAPTER 8

(2) CS1 Sustainable Development - Climate Change

Amend i:

i) Requiring building and infrastructure design to incorporate water DELETED: conservation, capture, recycling and efficiency measures and sustainable drainage systems (SuDS); and

For consistency with new optional requirement for water use which has been introduced through the Building Regulations.

Editorial update.

(5) CS2 The Location and Nature of Development

Add reference to community development support to clause a.:

a) Focusing new residential … of the town's district centres INSERTED: , and supporting community development;

To ensure that major developments, whether high or lower density schemes, provide support for community development to promote wellbeing and social inclusion.

Editorial update.

(1) CS2 The Location and Nature of Development

Remove 'prior' from sentence relating to the sustainable urban extension (below clause h.):

… is planned subject to the DELETED: prior provision of …

For consistency with CS10, Chapter 10 and the Ipswich Garden Suburb Supplementary Planning Document.

Editorial update.

(4) CS4 Protecting our Assets

Set out a strategic approach to the historic environment:

Amend sentence 1: replace DELETED: historical with INSERTED: heritage

Amend sentence three to read:

"The Council will also conserve and enhance heritage assets within the Borough through its development management policies, INSERTED: the use of planning obligations to secure the enhancement and promotion of the significance of any heritage asset, the maintenance of a list of buildings and other heritage assets of local importance, and taking steps to reduce the number of heritage assets at risk".

To fully reflect NPPF, and ensure that all aspects of the historic environment are addressed, as the draft policy only referred to conservation areas.

Historic England

(1) CS4 Protecting our Assets

Amend clause (a) to read '…sites INSERTED: , and protected and priority species;'

To ensure compliance with the Biodiversity Duty.

Suffolk County Council

(1) CS6 The Ipswich Policy Area

Amend final paragraph as follows:

'The preparation of joint or aligned development plan documents is to be explored DELETED: later in the plan period, to ensure …

To clarify that joint work would begin sooner within the plan period.

Home Builders' Federation

(6) CS7 The Amount of Housing Required

Amend the figures in the policy and accompanying tables to reflect the updating of the baseline to 1st April 2015:

'... The Council will allocate land to provide for at least an additional DELETED: 5,434 INSERTED: 5,429 dwellings net in the Borough, with a lower amount of DELETED: 4,734 INSERTED: 4,629 expected by 2031 to …'

'… To meet the remaining requirement of DELETED: 5,851 INSERTED: 5,578 dwellings to 2031, the Council …'

Revised Tables 2, 3 and 4 are attached at the end of this schedule.

Make consequent amendments to explanatory text:

8.80 Table 2 shows that, as a result of housing completions between 2011 and DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015, DELETED: 13,004 INSERTED: 12,473 dwellings remain to be delivered between DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015 and 2031 in order to meet the requirement.

8.81 … are capable of delivering the housing requirement in the ten years to DELETED: 2024 INSERTED: 2025. The …

To ensure that the plan submitted is up to date.

Editorial

(21) CS10 Ipswich Garden Suburb

Amendments to reflect the current position:

'The site, identified on the policies map, consists of 195ha of land which will be developed INSERTED: comprehensively as a garden suburb …'

DELETED:

'A prerequisite for any development being granted planning permission in the garden Suburb will be the preparation by the Council of a supplementary planning document providing a development brief to:

INSERTED: A supplementary planning document has been prepared to:

a. guide …

b. amplify …

c. etc.

INSERTED:

Development proposals will be required to demonstrate that they are in accordance with the SPD. They should positively facilitate and not prejudice the development of other phases of the Ipswich Garden Suburb area and meet the overall vision for the comprehensive development of the area as set out in the SPD.'

To align closely with the Ipswich Garden Suburb SPD and ensure that development follows the guidance set out within it.

Editorial update.

Also Crest Strategic, Ipswich Society, Ben Gummer MP

(1) CS10 Ipswich Garden Suburb/paragraph 8.108

Insert new text to paragraph 8.108:

'The infrastructure requirements at the Garden Suburb will be significant and include new roads ecological networks and green corridors, new public transport routes and services, green infrastructure such as allotments and sports facilities, new schools, new recreation provision, healthcare provision and local shopping facilities. This infrastructure can also deliver benefits to the existing communities in the area and help to sustain them. INSERTED: A comprehensive and coordinated approach to the development of the Garden Suburb is required to ensure the proper planning and delivery of this infrastructure. The Council will consider using its compulsory purchase powers, where necessary, to enable comprehensive development and infrastructure delivery to take place. The detailed infrastructure requirements of the development of approximately 3,500 dwellings at the Garden Suburb and trigger points for the delivery of the items of infrastructure are identified in Table 8B in Chapter 10 of the Core Strategy. Prior to development on the Ipswich School Playing Fields site, replacement sports facilities will be required to be first provided in accordance with policy DM28. The site for replacement playing fields is allocated to the west of Tuddenham Road and north of the railway line.'

To clarify the Council's options in relation to ensuring the Garden Suburb is delivered.

Editorial update

(2) CS11 Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation

Amend clause (aii) to 'DELETED: where possible INSERTED: preferably, within 1km of basic services including the public transport network.'

Add in clauses a) to c) of Site Allocations Policy SP4:

'Provision will be found within the Ipswich Policy Area for additional permanent pitches to meet the need as identified through the Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation Assessment.

INSERTED:

Applications for the provision of permanent pitches will be considered against the following criteria:

  1. The existing level of local provision and need for sites;
  2. The availability (or lack) of alternative accommodation for the applicants; and
  3. Other personal circumstances of the applicant, including the proposed occupants, must meet the definition of Gypsy or Traveller.

Site for additional …'

To address concern that if this were not possible a site could still be acceptable.

To avoid confusion from having two policies in two plans.

National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups

Editorial update

(5) CS13 Planning for jobs growth

Amend to clarify that the job figure relates to the Borough:

'It will encourage the provision of DELETED: in the region of INSERTED: approximately 12,500 jobs INSERTED: in the Borough between 2011 and 2031…'

For clarity and to respond to comments which suggested it is not clear which geographic area the jobs figure relates to.

Editorial update and Northern Fringe Protection Group and others

(7) CS17 Infrastructure

Amend policy to clarify that the direct provision of infrastructure by developers is allowed as mitigation for impacts (as an alternative to a commuted sum or CIL payment only). Add the following to the end of paragraph 2:

'…CIL charge INSERTED:, or other mechanism as agreed with the Council.'

Add to end of policy 'INSERTED: The Council will seek contributions to ensure that the mitigation measures identified in the Habitats Regulations Assessment can be addressed, including for any measures not classified as infrastructure.'

For clarity and to ensure infrastructure is provided.

To ensure that CS17 would enable contributions for HRA mitigation measures, including those that might not be classed as infrastructure, to be secured.

NHS England

Editorial Update

(2) CS17 / new 8.183

Insert new paragraph 8.183 relating to the above:

INSERTED:

The Habitats Regulations Assessment identifies a range of measures to ensure that potential impacts of increased recreational disturbance within Special Protection Areas and Special Areas of Conservation within and outside of Ipswich Borough are mitigated. This relates to mitigating the cumulative effect of housing growth across Ipswich Borough, in combination with housing growth in Suffolk Coastal district. The measures include the provision of the Country Park or similar high quality provision to the north of Ipswich, delivering parts b, d, e, g and h of policy CS16, production and implementation of visitor management plans at key sites and a monitoring programme to assess visitor impact over time. The Council is considering the production of a mitigation strategy which would specify the measures required and how these should be delivered and funded.'

To explain the reason for specific reference to HRA mitigation in the policy.

Editorial update

(2) CS20 Key Transport Proposals

Amend policy to add reference to proposals in policy SP15 of Site Allocations DPD:

INSERTED:

'The Council will support further measures to facilitate cycling and walking in the Borough, as detailed through the Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) development plan document.'

Add explanatory text to paragraph 8.208

'Detailed proposals, including those for the Star Lane gyratory INSERTED: and additional infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists, are included in …'

For clarity and completeness.

Ipswich Society

Tables 2, 3 and 4 in relation to main modifications to policy CS7 The Amount of New Housing Required

TABLE 2: HOUSING LAND SUPPLY AND REQUIREMENT AT APRIL DELETED: 2014 2015

Number of dwellings Discounted Numbers Cumulative Numbers

1

Dwellings completed between 2011 and DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015

DELETED: 546 INSERTED: 1,077*

-

DELETED: 546 INSERTED: 1,077

2

Dwellings under construction

DELETED: 561 INSERTED: 704

-

DELETED: 1,107 INSERTED: 1,781

3

Dwellings with planning permission

DELETED: 1,496 INSERTED: 820

DELETED: 1,346 INSERTED: 738

DELETED: 2,453 INSERTED: 2,519

4

Dwellings with a resolution to grant planning permission (subject to the prior completion of a Section 106 agreement)

DELETED: 569 INSERTED: 916

DELETED: 512 INSERTED: 824

DELETED: 2,965 INSERTED: 3,343

5

Number of dwellings required on new site allocations, in a broad location and on windfall sites to 2031

DELETED: 10,585 INSERTED: 10,207

13,550

TABLE NOTES

The discounted numbers in the table allow 10% slippage for planning permissions that may not be implemented.

Line 1: Actual numbers of dwellings built between 1st April 2011 and 31st March DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015.* Includes 120 Assisted Living dwellings.

Line 2: Dwellings under construction at 31st March DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015 - assumed that all will be completed over the plan period.

Line 3: Other dwellings with planning permission at 31st March DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015 - assumed that 10% of these will not be completed.

Line 4: Dwellings with a resolution to grant planning permission from the Council's Planning and Development Committee but which are awaiting completion of a Section 106 Agreement before planning permission is issued, at 31st March DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015 - assumed that 10% of these will not be completed.

Line 5: To reach the local target of 13,550 dwellings by 2031 together with windfall sites, further land will need to be allocated within the Borough, and other locations within the Ipswich Policy Area identified with neighbouring authorities later in the plan period, for at least DELETED: 10,585 INSERTED: 10,207 new homes.

TABLE 3: ESTIMATED HOUSING DELIVERY FOR DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015 -2031 EXCLUDING CURRENT PERMISSIONS AS AT 1ST APRIL DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015

Area of Ipswich %age (dwellings)
Previously developed land
Total Additional dwellings
2015-2031

IP-One

100%

DELETED: 932
INSERTED: 1,122

Rest of built up area

DELETED: 70.1% INSERTED:75.2%

DELETED: 1,002 (PDL: 702)
INSERTED: 807 (PDL: 607)

Ipswich Garden Suburb (see policy CS10)

0%

DELETED: 2,800
INSERTED: 2,700

Total 2015-2031 (excluding windfall and broad locations)

DELETED: 34.8%
INSERTED: 37.4%

DELETED: 4,734 (PDL: 1,634)
INSERTED: 4,629 (PDL: 1,729)

Small windfall sites (fewer than 10 dwellings) 2016-2031

90%

900 (PDL: 810)

Large windfall sites (10 or more dwellings) 2021-2031

90%

900 (PDL: 810)

Residual need later in plan period

0%

DELETED: 4,051
INSERTED: 3,778

Total 2015-2031

DELETED: 30.7%
INSERTED: 32.8%

DELETED: 10,585 (PDL: 3,254)
INSERTED: 10,207 (PDL: 3,349)

TABLE 4: ESTIMATED HOUSING DELIVERY AND PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED LAND (PDL) TRAJECTORY (INCLUDING SITES WITH PLANNING PERMISSION AND UNDER CONSTRUCTION BUTNOT INCLUDING WINDFALL SITES)

Time period 2001- 2011 2011-DELETED: 2014 INSERTED: 2015 DELETED:2014 INSERTED: 2015-2031

Housing Delivery

6,903

DELETED: 46 INSERTED: 1,077*

DELETED: 7,153 INSERTED: 6,904

PDL%

94.5%

DELETED: 73% INSERTED: 79%

DELETED: 53.9% INSERTED: 52.3%

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