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Ipswich Borough Council Local Plan Core Strategy and Policies Development Plan Document Review - Final Draft

Ended on the 2 March 2020
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CHAPTER 11: Key Targets associated with Part B

11.1 The Council recognises that it is important to have a limited number of measurable targets against which the delivery of the Local Plan can be assessed.

11.2 Where possible the Council would prefer to monitor its Local Plan using established indicators that are already being measured, rather than new indicators it would need to create.

11.3 It is suggested that indicators should focus on measuring performance against the objectives set out in Chapter 6. The indicators set out below relate to the objectives in this document.

11.4 It is also recognised that further work is required to establish baseline data in many instances.

11.5 The twelve objectives of Chapter 6 are set out below along with suggested indicators and targets, or recognising where indicators and targets need to be developed.

OBJECTIVE 1: STRATEGIC WORKING

To work with other local authorities in the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area and with community partners to ensure a coordinated approach to planning and development.

INDICATOR(S)

Joint working taking place through the ISPA Board (or other equivalent forum)

TARGETS

To achieve effective cross boundary working on strategic matters.

OBJECTIVE 2: GROWTH

At least (a) 8,010 new dwellings shall be provided to meet the needs of Ipswich within the Housing Market Area between 2018 and 2036 in a manner that addresses identified local housing needs and provides a decent home for everyone, with 31% at the Ipswich Garden Suburb and 15% in the remainder of the Borough being affordable homes; and (b) approximately 9,500 additional jobs shall be provided in Ipswich to support growth in the Ipswich Strategic Planning Area between 2018 and 2036.

INDICATOR(S)

Net additional homes provided in the monitoring year.

Number of affordable homes provided in the monitoring year.

Net annual housing and employment land completions

Employment rates

TARGETS

To deliver at least(a) 8,010 homes by 2036 and approximately (b) 9,5000 jobs by 2036.

OBJECTIVE 3: THE DISTRIBUTION OF DEVELOPMENT

The development of the Borough should be focused primarily within the central Ipswich 'IP-One' area, Ipswich Garden Suburb, the Northern end of Humber Doucy Lane and within and adjacent to identified district centres (these areas are identified on the key diagram).

INDICATOR(S)

Density of residential development taking place in IP-One.

Percentage of major schemes in IP-One consisting of a mix of uses.

Progress at Ipswich Garden Suburb and Humber Doucy Lane.

Proportion of new dwellings provided on previously developed land.

TARGETS

Over the plan period, 75% of major developments to take place in IP-One, Ipswich Garden Suburb, Humber Doucy Lane and District Centres or within 800m of District Centres.

OBJECTIVE 4: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Development must be sustainable, environmentally friendly and resilient to the effects of climate change.

INDICATOR(S)

Proportion of dwellings granted planning permission that achieve Building for Life 12

Development brought forward on previously developed land.

Number of schemes incorporating attenuation and infiltration SUDs.

Flood and coastal erosion risk management.

TARGETS

Securing schemes of high quality design which enhance the environment and minimise flooding.

OBJECTIVE 5: AIR QUALITY

Every development should contribute to the aim of reducing Ipswich's carbon emissions below 2004 levels.

INDICATOR(S)

Per Capita CO2 emissions in the local authority area.

Local authority CO2 emissions.

Local authority air pollution data.

Number of designated AQMAs.

TARGETS

To reduce the level of identified air pollutants in the National Air Quality Strategy.

To reduce Ipswich's estimated carbon footprint from the 2004 base level (CRed)

OBJECTIVE 6: TRANSPORT AND CONNECTIVITY

To improve accessibility to and the convenience of all forms of transport and achieve significant modal shift from the car to more sustainable modes through local initiatives. This will: (a) promote choice and better health; (b) facilitate sustainable growth, development and regeneration; (c) improve integration, accessibility and connectivity; and (d) promote green infrastructure as alternative 'green' non-vehicular access around the town and urban greening of existing routes. Specifically:

Significant improvements should take place to the accessibility to and between the three key nodes of: the railway station (including the wider Ipswich Village environment), the Waterfront (and particularly the Education Quarter) and the Central Shopping Area;

Additional east-west highway capacity could be provided within the plan period in the Ipswich area to meet the needs of the wider population and to provide the potential to reallocate some central road space;

Comprehensive, integrated cycle routes should be provided; and

Ipswich Borough Council aspires to an enhanced public transport system.

INDICATOR(S)

Number of travel plans agreed for new developments.

Travel to work distances and travel to work modes.

TARGETS

Increase the proportion of journeys undertaken by sustainable modes.

OBJECTIVE 7: RETAIL AND CULTURAL OFFER

To enhance the vitality and viability of the town centre and district centres in response to changing consumer habits.

INDICATOR(S)

Net additional retail floor space in the Central Shopping Area and outside

Number of tourism events in the town centre.

Visitors to the Regent Theatre and Corn Exchange.

Public realm improvements.

TARGETS

To improve the town's cultural offer and to support the sustainable growth of the town's               evening and night time economy.                            

To improve the retail rank of Ipswich by 2036.

To improve the prosperity of Ipswich's Local and District Centres.

OBJECTIVE 8: DESIGN AND HERITAGE

A high standard of design will be required in all developments. Development should conserve and enhance the historic environment of Ipswich, including historic buildings, archaeology and townscape.

INDICATOR(S)

Number of buildings on the Suffolk Buildings at Risk register.

Number of buildings and conservation areas on the Historic England Heritage at Risk register.

TARGETS

To secure a high standard of design and reduce the number of Ipswich buildings at risk on the Suffolk Risk Register and Historic England Risk Register.

OBJECTIVE 9: NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

To protect and enhance high quality, accessible strategic and local open spaces rich in biodiversity and geodiversity for people to visit and use.

INDICATOR(S)

Net change in extent of protected habitat.

Recorded condition of designated ecological sites.

Habitat mitigation secured.

Number of schemes complying with the biodiversity Defra metric

TARGETS

Net gain of natural capital by 2036.

Habitat mitigation secured.

OBJECTIVE 10: COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

To retain and provide high quality and sustainable education schools, health facilities, and sports and cultural facilities and other key elements of community infrastructure in locations accessible by sustainable means and in time to meet the local demand.

INDICATOR(S)

Ratio of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Pupils to Fill Time Qualified Teachers.

Educational attainment including GCSE and equivalent results for young people.

Percentage of new community facilities located in or within 800m of a centre.

TARGETS

To improve educational attainment, health and wellbeing

OBJECTIVE 11: INEQUALITY

To tackle deprivation and inequalities across the town and create a safer more cohesive town.

INDICATOR(S)

Unemployment rates.

Educational attainment levels.

Proportion of the population who live in wards that rank within the most deprived 10% and 25% in the country

Reported crime in the Borough

TARGETS

To improve Ipswich's rank in the indices of multiple deprivation by 2036 and reduce crime levels by 2036.

OBJECTIVE 12: DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

To improve digital infrastructure provision.

INDICATOR(S)

Average Broadband speeds.

Proportion of residents with access to high speed and full fibre broadband.

TARGETS

To ensure that digital infrastructure meets the needs of current and future generations.

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