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Draft Core Strategy and Policies Focused Review

Ended on the 10 March 2014
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Part D: Implementation, Targets, Monitoring and Review

CHAPTER 10: Implementation

10.1 A key element of the Core Strategy, as well as the Local INSERTED:Plan DELETED: Development Framework in general, is the need to set out clear mechanisms and targets for delivery. This chapter focuses on the implementation component of this, with Chapter 11 focusing on actual INSERTED:Plan DELETED:Framework targets and Chapter 12 on monitoring and review issues.

10.2 The rest of this chapter is set out in the following sections:

  • Delivery Mechanisms; and
  • Major Infrastructure Proposals.

10.3 Delivery Mechanisms

(1) 10.4 INSERTED:The Council will work with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Suffolk County Council, and Suffolk districts, particularly within the Ipswich Policy Area to deliver the employment and housing growth set out in this strategy. The Ipswich Policy Area Board, which comprises Councillors and Officers from the five Ipswich Policy Area authorities, was set up in 2007 to ensure the local authorities work together to deliver the vision for the Ipswich Policy Area. This Board continues to be an important delivery mechanism for the Ipswich Policy Area.

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Over the last few years the Council has played a leading role in developing four key partnerships that will assist in delivering the agenda set out within the Local Development Framework. These are:

  • The one-ipswich Strategic Partnership: one-ipswich is the local strategic partnership which is made up of key organisations from the public, voluntary and community and business sectors working together to deliver shared goals and outcomes. It is responsible for producing the Community Plan.

  • The Haven Gateway Partnership: The Haven Gateway Partnership (HGP) was established to help organisations work together in order to promote the economic opportunities of the Haven Gateway area. In 2006 the sub-region received formal government designation as a New Growth Point, which unlocked funding towards future projects.

    HGP has a comprehensive work programme, which covers: business development, education & training, marketing & promotion, planning & regeneration, tourism & culture, and transportation & infrastructure. Further information about specific HGP work and projects can be found on the partnership website at www.haven-gateway.org

  • Ipswich Policy Area Board: This Board comprises Councillors and Officers from the five Ipswich Policy Area authorities. It was set up in 2007 to ensure the local authorities work together to deliver the vision for the Ipswich Policy Area as a Key Centre for Development and Change and a Growth Point node within the Haven Gateway sub-region, as set out in the East of England Plan. In addition it was set up to ensure that all partners and stakeholders work together to deliver the housing and employment growth targets for the Ipswich Policy Area, and coordinate the delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

  • Regional Cities East: Regional Cities East (RCE) is an alliance of six cities and towns in the East of England: Ipswich, Colchester, Luton, Norwich, Peterborough and Southend (previously with support from key regional agencies including the East of England Development Agency). The cities and towns have set themselves some tough goals. By 2021 RCE aims to: add £10 billion to the UK economy; create 140,000 new jobs; be recognised across Europe as a centre for innovation and creativity; build 160,000 new homes, with up to 90% of them on previously developed land; and deliver a 3% reduction in carbon emissions.

Although the main focus of RCE's work is on the six member cities, those involved recognise that they also need the backing of the whole region and that it is only with this complete partnership support that RCE will be able to succeed. To find out more about RCE visit www.rce.org.uk

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10.5 As examples of how these partnerships can help deliver the Framework's agenda, two inter-linked mechanisms are likely to be crucial:

  1. the Haven Gateway New Growth Point status means that funding has been received and is likely to continue to be available to facilitate key developments; and

  2. the Council has worked with RCE and Haven Gateway partners to produce an Integrated Development Programme (IDP). The IDP is an implementation framework for growth and will act as the delivery plan for the Framework. The Department for Communities and Local Government are looking at IDPs to prioritise key infrastructure needs.

10.6 Major Infrastructure Proposals

10.7 The levels of growth proposed within this document are substantial. Linked to these growth levels are identified needs for new infrastructure.

10.8 It is important that the Core Strategy identifies the major issues and sets out how these might be brought forward. Other infrastructure issues are likely to be addressed within DELETED: the IP-One Area Action Plan and the Site Allocations and Policies INSERTED:(incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) development plan document.

(2) 10.9 INSERTED:Table 8A DELETED: The following table identifies the major pieces of infrastructure required to support growth. In addition, support is indicated elsewhere in the plan for other pieces of infrastructure, such as a Wet Dock Crossing. However these are not prerequisites for development to take place.

DELETED: TABLE 8 INSERTED:TABLE 8A Major Infrastructure Proposals

Proposal What aspect of the strategy depends on the proposal Lead Delivery Body / Bodies Expected Cost Funding Sources Completion Target

Ipswich Flood Defence Management Strategy

Continued regeneration through mixed use developments within the Flood Risk zones in IP-One

Environment Agency

£50m

Defra,Growth Point Funding

DELETED: 2014 INSERTED:2018

DELETED: Ipswich: Transport Fit for the 21st Century INSERTED:Travel Ipswich

Accommodating the housing and job growth targets. General levels of growth will increase travel demand which needs to be managed

Highways Authority (+)

DELETED: £27m INSERTED:£21m

DfT via Local TransportPlan

DELETED:2013 INSERTED:2014

Need for new sites for additional Primary DELETED: (& DELETED: possibly SecondaryDELETED: ) school provision in INSERTED:the Borough DELETED: east, west and possibly north Ipswich - sites to be identified through DELETED: IP-One or Site Allocations INSERTED:and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) DPD DELETED: DPDs

The delivery of residential development across east, west and possibly north Ipswich including at the Waterfront

Education Authority (+)

£10m

LA and developer contributions

DELETED: 2012 INSERTED:Throughout the plan period

Green infrastructure:
- green 'rim' around Ipswich
- country park

Delivering growth,

mitigating impacts on the SPA, and enhancing the Borough's green infrastructure network

DELETED: Haven Gateway Partnership INSERTED:Local Enterprise Partnership / Developers

N/a

Growth DELETED: Point Funding, Developer contributions

2021

A14 Capacity Improvements

Supports jobs growth by ensuring Ipswich remains highly accessible

Highways Agency

N/a

Highways Agency

2016

New primary substation at Turret Lane

Development in the town centre in support of the urban renaissance strategy

UK Power Networks

N/a

UK Power Networks

2021

New sports, leisure and recreation facilities
- replacement or refurbishment of swimming pool / leisure complex
- possible rationalisation of sports facilities at Gainsborough Sports Centre
- Ipswich Rights of Way Improvement Plan

Supporting growth, enhancing health and quality of life, and supporting greener lifestyles and green transport

IBC and private sector plus Highways Authority for Rights of Way Improvement Plan

N/a

Growth Point Funding

Need and delivery still under investigation

UCS DELETED: Phase III INSERTED:Development

UCS

Various

N/a

HEFCE and others

2016

Community facilities
- shared space facilities at:
- the Waterfront
- Chantry

Supporting growth and sustainable neighbourhoods

DELETED: LSP INSERTED:Various

N/a

Growth Point

2021

10.10 The INSERTED:Community Infrastructure LevyDELETED: planning standard charge approach, outlined in Policy CS17 DELETED: would be likely to may provide INSERTED:some contribution DELETED: the local source of money for all towards the above projects. However, it is anticipated that INSERTED:any available money would INSERTED:comprise DELETED: be part-funding for the project with the other funding coming from national sources such as Department for Transport major scheme funding, DELETED: New Growth DELETED: Point Funding INSERTED:via the Local Enterprise Partnership or DEFRA / Environment Agency flood defence funding.

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10.11 The above projects are also the type of project where the Council is likely to look to use the reserve proportion of the planning standard charge, as well as some or all of the main transport, environment and education allocations (see Policy CS17 and development management infrastructure policies).

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(3) 10.12 Policy CS10 Ipswich Northern Fringe states that the detailed strategic and neighbourhood infrastructure requirements for the Northern Fringe development of approximately 3,500 dwellings, and the triggers for delivery of the items of infrastructure are included in Table 8B below. Table 8B sets out those requirements and triggers, starting with the strategic infrastructure requirements for the whole Northern Fringe area and then identifying the detailed neighbourhood infrastructure for each of the three neighbourhoods in turn.

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TABLE 8B Strategic and Neighbourhood Infrastructure Requirements for the Northern Fringe (see Policy CS10 Ipswich Northern Fringe)

Infrastructure theme Infrastructure Trigger point for delivery16

Strategic Infrastructure

Note that dwelling numbers in this section of the table apply to the total number across the whole of the supplementary planning document (SPD) site unless otherwise stated.

Access & transport

Vehicular rail crossing.

To be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole development in agreement with Suffolk County Council (SCC) Highways department, although to be available for public use no later than the occupation of 300 dwellings in Henley Gate.

Fonnereau Way cycle / pedestrian bridge across rail line.

Prior to occupation of 300 dwellings in Henley Gate unless otherwise agreed with Ipswich Borough Council (IBC) in view of sequencing of both Fonnereau Village and Henley Gate.

Phased delivery of bus services & bus priority measures.

Strategic phasing plan for delivery of service and bus priority measures to be agreed prior to the commencement of development.

Improvements to strategic town centre & east-west footpaths / cycleways.

Strategic phasing plan for delivery of strategic improvements to be agreed prior to the commencement of development.

Improvements to Westerfield Station car park, cycle parking & passenger facilities (sum).

Payment for cycle parking provision at Westerfield Station prior to occupation of 100 dwellings. Payment for car parking and improved passenger facilities to be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole development in agreement with SCC Highways department, although no later than the occupation of 1,500 dwellings.

Controlled cycle / pedestrian crossing on Westerfield Road.

Prior to the first building occupation in both Fonnereau and Red House Villages.

Traffic management scheme for Westerfield village, The Crofts and other locations.

Details of and timetable for delivery of scheme to be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole development in agreement with SCC Highways department.

Education

1 x 1,200 space secondary school (including sixth form facility).

Serviced site (with access roads) to be transferred prior to occupation of 500 dwellings.

Phased contributions proportionate to pupil yield thereafter.

Enhancements to school playing fields & other outdoor recreation facilities for community use.

Strategic phasing plan including timetable for delivery to be agreed with IBC in consultation with Sport England prior to the commencement of development.

Enhancements to school indoor recreational facilities for community use and off-site swimming contribution.

Strategic phasing plan including timetable for delivery to be agreed with IBC in consultation with Sport England prior to the commencement of development. Swimming contributions to be secured following occupation of early phase of development in each neighbourhood.

Community facilities

Library & police facilities.

To be provided as part of the District Centre community centre (see entry under Fonnereau Village).

Reserved site for Health Centre in District Centre (DC) & two further sites for community-related facilities that would be up to 0.5ha in size subject to floor space and parking needs (a workspace hub may be integrated into one of these reserved sites or the DC community centre).

Sites to be retained for specific uses and appropriately marketed for sale during 5-10 year period following appropriate access roads and services to the boundary being in place, or other such arrangement to be agreed with IBC.

Funding for community development support officer(s).

Phased payments on commencement of development to ensure officer(s) in post prior to first dwelling occupation.

Utilities

Any strategic improvements to electricity supply.

As required.

Any strategic improvements to water supply.

As required.

Any strategic improvements to sewerage system.

As required.

Any strategic infrastructure needed to deliver low carbon development.

In accordance with agreed low carbon framework to be agreed prior to the commencement of development.

Strategic SuDS infrastructure & connections.

In accordance with agreed phasing plan prior to the commencement of development.

Infrastructure theme Infrastructure Trigger point for delivery16

Neighbourhood Infrastructure – Southern Neighbourhood

Note that dwelling numbers in the section of the table below apply to total number in this neighbourhood alone unless otherwise stated.

Access & transport

Off-site junction improvements in surrounding road network.

Timetable for delivery to be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole development in agreement with SCC Highways department.

Connection to the Urban Traffic Management & Control (UTMC) system.

Timetable for delivery to be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole department in agreement with SCC Highways department.

Travel Plan development, implementation & monitoring.

Travel Plan to be submitted and agreed with SCC Highways department as part of full / outline application for the development of the site. To be implemented and monitored during and following each phase of the neighbourhood development.

Improvements to Fonnereau Way.

Timetable for delivery to be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole development in agreement with SCC Highways department, although it should be delivered no later than the completion of the initial ancillary works to the Country Park to appropriately upgrade this for public access.

Education & early years

2FE (form of entry) primary school & nursery.

Serviced site (with access roads) to be transferred prior to occupation of 100 dwellings. Phased contributions proportionate to pupil yield thereafter. 1FE primary school & nursery facility to be provided prior to occupation of 400 dwellings. The need and timetable for the provision of a second form of entry will be reviewed following this.

Open space, recreation & play

Neighbourhood parks, allotments & open spaces with equipped sports & play facilities as per SPD.

In accordance with phasing plan to be agreed prior to the commencement of development.

Community infrastructure

District Centre infrastructure framework; CCTV & charging points for electric vehicles.

Prior to occupation of 500 dwellings.

Community centre in DC with integrated library facilities and police office (where required by Suffolk Constabulary).

Temporary community centre to be provided prior to occupation of 50 dwellings. Permanent community centre with integrated facilities prior to occupation of 500 dwellings.

Other items

Household waste facilities (sum)

Phased payments to be secured following occupation of early phase of development in neighbourhood.

Superfast broadband infrastructure.

To be delivered in each phase of development in neighbourhood.

Infrastructure theme Infrastructure Trigger point for delivery16

Neighbourhood Infrastructure – Northern Neighbourhood

Note that dwelling numbers in the section of the table below apply to total number in this neighbourhood alone unless otherwise stated.

Access & transport

Off-site junction improvements in surrounding road network.

Timetable for delivery to be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole development in agreement with SCC Highways department.

Connection to the Urban Traffic Management & Control (UTMC) system.

Timetable for delivery to be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole development in agreement with SCC Highways department.

Travel Plan development, implementation & monitoring.

Travel Plan to be submitted and agreed with SCC Highways department as part of full / outline application for the development of the site. To be implemented and monitored during and following each phase of the neighbourhood development.

Improvements to Fonnereau Way.

Prior to occupation of 300 dwellings unless otherwise agreed with IBC in view of neighbourhood sequencing, although it should be delivered no later than the completion of the initial ancillary works to the country park to appropriately upgrade this for public access.

Education & early years

2FE primary school & nursery.

Serviced site (with access roads) to be transferred and 1FE primary school & nursery facility provided prior to occupation of 200 dwellings unless a revised timetable for delivery is otherwise agreed with IBC in conjunction with SCC Education department where sustainable access to another primary school & nursery with capacity is available. The need and timetable for the provision of a second form of entry will be reviewed following this.

Open space, recreation & play

Neighbourhood parks, allotments & open spaces with equipped sport & play facilities as per SPD.

In accordance with phasing plan to be agreed prior to the commencement of development.

Community infrastructure

Local Centre infrastructure framework; CCTV & charging point(s) for electric vehicles.

Prior to occupation of 500 dwellings.

Community centre.

Potential joint facility with country park visitor centre. Otherwise, the trigger point will be determined by the approved Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

Other items

Household waste facilities (sum).

Phased payments to be secured following occupation of early phase of development in neighbourhood.

Superfast broadband infrastructure.

To be delivered in each phase of development in neighbourhood.

Infrastructure theme Infrastructure Trigger point for delivery16

Neighbourhood Infrastructure – Eastern Neighbourhood

Note that dwelling numbers in the section of the table below apply to total number in this neighbourhood alone unless otherwise stated.

Access & transport

Off-site junction improvements in surrounding road network.

Timetable for delivery to be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole development in agreement with SCC Highways department.

Connection to the Urban Traffic Management & Control (UTMC) system.

Timetable for delivery to be informed by the Transport Assessment for the whole development in agreement with SCC Highways department.

Travel Plan development, implementation & monitoring.

Travel Plan to be submitted and agreed with SCC Highways department as part of full / outline application for the development of the site. To be implemented and monitored during and following each phase of the neighbourhood development.

Education & early years

2FE primary school & nursery.

Serviced site (with access roads) to be transferred and 1FE primary school & nursery facility provided prior to occupation of 200 dwellings unless a revised timetable for delivery is otherwise agreed with IBC in conjunction with SCC Education department where sustainable access to another primary school & nursery with capacity is available. The need and timetable for the provision of a second form of entry will be reviewed following this.

Open space, recreation & play

Neighbourhood parks, allotments & open spaces with equipped play & sports facilities as per SPD.

In accordance with phasing plan to be agreed prior to the commencement of development.

Community infrastructure

Local Centre infrastructure framework; CCTV & charging point(s) for electric vehicles.

Prior to occupation of 500 dwellings unless otherwise agreed with IBC in view of neighbourhood sequencing.

Other items

Household waste facilities (sum).

Phased payments to be secured following occupation of early phase of development in neighbourhood.

Superfast broadband infrastructure.

To be delivered in each phase of development in neighbourhood.


16 Unless otherwise agreed with Ipswich Borough Council and included in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan to be submitted to and approved by the Council
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