Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

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The consultation is now closed. To view the responses please click on the relevant draft policy listed below. This will take you to the section of the document which contains the draft policy and the submitted comments.  

Development Management Policies 

SP 1

 

 

Presumption in favour of sustainable development

 

Living within Environmental limits 

DM 1

Flooding and drainage

 

DM 2

Renewable and low carbon energy

 

DM 3

Heritage assets

 

DM4

Conservation areas

 

DM 5

Listed Buildings

 

DM 6

Historic Parks and Gardens

 

DM 7

Archaeology

 

DM 8

Non-designated heritage assets

 

DM 9

Nature conservation

 

DM 10

Trees

 

DM 11

Landscape

 

DM 12

Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

 

DM 13

Development within the Green Belt

 

DM 14

Duration of planning consent for disposal of waste to land

 

DM 15

Minerals exploration, extraction and processing

 

DM 16

Control of non-mineral development likely to affect active minerals sites or sites recently granted consent for mineral working

 

DM 17

Allocation of land at the Spinney, south of Stancombe Quarry, as a preferred area for minerals working

 

DM18

Identification of minerals safeguarding areas for carboniferous limestone

 

DM19

Green Infrastructure

 

Transport 

DM 20

Major highway schemes

 

DM 21

Motorway junctions

 

DM 22

Existing and proposed railway lines

 

DM 23

Bus interchanges and park and ride facilities at existing railway stations

 

DM 24

Safety, traffic and provision of infrastructure, etc. associated with development

 

DM 25

Public rights of way, pedestrain and cycle access

 

DM 26

 Travel plans

 

DM 27

Bus accessibility criteria

 

DM 28

Parking standards

 

DM 29

Car parks

 

DM 30

Off-airport car parking

 

Delivering strong and inclusive communities

DM 31

High quality design and place making

 

DM 32

Inclusive access to non-residential buildings and spaces

 

DM 33

Settlement boundaries

 

DM 34

Housing allocations

 

DM 35

 Housing type and mix

 

DM 36

Residential densities

 

DM 37

Residential development within settlement boundaries in existing residential areas and on garden land

 

DM 38

Extension to dwellings

 

DM 39

Conversions and subdivisions to residential use outside the Areas of Restricted Subdivision

 

Older and vulnerable people

DM 40

Retirement accommodation and supported independent living for older and vulnerable people

 

DM 41

Nursing and care homes for older people and other vulnerable people

 

DM 42

Lifetimes homes  

DM 43

Residential annexes

 

DM 44

Gypsies and Travellers

 

Dwellings in the countryside

DM 45

Replacement dwellings in the countryside

 

DM 46

The conversion of rural buildings to residential use

 

DM 47

Rural workers dwellings

 

DM 48

Strategic gaps

 

Delivering a prosperous economy

DM 49

Proposals for economic development within towns and defined settlements

 

DM 50

Allocated and safeguarded B1, B2 and B8 use class sites

 

DM 51

Allocated mixed use sites

 

DM 52

Safeguarded existing employment sites for economic use

 

DM 53

Royal Portbury Dock

 

DM 54

Bristol Airport

 

Agriculture

DM 55

Agriculture and land-based rural business development in the countryside

 

DM 56

Local food production/community orchards/allotments

 

DM 57

Equestrian development

 

Businesses in the countryside

DM 58

New business development in the countryside

 

DM 59

The redevelopment of redundant previously developed sites in the countryside for business uses (B1, B2, B8 and non-residential institutions (D1) and assembly and leisure (D2). 

 

DM 60

Extensions, ancillary buildings or the intensification of use for existing businesses located in the countryside

 

DM 61

CDConversion and reuse of redundant rural buildings for business use (B1, B2 and B8) and non-residential institutions (D1) and assembly and leisure (D2) 

 

DM 62

Conversion and reuse of redundant rural buildings for tourist accommodation

 

DM 63

Camping and caravan sites

 

Retailing, town, district and local centres

DM 64

Town, district and local centres

 

DM 65

Retail development outside defined centres

 

DM 66

Primary shopping frontages

 

DM 67

Retailing within defined town, district and local centres but outside primary shopping frontages

 

DM 68

Upper floor uses

 

DM 69

Garden centres and shops in the countryside

 

DM 70

Air safety

 

Ensuring safe and healthy communities

DM 71

Protection of sporting, cultural and community provision

 

DM 72

Location of sporting, cultural and community facilities

 

DM 73

Local Green Space

 

DM 74

Undesignated green space

 

Delivery

DM 75

Development contributions, Community Infrastructure Levy and viability

 

Place-making policies

Weston-super-Mare 

WSM 1

Weston town centre

 

WSM 2

Night-time economy

 

WSM 3

Seafront

 

WSM 4

Gateway area

 

WSM 5

Weston out-of-town retail area

 

WSM 6

A370 corridor into Weston-super-Mare

 

Major development sites in Weston-super-Mare

WSM 7

Dolphin Square

 

WSM 8

Victoria Square

 

WSM 9

St James Street

 

WSM 10

Lower High Street East

 

WSM 11

Walliscote area

 

WSM 12

Birnbeck Pier and environs

 

WSM 13

Sunnyside Road site

 

WSM 14

Rugby Club site

 

WSM 15

Tesco site

 

WSM 16

Locking Road car park

 

WSM 17

South of Herluin Way (Avoncrest site)

 

WSM 18

Gas Works

 

Employment

WSM 19

Employment-led regeneration at Weston Villages

 

WSM 20

Employment-led regeneration within the Weston urban area excluding the proposed Weston Villages

 

WSM 21

Junction 21 Enterprise Area

 

Other sites 

WSM 22

Area of restricted subdivision

 

WSM 23

Bournville community area

 

WSM 24

Allocation of land for residential waste treatment, Warne Road

 

WSM 25

Allocation of land for waste treatment facilities, Aisecombe Way, Weston

 

WSM 26

Park and ride provision at Weston-super-Mare

 

Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead

CD 1

The Triangle, Clevedon town centre

 

CD 2

Hill Road/Alexander Road district centre, Clevedon

 

NA 1

Nailsea town centre

 

NA 2

North-West Nailsea

 

NA 3

Trendlewood Way, Nailsea

 

PH 1

Portishead town centre

 

PH 2

Old Mill Road, Portishead

 

PH 3

PProposed railway stations and transport infrastructure for the Portishead to Bristol railway line

 

Service and Infill Villages 

Y 1

Yatton station, Yatton

 

W 1

Woodborough Farm, Winscombe

 

BL 1

Bleadon Quarry, Bleadon

 

Glossary 

Appendix: Schedules 

1

Proposed sites for residential development (Policy DM34)

 

2

Sites for employment development (Policy DM50)

 

3

Proposed sites for mixed use development (DM51)

 

4

Proposed sites for community facilities (Policy DM72)

 

5

Proposed Local Green Space (Policy DM73)

 

6

Proposed strategic cycle routes (Policy DM25)

 

7

Town, district and local centres and primary shopping frontages (Policies DM64 & DM66)

 

Introduction

North Somerset Council is consulting on the proposed set of detailed planning policies to guide sustainable development within the district to 2026.

Each local planning authority is required to prepare a local plan for its area. In North Somerset's case this will comprise two principal documents - the Core Strategy (2012) which sets out the higher level strategic policies and detailed guidance which will be contained in the emerging Sites and Policies Plan (or Development Plan Document to give it its formal title). The Sites and Policies Plan must be consistent with the policies of the Core Strategy as well as the government's National Planning Policy Framework (2012). Separate documents known as Supplementary Planning Documents will also be prepared, where necessary, to provide additional guidance for specific policies and explain how they will be implemented.

Once adopted, the Sites and Policies Plan will supersede the remaining saved policies of the Replacement Local Plan, the Waste Local Plan and the Mineral Working in Avon Local Plan.

Timetable

This Consultation Draft Sites and Policies Plan is the first step in a plan-making process which will, in consultation with the local community, identify the new policy framework against which future development proposals will be assessed.

Sites and Policies Plan: Plan preparation

Stage

Date

Event

Plan Preparation

 

 

February - April 2013

Six week consultation on this Consultation Draft.

Spring - Summer 2013

Assessment of responses; preparation of revised document.

Autumn 2013

Approval of Publication Version; public consultation on 'soundness' prior to submission.

Examination

 

 

Early 2014

Submission to government.

Spring 2014

Examination conducted by independent Inspector including hearings.

Mid 2014

Inspector's report issued.

Adoption

Summer 2014

Formal adoption by the council.

Composition of the document

As the name suggests, the draft plan covers two broad areas:

Sites - policies allocating sites for specific uses, or defining areas within which a particular policy approach will be taken. These are given a suffix related to the area to which they relate (eg WSM for Weston-super-Mare or BL for Bleadon).

Policies - generic guidance in respect of how different types of development or issues will be treated. These are given the suffix DM for development management. The exception is the first policy which is based on a national Planning Inspectorate model policy and is numbered SP1 (for Sites and Policies). It is intended that all policies will be given a SP prefix at submission stage.

Where appropriate, the proposals are defined on the Proposals Map:

Proposals Map - the map of the district defining the detailed boundaries of the proposed allocations or areas where specific policies will apply. This can be viewed electronically at http://map.n-somerset.gov.uk/EmergingProposals.html and allows users to zoom in to see more detail.

Some of the site allocations or policies have been rolled forward from existing documents, notably the Replacement Local Plan with little alteration. Others are new. Some have been subject to previous consultation, for example, some of the Weston policies were consulted upon as part of the Weston Town Centre Area Action Plan, while for others, this is the first round of consultation.

This consultation document seeks your views on all the Council's draft policies. At this stage you may comment on the approach being put forward, suggest alternative options, or raise issues that you feel warrant a policy approach which is not included.

Format of the policies

Each of the policies, or set of related policies, is preceded by a box which summarises the context. As well as setting out the title and policy number, this identifies the relevant Core Strategy policies as well as other extant development plan policies.

The main section of the box identifies the policy intentions. This is a summary of what the policy is seeking to achieve. It provides a useful check in relation to what the overall intent is, and whether the proposed approach is likely to be effective.

Later versions of the plan will include a reasoned justification to follow each policy or set of related policies.