Agenda item

South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) Preferred Options Consultation (Part 1)

** Due to the size of the document, the appendix to this report is being published as a supplement to the main agenda pack **

 

Report of the Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy

 

 

Purpose of report

 

For Members to consider the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) options consultation document and determine whether they wish to recommend that Cabinet approves it for formal consultation.

           

Recommendation

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

To recommend that Cabinet approve the publication of the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) Preferred Options consultation (Part 1) documents for a 10 week public consultation period. Formal consultation will take place following the completion and approval of the remaining parts of the Plan as set out in Paragraph 2.4 of this Report. Subject to the completion of the outstanding evidence work on landscape it is intended that consultation would begin in June 2017 following consideration at the June Committee and Cabinet.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That, having given due consideration, subject to the amendments below, Cabinet be recommended to authorise the publication of the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) Preferred Options consultation (Part 1) documents for a 10 week public consultation period:

 

·         Revised confines at Cosgrove

·         Revised confines at Chipping Warden

·         To amend the proposed allocation at the Bell Plantation, Towcester to remove the phased release of the site related to the transfer of land to the Football Club

·         To remove the need to accord with Policy Housing 5 Housing mix from the Locally Assessed  Housing Needs Policy as they  may be different to the requirements of Housing 5 

·         To amend Policy Connections 1 (Electric Charging Points) to include the need for points to be provided on all sites where an additional dwelling is created (including conversions) with a garage or driveway

·         To remove the requirement for Town and Parish approval  from Policies Housing 2 and 4

·         To subdivide Policy Housing 4 into two separate policies covering - Specialist housing needs and Residential / nursing care

·         To re-assess the village of Horton in the settlement hierarchy

·         To consider the inclusion of a Policy on solar panels on residential and commercial buildings for a future draft of the Plan

·         To consider whether an age restriction can be applied to occupiers or bungalows for a future draft of the Plan

 

(2)          That it be noted that formal consultation would take place following the completion and approval of the remaining parts of the Plan and subject to the completion of the outstanding evidence work on landscape it was intended that consultation would begin in June 2017 following consideration at the meetings of Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee and Cabinet.

Minutes:

The Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy submitted a report for Members to consider the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) preferred options consultation documents and determine whether they wished to recommend them for formal consultation.

 

Resolved

 

(1)          That, having given due consideration, subject to the amendments below, Cabinet be recommended to authorise the publication of the draft South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2A) Preferred Options consultation (Part 1) documents for a 10 week public consultation period:

 

·         Revised confines at Cosgrove

·         Revised confines at Chipping Warden

·         To amend the proposed allocation at the Bell Plantation, Towcester to remove the phased release of the site related to the transfer of land to the Football Club

·         To remove the need to accord with Policy Housing 5 Housing mix from the Locally Assessed  Housing Needs Policy as they  may be different to the requirements of Housing 5 

·         To amend Policy Connections 1 (Electric Charging Points) to include the need for points to be provided on all sites where an additional dwelling is created (including conversions) with a garage or driveway

·         To remove the requirement for Town and Parish Council approval  from Policies Housing 2 and 4

·         To subdivide Policy Housing 4 into two separate policies covering - Specialist housing needs and Residential / nursing care

·         To re-assess the village of Horton in the settlement hierarchy

·         To consider the inclusion of a Policy on solar panels on residential and commercial buildings for a future draft of the Plan

·         To consider whether an age restriction can be applied to occupiers or bungalows for a future draft of the Plan

 

(2)          That it be noted that formal consultation would take place following the completion and approval of the remaining parts of the Plan and subject to the completion of the outstanding evidence work on landscape it was intended that consultation would begin in June 2017 following consideration at the meetings of Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee and Cabinet.

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