Presentation on theme: "Local Development Frameworks. Local Development Frameworks Key Aims Streamline local planning Promote proactive management approach Evidence based Flexibility."— Presentation transcript:
Local Development Frameworks Key Aims Streamline local planning Promote proactive management approach Evidence based Flexibility Strengthening community/stakeholder involvement Front loading Sustainability appraisal PPS12
The local context for Local Development Frameworks Prime examples include: Community Strategies Local Area Agreements Local Transport Plans Prime examples include: Community Strategies Local Area Agreements Local Transport Plans in addition to regional and national context (eg the Regional Spatial Strategy, Policy Planning Statements etc.)
Community Strategies Community Strategy Creates a long-term, sustainable vision for an area and sets the agenda for priorities in the local area agreement... includes an action plan which is to be monitored Community Strategy Creates a long-term, sustainable vision for an area and sets the agenda for priorities in the local area agreement... includes an action plan which is to be monitored Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) : Brings together the views of the local private, voluntary and community sectors with the sustainable community strategy in an area, to turn the vision of a sustainable community into a reality.
The Local Strategic Partnership in Devon Voluntary sector Devon Association of CVS Devon Race Equality Council Devon Wildlife Trust Local government Devon County council District Councils: West Devon BC, East Devon DC, Mid Devon DC, South Hams DC, Teignbridge DC, Torridge DC Devon Association of Parish Councils Health bodies Strategic Health Authority Devon Partnership NHS Trust East Devon PCT, Exeter PCT, South Hams & West Devon PCT, Health Forum Community Health Councils Business sector Devon & Cornwall Business Council CBI Devon Enterprise Plymouth Ltd Exeter Business Forum Education and Training Connexions Learning and Skills Council Exeter University Government bodies and agencies Environment Agency Natural England GOSW SWRDA Regional Assembly Law and order Devon & Cornwall Police Probation Service Devon & Cornwall Magistrates Association Faith Communities
Local Area Agreements A contract between central and local government to deliver a balance of national priorities together with the priorities of local people …agreed between central government, the local authority and the Local Strategic Partnership LAAs simplify some central funding, help join up public services more effectively and allow greater flexibility for local solutions to local circumstances. LAAs should…devolve decision making…and reduce bureaucracy.
Core Strategy Sets out the general spatial vision and objectives for delivery in the Local Development Framework. ‘It will be a test of your planning skills to set out a succinct picture of your authority’s individual vision for its area whilst avoiding the use of anodyne aspirational phrases that could apply anywhere in the Country.’ Planning Officers’ Society Plays a key part in the delivery of the Community Strategy by … setting out its spatial aspects … providing a long-term spatial vision
Core Strategy - Must be kept up to date and all other DPDs must be in conformity with it and with the Regional Spatial Strategy -Must relate to other strategies e.g. Local Transport Plan -Deliver on RSS strategies e.g. housing, leisure, employment – these will be described in terms of broad locations but not site specific -Illustrated via a Key Diagram (not OS based…) -10 year horizon -May set criteria for identifying priorities for area action plans
Site-Specific policies and proposals Show how land has been allocated for different purposes Proposals for new development relating to the core strategy Separate DPD(s) Policies include e.g. broad design principles, access requirements
Proposals map OS base Where conflict between the map and a written policy, the written policy takes precedence
“other development Plans” e.g. Area Action Plans ‘… areas of change where site-specific policies are needed … Equally they might address conservation areas or village plans.’ Should: Deliver planned growth areas Stimulate regeneration Protect sensitive areas Resolve conflicting pressures
Development Plan Documents Area Action Plans Action plans could be new & free standing or based on existing plans: -Area Master Plans -Neighbourhood/Village Plans -Design Statements -Site Development Briefs -Green Belt /area-based designations -Housing allocations -Specific proposals for major developments -Safeguarding land for transport etc Subject to annual review
Master planning Cambourne, Cambridgeshire 3,000 homes 20Ha business park Leisure, landscape, infrastructure
Simplified Planning Zones (previously Business Planning Zones) A Simplified Planning Zone is an area in which a local planning authority wishes to stimulate development and encourage investment. It operates by granting a specified planning permission in the zone without the need for a formal application or the payment of planning fees.
Local Development Orders A Local Development Order is made by a planning authority in order to extend permitted rights for certain forms of development, with regard to a relevant local development document.
General principles for Development Plan Documents Subject to Sustainability Appraisal Adoption date and time horizon for specific policies/action plans Standard approach to dealing with conflicts between policies in different documents: “If…a policy contained in a development plan…conflicts with another policy in the development plan the conflict must be resolved in favour of the policy which is contained in the last document to be adopted…”
Joint LDDs ‘Joint working on local development documents is particularly encouraged. Two or more local planning authorities may prepare joint local development documents.’ PPS12 To be notified in LDS Joint Committee – becomes LPA for the specified area for that topic
Local Development Documents which are NOT Development Plan Documents
Local Development Scheme A project plan showing how the LDDs will be produced
Peak District National Park Authority - LDS 1 st Revision: Jan. 2007 – Dec. 2009
Local Development Scheme Carrick DC Statement of Community Involvement Core Strategy (DPD) Proposals Map (DPD) Truro and Threemilestone Area Action Plan (DPD) Housing Allocations in Rural Areas (DPD) Falmouth and Penryn Area Action Plan (DPD) Perranporth Area Action Plan (DPD) Generic Development Control Policies (DPD) Balancing Housing Markets (DPD) The Rural Economy (DPD) The Provision of Open Space, Sports and Recreational Facilities (SPD) Commuted Sums for Infrastructure and Community Facilities (SPD) Waste Recycling (SPD) Carrick Design Guide (SPD) Planning Out Crime (SPD) Truro Conservation Area Appraisal (SPD) St Agnes Conservation Area Appraisal (SPD) Chacewater Conservation area Appraisal (SPD) Devon Conservation Area Appraisal (SPD) Air Quality (SPD) Shop fronts (SPD) Trees and Development (SPD) Fal Estuaries Initiative (SPD) Renewable Energy (SPD)
Statement of Community Involvement The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) shows how and when planning authorities intend to consult local communities and other stakeholders when preparing documents. A key outcome of the SCI will be to encourage 'front loading' - meaning that consultation begins at the earliest stages of each document's development so that communities are given the fullest opportunity to participate in plan making and to make a difference. Every Statement of Community Involvement must provide open access to information, actively encourage the contribution of ideas and representations from the community and provide regular and timely feedback on progress.
Statement of Community Involvement Identify groups & techniques for formal/ informal involvement Race Relations Act 2000, Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Subject to examination List of groups who must be consulted? (T&CP(LD) 2004 Regs)
SCI - Consultees RPB/Mayor of London RDA County Council Adjoining LPAs Town/parish councils EA NE English Heritage Strategic Rail Authority Telecommunication companies Strategic Health Authority Electricity/gas companies Sewage/water undertakers Voluntary bodies Racial, ethnic, national interests Religious groups People with disabilities Business interests
Annual monitoring report To assess the progress and the effectiveness of a Local Development Framework. The Annual Monitoring Report will assess: - are policies achieving their objectives and is sustainable development being delivered? - have policies had intended consequences? -are the assumptions and objectives behind policies still relevant? Using a range of local and nationally set indicators – for example number of net additional dwellings (Regulation 48). It should also highlight if any adjustments to the Local Development Scheme are required. Based on 1st April – 31st March Submitted to SoS by following December Regional report submitted 2 months after local reports
SEA Regulations 2004 Systematic & iterative Economic & as social as well as environmental criteria SA of issues & options – preferred options Submission stage report DPDs and SPDs Sustainability Appraisal
LDD Examination Criteria Is it sound? Is this document planned for in the LDS? Is it in general conformity with RSS? Is information provided / referenced to support policies? Has a sustainability appraisal been carried out? Delivery mechanisms identified? Account of other relevant LDDs including neighbouring ones? Followed procedures agreed in the SCI?
Inspector’s Report & Adoption Changes Two week fact-check Binding on the authority Timing on final report to be agreed with LPA Changes Two week fact-check Binding on the authority Timing on final report to be agreed with LPA LPA produce adoption statement Advertise & make available on-line Circulate as requested Send to GO & Inspectorate Publish inspector’s report Publish sustainability appraisal LPA produce adoption statement Advertise & make available on-line Circulate as requested Send to GO & Inspectorate Publish inspector’s report Publish sustainability appraisal