Presentation on theme: "Welcome Car Parking Standards. It is important to remember that this is only a Partial Review of selected elements of the RSS – not a Full Review. It."— Presentation transcript:
It is important to remember that this is only a Partial Review of selected elements of the RSS – not a Full Review. It is not proposed to undertake a fundamental review of RSS. We will not be reconsidering the overall strategy and vision that RSS seeks to achieve; these are agreed and will remain the backbone of RSS. The overall strategy and those elements of the RSS not included in the Partial Review are not subject to revision and will continue to be in place as a statutory part of the development plan system.
Topics covered by the Review 3 key priorities: –Housing (inc revision of district housing numbers, housing market areas, affordability) –Renewable energy –Waste
Topics covered by the Review Other issues: –Gypsies & Travellers pitch provision by District –Travelling Showpeople pitch provision by District –Review of Regional Car Parking standards
Timetable These Stages Managed by Assembly Launch of RSSNovember 2007 Preparation of Project PlanOctober 2007 – April 2008 (consultation Feb \ March 2008) Technical / Research studiesSpring 2007 - April 2008 Development of OptionsApril – May 2008 (targeted consultation June 2008) Preparation of Draft RSS Policies (including targeted engagement on interim Draft Polices) July 2008 – March 2009 (October – November 2008) Approval & submission of Draft RSS to GONW March - April 2009 These Stages Managed by GONW Formal Public Consultation on Draft RSS May – July 2009 Examination in Public process Estimated August 2009 – January 2010 Panel Report Published Estimated April 2010 Government’s Proposed Changes to RSSEstimated April - August 2010 Final RSS issued by GovernmentEstimated December 2010
SEA / SA Process Combined approach covering: –Sustainability Appraisal –Strategic Environmental Assessment –Habitat Regulation Assessment –Health Impact Assessment –Equality Impact Assessment –Rural Proofing Integrated into one process covering 5 stages Stage A: The production of an SA Scoping Report Stage B: Developing and refining options Stage C: Preparation of the SA \ SEA Report Stage D: Consultation on the Revision and SA \ SEA Report, led by GONW Stage E: monitoring and responding to adverse effects
Engagement High level political engagement via NWRA Executive Board and its successor organisation from July 2008 Building upon best practice from previous reviews of RSS (also RES) Primarily web based – though facility for those who cannot access IT to be involved via hard copy, dedicated freephone number etc Supplemented by workshops during June 2008 for options stage Working with CAG Consultants to deliver this Specialist techniques being developed to work with Gypsy & Traveller and Travelling Showpeople communities Use of other techniques to raise awareness
Beyond RSS - Towards a Single Regional Strategy Current Government Consultation on Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration (SNR) Proposal to develop a Single Regional Strategy to replace RSS and RES with a Single Regional Strategy (subject to primary legislation) –Assembly already working with NWDA colleagues on initial work to develop a Single Regional Strategy –Work on Partial Review will form an input into Single Regional Strategy and not be abortive Proposed to give the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) the responsibility for developing the Single Regional Strategy, working closely with local authorities and other partners. The statutory functions of Regional Assemblies with respect to the RSS would be transferred to the RDAs (subject to primary legislation) –Assembly already working with closely with NWDA colleagues on Partial Review of RSS Until these proposals are implemented the RSS responsibilities will stay with the Assembly (and its post July 2008 successor body), which will continue with bringing forward the Partial Review of RSS.
Issues to be addressed The Regional Parking Standards, set out in the Regional Spatial Strategy, provide the framework for the identification at a local level of appropriate parking provision for new developments. The current parking standards have remained unchanged since the publication of RPG13 in 2003 Consultants commissioned, their report; –provided recommendations for the maximum parking standards i –developed an accessibility based tool through which parking requirements for individual sites will be assessed. –standards or guidance for all vehicles including cycle, motorcycle, coach, HGV and disabled parking requirements in addition to provision for cars.
Links with other policies - One Policy DP1 – Spatial Principles Policy DP2 – Promote sustainable communities Policy DP3 – Promote sustainable economic development Policy DP5 – Manage travel demand; reduce the need to travel and increase accessibility. Policy DP6 - Marry opportunity and need
Links with other policies - Two Policy DP7 – Promote Environmental Quality Policy DP9 – Reduce Emissions and adapt to climate change Policy RDF1 – Spatial Priorities Policy W1 – Strengthening the Regional Economy Policy L4 – Regional Housing provision Policy RT2 – Managing travel demand Regional Economic Strategy
What has been decided? Development of a more comprehensive regional policy with an accessibility tool and an expanded standards table. The assessment tool enables account to be taken of accessibility both in terms of broad development locations and locally in the area immediately surrounding a development site. The parking standards table has been significantly expanded from the existing table in RPG13
Option One Keep existing parking standards as detailed in RPG13 and Draft RSS. This option would however fail to meet the commitment outlined in RPG13 to review parking standards every five years. See A4 Handout
Option Two Adopt the revised standards set out in the consultants report See A3 handout