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1 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Northumberland Local Plan Core Strategy Update Riding Mill Parish Council 28 April 2014 Steve Robson – Senior Planning Officer

2 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Preferred Options Consultation Preferred Options (Stage 1) –February to March 2013 –Drop in/ workshops and T&PC sessions attended by almost 550 people –4,518 comments from 635 people/ organisations; Preferred Options (Stage 2) –October 2013 to January 2014 –Drop in/ workshops and T&PC sessions attended by almost 1,200 people –11,662 comments from 1,792 people/ organisations

3 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council On-going evidence work Updating evidence: Housing – Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) Economy - Economic forecasts, Employment Land Review Technical papers Strategic sites assessments / Green Belt assessments Renewable energy - Impact of operational wind farms and tourism impact study Water cycle study and Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Infrastructure study Whole plan viability work… etc!!!

4 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council On-going discussions Adjoining local authorities Statutory consultees Town and Parish Councils –Individual discussions where requested –Feedback sessions Neighbourhood Plan Groups Green Belt Groups AONB Home Builders Federation

5 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Strategic approach to housing Extending choice across Northumberland’s housing markets to: Reduce the levels of working age people moving out Increase the numbers of working age people moving in Strengthen the labour force Help re-balance and re-energise the resident population Provide affordable housing Assist in the provision for housing for older people and vulnerable groups Maintain and enhance local services

6 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Scale and distribution - housing Tested a range of scenarios: –Top down – level of development required to meet objectively assessed needs –Bottom up – impact at a lower level Level of development ( ) – 24,310 South East Delivery Area12,820 Central Delivery Area 6,270 North Delivery Area 3,740 West Delivery Area 1,480

7 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Housing distribution – Central Delivery Area Main Towns Hexham900 Morpeth1500 Prudhoe1000 Service centres Corbridge300 Ponteland 850 Rest of Delivery Area1720

8 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Housing - feedback Objection from some local communities that the level is too high – based on aspiration not need Concern from some local communities over the population modeling and scenarios Development industry consider level should be higher and the distribution is not correct – more required in Central Area General support for approach to most growth in Main Towns, followed by Service Centres, then rural areas

9 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Affordable housing - approach Overall target for the provision of 30% affordable housing across Northumberland Contribution required for all open market residential development proposals of 2 or more units – where there is a need Presumption that affordable housing will be provided on site Where there are viability concerns the developer would be required to demonstrate it is an issue

10 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Affordable housing - feedback Clarification required on how the 30% target will be achieved Concern from developers that the target is not deliverable or viable Support from parishes and local communities for clear mechanisms to require developers to deliver affordable housing where there is a need Concern about viability in rural areas

11 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Green Belt Boundaries should only be altered in exceptional circumstances - through Local Plan preparation; In order to deliver the strategy there is a need to review boundaries around: –Hexham, Prudhoe, Ponteland and some small settlements along the Tyne Valley; Methodology to identify appropriate sites Main Towns and Service centres boundaries to be reviewed in Core Strategy, other settlements in the Delivery Document

12 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Green Belt - feedback Rationale and strategy does not constitute special circumstances for Green Belt releases Concern that appropriate alternatives have not been consulted upon Concern that review of boundaries around smaller settlements may result in unwanted growth Developers consider the boundaries around all settlements should be reviewed through the Core Strategy

13 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Emerging Policy – Riding Mill Identified as an ‘other settlement’ in the Central Delivery Area ‘Other settlements’ proposed to accommodate 1,720 dwellings over the plan period Riding Mill within Corbridge ‘small area’ with 300 dwellings proposed

14 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Emerging Policy – Riding Mill In ‘other settlements’ CSPO1 document supports development which: Is of an appropriate scale for the settlement Maintains and enhances local services and facilities Meets defined needs Protects the countryside from widespread new development

15 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Emerging Policy – Riding Mill The Delivery Document or Neighbourhood Plan will (if required) allocate sites for housing in Riding Mill If Green Belt review around Riding Mill is required this will be done in Delivery Document NCC would welcome working with the Parish Council to determine the location of development and any Green Belt review Without Green Belt review affordable housing could be delivered on rural exception sites

16 Copyright 2009 Northumberland County Council Next steps Prepare and Consult on a full draft Core Strategy – Summer 2014 Consult on a submission draft Core Strategy - Autumn 2014 Submission - Winter 2014 Examination - Spring 2015 Adoption - Summer 2015 On-going work on other elements of the Plan –Community Infrastructure Levy –Delivery Document


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