Page Number 46, Policy SP01, Paragraphs 4.1-4.21
Delete policy SP01 and supporting text in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.21.
To make the plan effective. The policy acts as a statement of intent and should be deleted
Page Number 50, Policy SP02, Figure 4.2
Insert a new paragraph before Policy SP02 to read:
Amend policy SP02 to read:
A. Provision is made for 7,752 new residential dwellings (net) to be built in the borough over the Plan period 2016-2033 at an annual average rate of 310 dwellings per year. to 2022/23, followed by 584 dwellings per year from 2023/24-2033.
B. New development within the borough will be directed towards:
a. the site allocations set out in Chapter 9; and highly accessible locations along transit/growth corridors.
Delete Figure 4.2 Demonstrating Housing Provision
Insert new paragraph and figure:
To make the Plan positively prepared, consistent with national policy, justified and effective
Now clarifies the role of Policy MG01 and its links with other strategic policies and ensures strategy is clearly set out in policy
Originally set out in Policy HP07
Originally set out in Policy PC02 and Policy PC07
The table is simply a summary of the housing trajectory as set out in appendix 1.
To provide clarity with regards to housing requirements in designated neighbourhood plan areas.
Page Number 52, New Policy MG03, Figure 2.2, Figure 2.3, Paragraph 2.8 - Paragraph 2.17, Footnote 1 & 2
Insert a new policy before Policy SP03 to read:
Amend figure 2.3 as below, remove it from Chapter 2 and insert it to form part of the new policy MG03 (Settlement Hierarchy).
|Settlement Category 1:
Large towns and urban neighbourhoods in compact urban settings that collectively form the Brentwood Urban Area. They provide a wide range of , services and opportunities for employment, retail, education, health and leisure facilities to the immediate residential areas as well as to the wider population in the borough. They are typically highly accessible and well served by public transport provision, including rail services , and existing infrastructure.
Ddevelopment opportunities should focus on making the best use of land, with higher density and brownfield redevelopment being prioritised, consistent with local character. Infrastructure capacity should inform the appropriate level of development and development contribution..
Main urban area of Brentwood comprising:
Settlement Hierarchy 2:
L arger villages in a rural setting , with high levels of accessibility and public transport provision, including rail services. They provide a range of services and facilities to the immediate residential areas and nearby settlements i
urban extension and brownfield redevelopment opportunities will be encouraged to meet local needs . The level of development in these settlements should consider their infrastructure constraints and setting. |West Horndon
|Dunton Hills (when delivered)
|Settlement Hierarchy 3:
Villages in a sparse rural setting that provide day-to-day needs for local residents They generally have limited, often shared, community and health facilities, local jobs and a variable bus service.
Brownfield redDevelopment opportunities and limited urban extensions will be encouraged to meet local needs where appropriate. |Blackmore
|Settlement Hierarchy 4:
Remote and small rural villages and hamlets, with poor public transport, limited shops, jobs and community facilities; some of these settlements rely on nearby settlements for services. Development opportunities are limited, although as with larger villages brownfield redevelopment opportunities will be
encouraged to meet local needs where appropriate. |Wyatts Green
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Delete paragraphs 2.8 to 2.17 and associated footnotes from Chapter 2 and insert and amend as necessary here in Chapter 4 as set out below.
Insert paragraph 2.8 - 2.10 to support this policy and amend them as below.
To promote sustainable growth in rural areas, the NPPF (2018) paragraph 78 states that housing in rural areas should be located where it will enhance the vitality of rural communities, to ensure villages grow and thrive. To ensure the Local Plan responds to this,
A broad Settlement Hierarchy Assessment has been undertaken to understand the role, function and prominence of each village within a broad hierarchy. relationship of Brentwood's dispersed settlements (Figures 2.2 & 2.3) Figure 2.3 sets out the borough's settlement hierarchy categories, to identify their role (constraints and opportunities) for delivering sustainable growth and how their heritage character might inform future change.
The settlement hierarchy should not be confused with the retail hierarchy detailed in Chapter 7.
Amend footnote 1 to read:
Office for National Statistics NOMIS Service (2011) Key Statistics KS102EW. Available at: www.nomisweb.co.uk
Insert paragraph 2.11 to 2.12.
Amend paragraph 2.13 to read:
Ingatestone is the borough's largest village; facilities here serve a significant catchment beyond the immediate area. Public transport accessibility is relatively good. The village has a rail station and secondary school. While Ingatestone has relatively good facilities, a modest level of development is envisaged here, due to
infrastructure constraints anda lack of suitable sites.
Insert paragraph 2.14 - 2.17.
Delete figure 2.2 and include settlement boundaries and their category on Policies Map.
The settlement hierarchy is originally set out in Figure 2.3. Including the hierarchy in the policy will ensure clarity and certainty, thus ensuring the policy is effective
To support the policy, making it clear, effective and justified.
This is originally paragraph 2.8
This is originally paragraph 2.9
This is originally paragraph 2.10
Page Number 52 - 54, Policy SP03, Paragraph 4.26, Paragraph 4.28 - 4.30
Amend Policy to read:
STRATEGIC POLICY SP03 : HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENTS (HIA)
A. Delete part A and move to the supporting text
B. Delete part B
C. development that are 50 or more units (or less than 50 units at the discretion of the planning authority where the number of the units could propose a significant impact on the community and infrastructure) and non-residential developments in excess of 1,000m2, are required to submit a Health and Well-being Impact Assessment, as required by the EPOA HIA Guidance Note, which will measure the impact on health and well-being, the demand on capacity of health and social care services and facilities arising from the development.
Where significant negative impacts are identified, planning permission will be refused unless
infrastructure provision and/or funding to reasonably meet the health and well-being and service requirements of the development are provided and/or secured byplanning obligations, or by CIL, as appropriate .
D. Delete part D and move portion of the text to the supporting text.
Amend paragraph 4.26 to read:
Chapter 9 of the National Planning Policy Framework (20
18 ) acknowledges that the planning system can play an important role in facilitating social interaction and creating healthy, inclusive communities. Local planning authorities (LPAs) are expected to use their planning powers to ensure that health and well-being inequalities are reduced and mitigated where appropriate, to ensure positive social, economic, and environmental benefits are achieved.
Amend paragraph 4.28 to read:
In response to the government's priorities placed on health and well-being, the Essex Planning Officers Association (EPOA) published a guidance note on Health Impact Assessments (2008) which set out targets for all local authorities to ensure that their Local Development Frameworks (or equivalent development plan documents) contain a policy requiring HIA for relevant planning applications. The EPOA Guidance Notes
on HIA is currently being update ; once published, Developers should refer to the most up to date guidance to ensure that health and well-being impacts have been fully considered as part of the proposal.
Add additional paragraphs following 4.29 to read:
Add additional paragraph following 4.30 to read:
Add footnote  to include link to document:
To remove duplication and confusion and make the policy effective and justified
To ensure that the policy requirements are clear as to what is required from applicants and that these requirements are justified
Page Number 56-57, Policy SP04, Paragraphs 4.31 - 4.35
Amend policy to read:
STRATEGIC POLICY SP04 : DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS
A. All new development should be supported by, and have good access to, all necessary infrastructure. Permission will only be granted if it can be demonstrated that there is sufficient appropriate infrastructure capacity to support the development or that such capacity will be delivered by the proposal.
It must further be demonstrated that such capacity as is required will prove sustainable over time both in physical and financial terms.
B. Where a development proposal requires additional infrastructure capacity, to be deemed acceptable, mitigation measures must be agreed with the local planning authority and the appropriate infrastructure provider. Such measures may include (not exclusively):
a. financial contributions towards new or expanded facilities and the maintenance thereof;
b. on-site provision
(which may include building works);
c. off-site capacity improvement works; and/or
d. the provision of land.
C. Developers and land owners must work positively with the Council, neighbouring authorities and other infrastructure providers throughout the planning process to ensure that the cumulative impact of development is considered and then mitigated, at the appropriate time, in line with their published policies and guidance.
D. Applicants proposing new development will be expected to make direct provision or contribute towards the delivery of relevant infrastructure as required by the development either alone or cumulatively with other developments
Developers may be required to :
a. pay Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges, if applicable, in order to mitigate onsite and off-site impacts of growth, as required by the Council's charging schedules; and
b. enter into Section 106 (S106) agreements to make provisions to mitigate the impacts of the development where necessary or appropriate. Section 106 will remain the appropriate mechanism for securing land and works along with financial contributions where a sum for the necessary infrastructure is not secured via CIL;
E. For the purposes of this policy the widest reasonable definition of infrastructure and infrastructure providers will be applied. Exemplar types of infrastructure are provided in the glossary appended to this Plan
Where proposals do not meet planning policy requirements or do not propose to deliver required S106 planning obligations, applicants will be required to:
Prove that the benefits of the development proceeding without full mitigation outweigh the collective harm;
submit a fully transparent open book Financial Viability Assessment to the Council . The viability assessment may be subject to an independent scrutiny by appointed experts, at the applicant's cost ;
prove that a full and thorough investigation has been undertaken to find innovative solutions to issues and all possible steps have been taken to minimise the residual level of unmitigated impacts ; and
are entered into by the developer that provide for appropriate additional mitigation in the event that viability improves prior to completion of the development.
Amend paragraph 4.31 to read:
The spatial vision and strategic objectives emphasise the importance of managing growth and shaping change sustainably.
This puts p for appropriate and adequate infrastructure at the heart of sustainable development. In ensuring that the policies of the Local Plan are delivered in a manner that achieves sustainable development.
the Council will seeks contributions from developers to fund improvements to existing infrastructure and the environment, or where necessary, new infrastructure. Contributions will be made through the Community Infrastructure Levy, which applies a standard charge to developers to fund supporting infrastructure such as transport, schools, community facilities and health facilities, and/or Section 106 agreements which address the provision of affordable housing and more site-specific infrastructure requirements.
Amend paragraph 4.32 to read:
wishes to work collaboratively with relevant infrastructure providers, our partners and developers to deliver the infrastructure necessary to support the level of growth required . to meet objectively assessed housing need.
Amend paragraph 4.33 to read:
Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) identifies the types of infrastructure required to support the anticipated growth in the borough and includes a summary of the currently identified infrastructure projects
Amend paragraph 4.34 to read:
The IDP will be required regularly and where necessary updated in consultation with both the internal and external stakeholders such as other service areas and infrastructure providers.
Amend paragraph 4.35 to read:
This policy must be read in conjunction with Policy NE02 Recreational Disturbance avoidance Mitigation Strategy (RAMS).
To make the policy effective and justified.
Ensures the timely delivery of essential infrastructure and clarity by referring to the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and other relevant policies
Page Number 58, Policy SP05, Paragraph 4.36 - Paragraph 4.43
Delete Policy SP05.
Delete paragraphs 4.36 to 4.43.
To make the Plan effective. SP05 is not enforceable, outside planning matters and covered by other policies
Page Number 60, Policy SP06, Paragraph 4.44 - Paragraph 4.47
Delete policy SP06.
Delete paragraphs 4.44 to 4.47.
To make the Plan effective, Policy SP06 will be deleted from chapter 4, with the key requirements merged with Policy HP13
Page Number 61, Paragraph 4.50, New Policy MG06
Amend paragraph 4.50 to read:
4.50 Therefore, we will monitor the implementation of policies and proposals of the Local Plan using key indicators and targets set out in the Monitoring Framework (Appendix 3). The Council are committed to undertaking an early review of the Local Plan to ensure it looks ahead over a minimum 15-year period from adoption. Such a
An earlier than five-year review may be required to address the implications of the national standardised approach to calculating local housing need, when adopted.
Insert new strategic policy after paragraph 4.50 to read:
To show the Council's commitment to an early review and to address comments raised at the hearing sessions, thereby making the Plan effective