Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

13 Implementation and Monitoring

13.1 This section sets out the key objectives to be achieved in line with each of the 9 Strategic Objectives, together with the indicators for monitoring the implementation of the plan. The list of relevant indicators is a full one and preferred indicators will be identified from analysis in order to provide concise monitoring in a resource effective way. A more refined list will be prepared for the Publication Plan for submission for examination.

13.2 Monitoring and Review are key components of the planning system. Local Development Frameworks (LDFs) need to be continually reviewed and revised, partly to be able to assess the success of the Local Development Document (LDD) and partly to ensure the components of the framework are updated to reflect changing circumstances nationally, regionally and locally. The Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)[1] will be the principal mechanism for monitoring the Core Strategy and other documents in the LDF, bringing together all the necessary information in one place.

13.3 Within the context of the AMR will be a report identifying the ability to provide a 5 Year Housing Land Supply, a key factor in the potential ability of the Core Strategy to delivery growth. This will be based upon the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment, which identifies land that is suitable, available and viable for housing development and will be updated on an annual basis.

13.4 Implementation of the policies contained in the Core Strategy will require action by a range of public, private and voluntary sector bodies working in partnership. In particular, parish and town councils, voluntary and community groups, local businesses and public sector agencies that work actively in our communities. The Council works with a wide range of partners, both statutory and non-statutory. It is anticipated that the partnerships that are formed will vary throughout the period of the Core Strategy.

13.5 The Core Strategy's role is to provide a clear and robust framework for development in order that investment and action can be co-ordinated and geared to efficient and effective delivery. The need to monitor comes from the requirement to check that the plan is being successfully implemented and that the outcomes are as intended.

1. [The 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act introduced the statutory requirement to submit an AMR to the Secretary of State by 31 December of each year that reports on performance for the preceding period 1st April to 31st March.] [back]
Objective
Implementation
Indicator
1.  Safe, resilient, socially just and inclusive and sustainable communities (with a higher proportion of jobs locally available) with strong networks and confident people sharing respect for each other.
Policies: SS1, SS2, SS5, SS6, SS7, SS8, EP10, EP16, HW1, HW2, HW3, EQ2
 
Local Indicator
  • Delivery of housing, employment and green infrastructure in accordance with settlement hierarchy.
  • Delivery of retail in accordance with retail hierarchy.
  • Numbers of local shops, facilities and services lost.
  • Number of benefit recipients
  • Number of SOAs within the 20% most deprived nationally for crime and disorder

Core Indicator

  • H6: Housing quality - building for life assessments.
2.  A health-enhancing environment developed by promoting walking and cycling and non-car based transport.
Policies: TA1, YV4 YV5, CV4, TA2 TA3, TA4, EQ4, HW1, HW2, HW4
Local Indicator
  • Increased patronage on public transport and increased take up of walking & cycling.
  • Provision of new and improved open space, outdoor playing space and sport and recreational facilities.
  • Number of Super Output Areas within the 20% most deprived nationally for health and disability
  • Healthy life expectancy at age 65

3.  Low Carbon quality services and facilities focused on Yeovil, Market Towns and Rural Centres (and in particular their centres) are designed around the needs of the Community, enabling everyone to have fair and equitable access.
Policies: TA1, YV4, YV5, CV4, TA2, TA3, TA4, EP16
Local Indicator
  • Increased patronage on public transport and increased take up of walking & cycling.
  • Numbers of local shops, facilities and services lost through planning decisions.
  • Access to services and facilities by public transport, walking and cycling (% of parishes covered by Demand Responsive Transport)
 
4.  An integrated sustainable transport system developed both within and between towns and especially to and from Yeovil whilst promoting enhanced delivery of services direct to rural areas through Information and Computer Technologies.
Policies: TA1, YV4, YV5, CV4, TA2, TA3, TA4
Local Indicator
  • Increased patronage on public transport and increased take up of walking & cycling.
National Indicator
  • NI 175 Access to services and facilities by public transport, walking and cycling may also be useful in monitoring accessibility.
5.  A comprehensive, high performing economy that is diverse, adaptable and provides the required jobs growth and upward wage levels through a thriving Yeovil, regenerated Chard and market towns and a diversified rural economic environment able to attract and retain visitors (through a vibrant tourism industry), consumers and high quality sustainable businesses.
 
Policies: SS5, EP1, EP2, YV1, YV2, YV3, CV1, CV2 CV3 SS6, SS7 SS8, EP2, EP3, EP4, EP5, EP6, EP7, EP8, EP9, EP10, EP11, EP12, EP13, EP14
Local Indicator
  • Development of a minimum of circa 107 additional hectares of employment land, distributed to Yeovil, the Market Towns and Rural Centres
  • Amount of office development in Town Centres.
  • Losses of employment land.
  • Amount of employment land lost to residential development.
  • Employment Land in the Countryside and Expansion of existing businesses in the countryside.
  • Proportion of new economic development built in 'rural settlements' (not Market Towns or Rural Centres).
  • Number of new Live/Work Units.
  • Number of Tourism Applications granted in accordance with policy.
Core Indicator
  • BD1: Total amount of additional employment floorspace - by type.
  • BD2: Total Amount of employment floorspace on previously developed land - by type.
  • BD3: Employment land available - by type.
  • BD4: Total amount of floorspace for 'town centre uses'.
6.   A balanced housing market with a range of general housing and affordable housing to meet the required numbers and sited and built to support sustainable lifestyles with low carbon emissions, delivered through a sustainable District settlement strategy and hierarchy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Policies: SS2, SS3, SS4 YV1, HG1, HG2, HG3, HG4, HG5, HG6, HG7, HG9
 
 
Local Indicator
  • Delivery of about 16,600 new dwellings between 2006 and 2026 across the district
  • Proportion of new residential development built in 'rural settlements' (not Market Towns or Rural Centres).
  • Minimum 35% affordable housing on sites of either 6 or more dwellings.
  • Delivery of a mix of housing types sizes to meet the needs of the district and contribute towards the creation of balanced and mixed communities.
  • New homes built at a net density between 30-50 dwellings per hectare that seek to make efficient use of land.
  • At least 30% of new housing built on previously developed land.
  • Increased retention of traditional small properties in the Countryside.
  • Provision of housing for agricultural and related workers and the removal of agricultural and other occupancy conditions.
  • House price to income ratio
  • Number of homeless in the district
  • Provision of gypsy and traveller sites in relation to identified need
Core Indicator
  • H1: Plan Period and Housing Targets.
  • H2: Net Additional Dwellings.
  • H3: New and Converted Dwellings - On Previously Developed Land.
  • H4: Net additional Pitches (Gypsy and Travellers).
  • H5: Gross Affordable Housing Completions.
  • H6: Housing quality - building for life assessments and Local Indicator Progress on Housing Allocations.
National Indicator
  • NI 154 Net additional homes provided.
  • NI 155 Number of affordable homes delivered (gross).
7.  An Eco Town for Yeovil to deliver on the balanced housing market objective, provide an exemplar to move towards more sustainable, lower carbon consumption living and provide a boost to new low carbon technologies and industries.
Policies: SS5, YV2, YV3, YV5, EQ1, EQ3, EQ4, EQ6, HW1, HG4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Local indicator
  • Provision of 1 job per economically active person living in the Eco Town.
  • Increased patronage on public transport and increased take up of walking & cycling over the district average towards a 50% modal shift target.
  • Minimum 35% affordable housing on sites of either 6 or more dwellings.
  • Average annual net carbon dioxide emissions from all energy use of zero or below within the buildings on the eco-town development as a whole.
  • 40% of the eco-towns total area should be allocated to green space, of which at least half should be of which is public and consists of a network of high quality green/open spaces which are linked to the open countryside.
  • Percentage gain in Biodiversity within Eco-development.
  • Residual waste levels, recycling levels and landfill diversion levels within the Eco-development against development targets (to beset out in the Waste and Resource Plan being proposed).
  • Number of applications approved within the Eco-development that increase the risk of flooding elsewhere and that do not use opportunities to address and reduce existing flooding problems.
  • Applications granted in accordance with the Yeovil Village Masterplan.
  • Average earnings of employees
  • Overall employment rate
  • VAT registered businesses in the area showing growth
Core Indicator
  • H5: Gross Affordable Housing Completions.
  • E2: Change in areas of biodiversity importance.
  • E3: Renewable energy generation.
8.  Movement towards a Carbon Neutral economy by 2030 (for new and existing buildings).
Policies: TA1, YV4, YV5, CV4, TA2, TA3 & TA4, EQ1
Local Indicator
  • Increased patronage on public transport and increased take up of walking & cycling.
Core Indicator
  • E3: Renewable energy generation.
National Indicator
  • NI 185 CO2 reduction from Local Authority operations.
  • NI 186 Per capita reduction in CO2 emissions in the LA area.
  • NI 188 Planning to Adapt to climate change.
9.  Protection and enhancement of our natural environment and biodiversity, retaining the distinctiveness of settlements and reflecting known environmental constraints, including flood risks, in locating development.
Policies: EQ1, EQ2, EQ3, EQ4, EQ5, EQ6, EQ7
Local Indicator
  • Avoidance of development that will impact on the landscape character of the area.
  • Number of days of air pollution exceeding 40ug/m³ in Yeovil AQMA River Quality (% of very good or fair.

Core Indicator

  • E1: Number of planning permissions granted contrary to Environment Agency advice on flooding and water quality grounds.
  • E2: Change in areas of biodiversity importance.
  • H6: Housing quality - building for life assessments.
National Indicator
  • NI 197 Improved local biodiversity - proportion of local sites where positive conservation management has been or is being implemented.

 

13.6 Indicator references are current at the time of this consultation but are anticipated to be rescinded.