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  • Basingstoke and Deane Pre-submission Local Plan Appendix 1 April 2014

    The Local Plan should be read as a whole. Proposals will be judged against all relevant policies Page 1 of 172

    BASINGSTOKE AND DEANE REVISED PRE- SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN

    2011 - 2029

    DRAFT FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION – APRIL 2014

  • Basingstoke and Deane Pre-submission Local Plan Appendix 1 April 2014

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    Planning the future of our borough

    FOREWORD by Cabinet Member for Planning – Cllr Mark Ruffell Thank you for participating in this essential consultation. The council has worked hard in drawing up its Local Plan - a set of policies and plans that will guide future planning and development decisions. Once formally adopted, this plan will be one of the key factors in whether planning applications are approved. This Local Plan is the overarching planning document that identifies where development will take place, how new jobs will be supported and how the precious environment of the borough will be protected and enhanced. It also allocates major sites and locations for development to meet the needs of our growing population. The Local Plan has been prepared through a long and detailed process, with input from local residents, ward councillors and interested bodies, taking into account a range of issues and considerations, including:

     comments and views expressed during public consultation on various stages of the process going back to 2007;

     the outcomes of a number of studies and other evidence about the borough and its needs in the future;

     existing national planning guidance set out in the National Planning Policy Framework; and other strategies for the borough‟s future, including the Vision for Basingstoke and Deane which was drawn up with the Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership, the Council Plan and the Sustainable Community Strategy.

    The consultation is a formal process so that the resulting Local Plan will be a legal document that will have significant weight when determining planning applications. Comments on it must relate to whether it is „legally compliant‟ and „sound‟. This means that respondents must indicate whether the strategy is based on a robust and credible evidence base, can be delivered and is consistent with national policy. Respondents should also consider whether the council has co-operated with its neighbours in addressing joint issues when preparing the plan. People, groups or organisations responding must also indicate what changes they would see as necessary, in their view, to make the Local Plan legally compliant or sound if they think that it is not. I am confident that this Local Plan represents a plan for our future that will help us to deliver the agreed shared vision for the borough, meet the needs of our residents and plan for future prosperity. I hope that residents, community groups, and all those with an interest in a successful future for the borough will take this opportunity to help us to strengthen this important document by giving us their comments. I look forward to hearing where it can be improved before it is submitted for independent examination.

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    Contents

    1. INTRODUCTION 6

    2. 2029 VISION AND OBJECTIVES 16

    3. THE SPATIAL STRATEGY - BETWEEN NOW AND 2029 22

    4. DELIVERY OF THE STRATEGY 25

    Policy SS1 - Scale and Distribution of New Housing 33

    Policy SS2 – Regeneration 33

    Policy SS3 – Greenfield Site Allocations 36

    Policy SS3.1 – Swing Swang Lane, Basingstoke 36

    Policy SS3.2 – Kennel Farm 37

    Policy SS3.3 – Razor’s Farm 38

    Policy SS3.4 – North of Popley Fields, Basingstoke 39

    Policy SS3.5 – Overton Hill 40

    Policy SS3.6 – South of Bloswood Lane 41

    Policy SS3.7 – Redlands 42

    Policy SS3.8 – Upper Cufaude Farm 43

    Policy SS3.9 – East of Basingstoke 44

    Policy SS3.10 – Manydown, Basingstoke 45

    Policy SS3.11 – Basingstoke Golf Course 47

    Policy SS4 - Ensuring a supply of deliverable sites 49

    Policy SS5 – Neighbourhood Planning 50

    Policy SS6 – New Housing in the Countryside 52

    Policy SS7 - Nuclear Installations – Aldermaston and Burghfield 54

    Policy SS8 – Basing View 56

    Policy SS9 - Basingstoke Leisure Park 58

    Policy SS10 – Chineham Railway Station 59

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    Policy SS11 – Whitchurch Railway Station Car Park 59

    5. COMMUNITY NEEDS 60

    Policy CN1 – Affordable Housing 61

    Policy CN2 – Rural Exceptions for Affordable Housing 63

    Policy CN3 – Housing Mix for Market Housing 65

    Policy CN4 - Housing for older people / Specialist housing 68

    Policy CN5 – Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show People 69

    Policy CN6 – Infrastructure 72

    Policy CN7 – Essential Facilities and Services 76

    Policy CN8– Community, Leisure and Cultural Facilities 78

    Policy CN9 – Transport 81

    6. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE 84

    Policy EM1 – Landscape 86

    Policy EM2 – Strategic Gaps 87

    Policy EM3 – Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area 88

    Policy EM4 – Biodiversity, Geodiversity and Nature Conservation 89

    Policy EM5 – Green Infrastructure 92

    Policy EM6 - Water Quality 96

    Policy EM7 – Managing Flood Risk 99

    Policy EM8 – Commercial Renewable/Low Carbon Energy Generation 102

    Policy EM9 – Sustainable Water Use 103

    Policy EM10 - Delivering High Quality Development 106

    Policy EM11 – The Historic Environment 109

    Policy EM12 - Pollution 112

    7. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 114

    Policy EP1 – Economic Growth and Investment 117

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    Policy EP2 – Employment Land and Premises (B-Use Classes) 118

    Policy EP3 – Town, District and Local Centres 127

    Policy EP4 – Rural Economy 131

    Policy EP5 – Rural Tourism 133

    APPENDIX 1– SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE BASE 135

    APPENDIX 2 – DOCUMENTS TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL PLAN 145

    APPENDIX 3 - GLOSSARY 146

    APPENDIX 4 – ADOPTED STANDARDS 167

    APPENDIX 5 – MASTERPLAN AND DEVELOPMENT BRIEF PROTOCOL 170

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    1. Introduction

    What is this about?

    1.1 This is a consultation on the „pre-submission‟ draft version of the new Local Plan for Basingstoke and Deane borough.

    1.2 „Pre-submission‟ means that this is the version of the Local Plan that the council would like to submit to the Secretary of State for examination. The purpose of the consultation is to obtain views on the „soundness‟ of the plan.

    1.3 Throughout the process of preparing the draft Local Plan, a significant level of public consultation has been undertaken. This includes seeking views on early policy documents, such as the Issues and Options and Key Themes documents, and also on specific pieces of evidence base including the council‟s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). This process has ensured that the community, partners and stakeholders have had the opportunity to influence key aspects of the draft Local Plan. This has been guided by the adopted Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and a summary of the steps undertaken is in the Statement of Consultation which is published alongside the draft Local Plan.

    1.4 The purpose of this stage of consultation is to provide an opportunity for you to comment on the matters that will be considered by an Inspector who conducts the examination, i.e. whether the plan:

    a) has been prepared in accordance with the duty to cooperate, legal and procedural requirements, and

    b) is „sound‟. Soundness means:

     Positively prepared – the plan should be prepared based on a strategy which seeks to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements, including unmet requirements from neighbouring authorities where it is practical to do so consistently with the presumption in favour of sustainable development;

     Justified – t