Claverham Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Consultation

Claverham Neighbourhood Plan -submission consultation

7. NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN

7.1 VISION
Consultation with the residents has shown concern for the conservation of our area’s character and its relationship to the natural and agricultural environment and whilst there is support for development to meet the needs of our community it must be achieved in specific ways.

Vision for the Neighbourhood Plan Area:

Claverham Neighbourhood Plan will support future development within Claverham’s Settlement Boundary that is truly sustainable, aiming for a zero carbon footprint. Rural character will be maintained along with the clear, green, separation from Cleeve. The natural environment will be protected and heritage assets respected by preserving their settings for the enjoyment of all.

7.2 OBJECTIVES
The Claverham Neighbourhood Plan has the following objectives:

Objective 1. To rigorously apply the designation of Claverham as an Infill Village in accordance with Policy CS33 of North Somerset’s Core Strategy .

Objective 2. To have high-quality development that is sympathetic to neighbouring properties and landscapes.

Objective 3. That all Developments, at the time of application, demonstrate no increase in flood risk.

Objective 4. That no Developments will cause harm to existing natural or heritage assets, but will improve and enhance them where possible.

Objective 5. To support redevelopment of the employment site for mixed or residential use within a natural boundary zone provided that employment is no longer a viable use.

Objective 6. To improve sustainability through renewable energy and low carbon technology.

Objective 7. To promote and deliver improved highway safety, parking and public transport for all users.

Objective 8. To support employment opportunities and the on-going viability of existing facilities and workplaces, and to promote improved or new community facilities.

Objective 9. To protect, maintain and enhance Claverham’s rural, natural and historic character and environment. This includes: built and natural features, our wildlife diversity and abundance together with the many ways people access and enjoy our environment.

Objective 10. To maintain the Green Belt between Claverham and Cleeve to ensure each village is distinct and separate.

7.3 RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SCALE: DEFINITIONS
In common with definitions published by Department for Communities and Local Government on the Data.Gov.UK website in an article “Planning Applications Decisions - Major and Minor Developments, England, District by Outcome” this Neighbourhood Plan
uses the following definitions:

Large scale Major Developments:
For dwellings, a large scale major development is one where the number of residential units to be constructed is 200 or more. Where the number of residential units to be constructed is not given in the application a site area of 4 hectares or more should be used as the definition of a large scale major development. For all other uses a large scale major development is one where the floor space to be built is 10,000 square metres or more, or where the site area is 2 hectares or more.

N.B. Large scale Major Developments are not supported or appropriate in this Plan.

Small scale Major Developments:
For dwellings, a small scale major development is one where the number of residential units to be constructed is between 10 and 199 (inclusive). Where the number of dwellings to be constructed is not given in the application a site area of 0.5 hectare and less than 4 hectares should be used as the definition of a small scale major development. For all other uses a small scale major development is one where the floor space to be built is 1,000 square metres and up to 9,999 square metres or where the site area is 1 hectare and less than 2 hectares.

A Single Small scale Major Development is supported in this plan at site PS1 defined on Map at ‘Figure 7 Insert Policy Map Detail Locations’ and developed in full accord with Policy D3.

Minor Developments:
For dwellings, minor development is one where the number of dwellings to be constructed is between 1 and 9 inclusive. Where the number of dwellings to be constructed is not given in the application, a site area of less than 0.5 hectares should be used as the definition of a minor development. For all other uses, a minor development is one where the floor space to be built is less than 1,000 square metres or where the site area is less than 1 hectare.

Minor Developments are supported in accord with Claverham’s Infill Village status, the policies in this Plan and Local Plan Policies.

 

7.4 PRESENTATION FORMAT OF POLICIES IN THIS PLAN:

Each of the policies is presented in the same format:
• The main subject area of the Policy or Policies
• Title of a Particular Policy
• The Policy
• A summary of supporting matters
• Objectives and other National or Local Authority planning policies, noting that such matters stated are not necessarily comprehensive and this Plan acknowledges that other and/or later policies may apply.