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Maidstone Borough Local Plan: infrastructure criteria amendments

On 13 January 2016, SPS&T Committee instructed officers to review the reasons for the addition/deletion of policy criteria relating to infrastructure requirements between the draft Reg 18 and Reg 19 local plan versions.  Previously agreed site specific infrastructure criteria which are not covered by Policy H1 (criterion 2), as amended, should be reinstated unless there are valid reasons for the amendments.  The attached schedule lists the changes and the reasons for them, and highlights any action to be taken.

Many site allocation policies contained a requirement for ‘community infrastructure as proven necessary’. This requirement has now been included in the “catch-all” policy H1 and is also included in development management policies to avoid repeated duplication of the criterion. The plan should be read as a whole and so cross referencing has been avoided where possible. All site allocation policies require adherence to the overarching H1 policy and the relevant strategic settlement policies.

Similarly, where non-specific open space is required this will be delivered through policies H1 and DM22. There is therefore no need for a repeat of the requirement in each site policy. Where a specific typology or quantum is required as part of development this has been retained.

Several sites have secured a planning consent or have a resolution to grant subject to the signing of S106 and these amended requirements have been reflected in updated policies.

Although further amendments have been made nothing has been lost because criteria have been moved to another part of the plan.   However, in order to add detail/clarity to policy requirements, criteria will be reinstated as per the following schedule.

 

Site Allocation Policies for Housing

Changes between R18 (including as agreed by SPST) and R19

Reason for change

Subsequent action to be taken

H1(1) Bridge Nursery, London Road, Maidstone

DELETION: Requirement to contribute towards bus loop and 20/20 roundabout deleted.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(2) East of Hermitage Lane, Maidstone

ADDITION: Addition of pedestrian crossing scheme.

DELETION: Deletion of 20/20 roundabout scheme.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(3) West of Hermitage Lane, Maidstone

ADDITION: Addition of footway scheme.

DELETION: Requirement to contribute towards bus loop and 20/20 roundabout deleted.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

 

No further change to R19 version

H1(4) Oakapple Lane, Barming

DELETION: Requirement to contribute towards bus loop deleted.

 

DELETION: 20/20 roundabout scheme deleted.

Original policy criteria overtaken by more recent ITS requirements.

 

 

To reflect strategic transport requirements for North West and emerging ITS.

Re-insert criterion for bus loop contributions.

 

 

Re-insert criterion for roundabout contributions.

 

H1(5) Langley Park, Sutton Road, Boughton Monchelsea

ADDITION: Addition of requirement for pedestrian and cycle access to H1 (10) and improvements to bus services.

AMENDMENT: Strategic transport requirements amended to reflect S106 agreement, to identify roundabout scheme as site specific to H1 (5) and to relocate site specific schemes for Gore Court Road and the spine road to H1 (6), (7) and (8).

To reflect agreed S106 for site and strategic policy for South East and emerging ITS.

No further change to R19 version

H1(6) North of Sutton Road, Otham

ADDITION: Addition of improvement to bus services.

AMENDMENT: Strategic transport requirements amended to reflect S106 agreements, to identify spine road scheme as site specific to H1 (6) and to relocate site specific schemes for Gore Court Road to H1 (7) and (8) and the Langley Park roundabout to H1 (5).

To reflect agreed S106 for site and strategic policy for South East and emerging ITS.

No further change to R19 version

H1(7) North of Bicknor Wood, Gore Court Road, Otham

ADDITION: Addition of requirement for pedestrian and cycle connections to H1 (8) and improvements to bus services.

AMENDMENT: Strategic transport requirements amended to identify scheme for Gore Court Road as site specific to H1 (7) and to relocate the Langley Park roundabout scheme to H1 (5) and spine road scheme to H1 (6).

To reflect agreed S106 for site and strategic policy for South East and emerging ITS.

No further change to R19 version

H1(8) West of Church Road, Otham

ADDITION: Addition of improvement to bus services.

AMENDMENT: Strategic transport requirements amended to identify scheme for Gore Court Road as site specific to H1 (8) and to relocate the Langley Park roundabout scheme to H1 (5) and spine road scheme to H1 (6).

To reflect strategic policy for South East and emerging ITS.

No further change to R19 version

H1(9) Bicknor Farm, Sutton Road, Otham

ADDITION: Addition of requirement for pedestrian and cycle connections to H1 (7) and improvements to bus services.

AMENDMENT: Strategic transport requirements amended to relocate site specific schemes for Gore Court Road and the spine road to H1 (6), (7) and (8) and the Langley Park roundabout scheme to H1 (5).

To reflect agreed S106 for site and strategic policy for South East and emerging ITS.

No further change to R19 version

H1(10) South of Sutton Road, Langley

ADDITION: Additional requirements for pedestrian and cycle infrastructure to reflect findings of detailed Transport Assessment and work undertaken as part of the Design South East review. Addition of improvement to bus services.

AMENDMENT: Strategic transport requirements amended to relocate site specific schemes for Gore Court Road and the spine road to H1 (6), (7) and (8) and the Langley Park roundabout scheme to H1 (5).

To reflect agreed S106 for site and strategic policy for South East and emerging ITS.

No further change to R19 version

H1(11) Springfield, Royal Engineers Road and Mill Lane, Maidstone

DELETION: Requirement to contribute towards towpath improvements deleted.

Removed as a policy requirement in light of secured funds (SELEP / LSTF)  and detailed scheme for the Towpath Cycle Way from Allington to Barming which will be delivered separate from the allocation site and is underway.

Re-insert criterion

H1(17) Laguna, Hart Street, Maidstone

DELETION: Requirement to contribute towards towpath improvements deleted.

Removed as a policy requirement in light of secured funds (SELEP / LSTF)  and detailed scheme for the Towpath Cycle Way from Allington to Barming which will be delivered separate from the allocation site and is underway.

Re-insert criterion

H1(21) Barty Farm, Roundwell, Thurnham

DELETION: Requirement to contribute towards provision of vehicle and cycle parking deleted.

Cycle parking to be provided through separate funding (LSTF) at a number of stations including Bearsted during 2016.

Car parking provision now required through the newer additional allocation at Bearsted Station Goods Yard

Re-insert criterion for contributions.

 

H1(25) Bridge Industrial Centre, Wharf Road, Tovil

DELETION: Community Infrastructure criteria deleted (but specifically refers to Tovil).

Officers considered this to be adequately covered by strategic policy H1, and in policy DM23. Also required to meet the three tests for S106.

For additional detail / clarity re-instate criterion.

H1(26) Tovil Working Men's Club, Tovil Hill, Maidstone

DELETION : Community Infrastructure criteria deleted (but specifically refers to Tovil).

Officers considered this to be adequately covered by strategic policy H1, and in policy DM23. Also required to meet the three tests for S106.

For additional detail / clarity re-instate criterion.

H1(27) Kent Police HQ, Sutton Road, Maidstone

ADDITION: Addition of improvement to bus services.

AMENDMENT: Strategic transport requirements amended to relocate site specific schemes for Gore Court Road and the spine road to H1 (6), (7) and (8) and the Langley Park roundabout scheme to H1 (5).

To reflect agreed S106 for site and strategic policy for South East as well as the emerging ITS.

 

No further change to R19 version

H1(28) Kent Police training school, Sutton Road, Maidstone

ADDITION: Addition of improvement to bus services.

AMENDMENT: Strategic transport requirements amended to relocate site specific schemes for Gore Court Road and the spine road to H1 (6), (7) and (8) and the Langley Park roundabout scheme to H1 (5).

To reflect agreed S106 for site and strategic policy for South East as well as the emerging ITS.

No further change to R19 version

H1(32) Cross Keys, Bearsted

DELETION: Requirement to contribute towards provision of vehicle and cycle parking deleted.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

 

Note: H1 (31) requires additional vehicle parking and LSFT funding secured for cycle parking

No further change to R19 version

H1(33) Linden Farm, Stockett Lane, Coxheath

DELETION: Requirement to contribute towards scheme at the junction of Stockett Lane and Heath Road.

New evidence in place since original drafting of policy, notably Mott MacDonald detailed assessments, plus revised agreed ITS requirements. Also to reflect Planning Committee  decision.

Re-insert criterion for contributions.

 

H1(35) Forstal Lane, Coxheath

ADDITION: Contributions towards Linton Crossroad scheme added.

DELETION: Requirement to contribute towards scheme at the junction of Stockett Lane and Heath Road deleted.

New evidence in place since original drafting of policy, notably Mott MacDonald detailed assessments, plus revised agreed ITS requirements.

Re-insert criterion for contributions.

 

H1(36) North of Heath Road (Older's Field), Coxheath

DELETION: Community Infrastructure criteria deleted (but specifically refers to Coxheath).

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(37) Clockhouse Farm, Heath Road, Coxheath

ADDITION: Contributions towards Linton Crossroad scheme added.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(38) South of Ashford Road, Harrietsham

DELETION: Reference to pedestrian and cycle links deleted.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(40) Church Road, Harrietsham

AMENDMENT: Detail added to highways scheme.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(42) Ulcombe Road and Mill Bank, Headcorn

AMENDMENT: Detail added to highways scheme.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(43) Grigg Lane and Lenham Road, Headcorn

AMENDMENT: Detail added to highways scheme.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(46) North of Lenham Road, Headcorn

AMENDMENT: Detail added to highways scheme.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(49) Howland Road, Marden

ADDITION: Schemes for improvement at the rail station and traffic calming added.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(50) Stanley Farm, Plain Road, Marden

ADDITION: Schemes for improvement at the rail station and sustainable transport improvements added.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(51) The Parsonage, Goudhurst Road, Marden

ADDITION: Schemes for improvement at the rail station and sustainable transport improvements added.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(52) Marden Cricket and Hockey Club, Stanley Road,

Marden

ADDITION: Schemes for improvement at the rail station and sustainable transport improvements added.

To reflect agreed S106 for site

No further change to R19 version

H1(53) South of The Parsonage, Goudhurst Road, Marden

ADDITION: Schemes for improvement at the rail station and sustainable transport improvements added.

Continuity with strategic transport requirements for Marden and the emerging ITS.

No further change to R19 version

H1(54) Hen and Duckhurst Farm, Marden Road, Staplehurst

AMENDMENT: Scheme for improvement at the rail station amended. Detail added to highways scheme.

To reflect agreed South Eastern scheme and Planning Committee resolution.

No further change to R19 version

H1(55) Fishers Farm, Fishers Road, Staplehurst

AMENDMENT: Scheme for improvement at the rail station amended. Detail added to highways scheme.

To reflect agreed South Eastern scheme and planning application consultation views from KCC Highways.

No further change to R19 version

H1(56) North of Henhurst Farm, Staplehurst

AMENDMENT: Scheme for improvement at the rail station.

Continuity with strategic transport requirements for Staplehurst and the emerging ITS.

No further change to R19 version

H1(60) Junction of Church Street and Heath Road, Boughton

Monchelsea

DELETION: Community Infrastructure criteria deleted but specifically refers to B. Monchelsea.

Officers considered this to be adequately covered by strategic policy H1, and in policy DM23. Also required to meet the three tests for S106.

For additional detail / clarity re-instate criterion.

Policy H1(61) Lyewood Farm, Green Lane, Boughton Monchelsea

DELETION: Linton Crossroads deleted.

DELETION: Community Infrastructure criteria deleted but specifically refers to B. Monchelsea.

CIL pooling restrictions mean this site cannot contribute

Officers considered this to be adequately covered by strategic policy H1, and in policy DM23. Also required to meet the three tests for S106.

Re-instate criterion.

 

For additional detail / clarity re-instate criterion.

Policy H1(67) Vicarage Road, Yalding

DELETION: Footpath scheme deleted.

Draft Walking and Cycling Strategy contradictory to policy requirement as drafted. (States requirements unclear – further work needed to quantify). Officers also considered this to be adequately covered by policies DM3 and DM24.

For additional detail / clarity re-instate criterion.

Policy H1(68) Bentletts Yard, Claygate Road, Laddingford

DELETION: Junction scheme deleted.

Deleted to reflect KCC H&T response to application for 31 units on this site

Re-insert criterion for contributions.

 

Site Allocation Policies for Retail and Mixed Use

 

 

 

RMX1(1) Newnham Park, Bearsted Road, Maidstone

DELETED: Reference to need for a TA deleted.

AMENDMENT: Further detail added to highways.

ADDITION: Scheme at M2 J5 added.

DELETED: Scheme to improve bus links to residential areas deleted.

Covered by Criterion in policy DM24

 

To reflect agreed S106

 

To reflect agreed S106

 

 

Officers believe this is covered in both policy DM24 and the agreed draft ITS.

Re-insert criterion.

 

No further change to R19 version

 

No further change to R19 version

 

 

For additional detail / clarity re-instate criterion.

RMX1(4) Former Syngenta works, Hampstead Lane, Yalding

Addition: Additional safety requirements for level crossing.

To reflect evidence base.

No further change to R19 version

 

Site Allocations Policies for Employment

 

 

 

Policy EMP1(5) Woodcut Farm, Ashford Road, Bearsted

Addition: Additional schemes.

Added to reflect detailed Transport Assessment and KCC H&T response

No further change to R19 version