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Draft Supplementary Planning Documents and Planning Advice Notes Consultation

Area of Consultation: Planning and buildings

  • Start:Mar 04, 2019
  • End:Apr 01, 2019
  • Results planned
    for publication:
    May 31, 2019
  • Reference number:47
  • Status:CurrentCurrent

Consultation Summary:

The Council is seeking your views on the draft Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD’s) and Planning Advice Notes (PAN’s) listed and described in the table below.

You can view and download the SPD’s/PAN’s by clicking the further information button below. To add comments, please see the link at the top right hand corner of this page.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a new Council consultation system so, unless you have already done so, you will need to register before you can make any comments. ID numbers and passwords from the previous system will no longer work.

You can only submit one response to this consultation. The response form has therefore been designed to enable you to comment on all SPD’s/PAN’s within one submission. If you need to come back to a comment before submitting you can save a draft of your comment and edit it later. However, once you have clicked submit you won’t be able to edit or add to your comment any further.

Your views are welcomed and will be considered in preparing the final drafts of the documents for adoption. Comments should be received by 5pm on Monday 1st April 2019.

Background:

The Local Plan, adopted on 3rd January 2019, contains policies to be considered when determining planning applications. Supplementary Planning Documents contain further advice and explain how these policies will be applied. Where a document is referred to as a Planning Advice Note (PAN) it is providing guidance on an issue that doesn’t have a direct link to a Local Plan policy.

A number of updated and new Supplementary Planning Documents and Planning Advice Notes have been prepared following adoption of the Local Plan. Some documents are existing SPD’s that have had minor changes to reflect the updated policy position. Others are new documents. The tables below summarise the key points to note and changes made to existing documents.

UPDATED SPD’s/PAN’s SUMMARY
Barn Conversions

This is an update of the 2012 SPD. It offers design guidance to anyone seeking to convert a farm building to residential or other use.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated. Some updates have been made in respect of biodiversity and heritage.
Trees and Hedgerows

This is an update of the 2012 SPD. It offers guidance on how to deal with existing trees and hedgerows on development sites.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated. Some minor updates have been made in respect of making requirements clearer, updates arising from changes in regulations, biodiversity and heritage.
Shop Front Design

This is an update of the 2012 SPD and gives advice on appropriate shop front design.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated.
Advertisements

This is an update of the 2012 SPD and gives advice on appropriate advertisements and when consent is required.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated and some amendments have been made in respect of heritage.
House Extensions and other Domestic Alterations

This is an update of the 2012 SPD on house extensions. It sets out the design considerations relevant to people extending or making alterations to their home.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated.
Residential Amenity and the Siting of Buildings

This is an update of the 2012 SPD and gives advice on how to ensure new developments are appropriately designed and sited in relation to existing residential development.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated.

Design of housing development

This is an update of the 2012 SPD and gives advice on appropriate design of residential developments.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated. It has also been amended to make clear it applies to conversions of buildings. Design requirements have been updated to reflect best practice and learning. Information on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO’s) has been added and includes criteria to ensure there is no over proliferation of HMO’s within the area and seeks to avoid houses being inappropriately sandwiched by HMO’s and bedsits.

Open Space Provision on New Housing Developments

This is an update of the 2012 SPD and gives advice on how much and what type of open space a development should provide. It seeks developer contributions for open space and its ongoing maintenance.

Key changes from previous version: The contribution figures for new green space have been updated. The methodology for calculating the compensation for loss of green space has been clarified. New information has been added in respect of future maintenance of on- site green space.
Removal of agricultural occupancy conditions

This is an update of the 2012 SPD. It gives advice on information that should be submitted to support an application to remove agricultural occupancy conditions.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated.

Mortar mixes for pointing historic buildings

This is an update of the 2012 SPD and gives advice on pointing historic buildings. The text has been updated to provide current best practice.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated. The technical information on appropriate mortar mix for historic buildings has been updated to reflect current best practice.
Hot Food Takeaways SPD

This is an update of the SPD adopted in March 2012 which explains the main issues that are likely to apply to a planning application for a hot food take-away. This update focuses on planning issues relating to impact of Hot Food Takeaways on the street scene and the amenity of nearby residents. To avoid clustering it seeks to ensure no more than 1 A5 use is present in any one length of frontage. It does not permit Hot Food Takeaways that would share a party wall with a residential property. An additional Planning Advice Note has been prepared to deal with the health implications and public health aspirations for dealing with Hot food takeaways.

Key changes from previous version: The issue of exclusion zones around schools was previously included in the SPD. This has now been moved into the Hot Food Takeaway Planning Advice Note.
Walls and Fences

This is an update of the 2012 SPD and gives advice on when planning permission is required for walls and fences and provides advice on other issues such as design, demolition, retaining walls etc.

Key changes from previous version: The policy context has been updated and issues clarified in respect of where development affects a listed building and/or conservation area.
Lawful Development Certificates

This is an update of the SPG from 2003. It advises that a Lawful Development Certificate confirms that a use, operation or activity is lawful for planning control purposes, and can provide protection against enforcement action.

No key changes from previous version.
Financial Contributions for Schools

This is an update of Planning Advice Note 33 prepared in 2005. It gives advice on when contributions will be sought for school places and how this will be calculated. It also seeks contributions to ensure that those schools that have places available are in an appropriate condition. The contribution for school places has been updated to £16k per place for both primary and secondary schools.

Key changes from previous version: The main changes made are to increase the figures for primary and secondary school places from £7,024 and £10,200 to £16,000 for both primary and secondary places. Seeking contributions to improve the condition of schools to ensure they are fit for purpose is a new requirement that has been added. 

 

New SPD’s/PAN’s

SUMMARY
Planning Obligations This is a new SPD which introduces the topic specific SPD’s which seek section 106 contributions (Sustainable Transport, Affordable Housing, Financial Contributions for Schools and Open Space Provision on New Housing Developments). This SPD sets out priorities for contributions. It makes it clear that where multiple developer contributions are required those for schools and sustainable travel will take precedence and will be non-negotiable. 
Affordable Housing This is a new SPD which gives advice on when contributions will be sought for affordable housing and how they will be calculated. It provides the revised definition of affordable housing as set out in NPPF July 2018. It links to Local Plan policy H7 which sets out that developments of 15 or more dwellings should provide affordable housing. 30% affordable housing will be expected in Penistone and Dodworth and Rural West, 20% in Darton and Barugh; 10% in Bolton, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe, Hoyland, Wombwell, Darfield, North Barnsley and Royston, South Barnsley and Worsbrough and Rural East. The SPD provides guidance on other issues such as: the type and tenure of affordable housing that will be sought; off-site provision; commuted sums; custom build housing and transfer values.
Sustainable Travel This is a new SPD that is linked to Local Plan policies I1 Infrastructure and Planning Obligations and T3 Sustainable Travel. The SPD seeks section 106 contributions to ensure that developments contribute to sustainable travel and seeks contributions. For schemes of 10 dwellings or more a contribution of £500 per bedroom is sought for developments within the Accessibility Improvement Zone (AIZ, to the east of the M1). For schemes of 5 dwellings or more a contribution of £1,500 per bedroom is sought for schemes that are not within the AIZ.
Heritage Impact Statements This is a new SPD that is linked to Local Plan policy HE2 Heritage Statements and General Application Procedures. It sets out the requirements for the information that needs to be submitted in heritage statements.
Biodiversity and Geodiversity This is a new SPD that sets out how Local Plan policy BIO 1 and GI1 on Green Infrastructure will be applied. It also provides further specific detail about the Dearne Valley Nature Improvement Area.
Hot Food Takeaways Planning Advice Note This is a new Planning Advice Note that has been prepared to deal with the health implications and public health aspirations for dealing with Hot food takeaways and their link to obesity. It is to be read in conjunction with the Hot Food Takeaways SPD above. Hot Food Takeaway proposals within 400m of a secondary school or Advanced Learning Centre will have regard to public health guidance. Seeks to control Hot Food Takeaways within wards where there are high levels of obesity amongst 10-11 year olds. It provides a health impact assessment template to be completed by Hot Food Takeaway Proposals.

 

Further Information

Purpose:

The Council is seeking your views on the draft Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD’s) and Planning Advice Notes (PAN’s). All comments received will be considered in preparing the final drafts of the documents for adoption.

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