East Hampshire District Local Plan: Joint Core Strategy

Ended on the 16 March 2012
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Annual Monitoring Report: part of the Local Development Framework, the annual monitoring report will assess the implementation of the Local Development Scheme and the extent to which policies in Local Development Documents are being successfully implemented.

Area Action Plan: used to provide a planning framework for areas of change and areas of conservation. Area Action Plans will have the status of Development Plan Documents.

Biodiversity: the range and diversity of life (including plants, animals and micro-organisms), ecosystems and ecological processes.

Brownfield Land/Sites: previously developed land. Land or sites containing permanent structures and associated development, such as car parking, which can be redeveloped for other uses.

Code for Sustainable Homes: a framework that measures the environmental sustainability performance of new homes against a range of criteria and standards.

Community Strategy: local authorities are required by the Local Government Act 2000 to prepare these, with aim of improving the social, environmental and economic well being of their areas. Through the Community Strategy, authorities are expected to co-ordinate the actions of local public, private, voluntary and community sectors. Responsibility for producing Community Strategies may be passed to Local Strategic Partnerships, which include local authority representatives.

Core Strategy: set out the long-term spatial vision for the local planning authority area, the spatial objectives and strategic policies to deliver that vision. The Core Strategy will have the status of a Development Plan Document.

Development Plan: as set out in Section 38(6) of the Act, an authority’s development plan consists of the relevant Regional Spatial Strategy (or the Spatial Development Strategy in London) and the Development Plan Documents contained within its Local Development Framework.

Development Plan Documents (DPD): spatial planning documents that are subject to independent examination, and together with the relevant Regional Spatial Strategy, will form the development plan for a local authority area for the purposes of the Act. They can include a Core Strategy, Site Specific Allocations of land and Area Action Plans (where needed). They will all be shown geographically on an adopted proposals map. Individual Development Plan Documents or parts of a document can be reviewed independently from other Development Plan Documents. Each authority must set out the programme for preparing its Development Plan Documents in the Local Development Scheme.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): a process whereby information about the environmental effects of a project are collected, by the developers or others, and take into account by the local planning authority in determining planning applications. Project types that should be subject to an EIA are listed in the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 1999.

Evidence Base: a collective term for the series of documents, studies, reports and community feedback used to support the LDF.

Issues and Options: produced during the early production stage of the preparation of Development Plan Documents and may be issued for consultation to meet the requirements of Regulation 25.

Green Infrastructure: includes a network of multi functional natural and semi-natural areas that enhance quality of life, personal health and community well-being and help facilitate travel, green tourism and adaptation to climate change.

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA): European Habitats Directive that requires ‘appropriate assessment’ of plans and project that are, either alone or in combination with other plans and projects, likely to have a significant impact on national and international designated sites.

Housing Market Assessment: see ‘Strategic Housing Market Assessment’ (SHMA).

Key Diagram: authorities may wish to use a key diagram to illustrate broad locations of future development.

Local Development Document (LDD): the collective term in the Act for Development Plan Documents and Supplementary Planning Documents.

Local Development Framework (LDF): the name for the portfolio of Local Development Documents. It will include Development Plan Documents, Supplementary Planning Documents, a Statement of Community Involvement, the Local Development Scheme, Annual Monitoring Reports and identify any specific saved policies and/or Plans. Together these documents will provide the framework for delivering the spatial planning strategy for a local authority area.

Local Development Scheme (LDS): sets out the programme for preparing Local Development Documents. All authorities must submit a Scheme to the Secretary of State for approval within six months of commencement of the Act.

Local Strategic Partnership (LSP): partnerships of stakeholders who develop ways of involving local people in shaping the future of their neighbourhood in how services are provided. They are often single non-statutory, multi-agency bodies which aim to bring together locally the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.

National Park: an area designated under the national Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 (as amended). The statutory purpose of a National Park are conservation of the natural beauty of the countryside and the promotion of its public enjoyment.

National Planning Policy Framework: sets out the Government’s economic, environmental and social planning policies. It provides a framework within which local people and Councils can produce their own distinctive local and neighbourhood plans to reflect the needs and priorities of local communities.

Proposals Map: the adopted proposals map illustrates on a base map (reproduced from, or based upon a map base to a registered scale) all the policies contained in Development Plan Documents, together with any saved policies. It must be revised as each new Development Plan Document is adopted, and it should always reflect the up-to-date planning strategy for

the area. Proposals for changes to the adopted proposals map accompany submitted development plan documents in the form of a submission proposals map.

Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH): sub regional partnership of 11 local authorities from the New Forest in the west to Havant in the east, set up to co-ordinate economic development, transport, housing and environmental policy in South Hampshire.

Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS): sets out the region’s policies in relation to the development and use of land and forms part of the development plan for local planning authorities. Planning Policy Statement 11 ‘Regional Spatial Strategies’ provides detailed guidance on the function and preparation of Regional Spatial Strategies.

The Regulations: Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004, and the Town and Country Planning (Transitional Arrangements) Regulations 2004 and amendments.

Rural exceptions sites: small sites within and adjoining existing villages that would not otherwise be released for housing, which may be developed specifically for affordable housing to meet local needs.

Saved policies or plans: existing adopted development plans are saved for three years from the date of commencement of the Act. Any policies in old style development plans adopted after commencement of the Act will become saved policies for three years from their adoption or approval. The Local Development Scheme should explain the authority’s approach to saved policies.

Site Specific Allocations: allocations of sites for specific or mixed uses or development to be contained in Development Plan Documents. Policies will identify any specific requirements for individual proposals.

SNAP: a software package to analyse public comments and questionnaires completed on-line. Use at the Core Strategy Issues and Options stage to collect information.

South East England Partnership Board: body that came into effect in April 2009 to replace the South East England Regional Assembly (SEERA). Consists of local authority Leaders and, along with the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), is responsible for advising Government on future Regional Spatial Strategies.

South East Plan: the regional spatial strategy for south east England which is produced by SEERA and includes policies up to 2026.

Spatial Planning: spatial planning goes beyond traditional land use planning and brings together and integrates policies and programmes which influence the nature of places and how they function.

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI): sets out the standards which authorities will achieve with regard to involving local communities in the preparation of local development documents and development control decisions. The statement of community Involvement is not a development plan document but is subject to independent examination.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): a generic term used to describe environmental assessment as applied to policies, plans and programmes. The European ‘SEA Directive’ (2001/42/EC) requires a formal ‘environmental assessment of certain plans and programmes, including those in the field of planning and land use’.

Strategic Food Risk Assessment (SFRA): should be carried out by the local planning authority to inform the preparation of its Local Development Documents (LDDs) having regard to catchment-wide flooding issues that affect the area. Policies in LDDs should set out the requirements for the site – specific Flood Risk Assessments to be carried out by developers and submitted with planning applications in areas of flood risk identified in the plan.

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA): assessment of land available for potential future housing development required by planning policy set out in Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing (PPS3).

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA): report considering the different types of housing required in response to predicted population change and anticipating the affordable accommodation requirements of specific groups.

Supplementary Plan Documents (SPD): provide supplementary information in respect of the policies in Development Plan Documents. They do not form part of the Development Plan and are not subject to independent examination.

Sustainability Appraisal (SA): tool for appraising policies to ensure they reflect sustainable development objectives (i.e. social, environmental and economic factors) and required in the Act to be undertaken for all local development documents.

Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS): local authorities are required by the Local Government Act 2000 to prepare these, with aim of improving the social, environmental and economic well being of their areas. Through the Community Strategy, authorities are expected to co-ordinate the actions of local public, private, voluntary and community sectors. Responsibility for producing Community Strategies may be passed to Local Strategic Partnerships, which include local authority representatives.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS): an alternative approach to improving the sustainable management of water for a site, by managing rainwater runoff from buildings and hardstandings. A benefit of the system is to reduce the quantity and rate of surface water flow, running directly to rivers via stormwater networks.

Town and Village Design Statements: these are documents produced by local communities to identify character and set out design guidance to help guide new development. They are not about whether development should take place; that is the role of the LDF.

Water Framework Directive: this European Directive, together with emerging River Basin Management Plans, looks at integrated management of water resources, taking account of abstraction, water quality and flooding.

Zero Carbon Development: a development that achieves zero net CO2 emissions from energy use on the sites, measured on an annual basis.

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