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Ted Howles Planning Services Manager Planning in Kennet Planning in Kennet How Planning Works Planning Services Charter Kennet Planning and Design Awards A plan led system Affordable housing policies The local development framework Devizes Town Centre

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planning in kennet
Planning in Kennet
  • How Planning Works
  • Planning Services Charter
  • Kennet Planning and Design Awards
  • A plan led system
  • Affordable housing policies
  • The local development framework
  • Devizes Town Centre
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How Planning WorksA development team approach to all building proposals in Kennet. How to apply for planning permission and building regs approval.

  • Sketch out some ideas of the building works you want to do.
  • Discuss these with a builder to make sure they are feasible.
  • Fill in the “Do I need to make a planning application?” form and send the information to us.
  • We aim to give you a free written reply within 10 working days.
  • Some building works or changes of use do not require planning permission.
  • We cannot give verbal advice because every case is different.
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Planning Services CharterThe purpose of the charter is to set out clearly what the planning service provides and the standards that users of the service can expect to receive.

  • Reply to all written communication, including emails and faxes, within 10 working days
  • Deal with all telephone calls within 24 hours
  • Notify occupiers of premises most likely to be affected by an application by letter
  • Right to speak at the Regulatory Committee
  • Send details of the final decision made, including details of any conditions or reasons for refusal.
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Category 1: Design ProjectsDesign award for the Flint House, Collingbourne DucisDeveloper: Riverdale HomesBuilder: Brian Forester
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Category 2: Conservation ProjectsConservation award for the Hallam Barn, Ogbourne St GeorgeOwner: Mathew CopplestoneArchitect: Andrew Townsend

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Category 2: Conservation ProjectsHighly commended: Kennet Nursery, Sixpenny Day Care, MildenhallSite owner: The Ainslie familyArchitect: Architects CWC

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Category 3 : Sustainable development projectsUrchfont Community Shop and Post OfficeOwner: Wadworths BreweryArchitect Mark Ellerby
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Category 4; Written MaterialHighly commended:West Lavington and Littleton Panel VDSOgbourne St Andrew, Maizey and Rockley VDS
a plan led system
A Plan Led System
  • Planning legislation since 1990 requires that planning decisions must be made in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.
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Local Plan Policies and ProposalsExamples of planning matters contained in the local plan that should be used to make planning decisions
  • Landscape, countryside & habitat protection
  • Sites allocated for housing, employment etc.
  • Provision of affordable housing
  • Highway safety, access and parking
  • Design, appearance and layout
  • Provision of recreation, education & community facilities
  • Conservation, listed buildings and archaeology.
  • Noise, dust, smell and pollution risks.
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Material ConsiderationsIn addition to local plan policies, councils are also required to take account of other factors that may influence the decision they make. These are called “material considerations”. They can include the following:

  • Government guidance notes (PPG & PPS)
  • Precedent (where the same situation exists, the decision should be the same)
  • Appeal decisions & court decisions
  • The planning history of a site
  • Planning gain
affordable housing policies a national policy
Affordable housing policiesa) national policy
  • It is legitimate to seek an element of affordable housing on suitable sites.
  • Need to meet the housing requirements of the whole community.
  • In rural areas every new market house should be matched with an affordable one
affordable housing policies b where
Affordable housing policiesb) where?
  • Housing allocations
  • On previously developed land
  • Re-use of vacant buildings
  • Sites in villages with a range of facilities
  • Rural exceptions policy sites not otherwise allocated, also edge of village
affordable housing policies c targets
Affordable housing policiesc) targets
  • HC28: 2000-2011
  • 1375 subsidised affordable homes
  • 200 low cost market homes
affordable housing d allocated and urban sites
Affordable housingd) allocated and urban sites
  • +25 houses or +1 hectare
  • +15 houses or +1/2 ha in Marlborough
  • 30% subsidised rented (RSL)
  • 20% low cost market (at or below lower quartile market value subject to affordability re average incomes)
affordable housing e rural sites
Affordable housinge) rural sites
  • HC32: equivalent provision of general market and affordable homes (1:1) subject to evidence of local need
  • In accordance with Rural White Paper
  • RSL, village trust or similar
the local development framework
Local plans replaced with local development documents - LDF

The LDF comprises several documents, known as Local Development Documents (LDD), each to be prepared separately.

Each LDD has 3 key stages:- issues and evidence base; options; and preferred option.

Consultation is required for each LDD at each of these three stages.

The Local Development Framework
devizes town centre
Devizes Town Centre
  • Gillespies Study
  • Slow decline in retail offer
  • New shops on central car park?
  • Housing and multi-story parking on Station Road?
non planning matters
Non-Planning Matters
  • Objections based on moral, racial or religious views.
  • Local opposition.
  • Would devalue property.
  • Loss of private view.
  • Breach of covenant.
  • Boundary disputes.
  • Matters covered by other laws eg building regulations, alcohol licence.
  • Proposed internal layout.
  • Personal views about the character of applicant
best value performance indicators
Q3 Target

76% 50%

67% 60%

86% 60%

86% 80%

100% 100%

Best Value Performance Indicators
  • 2005/06
  • Use of Brownfield
  • Major applications
  • Minor applications
  • Householder
  • Quality Checklist