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Newark & Sherwood Plan Review - Publication Amended Core Strategy

Development Requirements and Phasing

6.60     The development will be delivered in 3 phases, with the first phase consolidating the existing development. There is a requirement for a single form entry school from the existing development which is not yet built. The wider development provides the opportunity to look at amalgamating the 1 form entry school requirement this requirement with that for the northern phase of the development with the existing Chuter Ede School. and building a 2 form entry primary school. Proposals for the siting of the school will need to be considered in relation to the existing and proposed development and local facilities.

6.61     Further P phases 2 and 3 extend the development to the south. A local centre, which will include a new primary school, local retailing and services including facilities for 3 GPs (on site if required, otherwise through off site contribution to support expansion of existing healthcare facilities), are positioned at the junction of Shire Lane and Great North Road between phases 2 and 3, and opposite the proposed employment uses to create a sustainable neighbourhood in the southern part of the site.

6.x       The SLR will need to be constructed at an early stage of the development of the Strategic Sites, the timing of which will be dependent on the detailed Transport Assessments of each of the sites and the improvements developers are required to make to minimise congestion.

6.62     The SLR and other Improvements to the highway network will be funded by a mixture of CIL, developer contribution, Growth Point capital and other public sector funding. The various highway improvements have been agreed as part of a comprehensive package agreed between the District Council, the County Council and the major developers.

6.63     Open space requirements for the site will be provided in line with the existing Developer Contributions & Planning Obligations SPD and in due course, by the Allocations & Development Management DPD.

6.64     The Council is in discussion with developers for this site and consent has been granted for the southern portion (subject to the signing of a Section 106 legal agreement), an application for the northern portion is currently under consideration. who are working up detailed plans for its development with a view to submitting a planning application and masterplan for the site in 2010. As part of this developers will prepare a detailed appraisal of the site.

6.65     Development will be carried out in 3 phases and the necessary infrastructure identified in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) will be provided in tandem with development in line with Spatial Policy 6. Development can start in 2012/13 and have an estimated average build rate of 50 dwellings in 2012/13, increasing to 150 dwellings per annum in 2013/14-2021/22, and 200 dwellings up to the end of the plan period with 1000 dwellings beyond the plan period. Build rates will be monitored, reviewed, and phases adjusted to ensure that housing figures are achieved. The additional employment land will be developed at a rate of 1 hectare per annum from 2012. It is anticipated that 2,095 dwellings will be delivered in the plan period.

6.x       The purpose of the phasing proposals is to ensure that the development of the Strategic Sites does not proceed in a manner that would have undue adverse impact on the amenities of existing residents. It is considered that controlled phasing, preventing a proliferation of construction sites at any one time, will minimise both the adverse visual impact in prominent open areas and also the impact in terms of noise and disturbance to local people. Phasing proposals will be assessed as part of the consideration of individual planning applications and controlled by planning obligations.

6.66     In addition, Construction traffic generated by each phase of development and access to construction sites will be organised to ensure that any adverse impact on existing residents is minimised. It is envisaged that access to the highway network by construction vehicles in existing residential areas will be restricted and the use of temporary haul roads will be required where appropriate.