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Newark & Sherwood Plan Review - Publication Amended Core Strategy

Policy NAP 2B Land East of Newark

Figure 6 - Land East of Newark

NAP 2B Land East of Newark

This area, as shown on the Proposals Map, is identified as a strategic site for housing (in the region of 1,600 1000 dwellings) and a local centre, comprising retail, service, employment and community uses; and associated green, transport and other infrastructure. The distribution of proposed uses is indicatively illustrated on Figure 6 - Land East of Newark.

Development will be subject to the following requirements:

A          Housing

  1. Development to be undertaken in 2 phases to be accompanied by appropriate provision of approximately 800 dwellings, with the first phase being substantially completed and key infrastructure and facilities in place before the commencement of the second phase of house building starts, and in accordance with the timing of the Southern Link Road and other highway improvements which will be influenced by the detailed Transport Assessment for the site;
  2. Seeking to achieveA average density levels of 30-50 dwellings per hectare in line with PPS 3, with higher levels in areas of greatest accessibility in and adjacent to the local centre;
  3. Affordable housing will be provided in line with Core Policy 1;
  4. Incorporation of sustainable development principles and sustainable construction methods in line with the Homes and Communities Agency’s recommended level in the Code for Sustainable Homes and in line with the provisions of Core Policy 9; Provision of suitable vehicular accesses to the site from the north (Beacon Hill Road). The location and construction of all accesses will be carried out sensitively in order to minimise any impact on the mature trees, woodland and green space north of Clay Lane. There will be no vehicular access to or from the development to Barnby Road;

B          Local Centre

  1. Provision of the new local centre, including provision of a new primary school, and 2 GP facilities as shown on Figure 6 - Land East of Newark shall be constructed as an integral part of the residential development to ensure the creation of sustainable neighbourhoods.

C          General

  1. Submission as part of planning applications by the developers of comprehensive development details, explanation and assessments, including:
    1. Masterplan for the whole site to facilitate a comprehensive scheme, its integration with existing developments to the north and its relationship with the open spaces to the north, south and east;
    2. Transport Assessment;
    3. Environmental Impact Assessment;

    4. Green Infrastructure Framework to illustrate how the development will maximise opportunities to enhance the environment;

    5. Retail Impact Assessment, if the proposals meet the thresholds in Core Policy 8, to consider the implications of the local centre on existing retail provision in Newark;

    6. Flood Risk Assessment;

  2. Provision of transportation measures which:

    1. maximise opportunities for sustainable travel and increasing non car use;
    2. achieve suitable access to local facilities;
    3. minimise the impact of the development on the existing transport network;

These will include:

    1. high quality passenger transport links to Newark town centre;
    2. safe, convenient pedestrian and cycle routes within and adjoining the development and adjacent countryside;

  1. Provision of Green Infrastructure in accordance with an agreed Green Infrastructure Framework and in line with Spatial Policy 8, including:
    1. landscaping and structural planting throughout the development;
    2. buffer zones to Barnby Road and the A1;
    3. creation of quality open spaces, sports and playing fields creation of quality open spaces, including a country park north of Clay Lane;
    4. a country park north of Clay Lane; retention of Clay Lane as a pedestrian link;
    5. improvements to existing spaces;
    6. links to the countryside beyond the site;
    7. enhancements to existing habitats and the local landscape;
    8. retention of important landscape features including mature hedgerows, the wooded slopes of Beacon Hill, field boundaries, ponds and features on the northern and eastern perimeter of the site;
  2. Consideration of theP provision of on-site renewable energy schemes to help meet the energy requirements of the development;
  3. Provision of flood mitigation:
    1. residential development will not normally be permitted within the Environment Agency’s Flood Zone 3;
    2. development in Flood Zone 2 may be accepted where it incorporates appropriate flood mitigation measures in accordance with national guidance in PPS25, including re-profiling land;
    3. where appropriate incorporation of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS); 

  4. Investigation and mitigation by the developer of any contamination within the site through agreed remediation techniques;
  5. Provision of necessary infrastructure phased in relation to the progression of the development in accordance with the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP), for: 
    1. provision of new and improved highway infrastructure;
    2. contributions to additional primary healthcare provision a new secondary school in the Newark Urban Area;
    3. new and improved social infrastructure;
    4. new and improved utilities infrastructure in conjunction with the Statutory Utilities and their roles and responsibilities including BT Open Reach (and any successor organisation) in meeting their Fibre To The Premises commitment;
  6. Provision of contributions for local infrastructure, including facilities and services that are essential for development to take place or which are needed to mitigate the impact of development at the site or neighbourhood level will be secured through Planning Obligations utilising athe Developer Contributions & Planning Obligations SPD in line with Spatial Policy 6 in line with Spatial Policy 6.

6.51     Development of Land East of Newark will be within the triangular shaped area of land to the east of Newark town centre, bounded by Barnby Road to the south, the A1 to the east, and the edge of the Beacon Hill developments and the south facing slope to the north as shown on the Proposals Map. The development will create a sustainable urban extension to the Sub-Regional Centre of Newark with residential uses and a local centre providing a new primary school, local retailing and services for new residents.