South Lakeland Local Plan Review - Issues and Options Consultation 2021

Closes 29 Oct 2021

Theme 7: Greener Travel, Transport and Infrastructure Delivery (Questions 133 to 141)

Please read our chapter on greener travel, transport and infrastructure in the Issues and Options report below.

It sets out a range of issues for us to address and presents some policy options and possible approaches.

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133. Do you support this policy approach to greener travel networks?
Policy Approach 7.1: Greener Travel Networks

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PA7.1/a: Continue with current Policy (DM5) which protects existing greener travel networks, and requires new development where necessary to enhance them and/or provide new links to connect into the network and amend/update policy as necessary.

134. Are there places where walking and cycling is difficult? Are there gaps in the network? Please indicate on a map where (using the file upload facility below). How can we improve things?

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135. Which of these policy approaches to achieving safe access and addressing transport impacts do you support and why?

Policy Approaches 7.2: Achieving Safe Access and addressing transport impacts

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PA7.2/a: Update current Policy (CS10.2) relating to addressing transport impacts and achieving safe access in light of new evidence and guidelines.  Ensure movement on foot and cycle is prioritised above those using vehicles

PA7.2/b: Retain current Policy (DM10) for safeguarding routes for transport improvements including aspirations for new roads, cycle and pedestrian routes, and safeguard these in order to ensure new development does not compromise them being delivered, and update/amend policy as necessary.

PA7.2/c: Retain current policy that ensures transport infrastructure can support the needs generated by new development, and is improved where necessary, and that development does not cause unacceptable traffic generation, and update/amend this policy as necessary.

PA7.2/d: Identify transport requirements within site specific policies for proposed site allocations clarifying access points and arrangements, safe pedestrian and cycle access to the site

136. Do you support this policy approach to Parking Provision?
Policy Approach 7.3: Parking Provision

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PA7.3/a: Retain current policy (DM9) and amend/update as necessary to take account of any new standards and guidelines, and changing demands, including in response to climate change crisis (example emphasis on electric and other greener powered vehicles)

137. Which of these policy approaches to Infrastructure Delivery and Developer Contributions do you support and why?

Policy Approaches 7.4: Infrastructure Delivery and Developer Contributions

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PA7.4/a: Update current policy in line with latest government policy and guidance to provide clarity on the role of developer contributions in facilitating infrastructure delivery.

PA7.4/b: Include a requirement for infrastructure strategies setting out how infrastructure will be delivered across whole site allocations to ensure phased development on such sites is coordinated and integrated.

PA7.4/c: Ensure infrastructure requirements are identified for proposed site allocations and set out in site specific policies, and costs are factored into the viability appraisal of the plan.

PA7.4/d: Retain and amend/update current policy as necessary that requires new development to be supported by the provision of all necessary infrastructure needs it may generate for example the major services (including energy, digital technology, surface and foul water disposal, health and education provision)

PA7.4/e: Undertake necessary assessments of infrastructure capacity, and identify current constraints to inform choices over development strategy growth options and proposed site allocations.

138. Do you support this policy approach to Broadband and Digital Infrastructure?

Policy Approach 7.5: Broadband and Digital Infrastructure

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PA7.5/a:  Retain current Policy (DM8) that requires new residential development of 2 more dwellings and commercial development to demonstrate how future occupiers will be provided with sufficient broadband connectivity and amend/update policy as necessary.

139. Which of these policy approaches to Development Viability do you support and why?

Policy Approaches 7.6: Development Viability

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PA7.6/a: Undertake a full viability appraisal of the plan that considers the total costs of all relevant policy requirements including contributions expected from development towards affordable housing and infrastructure and Community Infrastructure Levy charges.

PA7.6/b: Consider including a policy that sets out circumstances where a need for a viability assessment at the application stage is necessary.

140. In what circumstances might a need for a viability assessment at the application stage be necessary? What types of developments might it be considered justified for a viability assessment to be submitted at the application stage?
141. Which type of proposed site allocations might justify the need for a detailed viability assessment rather than reliance on assessment of samples of sites through the Plan-making process?