- NDP Timeline
- Status of the Appendices from the 2018 draft NDP
- Specialist Consultations requiring update – November 2020
- New Independent Site Assessments – undertaken by AECOM
- Independent Evidence Base Reviews – undertaken by AECOM
- Documents commissioned and/or updated further to receipt of AECOM’s EBPD report
- Status of Sites Assessed by AECOM as part of the Neighbourhood Planning Process
- “Draft” Final Site Appraisal
- Next Steps – Site Selection Facilitation
The following timeline walks you through the various stages of the NDP to date.
The NDP is currently running behind the timeline.
November 2020 – Some of the appendices, specialist consultations, written for the 2018 draft NDP remain valid and some require updating. To show how we are using these please click here.
November 2020 – The following draft documents were identified as requiring update. The Table provides their status and associated notes. These documents were forwarded to AECOM in November 2020 for their guidance as part of their Evidence Based Review.
Documents requiring update to support the NDP move forward
|Title||Author||Date||Status with Council||Comments|
|New Draft NDP||SDNPA.||Oct 19||Work in progress||Presented to the Steering Group in Autumn last year but Group disbanded before any feedback was provided back to SDNPA or shared with the council. Now provided to AECOM as part of review of work completed to date. Comments will be used to help the next stages in the creation of a final plan by the Council. Document includes the policies and work in progress comments from the now disbanded NDP Steering Group.|
|Landscape Assessment||SDNPA||Jan 2018||Draft – Work in Progress.||NDP Working Group has concerns with some of the content.
AECOM – EBPD Team engaged to undertake a review and advise what input and amendments are required
Mins. 21/061/FC-d (21/06/21 meeting) – “as no contrary advice has been received from TVBC, the Working Group is comfortable, as per the advice received from AECOM, that no further assessment is required at this stage”.
|Housing Need and Sites – Appendix 2.0. Revision 1c.||Previous Steering Group||Final March 2020||Housing Need section approved only.||1c-i. includes track changes – mainly punctuation. And a few comments e.g. p. 19, 20, 23, 24, 29, 31.
Sites in paper were not signed off by council – amendments may be required to the Sites, further to the Site Assessment Review by AECOM
|Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating the Strategic Environmental Assessment)||SDNPA||Oct 2019||Draft – Work in Progress (March 2020)||Yellow and Green highlighter pen within it.
Questions Outstanding. Awaiting next phase from AECOM before feeding back as AECOM’s work may require further questions/amendments.
|Sequential Test report||SDNPA||Autumn 2019||Draft – Work in Progress (March 2020)||May need to be revisited after AECOM review.|
|Flood Risk Study
|Waterco||Dec 2018||Final but may need review.||Only original sites assessed. May need to be revisited after AECOM Site Assessments.
|Green Space Appendix – Appendix 1.2
|Previous Steering Group||March 2020||Revision approved||Revision 2.0(a). A couple of typos noticed, to amend.
(need to ensure the revision number is on the document)
Green Spaces in document now under policy review.
|Shadow Habitats Regulations Assessment
|Ecological Survey and Assessment (ECOSA)||19th Sept 2018 – Final||Draft – Work in Progress (March 2020)||May need to be revisited after Site Assessments|
October 2020 – Locality contracted with AECOM on the Council’s behalf, with the purpose of independently assessing all identified potential sites against national criteria.
Twenty-three sites were identified by AECOM from the 2014 SHLAA, 2017 SHELLA, the 2020 SHELAA and the original ‘call for sites’. These twenty-three sites can be found in the maps below. The site address and size of these sites can be found within the NDP Agenda Meeting Notes 07/12/20.
In addition, a further ‘Call for Sites’ was advertised, with a closing date of 31/12/20.
As a result of the further ‘Call for Sites, the Council received two responses:
- A new site, currently referred to as ‘Area B’. Further information can be found within the NDP Agenda Meeting Notes 07/12/20.
- A map and information regarding potential housing numbers in respect to land a Spencer’s Farm, areas 148a and 148b. Further information can be found in the NDP Agenda Meeting Notes 11/01/20.
AECOM independently assessed these sites and provided information alongside the above.
February 2021 – Further to receiving AECOM’s Site Options and Assessment DRAFT Report, the Council consulted with the landowners/managers of the sites, local residents and TVBC’s NDP Officer. Feedback from this consultation was discussed at the Parish Council meeting held 15/02/21 and forwarded to AECOM for consideration in their final report.
AECOM’s final Site Options & Assessment report was received and approved by Council on 18/05/21, for use in the continuing development of the NDP.
October 2020 – Locality contracted with AECOM on the Council’s behalf, with the purpose of independently reviewing the ‘Landscape Assessment’ (above table) and the draft policies from the ‘New Draft Oct 2019 NDP’.
This review to advise Council the policies which are and are not sound against the evidence base. Comments to be used to help in the next stages of the NDP. This review was undertaken by AECOM’s Evidence Base and Policy Development (EBPD) Team.
To support this review AECOM’s EBPD Team were provided with all NDP documents held at this time. AECOM’s final Evidence Base and Policy Development report was received and approved by Council on 18/05/21, for use in the continuing development of the NDP.
Documents commissioned and/or updated further to receipt of AECOM’s EBPD report
Further to receiving AECOM’s EBPD report, the following documents have been updated and/or commissioned
|Title||Author||Date||Status with Council||Comments|
|Sequential Test Oct 2021||KSPC NDP Working Group||Sept 2021||Adopted - 11/10/21 Meeting||Most Recent.|
|Highways Access - Highway Authority, HCC||Highway Authority - HCC||Sept 2021||Received & Accepted 13/12/21 meeting||Most Recent|
|Highways Access - Nick Culhane||Nick Culhane, Highway Consultant||Sept 2021||Received & Accepted 13/12/21 meeting||Most Recent|
|Drainage Report||Waterco - 2nd Issue||24th Nov 2021||Received & Accepted 13/12/21 meeting||Most Recent|
|Hydraulic Modelling Report||Waterco - 2nd Issue||24th Nov 2021||Received & Accepted 13/12/21 meeting||Most Recent|
As of the 11/10/21 Council meeting, of the 24 sites assessed by AECOM, 18 have been discounted for reasons described in the following table. The 6 shortlisted sites (marked orange) are considered further in the “Draft” Final Site Appraisal discussed 13/12/21 – minute ref: 21/185/FC-e.
Status of Sites Considered as part of the Neighbourhood Planning Process
“Draft” Final Site Appraisal
The “Draft” Final Site Appraisal shows the 6 shortlisted sites and their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats against the key criteria in
relation to site location. It should be noted that all sites are deemed suitable for development. The table is constructed to facilitate the preference of the final four sites to be included in the Neighbourhood Development Plan.
At the Council meeting of 13/12/21, the Council resolved to adopt the four sites identified in the “Draft” Final Site Appraisal, namely SHELAAs 55, 148b, 168 and KS3 for development, with the proviso that should the allotment appeal be successful then only SHELAAs 148b and 168 remain identified to accommodate the balance of the required total of 41 houses, subject to advice received from a Planning Consultant.
Next Steps – Site Selection Facilitation
Prior to finalising the Site Selection the Council requires a specialist facilitator with a planning background to:
- Stage 1 – Facilitate a public workshop to ascertain the public view, and advise Council during the final site selection.
- Stage 2 – Review the available documents and support the Council in preparation for Regulation 14 submission.
A Site Selection Facilitation Scope of Work was approved on 13/12/21. The Council has applied to Locality for funding for this consultancy work.
LAST UPDATED – 19th January 2021