Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2018 - 2031 - February 2019

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F. Preston Parish Implementation Plan

    1. The Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan will be delivered over a period of 12 years (2019 – 2031) by adopting a partnership approach between the Preston Parish Council (PPC), North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), developers and the residents of Preston. It is only by harnessing the strengths of these groups that the Objectives of the Plan will become a reality.
    2. The Neighbourhood Plan provides a direction for change through its vision, objectives and policies, while at the same time protecting the environmental and historic aspects of the parish which are highly valued and appreciated by the community. It is flexible to allow for new challenges and opportunities which may arise over the Plan period.
    3. Any development that takes place during this time will need to take account of the Neighbourhood Plan policies. It is important to ensure this is monitored and that community projects identified through the neighbourhood planning process are achieved.
    4. The Neighbourhood Plan sets out policies that have been developed from the priorities identified through community consultation. They include Quality of Life, Amenities and Facilities, Housing and Development, Environment and Heritage and Transport and Communication.

    F.5 The Plan's Housing and Development Policies have been developed to ensure that housing growth takes place in a managed and appropriate manner, which is directly linked to the needs of the community. The Parish Council will work in partnership with NHDC to achieve successful implementation of the Plan's housing policies.

    F.6 The next layer of growth in the parish must create a development of quality, contributing to the character of the village and providing local benefit. It must be more than an exercise in meeting housing supply 'numbers' by the addition of characterless properties. The objective, therefore, is to enable the provision of a choice of new homes to meet the needs of all sections of the community in a manner which respects the character of the village and wider parish.

    F.7 The Parish Council will scrutinise and advise on the appropriateness of planning applications for compliance with the Plan's policies.

    F.8 Preston Parish Council will lead on and monitor the implementation of the Neighbourhood Plan with a full review every five years to ensure that the policies remain in line with the North Hertfordshire Local Plan and any changes to national legislation.

    F.9 The following table illustrates the actions required and by whom to realise the objectives of the Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan. It will be reviewed on a regular basis as and when objectives are achieved or are changed through future community consultation.


    Implementation Plan

    Category

    Policy

    Action

    Timescale

    Responsibility

    CommunityRights

    Paragraphs A-C inclusive

    Monitor and if felt necessary implement one or more of these Community Rights in support of other policies in the Neighbourhood Plan.

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Preston PC

    QualityofLife

    Policy QL1Policy QL2Policy QL3

    Support the provision of opportunities for social interaction. To promote a community quality of life.

    Promote community identity by preserving heritage and historic features.

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Preston PC Preston PC

    NHDC and Preston PC

    AmenitiesandFacilities

    Policy AL1

    Support proposals for new or improved community facilities which fulfil the needs of existing and new residents.

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    NHDC and Preston PC


    Policy AL2

    Sustain and support the development of facilities for the parish.

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    NHDC and Preston PC


    Policy AL3

    Support developments that encourage and sustain economic growth and creation of jobs.

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    NHDC and Preston PC

    HousingandDevelopment

    All Housing and Development policies

    Numbered

    HD1-HD11inclusive

    1. Monitor all planning applications against all Housing and Development Policies. Engage with any pre-applications and consultations.
    2. The overarching aims of the Housing and Development Policies are to deliver a housing growth strategy tailored to the needs and context of Preston.
    3. Ensure that historic and heritage aspects are enhanced and maintained as it is these key factors which contribute to the distinctiveness of the parish.
    4. Ensure proposals provide flood risk assessment and that suitable and sufficient foul sewage disposal provisions are made before any property is occupied and that no existing problems are exacerbated. The Parish Council to liaise with Anglian Water and Thames Water, if deemed appropriate, to support this policy.
    5. Ensure that developers comply with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
    6. Provide support for measures of water conservation and landscape schemes that improve biodiversity and also plans for low carbon footprints.
    7. Maintain a watching brief to assist the achievement of the aims of 'Building Futures' wherever possible.

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    NHDC and Preston PC


    Implementation Plan

    Category

    Policy

    Action

    Timescale

    Responsibility

    Environmentand Heritage

    All Environment and Heritage policies numbered EH1-EH8 inclusive

    1. Monitor planning applications against the Environment and Heritage Policies.
    2. Support developments that respect, protect and preserve the local landscape and rural character of the parish.
    3. Ensure all development is environmentally sustainable and supports the principles of sustainability.
    4. Monitor all planning applications in areas of Archaeological Significance ensuring they are submitted with a desk top archaeological survey and where necessary a field valuation.

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    NHDC and Preston PC NHDC and Preston PC

    NHDC and Preston PC NHDC and Preston PC

    Transport and Communication

    Policy TC1

    Policy TC2

    1. To support and encourage safe use of roads, paths and bridleways for all users.
    2. To support the development of efficient and effective broadband speed and mobile coverage.
    3. The Parish Council will continue to liaise with the Police and Hertfordshire Highways on an ongoing basis with regard to the speed of traffic on village lanes.
    4. The Parish Council will liaise with BT, BT Open Reach and mobile phone providers with regard to broadband speed and mobile phone coverage.

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    Ongoing 2019-2031

    NHDC and Preston PC Preston PC

    Preston PC

    Preston PC

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