Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan 2019 - 2031

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Appendix B Objectives Mapped to Policies

Objective

Related Policies

A.

Maintain the distinctiveness and separation of Knebworth from nearby towns and villages

KBDS1: Retention of separation

KBDS2: Housing density

KBEF5: Important Views and Character Areas

B.

Support existing employment locations within the built-up area and encourage new employment opportunities throughout the parish

KBLE1: New businesses

KBLE2: Rural businesses

KBLE4: Community businesses

C.

Encourage and support a diverse range of retail and service uses in the village centre, retain and protect the 'high street' retail frontage and retain the two public houses

KBLE1: New businesses
KBLE3: Existing businesses

D.

Encourage the provision of suitable buildings for small scale businesses (including community shops) within new residential developments

KBLE1: New businesses
KBLE4: Community businesses
KBW1: Community Facilities and Services

E.

Encourage the growth of home-based businesses including the provision of shared workspaces

KBLE1: New businesses
KBLE2: Rural businesses

KBLE5: Home working
KBLE6: Telecommunications

F.

Ensure all new developments are inclusive and accommodating to the different needs of local residents including affordability and accessibility.

KBBE1: Housing mix

KBBE3: Accessibility and adaptability
KBBE5: Masterplanning and Placemaking

G.

Promote best practice in environmental performance of all construction projects to achieve low energy usage, incorporate renewable energy initiatives, conserve water, re-use building materials, provide electric car charging points and ensure all new buildings are carbon-neutral

KBBE2: Sustainable buildings
KBEF2: Environmental Pollution
KBEF3: Energy conservation
KBEF4: Flooding and Drainage

KBT1: Sustainable Modes of Travel

H.

Require all new development to be of high-quality design and contribute towards Knebworth's character by being sympathetic to design of surrounding areas

KBBE4: Design

KBBE6 Site KB1 Land at Deard's End

KBBE7 Site KB2 Land off Gipsy Land

KBBE8 Site KB4 Land east of Knebworth

I.

Retain the existing architectural character of the Garden Village, conservation areas and other heritage assets

KBW4: Valued Community Assets

KBBE4: Design
KBEF6: Non-designated heritage assets

J.

Create attractive, easily accessible safe neighbourhoods through good design following the principles of 'Placemaking'

KBBE4: Design
KBBE5: Masterplanning and Placemaking
KBW1: Community Facilities and Services

KBT1: Sustainable Modes of Travel

KBT2: Traffic Impact

K.

Seek cost effective and innovative solutions to minimise the amount of land taken up with car parking

KBT3: On-street parking

L.

Ensure that all current and future community facilities, amenities, medical resources and service provision are inclusive, easily accessible and do not diminish in terms of quantity and quality to serve the growing population

KBW1: Community Facilities and Services
KBW3 - Recreational Green Spaces

KBW5: Allotments

KBT1: Sustainable Modes of Travel

M.

Protect, enhance and increase accessibility to and the number of green spaces for recreational and health use

KBW1: Community Facilities and Services
KBW2 - Local Green Spaces
KBW3 - Recreational Green Spaces

KBW5: Allotments
KBEF1: Biodiversity
KBEF2: Environmental Pollution

KBT1: Sustainable Modes of Travel

N.

Identify options for provision of a community information space

KBW1: Community Facilities and Services

Action Plan

O.

Ensure future school and pre-school provision meets local needs, is high quality, offers choice, and includes appropriate accommodation, adequate facilities and safe and convenient access routes

KBW1: Community Facilities and Services
KBS1: Existing Primary School
KBS2: NHDC Proposed New Primary School
KBS3: Pre-school
KBS4: KB4 School Site

KBT1: Sustainable Modes of Travel

P.

Find a solution to the 'high street' traffic and parking problems

KBT1: Sustainable Modes of Travel

KBT2: Traffic impact

KBT3: On-street parking
KBT4: 'High Street' (London Road) Traffic issues
KBT5: Bus Routes

Action Plan

Q.

Negotiate for the provision of disabled access to rail station platforms.

KBT1: Sustainable modes of travel

KBT2: Traffic impact

Action Plan

R.

Support and encourage use of sustainable modes of transport including ensuring access roads through new developments are suitable for bus routes and prioritise active travel.

KBEF3: Energy conservation
KBT1: Sustainable modes of travel

KBT2: Traffic impact

KBT5: Bus Routes

Action Plan

S.

Provide guidance on eliminating air, light, soil, water and noise pollution

KBEF2: Environmental Pollution

T.

Lobby appropriate bodies to undertake required improvements to eliminate current flooding problems and ensure new development is designed to prevent future flooding issues

KBEF4: Flooding and Drainage

Action Plan

U.

Protect key views and character areas from the negative impact of new development

KBW1: Community Facilities and Services
KBW2: Local Green Spaces
KBEF5: Important Views and Character Areas

V.

Preserve existing and design integral wildlife corridors and habitats into new developments to improve biodiversity, reducing public lighting to the minimum needed to ensure residents' safety where light pollution impacts wildlife

KBW2: Local Green Spaces
KBEF1: Biodiversity
KBEF2: Environmental Pollution

KBT2: Traffic Impact

Note: Policy KBI1 ensures that the Neighbourhood Plan will stay up to date and that projects identified in the Action Plan will be funding through new development, where appropriate.

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