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The Government’s planning guidance (para 040) states that: “there is no ‘tick box’ list of evidence required for neighbourhood planning. Proportionate, robust evidence should support the choices made and the approach taken. The evidence should be drawn upon to explain succinctly the intention and rationale of the policies in the draft neighbourhood plan…”

The planning policies in the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan are based on robust evidence and analysis of the key issues facing Bridport and surrounding parishes in 2018 as well as an understanding of issues may change in the future.

A robust evidence base underpins the policy choices set out in the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan, ensuring that the plan is backed up by facts and has been informed by the participation of the local community and others with an interest in the area.

Evidence can be:

  • Quantitative;: Statistics, data, facts and figures.
  • Qualitative – Participatory evidence. Community consultation and engagement has been an essential part of developing the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan and the views of our community have been sought throughout the process of developing the neighbourhood plan. Below we set out the evidence base that has been drawn upon in the production of the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2031.”

Community consultation and engagement has been an essential part of developing the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan and the views of our community have been sought throughout the process of developing the neighbourhood plan. Below we set out the evidence base that has been drawn upon in the production of the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2031.

 

Access & Movement Policies (Evidence base to follow).

 

Centre of Bridport Policies (Evidence base to follow).

 

Climate Change Policies (Evidence base to follow).

 

Climate Change Act 2008 Part 1 Schedule 1.  Committee on Climate Change; ‘Next Steps for UK Heat Policy’, https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Next-steps-for-UK-heat-policy-Committee-on-Climate-Change-October-2016.pdf

Executive summary pages 7 – 14. Committee on Climate Change, ‘The Fifth Carbon Budget’, https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Committee-on-Climate-Change-Fifth-Carbon-Budget-Report.pdf

Modern Building Services Journal, ‘The energy-efficiency year that was … and then wasn’t’, Vol .13 No 1 May 2016, http://modbs.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/17570/Construction_Sector_Deal__96_focus_on_transformation_.html 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/

Section 19 of the T&CP Act 2004 (as amended 2008).  The revised version of the NPPF due to come into force in January 2019.  West Dorset Weymouth Portland Local Plan page 51 policy ENV13.  West Dorset District Council department of Building Control.  Vision and Objectives Consultation Summary, October 2015. http://www.vision-2030.co.uk/app/download/5807448777/2015+consultation+summary.docx

Public responses to the Reg 14 consultation.  Ministerial statement HCWS 488 https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/planning-update-march-2015

TCPA/ RTPI ‘Planning for Climate Change, A Guide for Local Authorities  https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/728498/180724_NPPF_Gov_response.pdf

The Brighton and Hove City Plan adopted on 24th March 2016:  http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/planning/planning-policy/city-plan-part-one

The Merton Rule: www.merton.gov.uk/environment/planning/planningpolicy/mertonrule.htm  The East Devon Local Plan adopted on 28 January 2016. http://eastdevon.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/local-plan-2013-2031/

The Ipswich Local Plan adopted in February 2017. https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/content/adopted-ipswich-local-plan-2011-2031

The London Plan https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/london-plan/new-london-plan/draft-new-london-plan/ Policy S12 targeting zero carbon.

The SAP methodology summarised in section 16 and detailed in Appendix L of the official calculation method for SAP / Part L calculations. https://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/SAP/2012/SAP-2012_9-92.pdf

Bath & North East Somerset Placemaking Plan adopted in 2017 http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/planning-and-building-control/planning-poli

Report on the examination of the CIL charging schedules. Formerly available at: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk  document 207348, but no longer available.

Rightmove property prices: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices-in-my-area/marketTrendsTotalPropertiesSoldAndAveragePrice.html?searchLocation=dt6&sellersPriceGuide=Start+Search

Building Cost Indices:   http://www.costmodelling.com/construction-indices

Costs of building to the code for Sustainable Homes Element Energy:   https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sites/brighton-hove.gov.uk/files/EP059%20Costs%20of%20building%20to%20the%20Code%20for%20Sustainable%20Homes%20(Sept%202013)%20(draft).pdf

The cost of meeting the zero carbon standard, Zero Carbon Hub:/Sweet Group:   http://www.zerocarbonhub.org/sites/default/files/resources/reports/ZCH_Costs_Summary_Leaflet.pdf

 

Community Facilities Policies (Evidence base to follow).

 

Design Policies (Evidence base to follow).

 

Economy & Employment Policies (Evidence base to follow).

 

Heritage (Evidence base to follow).

Historic Towns Survey Report – Bridport (Dorset County Council 2008)https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/local-history-heritage/historic-towns/bridport-historic-towns-survey.aspx[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 

Housing Policies

 

Landscape

 

 

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