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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.

Technical Support and Evidence Base Development

Report from AECOM Jan 2019

Access & Movement Policies

Evidence sources drawn on include:

Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Transport Plan 3 2015 – 2026:

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/roads-highways-maintenance/roads-and-pavements/transport-planning/local-transport-plan/view-the-local-transport-plan.aspx 

National Planning Policy Framework paragraphs 29-41: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/6077/2116950.pdf

West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Local Plan, particularly section 6.5: https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/media/209581/West-Dorset-Weymouth–Portland- Local-Plan-2015/pdf/West_Dorset__Weymouth___Portland_Local_Plan_2015.pdf

Dorset County Council South Street, Bridport Traffic Management Options DRAFT Supplementary Feasibility Report (2017)

Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2016 community consultations:

http://www.vision-2030.co.uk/questionnaires-results/

WDDC Car Park Data for Bridport 2016-17

Dorset Passenger Transport Survey 2016

National Planning Policy Framework (July 2018) paragraphs 102-111: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/740506/National_Planning_Policy_Framework_print_version.pdf

Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2018 community consultations: http://www.vision-2030.co.uk/questionnaires-results/

Transport group cycle routes report (primary research).

Dorset County Council – existing and proposed cycle routes in the Bridport area (maps)

 

 

 

 

Centre of Bridport Policies

Evidence sources drawn on include;

Bridport Town Centre Shops Survey, BANP Economy Working Group (2016)

Bridport Town Centre: Analysis of Unit Floorspace, BANP Economy Working Group (2018)

Bridport and West Bay Economic Plan, Coastal Community Team (2016) Repeat

Frome Town Centre Remodelling, Frome Town Council (2014)

Town Centre Car Parks Survey, BANP Economy Working Group (2017)

Joint Retail and Commercial Leisure Study – 2018, Carter Jonas for West Dorset District Council et al (2018)

West Dorset – Changes in Retail Floorspace and Rateable Value 2010-17, Greenhaulgh P, R3 Intelligence at Northumbria University (2018)

‘Happiest towns’ list, The Times (2015)

‘Best place to live’ guide, The Sunday Times (2016)

Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2016 community consultations: http://www.vision-2030.co.uk/questionnaires-results/

Climate Change Policies

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

Climate Change Working Group Policy proposals for energy performance of new buildings

 

Community Facilities Policies

Final Care and Support Report

Final Community Spaces Report

Final Education Report

Final Emergency Services Report

Final Etertainment Arts Heritage Report

Final Health Report

Final Other Facilities Report

Final Places of Worship Report

Joint Retail and Commerical Leisure Study Main Report

 

 

 

 

Design Policies (Evidence base to follow).

 

Economy & Employment Policies

Economic Profile of the Local Economy, BANP Economy Working Group (2016)

West Dorset Economy and Labour Market Profile, Dorset County Council (2013)

Survey of Trading Estates and Main Employment Sites, BANP Economy Working Group (2016)

Employment and Land Review for West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland – Western Area Appendix, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council (2013)

Survey of Trading Estates and Main Employment Sites, BANP Economy Working Group (2016) Repeat

Enterprise St Michael’s Small Businesses Job Count Survey, Enterprise St Michael’s (2016)

Bridport and West Bay Economic Plan, Coastal Community Team (2016)

Economic Profile of the Local Economy, BANP Economy Working Group (2016) Repeat

Bridport and West Bay Economic Plan, Coastal Community Team (2016) Repeat Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2016 community consultations: http://www.vision-2030.co.uk/questionnaires-results/

Heritage

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

Locally Valued Non Designated Heritage Assets List

 

Housing Policies

Evidence sources drawn on include;

Life cycle modelling (AECOM 2019),

BANP Housing Needs Assessment (2018)

Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2016 community consultations: http://www.vision-2030.co.uk/questionnaires-results/

Bridport Local Area Partnership

BLAP Affordable Housing Recommendations

BLAP-BADT Affordable Housing

BLAP Community Plan – 2011-2014

Challenges and Opportunities BLAP Housing Briefing No. 2

Local Needs Housing Briefing July 2015 Draft

Built for Life

Building for Life

CACI

A Social Economic Profile of Bridport

Cambridge University

Evidence Base Appendices

Evidence Base For Housing Assessments

Citizens Advice Bureau

A Place to Call Home 2014

CPRE

Why Housing Targets Based on Flawed Numbers Threaten Our Countryside

A Review of Objectively Assessed Needs in England

Dorset County Council

Area Profile For Bridport 2019-03

Bridport Acorn Profile

DCC Empty Property Data

DCC Property Change Reasons

Dorset Data Book

Dorset Population Stats

Housing Completions

Populations, Bedrooms, Tenure NP Area

State of Dorset 2013

State of Dorset 2018

West Dorset Economy and Labour Market

Ministry For Housing Communities and Local Government

A New Deal For Social Housing

Fixing Our Broken Housing Market

Household Projections 2014 – 2039

Housing Needs Consultation Data

NPPF 2012

NPPF 2018

NPPG 2012

NPPG 2018 Housing Need

NPPG 2018 Oct 2018 Consultation

Planning For Homes Consultation

Shared Ownership Prospectus

Sitra Housing

Starting Homes Regulation Technical Consultation

Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning

Wellbeing and Housing

HMRC

ASTP-Release Tables-Sept-2017

ASTP-Release Tables-Sept-2018

Stamp Duty 2016-2018 DT6 area

HNA

Bridport 3 yr Home Sales Nov 2012-15

Bridport Area Employee and Employer Housing Survey

Builder and Development Survey  CG Fry Results

Builder & Developer Survey Results v1

Builder & Developer Survey Results v2

Builder & Developer Survey

CIPA Briefing 2017 Housing White Paper

Controlling Type & Tenure

Employee & Employer Housing Survey Results

Estate Agent Survey Results

Estate Agents Survey 2016

February 2016 Employee & Employer Survey

Find Out The Truth About Shared Ownership

Home Rent Price Data 2014-2016

House Building Completions and Commitment

Housing and Health for HNA

Housing Assns WDDC Jan 16

 

Landscape and Heritage

Evidence sources include;

National Planning Policy Framework (March 2012, updated July 2018).

West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Local Plan (adopted October 2015).

West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland Local Plan Interactive Policies Map

Dorset AONB Management Plan 2014-2019 (2014)

Dorset AONB Landscape Character Assessment (2008).

Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan 2016 community consultations: http://www.vision-2030.co.uk/questionnaires-results/

Assessment of areas within the 5 parishes for Local Green Space Designation. Produced by the BANP Environment and Heritage Working Group. (2017)

Landscape Character and Setting. Produced by the BANP Environment and Heritage Working Party (2016)

Allington Parish Plan (2016)

Symondsbury Parish Plan (2008)

Bradpole Parish Plan (2011)

Bothenhampton Village Design Statement and Village Plan (undated)

Walditch Design Statement and Parish Plan (undated)

Bridport Historic Character Report. (undated)

Conservation Area Appraisals

  • Bridport (2010)
  • West Bay (2013)
  • Bothenhampton (2008)
  • Bradpole (2007)
  • Symondsbury (2007)

 

 

 

 

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