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North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Clay Cross

Representation ID: 6908

Received: 20/03/2018

Respondent: Keepmoat Homes

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

Policy identified by Council officer.
The local plan for Clay Cross and additional Employment Sites does not reflect the analysis and sites available for Housing in the SHMA and officer consultation in 2015. Plot L Coney Green, Clay Cross was identified as a site for Housing and alternative secondary employment sites have been identified. However the Local Authority is advocating this site is allocated for Employment use only. See attached consultant's report from WYG Planning Statement supporting this.
Supporting documents are attached: Rep form and WYG planning statement

Change suggested by respondent:

Robust housing demand and deliverable sites within the life of the Local Plan for Clay Cross and to identify those sites which can be delivered within the next 3-5 year and not beyond the life of the Local Plan.
Identification and clarify / demand and waiting list data for employment sits in Clay Cross. Classification types, size of business, floor area requests and business types i.e. industrial, offices, storage etc.

Full text:

The local plan for Clay Cross and additional Employment Sites does not reflect the analysis and sites available for Housing in the SHMA and officer consultation in 2015. Plot L Coney Green, Clay Cross was identified as a site for Housing and alternative secondary employment sites have been identified. However the Local Authority is advocating this site is allocated for Employment use only. See attached consultant's report from WYG Planning Statement supporting this.
Supporting documents are attached: Rep form and WYG planning statement

Object

North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Vision

Representation ID: 7952

Received: 04/04/2018

Respondent: Keepmoat Homes

Agent: Smith and Love Planning Consultants

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Summary not received. Council Officer has made interpretation. Full representation attached.

We consider that the Local Plan Vision can be improved by aligning the supporting text with the vision and priorities of the Sustainable Community Strategy:

- Addressing deprivation
- Closing inequality gap
- Working to ensure there is a range of sufficient good quality affordable housing and maintaining cohesive communities
- Improving the range and quality of housing stock in the area
- Tackling economic exclusion, particularly in most deprived communities

Proposed amendments to wording are made in attached letter.

Change suggested by respondent:

Proposed amendments to wording to Paragraph 3.4 are outlined in attached letter.

Proposed amendments
Paragraph 3.4 - 1st bullet growing and diversifying the local economy to create stability and prosperity, supporting businesses and INCLUDE "facilitating housing-led neighbourhood" regeneration "of" the most deprived areas INCLUDE "including associated new housing development;"
Paragraph 3.4 - 4th bullet providing new housing with a range of house types and tenures which meet the needs of a growing and ageing population, INCLUDE "through a combination of new housing developments and neighbourhood regeneration of the most deprived areas;"
Para 3.7 INCLUDE "Housing-led neighbourhood regeneration schemes and supporting new housing development will have taken place in the most deprived areas."

Full text:

NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE LOCAL PLAN PUBLICATION VERSION
REPRESENTATIONS ON BEHALF OF KEEPMOAT HOMES LTD
These representations are submitted on behalf of our client, Keepmoat Homes Ltd, in response to the Publication Version of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan to 2034 which was issued for statutory consultation between February and April 2018.

Background
Keepmoat Homes Ltd is a leading national house builder and one of the most experienced in delivering a range of high-quality and locally-affordable new homes in deprived areas, and often in partnership with local authorities and housing associations, where local neighbourhoods benefit greatly from housing-led regeneration and transformation, including the provision of new and refurbished community facilities.
On this basis, our client has a controlling interest in 12.2 ha of land on the edge of the large former council estate managed by Rykneld Homes at Stonebroom, which comprises the following sites in the Local Plan housing evidence base (Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017);
 Land off Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/2001)
 Land to the rear of 21 - 55 Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/1604)
 Land at Birkinstyle Lane, Shirland (eastern part) (Site Ref. S&H/1601)
Stonebroom is a former colliery village and the Stonebroom estate was developed by the former National Coal Board to provide low-cost (and low quality) miners' housing between the late 1940s and 1960. The 2015 English Indices of Multiple Deprivation (MHCLG) confirms that Stonebroom (as part of Shirland Ward - Ref. LSOA E01019817) lies within the bottom 20% of the most socially and economically deprived neighbourhoods in England (5,179th of 32,844 lower-layer super output areas), and is the 42nd most deprived neighbourhood in Derbyshire having declined from being the 60th most deprived area in 2010.
Our client identified the regeneration opportunity at Stonebroom in April 2015 following consultation on the Part 1 Local Plan (Initial Draft). Discussions with the District Council were initially focussed on the central site forming Site Ref. S&H/2001 but widened to include the whole of the land holding to create a more meaningful settlement form, and to provide the scale of development required to address the structural socio-economic issues affecting the Stonebroom estate and wider village.
Following discussions with Rykneld Homes, a draft masterplan was presented to the Council in September 2016 promoting a regeneration-led housing site allocation at Stonebroom. The scheme comprised a mix of approximately 500 no. new market and affordable homes and a range of estate intervention works to address the poor quality housing stock and deliver new community facilities for the village, including a community hub, an extra care facility, older persons' bungalows, a new or extended primary school, public realm improvements and new greenspace and a country park.
The Council response to the masterplan is set out in its letter of 20th October 2016 (see Appendix 1). This confirms that whilst the Council was originally 'keen to see the site progressed through the Local Plan as a potential allocation', changed circumstances in the south of the District and a revised spatial strategy focused on growth in the north following a Green Belt Review, mean that our client's proposal 'regrettably cannot be supported as a strategic site in the Local Plan.' The potential for the scheme to provide 'significant regeneration benefits' is acknowledged however and the letter concludes by advising that the Local Plan will include a criteria-based policy relating to neighbourhood regeneration that will provide scope for such schemes to come forward in suitable areas provided they can be fully justified. The letter confirms 'there will therefore be the potential for submitting a planning application for a fully worked up regeneration scheme once the Local Plan is in place'.
These representations are therefore submitted in the context of the Council letter and preceding discussions, and particularly in response to the failure of the Local Plan to include a policy that is specific to supporting neighbourhood regeneration schemes. A number of the strategic and housing policies within the Plan provide general endorsement and support for housing-led regeneration, which are helpful in principle and can be strengthened further, but they fall short of a clear and precise policy that is positively prepared to facilitate area-based neighbourhood regeneration development opportunities to ensure that the needs of the most deprived communities can be fully met.

Supporting documents are attached. Rep and Letter KEEP101/LG

Attachments:

Object

North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Local Plan Objectives

Representation ID: 7953

Received: 04/04/2018

Respondent: Keepmoat Homes

Agent: Smith and Love Planning Consultants

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Our client considers that relevant Local Plan Objectives can also be improved by aligning them with the priorities of the Sustainable Community Strategy to promote greater social inclusion and equality for deprived communities, through housing-led neighbourhood regeneration and associated new housing development. Proposed amendments to wording in attached letter.

Change suggested by respondent:

Proposed amendments to wording of District-wide Objectives D1, D4, D5, S2 set out in letter attached.

D1: INCLUDE: "by supporting housing-led neighbourhood regeneration opportunities and associated new housing development."
D4 INCLUDE: "housing-led neighbourhood regeneration and associated new housing to facilitate"
D5 INCLUDE: "including supporting housing-led neighbourhood regeneration opportunities and associated new housing development."
S2: INCLUDE: "and the opportunity for housing-led neighbourhood regeneration and associated new housing development in the most deprived communities in the former mining settlements within the sub area."

Full text:

NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE LOCAL PLAN PUBLICATION VERSION
REPRESENTATIONS ON BEHALF OF KEEPMOAT HOMES LTD
These representations are submitted on behalf of our client, Keepmoat Homes Ltd, in response to the Publication Version of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan to 2034 which was issued for statutory consultation between February and April 2018.

Background
Keepmoat Homes Ltd is a leading national house builder and one of the most experienced in delivering a range of high-quality and locally-affordable new homes in deprived areas, and often in partnership with local authorities and housing associations, where local neighbourhoods benefit greatly from housing-led regeneration and transformation, including the provision of new and refurbished community facilities.
On this basis, our client has a controlling interest in 12.2 ha of land on the edge of the large former council estate managed by Rykneld Homes at Stonebroom, which comprises the following sites in the Local Plan housing evidence base (Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017);
 Land off Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/2001)
 Land to the rear of 21 - 55 Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/1604)
 Land at Birkinstyle Lane, Shirland (eastern part) (Site Ref. S&H/1601)
Stonebroom is a former colliery village and the Stonebroom estate was developed by the former National Coal Board to provide low-cost (and low quality) miners' housing between the late 1940s and 1960. The 2015 English Indices of Multiple Deprivation (MHCLG) confirms that Stonebroom (as part of Shirland Ward - Ref. LSOA E01019817) lies within the bottom 20% of the most socially and economically deprived neighbourhoods in England (5,179th of 32,844 lower-layer super output areas), and is the 42nd most deprived neighbourhood in Derbyshire having declined from being the 60th most deprived area in 2010.
Our client identified the regeneration opportunity at Stonebroom in April 2015 following consultation on the Part 1 Local Plan (Initial Draft). Discussions with the District Council were initially focussed on the central site forming Site Ref. S&H/2001 but widened to include the whole of the land holding to create a more meaningful settlement form, and to provide the scale of development required to address the structural socio-economic issues affecting the Stonebroom estate and wider village.
Following discussions with Rykneld Homes, a draft masterplan was presented to the Council in September 2016 promoting a regeneration-led housing site allocation at Stonebroom. The scheme comprised a mix of approximately 500 no. new market and affordable homes and a range of estate intervention works to address the poor quality housing stock and deliver new community facilities for the village, including a community hub, an extra care facility, older persons' bungalows, a new or extended primary school, public realm improvements and new greenspace and a country park.
The Council response to the masterplan is set out in its letter of 20th October 2016 (see Appendix 1). This confirms that whilst the Council was originally 'keen to see the site progressed through the Local Plan as a potential allocation', changed circumstances in the south of the District and a revised spatial strategy focused on growth in the north following a Green Belt Review, mean that our client's proposal 'regrettably cannot be supported as a strategic site in the Local Plan.' The potential for the scheme to provide 'significant regeneration benefits' is acknowledged however and the letter concludes by advising that the Local Plan will include a criteria-based policy relating to neighbourhood regeneration that will provide scope for such schemes to come forward in suitable areas provided they can be fully justified. The letter confirms 'there will therefore be the potential for submitting a planning application for a fully worked up regeneration scheme once the Local Plan is in place'.
These representations are therefore submitted in the context of the Council letter and preceding discussions, and particularly in response to the failure of the Local Plan to include a policy that is specific to supporting neighbourhood regeneration schemes. A number of the strategic and housing policies within the Plan provide general endorsement and support for housing-led regeneration, which are helpful in principle and can be strengthened further, but they fall short of a clear and precise policy that is positively prepared to facilitate area-based neighbourhood regeneration development opportunities to ensure that the needs of the most deprived communities can be fully met.

Supporting documents are attached. Rep and Letter KEEP101/LG

Attachments:

Object

North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Policy SS1: Sustainable Development

Representation ID: 7955

Received: 04/04/2018

Respondent: Keepmoat Homes

Agent: Smith and Love Planning Consultants

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Our client supports the overall approach to sustainable development set out in Policy SS1 but considers that it represents a missed opportunity to expressly support and facilitate housing-led neighbourhood regeneration of the most deprived communities.
Residents in deprived neighbourhoods do not have the means to relocate to better quality and different types and sizes of housing to meet their needs and aspirations. A policy approach that enables these neighbourhoods to be improved via area-based housing regeneration with associated new housing of an appropriate scale within or adjacent to these settlements, will promote the sustainable regeneration of existing housing stock and help to achieve the Council's strategic aims.

Change suggested by respondent:

b. INCLUDE" including housing-led neighbourhood regeneration and associated new housing development within and adjacent to sustainable settlements"
Proposed amendments
f. INCLUDE: "through appropriate and targeted housing-led neighbourhood regeneration and area-based proposals"

INCLUDE: "n. Identify housing-led neighbourhood regeneration opportunities and associated new housing development within and adjacent to deprived areas, which promote social inclusion and meet identified local community needs."

See attached letter.

Full text:

NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE LOCAL PLAN PUBLICATION VERSION
REPRESENTATIONS ON BEHALF OF KEEPMOAT HOMES LTD
These representations are submitted on behalf of our client, Keepmoat Homes Ltd, in response to the Publication Version of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan to 2034 which was issued for statutory consultation between February and April 2018.

Background
Keepmoat Homes Ltd is a leading national house builder and one of the most experienced in delivering a range of high-quality and locally-affordable new homes in deprived areas, and often in partnership with local authorities and housing associations, where local neighbourhoods benefit greatly from housing-led regeneration and transformation, including the provision of new and refurbished community facilities.
On this basis, our client has a controlling interest in 12.2 ha of land on the edge of the large former council estate managed by Rykneld Homes at Stonebroom, which comprises the following sites in the Local Plan housing evidence base (Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017);
 Land off Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/2001)
 Land to the rear of 21 - 55 Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/1604)
 Land at Birkinstyle Lane, Shirland (eastern part) (Site Ref. S&H/1601)
Stonebroom is a former colliery village and the Stonebroom estate was developed by the former National Coal Board to provide low-cost (and low quality) miners' housing between the late 1940s and 1960. The 2015 English Indices of Multiple Deprivation (MHCLG) confirms that Stonebroom (as part of Shirland Ward - Ref. LSOA E01019817) lies within the bottom 20% of the most socially and economically deprived neighbourhoods in England (5,179th of 32,844 lower-layer super output areas), and is the 42nd most deprived neighbourhood in Derbyshire having declined from being the 60th most deprived area in 2010.
Our client identified the regeneration opportunity at Stonebroom in April 2015 following consultation on the Part 1 Local Plan (Initial Draft). Discussions with the District Council were initially focussed on the central site forming Site Ref. S&H/2001 but widened to include the whole of the land holding to create a more meaningful settlement form, and to provide the scale of development required to address the structural socio-economic issues affecting the Stonebroom estate and wider village.
Following discussions with Rykneld Homes, a draft masterplan was presented to the Council in September 2016 promoting a regeneration-led housing site allocation at Stonebroom. The scheme comprised a mix of approximately 500 no. new market and affordable homes and a range of estate intervention works to address the poor quality housing stock and deliver new community facilities for the village, including a community hub, an extra care facility, older persons' bungalows, a new or extended primary school, public realm improvements and new greenspace and a country park.
The Council response to the masterplan is set out in its letter of 20th October 2016 (see Appendix 1). This confirms that whilst the Council was originally 'keen to see the site progressed through the Local Plan as a potential allocation', changed circumstances in the south of the District and a revised spatial strategy focused on growth in the north following a Green Belt Review, mean that our client's proposal 'regrettably cannot be supported as a strategic site in the Local Plan.' The potential for the scheme to provide 'significant regeneration benefits' is acknowledged however and the letter concludes by advising that the Local Plan will include a criteria-based policy relating to neighbourhood regeneration that will provide scope for such schemes to come forward in suitable areas provided they can be fully justified. The letter confirms 'there will therefore be the potential for submitting a planning application for a fully worked up regeneration scheme once the Local Plan is in place'.
These representations are therefore submitted in the context of the Council letter and preceding discussions, and particularly in response to the failure of the Local Plan to include a policy that is specific to supporting neighbourhood regeneration schemes. A number of the strategic and housing policies within the Plan provide general endorsement and support for housing-led regeneration, which are helpful in principle and can be strengthened further, but they fall short of a clear and precise policy that is positively prepared to facilitate area-based neighbourhood regeneration development opportunities to ensure that the needs of the most deprived communities can be fully met.

Supporting documents are attached. Rep and Letter KEEP101/LG

Attachments:

Object

North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Policy SS2: Spatial Strategy and the Distribution of Development

Representation ID: 7956

Received: 04/04/2018

Respondent: Keepmoat Homes

Agent: Smith and Love Planning Consultants

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Paragraph 4.36 confirms that whilst the Settlement Hierarchy will be used as the basis for determining the appropriate level of new housing for each settlement in the District, the distribution of housing by settlement is also strongly influenced by the extent of Policies SS1 and SS2 in order to support regeneration and the creation of more sustainable communities. Our client welcomes this statement but considers the intention is not made clear in the policy text and the policy is not positively prepared.

Change suggested by respondent:

Proposed amendments

8. Policies for settlements will DELETE "aim to":

8b. DELETE: "Regenerate" REPLACE WITH "Support and facilitate the regeneration of" towns and Level 2 settlements with identified needs, INCLUDE "including area-based housing-led neighbourhood regeneration schemes and associated new housing development within or immediately adjacent to the settlement;"

Full text:

NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE LOCAL PLAN PUBLICATION VERSION
REPRESENTATIONS ON BEHALF OF KEEPMOAT HOMES LTD
These representations are submitted on behalf of our client, Keepmoat Homes Ltd, in response to the Publication Version of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan to 2034 which was issued for statutory consultation between February and April 2018.

Background
Keepmoat Homes Ltd is a leading national house builder and one of the most experienced in delivering a range of high-quality and locally-affordable new homes in deprived areas, and often in partnership with local authorities and housing associations, where local neighbourhoods benefit greatly from housing-led regeneration and transformation, including the provision of new and refurbished community facilities.
On this basis, our client has a controlling interest in 12.2 ha of land on the edge of the large former council estate managed by Rykneld Homes at Stonebroom, which comprises the following sites in the Local Plan housing evidence base (Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017);
 Land off Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/2001)
 Land to the rear of 21 - 55 Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/1604)
 Land at Birkinstyle Lane, Shirland (eastern part) (Site Ref. S&H/1601)
Stonebroom is a former colliery village and the Stonebroom estate was developed by the former National Coal Board to provide low-cost (and low quality) miners' housing between the late 1940s and 1960. The 2015 English Indices of Multiple Deprivation (MHCLG) confirms that Stonebroom (as part of Shirland Ward - Ref. LSOA E01019817) lies within the bottom 20% of the most socially and economically deprived neighbourhoods in England (5,179th of 32,844 lower-layer super output areas), and is the 42nd most deprived neighbourhood in Derbyshire having declined from being the 60th most deprived area in 2010.
Our client identified the regeneration opportunity at Stonebroom in April 2015 following consultation on the Part 1 Local Plan (Initial Draft). Discussions with the District Council were initially focussed on the central site forming Site Ref. S&H/2001 but widened to include the whole of the land holding to create a more meaningful settlement form, and to provide the scale of development required to address the structural socio-economic issues affecting the Stonebroom estate and wider village.
Following discussions with Rykneld Homes, a draft masterplan was presented to the Council in September 2016 promoting a regeneration-led housing site allocation at Stonebroom. The scheme comprised a mix of approximately 500 no. new market and affordable homes and a range of estate intervention works to address the poor quality housing stock and deliver new community facilities for the village, including a community hub, an extra care facility, older persons' bungalows, a new or extended primary school, public realm improvements and new greenspace and a country park.
The Council response to the masterplan is set out in its letter of 20th October 2016 (see Appendix 1). This confirms that whilst the Council was originally 'keen to see the site progressed through the Local Plan as a potential allocation', changed circumstances in the south of the District and a revised spatial strategy focused on growth in the north following a Green Belt Review, mean that our client's proposal 'regrettably cannot be supported as a strategic site in the Local Plan.' The potential for the scheme to provide 'significant regeneration benefits' is acknowledged however and the letter concludes by advising that the Local Plan will include a criteria-based policy relating to neighbourhood regeneration that will provide scope for such schemes to come forward in suitable areas provided they can be fully justified. The letter confirms 'there will therefore be the potential for submitting a planning application for a fully worked up regeneration scheme once the Local Plan is in place'.
These representations are therefore submitted in the context of the Council letter and preceding discussions, and particularly in response to the failure of the Local Plan to include a policy that is specific to supporting neighbourhood regeneration schemes. A number of the strategic and housing policies within the Plan provide general endorsement and support for housing-led regeneration, which are helpful in principle and can be strengthened further, but they fall short of a clear and precise policy that is positively prepared to facilitate area-based neighbourhood regeneration development opportunities to ensure that the needs of the most deprived communities can be fully met.

Supporting documents are attached. Rep and Letter KEEP101/LG

Attachments:

Object

North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Policy LC3: Exception Sites for Affordable Housing

Representation ID: 7957

Received: 04/04/2018

Respondent: Keepmoat Homes

Agent: Smith and Love Planning Consultants

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Supports policy in principle, with some amendment to policy wording.

Paragraphs 5.75 to 5.78 confirm that exceptional affordable housing delivery in rural areas which meets a local housing need, will be facilitated (cross-subsidised) where necessary, by a subsidiary element of up to 50% market housing. Our client supports this approach which permits exceptional housing development beyond defined settlement boundaries in principle, where it will deliver wider social and community benefits and meet local housing needs.
In the absence of a specific policy to facilitate area-based housing-led neighbourhood regeneration schemes to address the issues faced by the most deprived communities in the District, the scope of Policy LC3 should be expanded to include development opportunities where demonstrable regeneration benefits can be justified and facilitated (cross-subsidised) by associated new market housing development within the countryside adjacent to a settlement boundary.

Change suggested by respondent:

Proposed amendments
Policy LC3: Exception Sites for Affordable Housing INCLUDE: "and Housing-Led Neighbourhood Regeneration"
1. Development proposals for affordable housing INCLUDE: "and housing-led neighbourhood regeneration schemes" which would be contrary to Policy SS9 (Development in the Countryside), and for limited affordable housing within the Green Belt, will be permitted where:
a. They would provide affordable INCLUDE "and market" housing which would meet a proven need which is supported by an up to date local housing needs survey; and
b. It can be demonstrated that there are no suitable alternative development locations within the Settlement Development Limit;
and
c. They are of a size, type, tenure, occupancy and cost suitable to meet identified local needs; and
d. They have a close association with the built up part of settlements within Level 1 to 3 or neighbouring authority areas; and are in keeping with the form, size and character of the settlement, and local landscape setting; and
e. It can be demonstrated that the include :"affordable" properties INCLUDE: "within a proposed development" will be allocated to those who are in local housing need, and will remain affordable in perpetuity; and

2 DELETE: "An subsidiary element of" REPLACE: "Associated new" market housing DELETE: "of the total number of dwellings on the development scheme may" INCLUDE "will" be permitted on sites outside the Green Belt, where it can be demonstrated that:
f. The market housing element is limited in proportion to that which is essential to enable the delivery of a viable affordable housing scheme INCLUDE "or housing-led neighbourhood regeneration scheme" to meet local needs, as demonstrated through a viability assessment;
and
g. Proposals are of a size, type, tenure, occupancy and cost suitable to meet identified local needs and (where applicable) are designed to ensure the integration of affordable and market housing such that they differ only in terms of tenure, i.e. not design, type or size.

Full text:

NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE LOCAL PLAN PUBLICATION VERSION
REPRESENTATIONS ON BEHALF OF KEEPMOAT HOMES LTD
These representations are submitted on behalf of our client, Keepmoat Homes Ltd, in response to the Publication Version of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan to 2034 which was issued for statutory consultation between February and April 2018.

Background
Keepmoat Homes Ltd is a leading national house builder and one of the most experienced in delivering a range of high-quality and locally-affordable new homes in deprived areas, and often in partnership with local authorities and housing associations, where local neighbourhoods benefit greatly from housing-led regeneration and transformation, including the provision of new and refurbished community facilities.
On this basis, our client has a controlling interest in 12.2 ha of land on the edge of the large former council estate managed by Rykneld Homes at Stonebroom, which comprises the following sites in the Local Plan housing evidence base (Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017);
 Land off Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/2001)
 Land to the rear of 21 - 55 Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/1604)
 Land at Birkinstyle Lane, Shirland (eastern part) (Site Ref. S&H/1601)
Stonebroom is a former colliery village and the Stonebroom estate was developed by the former National Coal Board to provide low-cost (and low quality) miners' housing between the late 1940s and 1960. The 2015 English Indices of Multiple Deprivation (MHCLG) confirms that Stonebroom (as part of Shirland Ward - Ref. LSOA E01019817) lies within the bottom 20% of the most socially and economically deprived neighbourhoods in England (5,179th of 32,844 lower-layer super output areas), and is the 42nd most deprived neighbourhood in Derbyshire having declined from being the 60th most deprived area in 2010.
Our client identified the regeneration opportunity at Stonebroom in April 2015 following consultation on the Part 1 Local Plan (Initial Draft). Discussions with the District Council were initially focussed on the central site forming Site Ref. S&H/2001 but widened to include the whole of the land holding to create a more meaningful settlement form, and to provide the scale of development required to address the structural socio-economic issues affecting the Stonebroom estate and wider village.
Following discussions with Rykneld Homes, a draft masterplan was presented to the Council in September 2016 promoting a regeneration-led housing site allocation at Stonebroom. The scheme comprised a mix of approximately 500 no. new market and affordable homes and a range of estate intervention works to address the poor quality housing stock and deliver new community facilities for the village, including a community hub, an extra care facility, older persons' bungalows, a new or extended primary school, public realm improvements and new greenspace and a country park.
The Council response to the masterplan is set out in its letter of 20th October 2016 (see Appendix 1). This confirms that whilst the Council was originally 'keen to see the site progressed through the Local Plan as a potential allocation', changed circumstances in the south of the District and a revised spatial strategy focused on growth in the north following a Green Belt Review, mean that our client's proposal 'regrettably cannot be supported as a strategic site in the Local Plan.' The potential for the scheme to provide 'significant regeneration benefits' is acknowledged however and the letter concludes by advising that the Local Plan will include a criteria-based policy relating to neighbourhood regeneration that will provide scope for such schemes to come forward in suitable areas provided they can be fully justified. The letter confirms 'there will therefore be the potential for submitting a planning application for a fully worked up regeneration scheme once the Local Plan is in place'.
These representations are therefore submitted in the context of the Council letter and preceding discussions, and particularly in response to the failure of the Local Plan to include a policy that is specific to supporting neighbourhood regeneration schemes. A number of the strategic and housing policies within the Plan provide general endorsement and support for housing-led regeneration, which are helpful in principle and can be strengthened further, but they fall short of a clear and precise policy that is positively prepared to facilitate area-based neighbourhood regeneration development opportunities to ensure that the needs of the most deprived communities can be fully met.

Supporting documents are attached. Rep and Letter KEEP101/LG

Attachments:

Object

North East Derbyshire Publication Draft Local Plan (Reg 19)

Introduction

Representation ID: 7959

Received: 04/04/2018

Respondent: Keepmoat Homes

Agent: Smith and Love Planning Consultants

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Policy Omission from the Plan
We consider that a positively-prepared policy relating specifically to housing-led neighbourhood regeneration should be included in the Local Plan to provide maximum, express support for significant neighbourhood regeneration proposals like our client's scheme at Stonebroom, to ensure that the vision and objectives of the Local Plan to reduce inequality and social and economic deprivation in the District can be delivered. Our client is disappointed that a policy to this effect has been omitted from the Local Plan following the initial Council support and assurance that a neighbourhood regeneration policy would be included.
Whilst we therefore ask that our representations relating to the proposed Local Plan vision, objectives and policies are taken into account, our client's primary objection concerns the lack of a specific policy relating to area-based housing-led neighbourhood regeneration and associated new housing development.

Change suggested by respondent:

Insertion of a new policy into the Local Plan to support housing-led neighbourhood regeneration and associated new housing development;
"Policy XX The Council will lead, enable and support a wide range of area-based initiatives that are designed to regenerate disadvantaged neighbourhoods and deprived areas. Seeking to promote better access to good quality housing, enhanced local facilities, stronger and healthier communities, encouraging greater social inclusion, removing barriers to investment and enabling sustainable growth across the District to ensure land is used in the most efficient and sustainable manner.
A set of qualifying and controlling criteria can be added to the policy that mirror those used in Policy LC3 or similar."

Full text:

NORTH EAST DERBYSHIRE LOCAL PLAN PUBLICATION VERSION
REPRESENTATIONS ON BEHALF OF KEEPMOAT HOMES LTD
These representations are submitted on behalf of our client, Keepmoat Homes Ltd, in response to the Publication Version of the North East Derbyshire Local Plan to 2034 which was issued for statutory consultation between February and April 2018.

Background
Keepmoat Homes Ltd is a leading national house builder and one of the most experienced in delivering a range of high-quality and locally-affordable new homes in deprived areas, and often in partnership with local authorities and housing associations, where local neighbourhoods benefit greatly from housing-led regeneration and transformation, including the provision of new and refurbished community facilities.
On this basis, our client has a controlling interest in 12.2 ha of land on the edge of the large former council estate managed by Rykneld Homes at Stonebroom, which comprises the following sites in the Local Plan housing evidence base (Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017);
 Land off Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/2001)
 Land to the rear of 21 - 55 Kingsley Crescent (Site Ref. S&H/1604)
 Land at Birkinstyle Lane, Shirland (eastern part) (Site Ref. S&H/1601)
Stonebroom is a former colliery village and the Stonebroom estate was developed by the former National Coal Board to provide low-cost (and low quality) miners' housing between the late 1940s and 1960. The 2015 English Indices of Multiple Deprivation (MHCLG) confirms that Stonebroom (as part of Shirland Ward - Ref. LSOA E01019817) lies within the bottom 20% of the most socially and economically deprived neighbourhoods in England (5,179th of 32,844 lower-layer super output areas), and is the 42nd most deprived neighbourhood in Derbyshire having declined from being the 60th most deprived area in 2010.
Our client identified the regeneration opportunity at Stonebroom in April 2015 following consultation on the Part 1 Local Plan (Initial Draft). Discussions with the District Council were initially focussed on the central site forming Site Ref. S&H/2001 but widened to include the whole of the land holding to create a more meaningful settlement form, and to provide the scale of development required to address the structural socio-economic issues affecting the Stonebroom estate and wider village.
Following discussions with Rykneld Homes, a draft masterplan was presented to the Council in September 2016 promoting a regeneration-led housing site allocation at Stonebroom. The scheme comprised a mix of approximately 500 no. new market and affordable homes and a range of estate intervention works to address the poor quality housing stock and deliver new community facilities for the village, including a community hub, an extra care facility, older persons' bungalows, a new or extended primary school, public realm improvements and new greenspace and a country park.
The Council response to the masterplan is set out in its letter of 20th October 2016 (see Appendix 1). This confirms that whilst the Council was originally 'keen to see the site progressed through the Local Plan as a potential allocation', changed circumstances in the south of the District and a revised spatial strategy focused on growth in the north following a Green Belt Review, mean that our client's proposal 'regrettably cannot be supported as a strategic site in the Local Plan.' The potential for the scheme to provide 'significant regeneration benefits' is acknowledged however and the letter concludes by advising that the Local Plan will include a criteria-based policy relating to neighbourhood regeneration that will provide scope for such schemes to come forward in suitable areas provided they can be fully justified. The letter confirms 'there will therefore be the potential for submitting a planning application for a fully worked up regeneration scheme once the Local Plan is in place'.
These representations are therefore submitted in the context of the Council letter and preceding discussions, and particularly in response to the failure of the Local Plan to include a policy that is specific to supporting neighbourhood regeneration schemes. A number of the strategic and housing policies within the Plan provide general endorsement and support for housing-led regeneration, which are helpful in principle and can be strengthened further, but they fall short of a clear and precise policy that is positively prepared to facilitate area-based neighbourhood regeneration development opportunities to ensure that the needs of the most deprived communities can be fully met.

Supporting documents are attached. Rep and Letter KEEP101/LG

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