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New Local Plan Options
- 1. Introduction
- 2. A brief portrait of Harborough District
- 3. Vision and Objectives
- 4. Sustainable Settlements
- 5. Housing
- Why do we need to build more houses?
- How many new houses do we need to build?
- Potential Strategic Development Areas
- Alternative Housing and Employment Options
- Option 1: Rural
- Option 2: Core Strategy Distribution
- Option 3: Urban
- Option 4: Scraptoft / Thurnby SDA
- Option 5: Kibworth SDA
- Option 6: Lutterworth SDA
- Option 7: Scraptoft / Thurnby SDA and Kibworth SDA
- Option 8: Scraptoft / Thurnby SDA and Lutterworth SDA
- Option 9: Lutterworth SDA and Kibworth SDA
- Testing the Options
- How will new housing be delivered?
- Potential housing site allocations
- Development Management
- Proposed Settlement Development Policy to replace current Limits to Development
- 6. Housing in the Countryside
- 7. Affordable Housing
- 8. Gypsy and Traveller, and Travelling Showpeople Provision
- 9. Employment
- Why do we need to provide land for more jobs?
- How much employment land do we need to provide?
- How will provision for new jobs and employment land be met?
- Where will new land for employment be provided?
- Continuing current distribution of Development (Options 1-3)
- Options involving delivery of 1 or 2 Strategic Development Areas (Options 4-9)
- Potential general employment site allocations
- Provision for Strategic Distribution
- Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground
- Leicester Airport, Stoughton
- 10. Green Infrastructure
- 11. Town Centres and Retail
- 12. Infrastructure Planning
- 13. Settlement Sections
- Appendix A: Neighbourhood Planning in Harborough District
- Appendix B: Maps to illustrate Potential Strategic Development Areas
- Appendix C: Housing Distribution Options - residual requirements
- Appendix D: Illustration of the residual housing requirement under a proportionate increase
- Appendix E: Outstanding Employment permissions and allocations - as at 31 March 2015
- Appendix F: Existing Employment sites proposed for retention and protection
- Appendix G: Maps showing Sites for Potential Employment Allocation
- Appendix H: Employment Options - residual requirements by settlement
- Appendix I: Maps to illustrate potential Strategic Distribution sites for Options A, B and C
- Appendix J: Proposed Local Green Space sites
- Appendix K: Potential Retail / Town Centre Uses Development Areas
- Appendix L: Glossary
95. The current policy on securing affordable housing in new development is set out in Core Strategy Policy CS3. The policy splits the District into 5 housing sub market areas. The minimum requirement is:
- 40% affordable housing in the rural sub markets of Rural South West, Rural North and Central; and
- 30% affordable housing in the sub market areas of Market Harborough, Lutterworth and the Blaby Border Settlements (Broughton Astley and Fleckney)
96. The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) identifies significant affordability pressures within Harborough District. In order to address these pressures a significant increase in future affordable housing delivery is required. This may suggest an increase in the percentage affordable housing requirement housing developers are asked to provide. However, in recognition of the need to ensure the viability of individual housing schemes and of the overall Plan, viability assessment work is ongoing to establish a realistic level of affordable housing requirement across all proposed housing sites. This will help to meet affordable housing need whilst ensuring schemes remain viable and deliverable in line with the National Planning Practice Guidance.
97. The Council will encourage the provision of low cost market housing, together with affordable rent and intermediate housing provision, whilst also supporting the need to provide older persons and retirement housing provision.
98. In addition, neighbourhood plans, based on an identified need, may set targets in excess of those identified in the new Local Plan through local housing needs surveys and may also set parameters for the type and tenure of affordable housing provision to meet local needs.