Hastings Local Development Framework - Core Strategy Informal Consultaton 27 June - 8 August 2011

Ended on the 8 August 2011
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7.0 The Infrastructure Delivery Schedule

(2) 7.1 The Infrastructure Delivery Schedule (shown in the tables on the following pages). It sets out the key infrastructure that will be required to deliver the Local Development Framework Core Strategy.

7.2 The following notations are used in the Schedule to aid understanding:

Priority of scheme

HIGH - The infrastructure proposed is critical to the delivery of the Core Strategy and should be identified as a priority
MEDIUM - The infrastructure proposed is required to support the Core Strategy, but does not need to be prioritised.
LOW - The infrastructure proposed is desirable, but not essential to the delivery of the Core Strategy.

Timing

SHORT TERM - 2011 to 2015
MEDIUM TERM - 2016 to 2020
LONGER TERM - 2021 to 2026

(3) Infrastructure Delivery Schedule

Scheme Name Output Impact and Supporting Evidence Delivery Agency Cost Funding Arrangements Scheme Dependencies Status of scheme Timing Risk and Contingency Measures
Early Years Provision
(2) New Nursery Building to provide 2-3 forms of entry

Priority: HIGH

Output - 120 to 180 nursery school places. Likely to be provided in Hastings SW, SE or NW school place planning areas. Evidence: ESCC Early years, childcare and Extended Schools Service Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2008. East Sussex County Council Not Available. Government grant
Sure Start
Section 106 Agreements/ CIL
ESCC has a tariff for determining Development contributions. (See “A New Approach to Development Contributions” SPG)
Scheme does not link to other infrastructure requirements or need to precede development. Indicative at this stage.

To be provided by 2026, depending on pace of development.

MEDIUM TO
LONGER TERM
No identified risks at this stage.
Primary School Provision
(1) Creation of 3 to 5 forms of entry

Priority: HIGH

Output – up to 780 primary school places in total. Provided by expansion of existing schools. Evidence: ESCC Pupil Forecasting Model 2011 East Sussex County Council £18.5 million Basic Needs Capital Funding for Schools
Section 106
Agreements/ CIL
ESCC has a tariff for determining Development contributions. (See “A New Approach to Development Contributions” SPG.)
Scheme is critical to ensure that sufficient primary school places are available to meet needs arising from new development. Indicative at this stage. 240 to 420 spaces-

2013 to 2020/21

420 to 630 spaces – 2021/22 to 2025/26

(S106 funding cannot cover temporary classrooms)

SHORT, MEDIUM AND LONGER TERM

No identified risks at this stage.
Academies Provision
Academy East

Priority: HIGH

Output – new Academy to replace Hillcrest School Evidence: ESCC East Sussex County Council Uncertain Government Grant Good quality secondary schools are essential to deliver strategic objectives for training and skills. Detailed plans drawn up and planning application submitted for redevelopment of Hillcrest site. Construction due to start in 2011/12.

SHORT TERM

No risks identified
Academy West

Priority: HIGH

Output – new Academy to replace Filsham Valley and The Grove Schools. Evidence: ESCC East Sussex County Council Uncertain Government Grant and ESCC Good quality secondary schools are essential to deliver strategic objectives for training and skills. Site selected. Scheme being drawn up. Construction due to start in 2011/12.

SHORT TERM

No risks identified
Sports & Leisure Facilities
(1) New indoor leisure Centre

Priority: LOW

Output – New Leisure Centre to replace Summerfields Leisure Centre. Location yet to be decided Evidence : HBC 2009 – 2020 Leisure Facilities Strategy Review. Hastings Borough Council No allocated cost HBC Capital Budget
Section 106/CIL
Other sources of funding.
The scheme is not critical to the Strategy at this time because of the adequacy of existing facilities but will become more critical with time. Aspirational. Further work required to establish need, shape and optimum timing Provision likely to be 2020 onwards

LONGER TERM

Main risk is availability of funding
Athletics Track Replacement surface

Priority: MEDIUM

Output – Replacement track surface at William Parker School Evidence: HBC 2009 – 2020 Leisure Facilities Strategy Review. ESCC/HBC £300,000 No sources of funding identified The scheme is important but not critical to the Core Strategy objective to enable an increased take up of sports. At conceptual stage Required in about 5 years time.

MEDIUM TERM

Main risk is availability of funding
Library Service
Renovation of town centre library

Priority: MEDIUM

Output – Renovated central library. Evidence: ESCC Library Service. ESCC To be confirmed ESCC Capital budget. Important but not critical to the implementation of the core Strategy. Agreed by ESCC SHORT TERM N/A
Public Art
(1) Installation of public art

Priority: MEDIUM

Contribution towards public art from developers of major schemes

Evidence: www.hastings.gov.uk/planning/public_art.aspx

HBC and Developers Varies depending on scheme Developer contribution around 1% of construction costs Important for regeneration of the town 2004 Local Plan Policy DG20 Ongoing Failure to secure through Section 106 agreements
Health
Primary Care Centres

Priority: HIGH

Need to be determined once structures for local health provision are confirmed Evidence : Local health service No costs available NHS, General Practicioners budgets Scheme is important to achieving Core Strategy health objectives. Subject to confirmation of structures for local health provision Unknown at this stage Main risk is planned changes to the way that the NHS operates at the local level.
Telecommunications
(1) Super Fast Broadband

Priority: HIGH

Output – Super Fast broadband available to the whole Borough. Evidence : BT Openreach BT Openreach No costs available BT Openreach Scheme is critical to achieving the Core Strategy business development objectives. Hastings is not in the list for deployment in the next 12 months, but is being considered for inclusion in the 66% national coverage No timescale yet available.

SHORT TERM

The main risk is that Hastings is not included in the 66% national coverage.
Coast and Flood Protection
Repairs to Hastings Promenade

Priority: HIGH

Output – essential repairs to concrete sections of the Promenade including Bottle Alley, White Rock Baths and grand Parade car park. Evidence : Concrete Structures Survey of Promenade HBC £1,235,000 Sum included in HBC Capital Budget but not yet funded Scheme is critical to achieving the Core Strategy objectives for the seafront and flood prevention At the proposal stage, no detailed designs yet drawn up. 5 year programme post 2014.

MEDIUM TERM

The main risk is the availability of funding.
Replacement/ refurbishment of timber groynes

Priority: HIGH

Output -Refurbishment/ replacement of groynes along whole of seafront excluding the Harbour Arm and groins to the East Evidence : DEFRA funded Survey of Coast Defence assets in Hastings Environment Agency £17 million. 100% DEFRA funded Scheme is critical to achieving the Core Strategy objectives for the seafront and flood prevention. In EA’s Medium Term Plan

25 year programme.

MEDIUM TO
LONGER TERM
Main risk availability of funding
Replacement/ refurbishment of timber groynes Output – refurbishment/ replacement of timber groynes in section of seafront at Harbour Arm and eastwards. (Subject to results of Study) Evidence: DEFRA funded Coastal Pathfinder Study HBC No costs yet available 100% DEFRA funded Scheme is critical to achieving the Core Strategy objectives for the seafront and flood prevention. The results of a Study are awaited which may identify the need for refurbished/replacement groynes.

No timescales available.

MEDIUM TO
LONGER TERM
The Study may not identify any need for capital works. Availability of funding is another risk.
Open Space and Green Infrastructure
(1) Ore Valley Open Space

Priority: MEDIUM

Output - Large Open space in Ore Valley Evidence: Ore Valley Masterplan and Design Codes. HBC/Seaspace No costs available Funding sources not yet identified Scheme is important but not critical to the Core Strategy Health objectives. Discussion are currently underway with Homes & Community Agency regarding proposals for future phases of construction. The timing of the improvements to the green space will form part of these discussions Timescale uncertain.

MEDIUM TERM

Main risks are availability of funding and failure to reach agreement on management
(1) Pebsham Countryside Park

Priority: HIGH

Output – Large new Countryside Park between Hastings and Bexhill, mainly in Rother District Evidence: Pebsham Masterplan ESCC/Rother
HBC
Costs not available ESCC
Rother District Council
HBC
ESCC hold £362,000 in a fund for establishment of the park
Scheme is critical to achieving the Core Strategy Health objectives. Site has been prepared ready for implementation Should be provided within 5 years

MEDIUM TERM

Main risk is availability of funding.
Improvement of existing, and provision of new open spaces and children’s’ play spaces

Priority: HIGH

Output – Improvement of existing well located open spaces and play spaces and new provision in areas of deficiency. The aim is to provide a good quality playground within 600metres of every home. Evidence: Parks and Open Spaces Strategy 2006.
Open Space Audit 2005 and re-audit 2010
HBC Costs not available Section 106 Agreements/CIL Scheme is critical to the Core Strategy Health objectives. Dependant on contributions from development Timescale dependant on contributions.

SHORT, MEDIUM AND LONGER TERM

Development does not go ahead.
Transportation
(1) Bexhill to Hastings Link Road

Priority: HIGH

Output – New road between the A259 in Bexhill and Queensway in Hastings to ease congestion and pollution on Bexhill Road and to open up North Bexhill for commercial and housing development. Evidence : ESCC ESCC £95 million (subject to review) Awaiting announcement expected later this year. This road is of critical importance to the regeneration of Hastings and to the provision of housing and employment in North Bexhill, which will benefit Hastings as well as easing congestion on the A259. Detailed designs have been prepared and planning permission has been obtained. If government give go ahead to the scheme, it is expected to start in 2013 for completion in 2014.

SHORT TERM

The Bexhill to Hastings Link Road has been included by the Government in a “Development Pool” of 45 schemes. In January 2011 the County Council submitted an “expression of interest“ to the Government with a view to securing funding for the scheme. The County Council is now working on a “Best and Final Bid” for submission to DfT in September 2011. The Government is expected to make a decision on which schemes will go ahead later in 2011.
Hastings Spur Road
Phase 2

Priority: LOW

Output – Improvements on Gilsmans Hill between Wishing Tree Road and Sedlescombe Road South.. Evidence : ESCC
Need to be re-assessed 1 year after Link Road completed.
ESCC No costs available ESCC This scheme may not be necessary depending on the effect of the Link Road. A line for the Spur Road is safeguarded in the Hastings Local Plan 2004. Timing dependant on Link Road.

MEDIUM TERM

The County Council intends to review the need for this scheme 1 year after completion of the Link Road.
(1) Ashford to Hastings Rail Line

Priority: MEDIUM

Output – Improvements to Ashford to Hastings Line to increase capacity and improve journey times. Subject to a Study. Evidence: KCC Network Rail No costs available Network Rail Improvements to the Ashford Line are important in terms of improving accessibility between Hastings and the Ashford Growth Area. At the initial study stage. Timing not yet known. Progress is dependent on the outcome of a Study.
(1) A259 Bexhill Road Bus Corridor

Priority: HIGH

Output – Bus Corridor on Bexhill Road following construction of the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road. Evidence: ESCC Proposals for Link Road. ESCC Costs being investigated ESCC Scheme is dependent on the provision of the Link Road. Conceptual. Timing depends on Link Road.

MEDIUM TERM

Greatest risk is that the Link Road does not go ahead. In these circumstances consideration would need to be given to what bus priority could be achieved in existing traffic conditions.
(1) Local Sustainable Accessibility Improvement Contribution (LSAIC)

Priority: MEDIUM

Output – financial contribution from developments of 5 or more dwellings towards transport measures that will improve sustainable access in local areas. Evidence: ESCC
“A New Approach to Developer Contributions”.
ESCC ESCC has a formula for assessing contributions. Section 106 Agreements/ CIL Contributions are sought from all developments of 5 or more dwellings prior to development taking place. Scheme in operation. On-going Will not be possible to require these contributions after 2014 unless CIL introduced.
(1) Strategic pedestrian and cycle network

Priority: HIGH

Output – network linking main destinations in Hastings. Evidence : Core Strategy Key Diagram HBC

Costs not available

ESCC
HBC
Section 106 Agreements/ CIL
Other sources of funding will be sought
Scheme is critical to the Core Strategy health objectives. Routes identified diagrammatically in Core Strategy Key Diagram. Timescale dependant on availability of funding.

SHORT, MEDIUM AND LONGER TERM

Main risks are availability of funding and identification of routes.
(2) National Cycleway Network

Priority: HIGH

Outputs – Provision of sections of route between Bulverhythe and Glyne Gap and between Robertson Street and the Old Town. Evidence : SUSTRANS Bulverhythe section – SUSTRANS/ESCC
Robertson Street section - HBC
Bulverhythe section - £800,000
Robertson Street section - £5000
Bulverhythe – SUSTRANS/
ESCC
Robertson Street - HBC
Scheme is critical to achieving the Core Strategy objectives for the Seafront Routes identified Timescales dependant on funding.

SHORT TERM

Main risk is availability of funding.
Fire Service
(1) New Fire Station

Priority: LOW

Output – Amalgamation of existing Fire Stations at Bohemia Road and The Ridge on a new site, subject to an investigation. No site identified. Under investigation ESCC No costs available ESCC Scheme is at the initial study stage and is not of high priority at the present time. At the initial investigation stage. 2012-18

MEDIUM TERM

The investigation may not identify any benefit in amalgamating stations.
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