Hastings Planning Strategy Proposed Submission Version

Ended on the 17th August 2012
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Part Six - Monitoring & Implementation

12.1 Preparation of any plan should never be seen as a once and for all activity. It is essential to check that the plan is being implemented correctly, assess the outcomes that result, and check if these still remain as intended, and as currently desired. This requires a process of continual monitoring, and the potential to review the plan’s policies and proposals as and when necessary.

12.2 The Planning Strategy must respond to changing needs and circumstances, nationally, regionally and at the local level. Monitoring will assess the effectiveness in delivering the vision and spatial objectives, and in implementing the Planning Strategy.

12.3 Each year, as part of the Local Plan process, the Council prepares an Annual Monitoring Report (AMR). The principal function of the AMR is to monitor policies and report on their respective performances. It reports progress on the policies and related targets in the Planning Strategy and includes progress against any relevant national and regional targets, and highlights any unintended significant effects of the implementation of the policies on social, environmental and economic objectives. Should annual monitoring reveal any significant failure(s) to meet targets, the Council will take action to rectify the situation as soon as possible

12.4 This monitoring framework has been prepared to assess the performance of the Planning Strategy over its course up to 2028, and will be used in the preparation of the AMR. It will provide the key mechanism for ensuring that the Council’s Vision, Strategic Objectives and Policies are successfully delivered. The monitoring framework sets out a series of key indicators, which will be used to measure the Planning Strategies performance. These comprise a series of indicators set by the Council. They have related targets in order to assess whether policies are working effectively or whether they need to be reviewed or replaced. Where it becomes evident that policies are not performing as initially envisaged or intended, the AMR will suggest the actions that need to be taken to address the issues.

12.5 Not all the indicators will be influenced solely by the implementation of the Planning Strategy and some will also depend on external events. However, given the sustainable development principles embodied in the vision and objectives for the Borough, the indicators provide the basis for identifying where the Planning Strategy needs to be strengthened, maintained or changed in some way.

12.6 The following table sets out the Hastings Monitoring Framework.

Table 9: the Hastings monitoring framework

Strategic Objective Planning Strategy Policies Target Indicator Source
Objective 1 – Achieve and sustain a thriving economy DS2; DS3; FA1; FA2; FA3; FA4; FA5; FA6; SC1(e); E1; E2 and E3 Provide the following employment floorspace (m2) by type within the Spatial Areas as set out in the Planning Strategy:
West – 36,700m2
East – 11,400m2
Town Centre – 21,700m2
Increase employment floorspace by type (m2)
Total amount of additional employment floorspace (m2) by type:
B1(a); (b) and (c)
B1 Mixed
B2
B8
Annual Monitoring Report
To retain employment land for employment uses Amount of employment land lost to residential development (m2) Annual Monitoring Report
Provide 20,500m2 of comparison retail floorspace within the Town Centre (preferred location) over the plan period Total amount of comparison retail floorspace (m2) developed Annual Monitoring Report
Achieve an increase in job density within the Borough over the plan period Job density ratio in relation the South East, East Sussex and other Local Authorities averages The Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Reduce the % long term unemployment rate within Hastings Unemployment rate in Hastings The Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Increase the % of the local population who are employed Employment rate by place of residence The Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Employment rate by workplace The Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Objective 2 - Ensure everyone has the opportunity to live in a decent home, which they can afford, in a community in which they want to live DS1; FA1; FA2; FA3; FA4; FA5; SC1; SC3; H1; H2; H3; H4; H5 Maintain a rolling five year housing land supply in accordance with the Planning Strategy requirements Housing completions by size and type Annual Monitoring Report
To provide 200 net new dwellings per annum across the Borough over the plan period Net additional dwellings completed per annum Annual Monitoring Report
To provide the following net additional dwellings within the Spatial Areas as set out in the Planning Strategy
West – 1,080-1,270
Central – 1,240-1,500
East – 730-910
Net additional dwellings completed per annum Annual Monitoring Report
To bring back into use 255 empty homes over the plan period, or 15 per annum Empty homes brought back into use Empty Homes Strategy / Annual Monitoring Report
To provide at least 2% of housing on residential schemes of 50+ dwellings as fully adapted for wheelchair use and those occupants with restricted mobility Net additional dwellings completed with full wheelchair accessibility Annual Monitoring
To respond to the changing mix and needs of households through a range of dwellings sizes (bed spaces) and types (flats and houses) Net additional dwellings completed per annum by bed space and type Annual Monitoring Report
To assess the suitability of sites for allocation for permanent residential sites for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling showpeople (pending further investigation) Net additional pitches for gypsies and travellers within the Borough Annual Monitoring Report
To provide affordable housing on individual sites in accordance with Policy H3 of the Planning Strategy Affordable Housing completions by size and type Annual Monitoring Report
Population demographic mix by ward East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
To provide affordable housing within the Borough as a whole in accordance with the HBC Corporate Policy Affordable Housing completions by size and type in relation to corporate policy target. Annual Monitoring Report
To provide a balance between social rented and intermediate affordable housing to increase housing choices locally for local people Average house prices to average earnings East Sussex in Figures (ESiF) / Land Registry
Affordable Housing completions by size and type Annual Monitoring Report
(1) Objective 3 – Safeguard and improve the town’s environment FA1; FA2; FA3; FA4; FA5; FA6; SC1; SC2; SC3; SC4; SC6; EN1; EN2; EN3; EN4; EN5; T3; T4 Increase the % of households within 300m of a multifunctional green space/play area by not less than 2% in each of the next 5 years and to at least 82% during the life of the plan % of households within 300m of a multifunctional green space/play area. East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
All SSSIs to achieve ‘favourable condition’ in accordance with Natural England guidance34 Condition of designated SSSI’s Natural England / Annual Monitoring Report
Ensure no net loss in areas of biodiversity importance (ha) within the Borough35 Change in areas of biodiversity (ha) Annual Monitoring Report
Maintain and enhance the number of open spaces managed to Green Flag Award standards36 Number of open spaces awarded Green Flag Status over the period of the plan Annual Monitoring Report
Reduce the number of Listed Buildings at risk within the Borough No of Listed Buildings at Risk (%) English Heritage
Promote the development of travel plans with submissions for new development in accordance with the targets of the LTP3 LTP3 targets / approaches East Sussex County Council
Improve and enhance pedestrian and cycle routes within the Borough LTP3 targets / approaches East Sussex County Council
Objective 4 – Addressing the impacts of climate change FA1; FA2; FA5; SC1; SC2; SC3; SC4; SC5; SC6; SC7; EN2; EN3; EN4 and EN5 Reduce CO2 emissions per capita in the Borough Per capita reduction in CO2 emissions in the Borough East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
To comply with the Governments timetable to deliver zero carbon homes Number of developments incorporating combined heat and power systems or District Heating Networks Annual Monitoring Report
All developments to be designed with climate change mitigation and adaptation measures Number of developments incorporating green roofs/walls Annual Monitoring Report
Number of developments incorporating sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) Annual Monitoring Report
Number of developments incorporating multifunctional green space Annual Monitoring Report
Number of developments incorporating biodiversity protection and enhancement measures Annual Monitoring Report
Number of developments incorporating recycling facilities Annual Monitoring Report
All SSSI’s to achieve ‘favourable condition’ in accordance with Natural England guidance Condition of designated SSSIs Natural England / Annual Monitoring Report
Ensure no net loss in areas of biodiversity importance (ha) within the Borough Change in areas of biodiversity (ha) Annual Monitoring Report
Amount of net open space created by new development Annual Monitoring Report
Maintain and enhance the number of open spaces managed to Green Flag Award standards Number of open spaces awarded Green Flag Status over the period of the plan Annual Monitoring Report
Increase the % of households within 300m of a multifunctional green space/play area by not less than 2% in each of the next 5 years and to at least 82% during the life of the plan37 % of households within 300m of a multifunctional green space/play area. East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
Deliver sport and recreation facilities in accordance with shortfalls identified by the Parks and Open Spaces Strategy Net completions of sport/recreation facilities Annual Monitoring Report
Access to services and facilities by public transport, walking and cycling Annual Monitoring Report
Promote the development of travel plans with submissions for new development in accordance with the targets of the LTP338 LTP3 targets / approaches East Sussex County Council
Increase the % of the population with reasonable access to town, district and local centres by public transport, walking and cycling (within 15-30 mins travel time) % of population with reasonable access to town centres by public transport, walking and cycling Annual Release East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
Improve the position of Hastings within the Indices of Multiple Deprivation listings when released Position within the Indices of Multiple Deprivation listings Indices of Multiple deprivation (IMD)
(1) Objective 5 – Supporting Sustainable Communities DS1; FA2; FA3; FA4 FA5; SC1; SC2; SC3; SC4; SC5; SC6; EN2; EN5: EN1; H2: H1; H5: H3; H4; E2; E3; CI1; CI2; CI3; T1; T2; T3 and T4 Increase the % of new development within 30 minutes travel by public transport to GP services, education facilities, employment and a major retail centre % of new development within 30 minutes travel by public transport to GP services, education facilities, employment and a major retail centre East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
Reduce the % of children under 16 living in poverty within Hastings Number and % of children under 16 living in poverty East Sussex in Figures (ESiF) – Annual Child Poverty Statistics
Reduce the % of households in fuel poverty39 Number and % of households in fuel poverty East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
Improve the mean household income within the Borough relative to other towns within the East Sussex and the South East average Average (mean) earnings, residence-based40 East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
Average (mean) earnings, workplace-based41 East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
To achieve an annual improvement in property affordability Annual House price/earnings affordability ratios East Sussex in Figures (ESiF); Land Registry and Annual Monitoring Report
To achieve an annual reduction in the numbers of households accepted as homeless (per 1,000 households) Number and % of homeless households East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
To provide affordable housing on individual sites in accordance with Policy H3 of the Planning Strategy42 Affordable Housing completions by size and type Annual Monitoring Report
Population demographic mix by ward East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
To provide affordable housing within the Borough as a whole in accordance with the HBC Corporate Policy43 Affordable Housing completions by size and type in relation to corporate policy target. Annual Monitoring Report
Increase % of 15 year olds achieving 5 or more GCSEs, including English and Maths, at Grades A*-C relative to the regional average at suitable points during the plan period % of Pupils achieving 5+ GCSEs East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
Increase % of students 16+ in full time education % of students 16+ in full time education East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
Reduce the % of the working population with no qualifications % of the working population with no qualifications East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
Increase the % of the working population with NVQ Levels 3 and 4 % of working age population with NVQ Level 3 and/or 4 East Sussex in Figures (ESiF)
Objective 6 – Provision of an efficient and effective transport system FA1; FA2; FA; FA3; FA4; CI1; T1; T2; T3; T4 Support delivery of Link Road Developing the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road. Key dates and targets Hastings Borough Council / Rother District Council
Delivery of targets set out in the LTP3 LTP3 Targets and implementation programme East Sussex County Council
Increase bus usage within the town in accordance with LTP3 targets LTP3 Targets and implementation programme East Sussex County Council
To work at the local, county and National level to secure improvements to rail links LTP3 Targets and implementation programme East Sussex County Council
Increase the % of the working age population with access to employment by public transport, cycling or walking LTP3 Targets and implementation programme East Sussex County Council
Improve traffic management and reduce congestion on roads within the Borough LTP3 Targets and implementation programme East Sussex County Council
Promote the development of travel plans with submissions for new development in accordance with the targets of the LTP3 LTP3 targets / approaches East Sussex County Council
Objective 7 – Making the best use of the seafront and promoting tourism FA6; SC1; SC3; EN1; EN3; EN4; E4 and CI1 Increase the number of tourist accommodation establishments that are accredited nationally to raise the standard of accommodation on offer within the Borough Number and % of Hotels, B&Bs and other tourist accommodation which have national quality accreditation South East England Tourist Board (SEETB) / HBC
Increase tourist accommodation within the Borough, particularly along the seafront Net additional completions of visitor accommodation Annual Monitoring Report
Net losses of visitor accommodation to other uses Annual Monitoring Report
Net additional completions of self catering accommodation (caravan / camping sites) Annual Monitoring Report
Support developments to extend the tourist season within the Borough Progress in extending the tourist season Hastings Borough Council
Net additional leisure completions along the seafront Annual Monitoring Report
Net additional completions / losses of A3 and A4 uses Annual Monitoring Report

34 This target and indicator also refers to Objective 3 35 This target and indicator also refers to Objective 3 36 This target and indicator also refers to Objective 3 37 This target and indicator also refers to Objectives 3 and 4 38 This target and indicator also refers to Objective 3 39 A household is said to be in fuel poverty if it needs to spend more than 10% of its income on fuel to maintain a satisfactory heating regime 40 mean earnings, based on where the employee lives 41 mean earnings, based on where the employee works 42 This target and indicator also refers to Objective 2 43 This target and indicator also refers to Objective 2
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