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Section Five – Appendices

Appendix A: Site Design Briefs

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Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 1

LRA1: Holmhurst St Mary, LRA2: Harrow Lane Playing Fields and LRA3: Land adjacent to 777 The Ridge

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Figure 98 - Design Brief for sites LRA1, LRA2 and LRA3

LRA6: Queensway North, Queensway

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Figure 99 - Design Brief for LRA6

LRA7: Land at junction of The Ridge West & Queensway and LRA8: Land in Whitworth Road, The Ridge West

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Figure 100 - Design Brief for sites LRA7 and LRA8

Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 2

(1) GH1: Robsack A, Church Wood Drive

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Figure 101 - Design Brief for GH1

GH2: Mayfield E, Bodiam Drive

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Figure 102 - Design Brief for GH2

GH8: Sites PX and QX Churchfields GH9: Site NX2, Sidney Little Road, GH10: Site RX2, Sidney Little Road and GH11: Site NX3, Sidney Little Road, Churchfields

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Figure 103 - Design Brief for sites GH8, GH9, GH10 and GH11

Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 3

(1) FB1: The Grove School

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Figure 104 - Design Brief for FB1

FB2: Former West St Leonards Primary School

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Figure 105 - Design Brief for FB2

FB3: Seaside Road, West St Leonards and FB6: Cinque Ports Way (Former Stamco Timber Yard & TA Centre)

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Figure 106 - Design Brief for sites FB3 and FB6

FB4: Former Westerleigh School

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Figure 107 - Design Brief for FB4

Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 4

SH1: Land adjacent to Sandrock Park, The Ridge and SH3: Hurst Court, The Ridge

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Figure 108 - Design Brief for sites SH1 and SH3

SH4: Mount Denys, Pinehill & Ridgeway

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Figure 109 - Design Brief for SH4

Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 5

SAP2: Hollingsworth Garage, Braybrooke Road

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Figure 110 - Design Brief for SAP2

SAP3: 12-19 Braybrooke Terrace

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Figure 111 - Design Brief for SAP3

Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 6

MBL3: Gambier House, West Hill Road

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Figure 112 - Design Brief for MBL3

Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 7

(1) CLB2: Taxi Office/B.R. Social Club, St Johns Road

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Figure 113 - Design Brief for CLB2

Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 8

HTC6: Priory Quarter, Havelock Road

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Figure 114 - Design Brief for HTC6

Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 11

HOV1: Former Stills Factory, Ore Valley and HOV2: Ore Valley

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Figure 115 - Design Brief for sites HOV1 and HOV2

HOV3: Former Mount Pleasant Hospital, Frederick Road

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Figure 116 - Design Brief for HOV3

HOV11: Ivyhouse Lane, Northern Extension

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Figure 117 - Design Brief for HOV11

Design Briefs for sites in Focus Area 12

CVO3: Rear of Old London Road and CVO4: Church Street

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Figure 118 - Design Brief for sites CV03 and CVO4

Appendix B - Superseded Policies

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Employment

E1

Sites for Employment Development – Allocates sites at Broomgrove, west of Queensway and Ivyhouse Lane specifically for employment use.

Planning Strategy – DS2 (Employment Growth) and E1( Existing Employment Land and Premises)

Development Management Plan – site allocations: LRA 6 (QueenswayNorth); HOV11 (IvyhouseLane, Northern Extension)

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Employment

E3

Ivyhouse Lane – Land at Burgess Road – Site specific policy to enable road connection to Hayward Way

Development Management Plan – Site Allocation: HOV12 (Land East of Burgess Road, Ivyhouse)

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Employment

E4

Retaining Employment Uses - Safeguards development of existing employment land from non B1 uses

Planning Strategy – E1 (Existing Employment Land and Premises) and E2(SkillsandAccess to Jobs)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access)

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Employment

E5

Relocation of Non- ConformingUses – Provides exception to E4 by accepting relocation of business uses that are detrimentaltosurrounding area

Planning Strategy – E1 (Existing Employment Land and Premises)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access)

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Employment

E6

Small Industrial Firms – Criteria based policy allowing small firms in the built up area

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access)

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Employment

E7

ClassB1(a)Office Development – Defines broad locations suitable for B1(a) use

Planning Strategy – DS2 – (Employment Growth)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access)

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Employment

E8

LocationofBusinessUses – Provides criteria for regulating new business development in residential areas

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access)

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Employment

E9

Locating Employment Sustainably – Criteria based policy to ensure employment development minimises traffic, has appropriate parkinglevels,improves public transport access and makes provision for cycling

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access)

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Tourism

T1

New Tourist Attractions – Criteria based policy regulating approvalof planning permissions for new tourist attractions

Planning Strategy – E4 (Tourism and Visitors)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access) and HN10 (Amenity Green Spaces)

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Tourism

T2

Amusements – Designates areas suitable for amusements

Planning Strategy – E4 (Tourism and Visitors)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access); HN1 (Development affecting the significance and setting of designated heritage assets (including Conservation Areas) and CQ1 (Cultural Quarters)

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Tourism

T6

Caravan and Camping Sites – Criteria based policy to control the growth and expansion of existing sites

Planning Strategy – E4 (Tourism and Visitors)

Development Management Plan – CC1 (Caravan and Camping Sites)

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Tourism

T7

Development within Caravan and Camping Sites Criteria based policy for the enhancement of facilities at existing sites

Planning Strategy – E4 (Tourism and Visitors)

Development Management Plan - CC1 (Caravan and Camping Sites)

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Shopping

S1

Town Centre Retail Proposals – Allocates areas specifically for retail use in the town centre

Planning Strategy – E3 (Town, District and Local Centres)

Development Management Plan – SA1 (Hastings Town Centre Shopping Area)

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Shopping

S2

District and Local Centres – Protects key retail frontages identified on Policies Map for predominantly A1 uses

Planning Strategy – E3 (Town, District and Local Centres)

Development Management Plan – SA2 (Other Shopping Areas)

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S3

Bohemia Road Core Shopping Area – Aims to retain ground floor of properties in defined core shopping area on Policies Map for A1-A3 uses

Planning Strategy – E3 (Town, District and Local Centres)

Development Management Plan – SA2 (Other Shopping Areas)

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Transport

TR5

Cycling Facilities in New Developments – Requires developers to provide cycle facilities in accordance with adopted standards

Planning Strategy – T3 (Sustainable Transport)

Development Management Plan – DM4 (General Access)

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Transport

TR6

Location of New Development – Requires retail, industrial, commercial and community development to be located close to public transport, and/ or to be accessible by walking and cycling.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way); T3 (Sustainable Transport) and T4 (Travel Plans)

Development Management Plan – DM4 (General Access)

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Transport

TR7

Accessibility – Requires all major new development to make provision for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport and provide mitigation where necessary

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way); T3 (Sustainable Transport) and T4 (Travel Plans)

Development Management Plan – DM4 (General Access)

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Transport

TR8

Reduced Parking Provision in New Development – Sets out that reduced parking standards will be applied in areas where public transport, pedestrian and cycling accessibility is good

Planning Strategy –T3 (Sustainable Transport) and T4 (Travel Plans)

Development Management Plan – DM4 (General Access)

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Transport

TR10

Development in un-metalled Streets – Refuses developments that will generate additional traffic in streets that do not have adequately metalled carriageways

Development Management Plan - DM4 (General Access)

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Housing

H1

Housing Sites – Lists all sites allocated for housing in the period up to 2011

Planning Strategy – DS1 (New Housing Development) and FA1, FA2, FA3, FA4, FA5, FA6 – The focus area policies set out the principles for the spread of new housing sites and the numbers of new dwellings in each area

Development Management Plan – All Site Allocations

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Housing

H2

Mixed Use Areas – Allocates areas suitable for mixed-use developments.

Planning Strategy –FA1, FA2, FA3, FA4, FA5, FA6 – The focus area policies set out the principles for the spread of new housing sites and the numbers of new dwellings in each area.

Development Management Plan – Site Allocations.

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Housing

H4

Housing Conversions – Criteria based policy to control conversions to flats, safeguarding unnecessary conversions of family dwellings

Development Management Plan - DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and HC1 (Conversion of Existing Dwellings)

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Housing

H6

Social Rented Housing – Provides for a proportion of social rented housing in all suitable residential developments of 15 or more dwellings (or .5ha), a minimum of 25% social housing will be sought. And identifies allocated housing sites (H1) as being suitable for an element of social rented housing

Planning Strategy – H3 (Provision of Affordable Housing)

Development Management Plan – Site Allocations (all to include housing or commuted sum in accordance with H3 of the Planning Strategy)

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Community Needs

CN1

Access for People with Disabilities – Requires new development to provide adequate access and facilities for people with restricted mobility and/or other disabilities

Development Management Plan – DM4 (General Access)

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Community Needs

CN7

Premises for Early Years Education – Criteria based policy to control potential impacts of premises used for early years education. Requires premises to be accessible to public transport, walking and cycling

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design principles), DM3 (General Amenity ) and DM4 (General Access)

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Community Needs

CN9

Nursing Homes, Rest Homes and Hostels – Criteria based policy to control potential impacts of extensions, change of use or new premises.

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design principles), DM3 (General Amenity ) and DM4 (General Access) and HC2 (Residential Institutions and Student Halls of Residence)

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Nature Conservation

NC1

Hastings Cliffs Special Area of Conservation - Provides for the protection of this internationally important site. Development proposals likely to have a significant effect will be subject to rigorous assessment. Exceptions to policy must meet the policy criteria

Planning Strategy – EN3 (Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Nature Conservation

NC2

Sites of Special Scientific Interest - Provides for the retention and protection of Sites of Special Scientific Interest only allowing development subject to meeting policy criteria and providing adequate mitigation

Planning Strategy – EN3 (Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Nature Conservation

NC3

Local Nature Reserves - Provides for the retention and protection of Local Nature Reserves (designated and proposed) only allowing development subject to meeting policy criteria and providing adequate mitigation

Planning Strategy – EN3 (Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity) and EN5 (Local Nature Reserves)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Nature Conservation

NC5

Local Nature Reserve Allocations - Allocates land at 5 locations as Local Nature Reserves

Planning Strategy – EN3 (Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity) and EN5 (Local Nature Reserves)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Nature Conservation

NC6

Sites of Nature Conservation Importance - Provides for the protection of Sites of Nature Conservation Importance subject to demonstrating a local need outweighing the nature conservation interest of the site, and the provision of adequate mitigation

Planning Strategy – EN3 (Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity) and EN6 (Local Wildlife Sites)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space

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Nature Conservation

NC7

The Green Network – Seeks to protect the Green Network from development that would sever, intrude or otherwise cause harm to its nature or purpose

Planning Strategy – EN2 (Green Infrastructure Network)

Development Management Plan – HN7 (Green Infrastructure in New Developments); HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space); HN9 (Areas of Landscape Value) and HN10 (Amenity Green Spaces)

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Nature Conservation

NC8

General Planning Requirements – Seeks to ensure that development minimises damage to wildlife and habitats, ensuringlosses are minimised and adequately compensated for. Also seeks to ensure well-planned development that contributes towards a net gain in biodiversity and opportunities to enhance the local environment from both a nature conservation and amenity perspective.

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space )

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Nature Conservation

NC9

Information to Accompany Planning Applications – Seeks to ensure that developers provide sufficient ecological assessment of a site in support of a planning application

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Nature Conservation

NC10

Ancient Woodland - Provides for the protection of ancient woodland through planning conditions or legal agreement

Planning Strategy – EN3 (Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity) and EN4 (Ancient Woodland)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Nature Conservation

NC11

Preserved Woodland - Provides for the protection of preserved woodland of more than 0.4ha in area within 20m of the development

Planning Strategy – EN3 (Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Nature Conservation

NC12

St Helens Wood – Protection
- Protects St Helens Wood from any further development, controlling any development on the periphery of woodland in terms of tree retention and visual quality of the valley

Planning Strategy – EN3 (Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Landscape

L1

Landscape Character - Seeks to prevent development that would substantially compromise the landscape setting of the town

Planning Strategy – EN7 (Conservation and Enhancement of Landscape)

Development Management Plan – HN9 (Areas of Landscape Value)

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Landscape

L2

High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Seeks to resist development which would have an adverse impact on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Major development will not be permitted unless it can be demonstrated to be in the public interest

Planning Strategy – EN7 (Conservation and Enhancement of Landscape

Development Management Plan – HN9 (Areas of Landscape Value)

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Landscape

L3

Development Outside the Built-Up Area – Seeks to prevent development outside of the defined built-up area.
Exceptions to policy maybe allowed subject to meeting 1 of 2 criteria.

Planning Strategy – EN3 (Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity) and EN7 (Conservation and Enhancement of Landscape)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), and HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Landscape

L6

Historic Parks and Gardens - The Policy seeks to prevent development that would harm the historic significance, character, appearance and setting of identified historic parks and gardens

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and HistoricEnvironment)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Development Guidelines

DG1

Development Form – General design criteria applicable to all new development.

Planning Strategy – SC1, SC2, SC3, SC4 and SC7 – the sustainable community policies set out the principles for development guidance

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles)

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Development Guidelines

DG2

Access and Parking – Criteria based policy requiring all new development to satisfactorily meet the access needs of all users and balanced transport provision.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way) and SC2 (Design and Access Statements)

Development Management Plan – DM4 (General Access)

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Development Guidelines

DG3

Sunlight and Daylight Requires adequate natural light within new buildings and prevents the unacceptable loss of natural light or outlook to neighbouring properties arising from development.

Planning Strategy – SC1(Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way), SC2 (Design and Access Statements) and SC3 (Promoting Sustainable and Green Design)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design principles), DM3 (General Amenity)

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Development Guidelines

DG4

Noisy Activities –Seeksto prevent development likely to result in unacceptable levels of noise and measures to attenuate noise levels.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM6 (Pollution and Hazards)

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Development Guidelines

DG5

NoiseSensitiveDevelopment – Seeks to prevent the provision of housing, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other ‘noise sensitive development’, in areas which are or are likely to be subject to unacceptably high levels of noise unless satisfactory attenuation measures can be achieved.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way) and SC2 (Design and Access Statements)

Development Management Plan – DM6 (Pollution and Hazards)

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Development Guidelines

DG6

External Lighting – Criteria based policy seeking to ensure that external lighting schemes are well designed, appropriate to the surroundings and do not cause a hazard for road users.

Planning Strategy – SC1(Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM6 (Pollution and Hazards)

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Development Guidelines

DG7

High or Visually Prominent Buildings – Criteria based policy seeking to ensure that development maintains or enhances the surrounding area, has regard to Conservation Areas or areas of landscape importance and does not result in unacceptable overshadowing of neighbouring properties.

Planning Strategy – SC1(Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design principles), DM3 (General Amenity)

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Development Guidelines

DG8

Protection of Views Criteria based policy – providing for the protection of public views.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and HN9 (Areas of Landscape Value)

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Development Guidelines

DG9

Traffic Calming – Provides for the need to provide traffic calming measures within new development.

Planning Strategy – SC1(Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way) and SC2

(Design and Access Statements Development Management Plan – DM4 (General Access)

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Development Guidelines

DG11

Gardens – Requires private amenity space within dwellings intended for family use.

Planning Strategy – SC1(Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM3 (General Amenity)

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Development Guidelines

DG12

Two Storey Side Extensions to Residential Properties – Criteria based policy aimed to prevent the unacceptable impact of two-storey side extensions in terms of design and their impact on the street scene.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way) and SC2 (Design and Access Statements)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity)

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Development Guidelines

DG14

Shopfronts – Criteria based policy providing for new Shopfronts or alterations to existing Shopfronts.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), HN1 (Development affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets, including Conservation Areas) HN2 (Changing Doors Windows and Roofs in Conservation Areas) and the related SPD

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Development Guidelines

DG15

Security Shutters – Criteria based policy ensuring acceptable design and preventing their unnecessary use.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles) and HN1 (Development affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets, including Conservation Areas)

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Development Guidelines

DG16

Outdoor Advertisements and Signs – Criteria based policy seeking to ensure they are not detrimental to the appearance of building(s) affected and/or the surrounding area, or a danger to the public highway.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles) and DM3 (General Amenity) and HN1 (Development affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets, including Conservation Areas)

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Development Guidelines

DG17

Licensed Premises – Relates to the location of large drinking establishments and seeks to prevent new uses that are out of character with the area, or the over concentration of A3 uses in town, district or local centres.

Development Management Plan – DM3 (General Amenity); SA1 (Hastings Town Centre Shopping Area); SA2 (Other Shopping Areas ) and SA4 (Managing the Amenity of Services Outside the Shopping Areas)

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Development Guidelines

DG18

Hot Food Take-Away – Provides for hot food takeaway subject to criteria based policy.

Development Management Plan – DM3 (General Amenity) DM4 (General Access); SA1 (Hastings Town Centre Shopping Area); SA2 (Other Shopping Areas ) and SA4 (Managing the Amenity of Services Outside the Shopping Areas)

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Development Guidelines

DG19

Commercial Development – Traffic – Seeks to ensure that traffic generation from commercial development affecting residential areas is attenuated by legal agreements and/or planning conditions.

Development Management Plan – DM3 (General Amenity) DM4 (General Access) and SA4 (Managing the Amenity of Services Outside the Shopping Areas)

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Development Guidelines

DG20

Public Art – Requires the provision of public art in major development schemes.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way

Development Management Plan – DM3 (General Amenity)

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Development Guidelines

DG21

Development on Unstable Land – On land potentially subject to instability, planning permission will only be granted subject to convincing supporting evidence from the applicant that actual/ potential instability can be overcome.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM5 (Ground Conditions)

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Development Guidelines

DG22

Satellite Dishes – Provides for satellite dishes to domestic premises where planning permission is required and seeks to prevent insensitive positioning of dishes or similar areas

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles)

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Development Guidelines

DG28

Telecommunications Installations – Criteria based policy providing for the prior approval of the siting and appearance of masts and the full planning permission required for larger antennae.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM2 (Telecommunications Technology)

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Development Guidelines

DG29

High Pressure Gas Main – No new building will be permitted within 14m of the existing high pressure gas main which extends from the junction of Battle Rd & The Ridge West to Watergates Wood.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan –DM6 (Pollution and Hazards)

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Development Guidelines

DG30

Overhead Power Lines – A 132kV pylon line runs through the Marline Valley, and any new development will be expected to take account of the electricity supplier’s requirements from a safety standpoint.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM6 (Pollution and Hazards)

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Development Guidelines

DG31

New Overhead Power Lines – In visually sensitive locations, seeks to require – where planning permission is required, or encourage where permission is not required lines, being placed underground.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way

Development Management Plan – DM6 (Pollution and Hazards)

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Development Guidelines

DG33

Environmental Pollution – Seeks to prevent development which is likely to cause unacceptable pollution of air, water or land.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM4 (General Access) and DM6 (Pollution and Hazards)

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Development Guidelines

DG34

Contaminated Land – Requires the developer to carry out site investigations of potential hazards and propose the necessary remedial measures required.

Planning Strategy – SC1 (Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way)

Development Management Plan – DM5 (Ground Conditions)

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Historic Environment

C1

Development within Conservation Areas – Criteria based policy providing for development within Conservation Areas seeking to ensure that proposals have due regard to the character and appearance of the area.

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

Development Management Plan - HN1 (Development affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets, including Conservation Areas)

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Historic Environment

C2

Demolition in Conservation Areas – Criteria based policy providing for the demolition of unlisted buildings subject to the prior approval of the re-use of the site

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

Development Management Plan - HN3 (Demolition involving Heritage Assets)

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Historic Environment

C3

Development Involving Listed Buildings – Criteria based policy providing for the extension or alteration of a listed building.

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

Development Management Plan - HN1 (Development affecting the Significant and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets, including Conservation Areas)

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Historic Environment

C4

Demolition of Listed Buildings – Criteria based policy providing for development that would follow the demolition of a Listed Building

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

Development Management Plan - HN3 (Demolition involving Heritage Assets)

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Historic Environment

C5

Winch Huts – Provides for new winch huts designed to have a traditional appearance suited to their function.

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

Development Management Plan - HN1 (Development affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets, including Conservation Areas)

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Historic Environment

C6

Archaeological Sites and Ancient Monuments – Policy resists development that would adversely affect an archaeological site or ancient monument, or other nationally important archaeological site or monument

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

Development Management Plan – HN1 (Development Affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets, including Conservation Areas) and HN4 (Developments Affecting Heritage Assets with Archaeological and Historic Interest or Potential Interest)

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Historic Environment

C7

Replacement Doors and Windows in Listed Buildings – Within Listed Buildings, provides only for exact replicas or doors and windows of an appropriate design and materials.

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

Development Management Plan - HN1 (Development affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets, including Conservation Areas and HN2 (Changing Doors, Windows and Roofs in Conservation Areas) and the relatedSPD

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Historic Environment

C8

Replacement Doors and Windows in Conservation Areas – Within Conservation Areas, provides for exact replicas or doors and windows of an appropriate design and materials. Exceptions to policy are subject to meeting one of three criteria.

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

HN2 (Changing Doors, Windows and Roofs in Conservation Areas) and the related SPD

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Historic Environment

C9

Roof Materials for Listed Buildings – Provides for replacement roofs only where the covering is an exact replica or is of appropriate material.

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

Development Management Plan – HN2 (Changing Doors, Windows and Roofs in Conservation Areas) and the relatedSPD

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Historic Environment

C10

Roof Materials for Conservation Areas – Provides for replacement roofs only where the covering is an exact replica or is of appropriate material.

Planning Strategy – EN1 (Built and Historic Environment)

Development Management Plan - HN2 (Changing Doors, Windows and Roofs in Conservation Areas) and the relatedSPD

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Sports and Recreation

SP1

Playing Fields and Sports Pitches – The Policy seeks to prevent the loss of playing fields and sports pitches unless the proposal meets 1 of 4 criteria

Planning Strategy – EN8 (Open Spaces; Enhancement, Provision and Protection) CI2 (Sports and Leisure Facilities) and CI3 (Children’s Play Provision)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space).

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Sports and Recreation

SP2

Sports and Recreational Facilities – Criteria based policy providing for formal sports or recreation uses

Planning Strategy – EN8 (Open Spaces; Enhancement, Provision and Protection); CI2 (Sports and Leisure Facilities and CI3 (Children’s Play Provision)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

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Sports and Recreation

SP3

Location of Major New Sports and Recreational Facilities ‘Sequential test’ policy relating to the location of major sports and recreation facilities.

Planning Strategy – EN8 (Open Spaces; Enhancement, Provision and Protection; CI2 (Sports and Leisure Facilities) and CI3 – (Children’s Play Provision)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity), and DM4 (General Access)

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Sports and Recreation

SP4

White Rock Area – Criteria based policy providing for proposals which enhance the range and quality of sports, play and similar leisure provision within White Rock area west of Falaise Road.

Planning Strategy – EN8 (Open Spaces; Enhancement, Provision and Protection); CI2 (Sports and Leisure Facilities) and CI3 (Children’s Play Provision)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity), and DM4 (General Access)

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Open Space

OS1

Protection of Open Space – The policy seeks to protect identified Open Spaces from development which would lead to a loss of their open character.

Planning Strategy – EN8 (Open Spaces; Enhancement, Provision and Protection); CI2 (Sports and Leisure Facilities) and CI3 (Children’s Play Provision)

Development Management Plan – HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

194

Open Space

OS2

Areas Deficient in Open Space – The policy seeks to retain open spaces and undeveloped land in those areas of the Borough deemed to be deficient in open space. In appropriate cases a legal agreement will be sought to provide Open Space within new developments.

Planning Strategy – EN8 (Open Spaces; Enhancement, Provision and Protection)

Development Management Plan –HN7 (Green Infrastructure in New Developments), and HN8 (Biodiversity and Green Space)

194

Open Space

OS3

Private Open Space – The policy seeks to resist the substantial loss of identified private Open Space

Planning Strategy – EN8 (Open Spaces; Enhancement, Provision and Protection)

Development Management Plan - HN10 (Amenity Green Spaces)

195

Open Space

OS4

Allotments – The policy seeks to prevent the development of allotments shown on the Policies Map.

Planning Strategy – EN8 (Open Spaces; Enhancement, Provision and Protection)

Development Management Plan – HN10 (Amenity Green Spaces)

195

Open Space

OS5

Amenity Footpath Network – The Policy seeks to safe guard existing or proposed footpaths from new development. Or where development is allowed, ensure that the diverted route is no less attractive, safe and convenient.

Planning Strategy – EN8 (Open Spaces; Enhancement, Provision and Protection)

Development Management Plan - HN7 (Green Infrastructure in New Developments)

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Hastings Town Centre

TC1

Hastings Station Yard – The Policy allocates land at this location for a mixed use scheme likely to include educational, business, residential and retail uses.

Planning Strategy – FA3 (Strategy for Hastings Town Centre)

Development Management Plan – Site Allocation HTC1 (Hastings Station Yard (part))

201

Hastings Town Centre

TC3

Queens Road Conversions – Provides for the conversion of properties between 94-168 Queens Road from retail to residential or other suitable uses.

Planning Strategy – FA3 (Strategy for Hastings Town Centre)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles), DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access)

202

Hastings Town Centre

TC5

The Observer Building – Allocates the building within the Town Centre Conservation Area for a mix of uses including higher & further education, residential, offices and ‘live-work’ units.

Planning Strategy – FA3 (Strategy for Hastings Town Centre)

Development Management Plan – Site Allocation HTC3 (The Observer Building)

204

Hastings Town Centre

TC7

Greenway – Resists any development that does not ensure its implementation as an integral part of the overall design and route of the Greenway scheme.

Planning Strategy – FA3 (Strategy for Hastings Town Centre) and EN2 (Green Infrastructure Network)

Development Management Plan – HN7 (Green Infrastructure in New Developments)

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Central St Leonards

TC8

Memorial Replacement – Safeguards the location shown on the Policies Map, for a replacement to the original Memorial.

Planning Strategy – FA3 (Strategy for Hastings Town Centre)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles) and DM3 (General Amenity)

211

Central St Leonards

SL1

Taxi Office/BR Social Club Site – Allocates the site for a mixed use development with compatible commercial uses

Planning Strategy – FA4 (Strategic Policy for Central St Leonards)

Development Management Plan – Site Allocation CLB2 (Taxi Office/B.R. Social Club, St Johns Road)

212

Central St Leonards

SL2

Problem Buildings – Provides for a flexible approach in the future use of key problem buildings in Central St Leonards if this assists in securing their future viability.

Planning Strategy – FA4 (Strategy for Central St Leonards)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles) and DM3 (General Amenity)

212

Central St Leonards

SL3

Western Road/Cross Street Area – Provides for development and refurbishment of the area, primarily for housing but other uses may be approved providing they are compatible with the housing and assist the viability of central St Leonards.

Planning Strategy – FA4 (Strategy for Central St Leonards)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles) and DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access)

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West St Leonards

WSL1

Land at Seaside Road – Developments – Allocates the site for mixed use development based on water and beach related commercial tourism and leisure facilities. together with associated services, recreational activities, including a public slipway and housing.

Planning Strategy – FA1 (Strategic Policy for Western Area)

Development Management Plan – Site Allocation FB3 (Seaside Road, West St Leonards)

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West St Leonards

WSL3

Land at Bexhill Road – Development Allocates the site for housing, a replacement community centre and open space. The development must include adequate measures for flood protection and the safeguarding of the SNCI.

Planning Strategy – FA1 (Strategic Policy for Western Area)

Development Management Plan – Site Allocation FB2 (West St Leonards Primary School)

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Broomgrove

B5

Broomgrove – Highway Improvements/ Traffic Management – Provides for highway improvements and traffic management measures that will be required if the mixed use development at Broomgrove is to be permitted.

Planning Strategy – FA5 (Strategic Policy for Eastern Area)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles) and DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access)

235

Broomgrove

B6

The Former Stills Factory Site, Fellows Road – Allocates the site for mixed use to include housing and local employment uses (Class B1) subject to the requirements of Policy B5(e).

Planning Strategy – FA5 (Strategic Policy for Eastern Area)

Development Management Plan – Site Allocation HOV1 (Former Stills Factory, Ore Valley)

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Holmhurst St Mary

HSM1

Holmhurst St Mary – Development Allocates this greenfield site for housing including the provision of open space, to be released in the latter part of the Plan period subject to monitoring.

Planning Strategy – FA1 (Strategic Policy for Western Area)

Development Management Plan – Site Allocation LRA1 (Holmhurst St Mary)

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Holmhurst St Mary

HSM2

Holmhurst St Mary – Highway Access Provides for access improvements required if the housing development (Policy HSM1) is to be permitted.

Planning Strategy – FA1 (Strategic Policy for the Western Area)

Development Management Plan – Site Allocation LRA1 (Holmhurst St Mary)

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Seafront Strategy

SS1

The Stade Maritime Heritage Area – Criteria based policy providing for the development of tourist facilities at this location.

Planning Strategy – FA6 (Strategic Policy for the Seafront)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles) and DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access) and CQ1 (Cultural Quarters)

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Seafront Strategy

SS2

The Stade/Old Town Seafront – Seeks to ensure that any new development within this area respects the open aspect and accessibility of the area and the strong visual and historic link with the Old Town.

Planning Strategy – FA6 (Strategic Policy for the Seafront)

Development Management Plan – DM1 (Design Principles) and DM3 (General Amenity) and DM4 (General Access), HN1 (Development affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets, including Conservation Areas); HN2 (Changing Doors, Windows and Roofs in Conservation Areas); HN3 (Demolition involving Heritage Assets); HN4 (Development Affecting Heritage assets with Archaeological and Historic Interest or Potential Interest); HN5 Non Designated Heritage Assets) and CQ1 (Cultural Quarters)

Table 16: Superseded Policies

Appendix C - Indices of policies

Planning Strategy – Index of Policies

Objectives (NB: The objectives are not policies but are here for reference)

Objective 1: Achieve and sustain a thriving economy
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
Objective 3: Safeguard and improve the town’s environment
Objective 4: Addressing the impacts of climate change Objective 5: Supporting sustainable communities
Objective 6: Provision of an efficient and effective transport system
Objective 7: Making best use of the Seafront and promoting tourism

The Development Strategy

POLICY DS1: New Housing Development
POLICY DS2: Employment Growth
POLICY DS3: Location of Retail Development

Spatial Areas

POLICY FA1: Strategic Policy for Western Area
POLICY FA2: Strategic Policy for Central Area
POLICY FA3: Strategy for Hastings Town Centre
POLICY FA4: Strategy for Central St Leonards
POLICY FA5: Strategic Policy for Eastern Area
POLICY FA6: Strategic Policy for The Seafront

Theme Based Policies

Sustainable Communities
POLICY SC1: Overall Strategy for Managing Change in a Sustainable Way
POLICY SC2: Design and Access Statements
POLICY SC3: Promoting Sustainable and Green Design
POLICY SC4: Working Towards ZeroCarbon Development
POLICY SC5: District Heating Networks and Combined Heat and Power Systems
POLICY SC6: Renewable Energy Developments
POLICY SC7: Flood Risk

Protecting our Environment
POLICY EN1: Built and Historic Environment
POLICY EN2: Green Infrastructure Network
POLICY EN3: Nature Conservation and Improvement of Biodiversity
POLICY EN4: Ancient Woodland
POLICY EN5: Local Nature Reserves
POLICY EN6: Local Wildlife Sites
POLICY EN7: Conservation and Enhancement of Landscape
POLICY EN8: Open Spaces – Enhancement, Provision and Protection

Housing
POLICY H1: Housing Density
POLICY H2: Housing Mix
POLICY H3: Provision of Affordable Housing
POLICY H4: Houses in Multiple Occupation
POLICY H5: Accommodation for Travelling Communities

The Local Economy
POLICY E1: Existing Employment Land and Premises
POLICY E2: Skills and Access to Jobs
POLICY E3: Town, District and Local Centres
POLICY E4: Tourism and Visitors

Community Infrastructure
POLICY CI1: Infrastructure and Development Contributions
POLICY CI2: Sports and Leisure Facilities
POLICY CI3: Children’s Play Provision

Transport
POLICY T1: Strategic Road and Rail Schemes
POLICY T2: Local Road Improvements
POLICY T3: Sustainable Transport
POLICY T4: Travel Plans

Development Management Plan – Index of Policies

Overall Approach
POLICY LP1: Considering planning applications

General Guidance
POLICY DM1: Design Principles
POLICY DM2: Telecommunications Technology
POLICY DM3: General Amenity
POLICY DM4: General Access
POLICY DM5: Ground Conditions
POLICY DM6: Pollution and Hazards
POLICY DM7: Water Resource Availability

Housing and the Community
POLICY HC1: Conversion of Existing Dwellings
POLICY HC2: Residential Institutions and Student Halls of Residence
POLICY HC3: Community Facilities

Historic and Natural Environment
POLICY HN1: Development affecting the significance and setting of designated heritage assets (including conservation areas)
POLICY HN2: Changing Doors and Windows in Conservation Areas
POLICY HN3: Demolition involving Heritage Assets
POLICY HN4: Development affecting Heritage Assets with Archaeological and Historic Interest or Potential Interest
POLICY HN5: Non-Designated Heritage Assets
POLICY HN6: Former Convent of Holy Child Jesus, Magdalen Road
POLICY HN7: Green Infrastructure in New Developments
POLICY HN8: Biodiversity and Green Space
POLICY HN9: Areas of Landscape Value
POLICY HN10: Amenity Green Spaces

Economy
POLICY SA1: Hastings Town Centre Shopping Area
POLICY SA2: Other Shopping Areas
POLICY SA3: Shops and Services outside the Shopping Areas
POLICY SA4: Drinking Establishments and Hot Food Take-Aways
POLICY CC1: Caravan, Camping and Chalet sites
POLICY CQ1: Cultural Quarters

Site specific policies

LRA1 - Holmhurst St Mary
LRA2 - Harrow Lane Playing Fields
LRA3 - Land adjacent to 777 The Ridge LRA4 - Old Roar House, Old Roar Road
LRA5 - Former Workplace Health & Fitness Centre, The Ridge West
LRA10 - Land north of Downey Close
LRA6 - Queensway North, Queensway
LRA7 - Land at the junction of The Ridge West and Queensway
LRA8 - Land in Whitworth Road, The Ridge West
LRA9 - Marline Fields, Enviro21 Business Park, Land West of Queensway

GH1 - Robsack A, Church Wood Drive
GH2 - Mayfield E, Bodiam Drive
GH3 - Spyways School, Gillsmans Hill
GH4 - Mayfield J, Mayfield Lane
GH5 - Land at Redgeland Rise (Former Wishing Tree Nursery)
GH6 - Mayfield Farm
GH12 - 63 Wishing Tree North (Former Wishing Tree Public House)
GH13 - 133 Battle Road (Former Tivoli Tavern)
GH8 - Sites PX and QX, Churchfields
GH9 - Site NX2, Sidney Little Road, Churchfields
GH10 - Site RX2, Sidney Little Road, Churchfields
GH11 - Site NX3, Sidney Little Road, Churchfields

FB1 - The Grove School
FB2 - Former West St Leonards Primary School
FB3 - Seaside Road, West St Leonards
FB4 - Former Westerleigh School
FB5 - Former Hastings College, St Saviours Road
FB6 - Cinque Ports Way (Former Stamco Timber Yard & TA Centre)
FB7 - 123-125 West Hill Road (Former Malmesbury House)
FB8 - Former Westerleigh School, Playing fields
FB9 - 190 Bexhill Road
FB10 - Land south of Crowhurst Road
FB12 - Land south of Upper Wilting Farm
FB13 - Hastings Garden Centre, Bexhill Road
FB14 - Land north of 31 Fern Road
FB15 - Land north of 14 Fern Road

SH1 - Land adjacent to Sandrock Park, The Ridge
SH2 - Land at Osborne House, The Ridge
SH3 - Hurst Court, The Ridge
SH4 - Mount Denys, Pinehill & Ridgeway
SH7 - 191 The Ridge

SAP1 - Horntye Park
SAP2 - Hollingsworth Garage, Braybrooke Road
SAP3 - 12-19 Braybrooke Terrace
SAP4 - 347-349 London Road
SAP5 - Silver Springs Medical Practice, Beaufort Road
SAP7 - Bilmore Corner, Battle Road
SAP8 - 4 Wykeham Road

MBL1 - Former Hastings College Archery Road
MBL2 - 37 Charles Road West (Former Filsham Nurseries)
MBL3 - Gambier House, West Hill Road
MBL4 - West Hill Road Reservoir
MBL5 - 27 Dane Road
MBL8 - Caple Ne Ferne, 2 Albany Road

CLB1 - 1-3 Chapel Park Road
CLB2 - Taxi Office/B.R. Social Club, St Johns Road
CLB3 - Sorting Office site, Kings Road
CLB4 - 4-5 Stockleigh Road

HTC1 - Hastings Station Yard (part)
HTC2 - Cornwallis Street Car Park
HTC3 - The Observer Building
HTC4 - 40 & 41 Wellington Square
HTC6 - Priory Quarter, Havelock Road

HOV1 - Former Stills Factory, Ore Valley
HOV2 - Ore Valley
HOV3 - Former Mount Pleasant Hospital, Frederick Road
HOV4 - The Cheviots/Cotswold Close
HOV5 - 87-221 (odds) Farley Bank
HOV6 - Ore Business Park, Farley Bank
HOV7 - Upper Broomgrove Road
HOV9 - 107 The Ridge (Simes & Sons)
HOV11 - Ivyhouse Lane, Northern Extension
HOV12 - Land east of Burgess Road, Ivyhouse

CVO1 - Victoria Avenue
CVO2 - Land west of Frederick Road CVO3 - Rear of Old London Road CVO4 - Church Street
CVO5 - 309-311 Harold Road

Appendix D – Significant changes to the Development Management Plan since publication in January 2013

Policy, Paragraph or site reference Change Reason for change
Section One: Introduction
1.2 Update paragraph to reflect status of Planning Strategy (now adopted) The Planning Strategy has been Examined in Public, found sound and adopted by Hastings Borough Council
New 1.8 New paragraph to describe Proposed Submission consultation already undertaken and how this consultation follows on from that This is an update consultation that is an effective continuation of Regulation 19. The new text in the introduction explains the position, the need for an extra consultation and the dates for it
1.9 Text update to reflect title of new document
New 1.11 New paragraph explaining why we are re-consulting on a Revised Proposed Submission draft
New 1.12 New paragraph setting out how previous representations will be dealt with, and how to withdraw them if required
1.12 (Now 1.15) Consultation dates updated
1.16 (Now 1.19) Next steps – dates for Examination and adoption of the Development Management Plan updated
1.21-1.22 (Now 1.23 1.24 and new 1.25-1.30) New text that clearly sets out the revised structure of the Development Management Plan To make clear how the specific sections of the plan are dealt with, and to help easy navigation
Section Two: General and Development Management Guidance (renamed from original title Section Two: Development Management)
New chapter (Section Two: Part i) Overall approach)
Supporting text amended from para. 1.27 (Now 2.1) An explanation of the role of the Development Management Plan, and how it will be used in the determination of planning applications In response to consultation comments and for added clarity
New policy LP1 Insertion of new Policy LP1 – Considering Planning Applications that outlines how the Local Plan will be used to determine planning applications In response to consultation comment, our experience at the Hastings Planning Strategy Examination, and for added clarity
New 2.4 New paragraph introducing the validation checklist, and the information required to support planning applications The validation checklist is referenced elsewhere in the document and it is felt appropriate to introduce it at the beginning as part of the overall approach to making planning decisions
Section Two: Development Management (Renamed to Section Two: Part ii) General Guidance Policies)
2.9 (Now 2.17) Additional supporting text highlighting the particular local characteristics of Hastings – the heritage, ecology, topography, townscapes and landscape, with specific references to protecting countryside In response to consultation comments, and to add further clarity and context
DM1: Design Principles Divide the first two criteria. Enhancing local character as a stand-alone criteria and the built environment as a separate consideration within it. For clarity, to highlight that character is not only about the surrounding built environment
DM1: Design Principles Additional sentence added to criterion e) that references areas of heritage/landscape value in terms of assessing visual impact To ensure that these areas are fully considered in the application of Policy DM1
DM1: Design Principles Add reference to supporting Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) that provide further detail to the policy To signpost where further information can be obtained to support the policy
New 2.19 New paragraph describing the importance of telecommunication technologies and the need to plan effectively for them To give context to Policy DM2
DM2: Telecommunications Technology Revised, criteria-based, policy detailing the specific requirements for the siting of telecommunication technologies In response to advice and comment from the telecommunications industry
Delete 2.18 Deletion of paragraph explaining that the policy will be used for all applications This is superseded by the new policy LP1
DM3: General Amenity New criterion h) specifically highlighting safety and the need to consider existing and potential risks to amenity arising from new development In response to consultation comments and for additional clarity
2.23 and 2.24 (Now 2.30 & 2.31) Reference to SPD rather than SPG (Supplementary Planning Guidance) and updated weblink To reflect updated guidance from East Sussex County Council, adopted by Hastings as SPD
DM4: General Access New criterion a) highlighting the need to consider safety in access, together with the requirement for appropriate transport appraisals For clarity, and to ensure highway safety and transport impacts are appropriately considered in development proposals
DM4: General Access Additional text in criterion b) to require pedestrian and cycle routes to be considered as part of new development To enable implementation of strategic network of pedestrian and cycle routes
DM4: General Access Additional text in criterion d) referring to the newly adopted Parking SPD To reflect updated guidance from East Sussex County Council, adopted by Hastings as SPD
DM5: Ground Conditions Insert reason for Policy -about protecting human health and water quality In response to consultation comments received from the Environment Agency
New 2.37 Additional supporting text to highlight the importance of water quality On receipt of advice from the Environment Agency
DM6: Pollution and Hazards Insert reason for Policy -about protecting human health and water quality In response to consultation comments received from the Environment Agency
DM6: Pollution and Hazards In criterion c) change “smell” to “odour” To bring language into line with national guidance
2.34 (Now 2.42 & 2.43) Revise supporting text adding detail about water resources; potential impacts upon them and relevant sources of data and licence requirements On receipt of advice from the Environment Agency
DM7: Water Resources Add “Availability” to policy name and amend to ensure availability of groundwater resources is not threatened by new development To add clarity, and in response to comments and advice from the Environment Agency
DM7: Water Resources Remove reference to Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ) They have not been locally ratified by Government
Section Three: Housing and the Community (Renamed to Section Two: Part iii) Housing and the Community Policies)
3.1 – 3.2 (Now 3.1-3.3) Additional/redrafted supporting text describing the purpose and implementation of the policy in relation to the protection and supply of family homes To add clarity
HC1: Conversion of Existing Dwellings Amend policy to clarify that it relates to conversions into multiple dwellings or other uses, and should not include significant extensions or changes to room layouts to ensure adequate standard of accommodation is achieved To make the criteria against which applications will be assessed as clear as possible
3.3 – 3.9 (Now 3.4 – 3.9) Modification of supporting text and general amendments to clarify the types of accommodation the policy relates to, i.e. residential institutions and student halls of residence For additional clarity and to confirm the policy relates to halls of residence as opposed to other forms of accommodation for students
HC2: Residential Institutions and Student Accommodation Modify text changing “student accommodation” to “Halls of Residence”, amend criterion c) from “”stock of general housing” to “residential mix” For clarity
HC3: Community Facilities – No significant changes
Section Four: Historic and Natural Environment (Renamed to Section Two: Part iv) Historic and Natural Environment Policies)
4.2 Insert list of Conservation Areas To provide reference from Policies Map
4.4 Re-word – remove reference to Conservation Area Consent Separate Conservation Area Consent no longer required
HN1: Development Affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets (including Conservation Areas) – No significant changes
4.13, 4.14 and HN2: Changing Doors and Windows in Conservation Areas Policy re-named “Changing Doors, Windows and Roofs in Conservation Areas” and text amended to include reference to roofs and roofing material To include roofs and roofing material within the policy and supporting text
HN3: Demolition involving Heritage Assets and supporting text (4.15) Include reference to demolition in Conservation Areas requiring planning consent To reflect national policy changes in terms of requirement for Conservation Area Consent
HN4: Development Affecting Heritage Assets with Archaeological and Historic Interest or Potential Interest – No significant changes
HN5: Non-Designated Heritage Assets – No significant changes
New HN6: Former Convent of Holy Child Jesus, Magdalen Road and supporting text (New 4.20- 4.25) -Formerly CLB5 Insertion of enabling policy in Historic Environment section of the Plan (moved updated from Site Allocations section) - formerly CLB5, paragraphs 6.276 - 6.280 and Policy CLBX In response to consultation comments received and to make clear that this is an enabling policy, not a site allocation. Its intention is to guide any future development only and as such, is considered more appropriate that the policy appear in this part of the document
Natural Environment chapter
(New paras 4.26 – 4.42)
Chapter re-drafted providing clear policies on Green Infrastructure, Biodiversity and Green Space, Amenity Green Space and Areas of Landscape Value. Supporting text amended accordingly. Introduces the new policy format as outlined below For clarity and to ensure green infrastructure and green space information requirements are included in new development. Changes better conform with overarching Planning Strategy policies
HN6: Private Open Space Policies amalgamated - have become policy HN10: Amenity Green Spaces For clarity and to better conform with overarching Planning Strategy policies
HN7: Allotments
HN8: Local Green Space
HN9: Green Infrastructure in New Development Split into two policies - has become Policy HN7: Green Infrastructure in New Developments and policy HN8: Biodiversity and Green Space For clarity and to better conform with overarching Planning Strategy policies
New policy HN9: Areas of Landscape Value – to protect areas of scenic importance - the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty To provide further protection to areas of landscape importance, in accordance with the overarching policy in the Planning Strategy
Section Five: The Economy (Renamed to Section Two: Part v) Economic policies)
New 5.5 and 5.6 Street trading and markets: New paragraphs to recognise the importance of these forms of retail in town centres etc A result of discussion at the Planning Strategy Examination – reference required to the issue but no need for a policy
New 5.14 New paragraph that identifies the factors to be taken into account when judging planning applications against Policy SA1, e.g. appearance of shop units and the character of the area To provide further information to support implementation of the policy
SA1: Hastings Town Centre Shopping Area Clarification that thresholds are calculated in terms of floorspace for Priory Meadow, and units in the remaining Hastings Town Centre Shopping Area In response to consultation comments received, and to add further clarity
New 5.15 and 5.26 Change to clarify that temporary flexible uses are not included in the calculations between retail and non-retail uses To reflect recent changes in Permitted Development legislation (Use Classes)
New 5.27 New paragraph that identifies the factors to be taken into account when judging planning applications against Policy SA2, e.g. appearance of shop units and character of the area To provide further information to support implementation of the policy
SA2: Other Shopping Areas Move West St Leonards Shopping Area and threshold in list of shopping areas To fully reflect the neighbourhood centres in the town
SA3: Shops and Services outside the Shopping Areas – No significant changes
SA4: Drinking Establishments and Hot Food Take-Aways – No significant changes
5.30
(Now 5.35 and 5.36)
Revise supporting text to explain how control over use on a seasonal basis will be achieved, and to ensure that environmental designations are fully considered in any proposals In response to consultation comments received and to be reflective of recent case law on seasonal use of Caravan, Camping and Chalet sites. Changes reflect those made in Policy CC1
CC1: Caravan, Camping and Chalet sites Remove clause d) in the policy, which relates to residency restrictions, revise a) to include reference to accessible green spaces and revise e) to allow for flexibility in terms of the proportion of pitches available for touring caravans or campers on site In response to consultation comments and recent planning case law
CQ1: Cultural Quarters Minor text change to remove cross reference with other policies in the Development Management Plan To avoid duplication
Section Six: Site Allocations (Renamed to Section Three: Site Allocations)
All Site Allocations Site policies included for all sites that reflect individual, site specific requirements. These requirements are reflective of other policies in the Local Plan as much as possible, as well as known constraints or opportunities the sites present. Supporting text remains similar to that previously published but reviewed in light of the new site polices to ensure site specific requirements are identified In response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
Amendments, insertions/ or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 1: Little Ridge & Ashdown
New site Insertion of new site LRA10 - Land north of Downey Close, and include on Policies Map Site granted permission since the previous draft of the Development Management Plan was published
Amendments, insertions/ or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 2: Greater Hollington
GH3 - Spyways School, Gillsmans Hill Include site policy, review supporting text and amend site boundary (of both individual site plan and Policies Map) Site boundary amended to reflect adjacent planning consents. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
GH5 - Land at Redgeland Rise (Wishing Tree Nursery) Change site name to “Land at Redgeland Rise (Former Wishing Tree Nursery)”. Include site policy and review supporting text For clarity and consistency with other site names. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
Remove site Delete site GH7 – Land South of 12–17 Catsfield Close, and remove from Policies Map Site completed
New site Insertion of new site GH12 - 63 Wishing Tree Road North (Former Wishing Tree Public House), and include on Policies Map Site granted permission since the previous draft of the Development Management Plan was published
New site Insertion of new site GH13 - 133 Battle Road (Former Tivoli Tavern), and include on Policies Map Site granted permission since the previous draft of the Development Management Plan was published
Amendments, insertions/ or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 3: Filsham Valley & Bulverhythe
FB2 - Former West St Leonards Primary School and Policy FBX Include new site policy (replace FBX here and on Policies Map), review supporting text and amend potential site capacity. In response to Environment Agency Flood Risk remodelling, which showed that this site is not at the same risk from flooding as previously understood. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
FB6 - Cinque Ports Way (Former Stamco Timber Yard and TA Centre) Change site name to “Cinque Ports Way (Former Stamco Timber Yard & TA Centre)”. Include site policy, review supporting text and amend boundary (of both individual site plan and Policies Map), site area and potential site capacity To reflect a change in circumstance (the Sea Cadets are to remain on site). Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
Remove site Delete site FB11 – St Ethelburga’s Church Hall, and remove from Policies Map No development commitment from owners
New site Insertion of new site FB13 - Hastings Garden Centre, Bexhill Road, and include on Policies Map Environment Agency Flood Risk remodelling has shown that this site is not at the same risk from flooding as previously understood
New site Insertion of new site FB14 - Land north of 31 Fern Road, and include on Policies Map Site granted permission since the previous draft of the Development Management Plan was published
New site Insertion of new site FB15 - Land north of 14 Fern Road, and include on Policies Map Site granted permission since the previous draft of the Development Management Plan was published
Amendments, insertions/ or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 4: St Helens
SH2 - Land at Osborne House, The Ridge Include site policy, review supporting text and amend site boundary (of both individual site plan and Policies Map) To reflect the latest planning proposal. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
SH3 - Hurst Court, The Ridge Include site policy, review supporting text, and reduce site boundary (of both individual site plan and Policies Map), and potential site capacity For clarity and to reflect that part of the site is under construction
Remove site Delete site SH5 – Rear of Linley Drive, and remove from Policies Map Site completed
Remove site Delete site SH6 – 195 The Ridge, and remove from Policies Map Site completed
SH7 - 191 The Ridge Include site policy, review supporting text and amend site capacity To reflect latest planning permission. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
Amendments, insertions/or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 5: Silverhill & Alexandra Park
SAP4 - 347-349 London Road Include site policy, review supporting text and amend site capacity To reflect latest discussions with developers. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
Remove site Delete site SAP6 – The Langham Hotel, 16 Elphinstone Road, and remove from Policies Map Site completed
New site Insertion of new site SAP7 - Bilmore Corner, Battle Road, and include on Policies Map Site granted permission since the previous draft of the Development Management Plan was published
New Site Insertion of new site SAP8 - 4 Wykeham Road, and include on Policies Map Site granted permission since the previous draft of the Development Management Plan was published
Amendments, insertions/ or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 6: Maze Hill & Burtons’ St Leonards
MBL2 - 37 Charles Road West (Filsham Nurseries) Change site name to “37 Charles Road West (Former Filsham Nurseries)”. Include site policy and review supporting text For clarity and consistency with other site names. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
Remove site Delete site MBL6 – 49-52 Caves Road, and remove from Policies Map No certainty regarding timing of delivery
Remove site Delete site MBL7 – 36-40 Caves Road, and remove from Policies Map Site completed
New site Insertion of new site MBL8 - Caple Ne Ferne, 2 Albany Road, and include on Policies Map Site granted permission since the previous draft of the Development Management Plan was published
Amendments, insertions/or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 7: Central St Leonards & Bohemia
CLB3 - Sorting Office site, Kings Road Include site policy, review supporting text and amend site capacity To reflect latest planning permission. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
CLB5 - Former Convent of Holy Child Jesus, Magdalen Road and paragraphs 6.276 - 6.280 and CLBX Policy and supporting text moved to Historic Environment section as Policy HN6: Former Convent of Holy Child Jesus, Magdalen Road In response to consultation comments by making clear that this is not a development allocation, it is a site specific policy to enable the restoration of listed buildings
Amendments, insertions/or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 8: Hastings Town Centre
HTC1 - Hastings Station Yard (Part) Include site policy and review supporting text, change allocated use to mixed residential To take account of the potential for student accommodation on the site. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
Remove site Delete site HTC5 - 36 & 37 Wellington Square, and remove from Policies Map Site completed
HTC6 - Priory Quarter, Havelock Road Include site policy, amend site area and review supporting text Site area amended to take account of development that has already been completed. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
Amendments, insertions/or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 9: Old Town
No sites – No significant changes
Amendments, insertions/or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 10: West Hill
No sites – No significant changes
Amendments, insertions/or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 11: Hillcrest & Ore Valley
HOV4 - The Cheviots/ Cotswold Close Include site policy, review supporting text, amend site boundary (of both individual site plan and Policies Map) and potential site capacity Boundary and site capacity amended to reflect latest planning consent. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
HOV5 - 87-221 (odds) Farley Bank Include site policy, review supporting text and potential site capacity Potential site capacity amended to reflect latest planning consent. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
HOV6 - Ore Business Park, Farley Bank Include site policy, review supporting text and potential site capacity Potential site capacity amended For clarity and to reflect latest planning consent. Site policy included and supporting text amended in response to consultation comments received, to add policy weight and provide greater clarity for site specific requirements
Remove site Delete site HOV8 - 2-20 (evens) Fellows Road, and remove from Policies Map Site completed
Remove site Delete site HOV10 - 5-15 (odds) Fellows Road, and remove from Policies Map Site completed
HOV11 - Ivyhouse Lane, Northern Extension Include site policy, review supporting text, and amend site boundary (of both individual site plan and Policies Map) For clarity and to rectify a mapping error
Amendments, insertions/or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 12: Clive Vale & Ore Village
Remove site Delete site CVO6 – Former Hare & Hounds, 391 Old London Road , and remove from Policies Map No certainty regarding timing of delivery
Amendments, insertions/or deletions of site allocations - Focus Area 13: Hastings Country Park
No sites – No significant changes
Section Seven: Implementation and Monitoring (Renamed to Section Four: Implementation and Monitoring)
Monitoring framework Amend layout, text, targets and indicators To better conform to the Planning Strategy and to reflect new policies.
Appendices (Renamed to Section Five: Appendices)
Appendix A: Site Design Briefs Update images To reflect changes to sites and site specific requirements
Appendix B: Superseded polices Update text To reflect the changes detailed in this table
Appendix C: Indices of policies Update list and insert headers to distinguish between the Planning Strategy and Development Management Plan policies lists To reflect the changes detailed in this table
Appendix D: Significant Changes to the Development Management Plan since original publication in January 2013 Insert new Appendix To illustrate change between the earlier Proposed Submission version of the Development Management Plan, and the current consultation on the Revised Proposed Submission Development Management Plan
Insert new Section Six: Glossary
Glossary Insertion of glossary of terms For clarity
Policies Map
Grid Ref Layer Change
7910 Local Wildlife Site Presentation change: Not displaying properly, gap.
8010 Cycle Route / Ancient Woodland Presentation change: Move Cycle Route “below” the Ancient Woodland
7711 Road Name Spelling error: Sidney not Sydney
7910 Shopping Area Boundary amended to remove industrial site car park
Various Cycle Routes Various route amendments reflecting evidence base work with East Sussex County Council and others
Various (Example 8112) Sports Pitches and Playing Fields Presentation change: Style needs to be changed as overlap with Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) (8112)
Addition Archaeological Notification Areas East Sussex County Council data update: New sites added
Addition Local Nature Reserve New site added

Table 17: Significant Changes to the Development Management Plan since publication in January 2013

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