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Section 4 – Implementation and Monitoring

Implementation and Monitoring

7.1 The National Planning Policy Framework (2012) re-affirms the Government's commitment to a plan-led system and the role of the planning system, in partnership with the community and developers, in the delivery of sustainable development.

7.2 This section outlines how the Development Management Plan policies will be implemented and monitored. Implementation, monitoring and review are key requirements in the planning system as the preparation of a plan is not a 'one off' activity. It is part of a process that involves keeping a check on how successful the plan is in delivering what it sets out to do, and making adjustments to that plan if monitoring reveals that changes are needed.

7.3 One of the tests of soundness of a Development Plan Document (DPD) is whether there are clear mechanisms for implementation and monitoring. The Council is therefore committed to the effective monitoring of the policies within this document, in particular to establish when interventions might be necessary to ensure timely delivery of what is proposed.

7.4 The purposes of monitoring are:

  1. to assess the extent to which policies in the Development Management Plan are being implemented;
  2. to identify policies that may need to be amended or replaced;
  3. to establish whether policies have had unintended consequences;
  4. to establish whether assumptions and objectives behind policies are still relevant; and
  5. to establish whether targets are being achieved

7.5 The outcome of our targets, indicators and policy performance monitoring will be shown in the Local Plan Monitoring Report. The monitoring of the allocated sites shall be carried out through quarterly site visits and regular monitoring of planning applications. This will be reported in the Local Plan Monitoring Report which will be published on our website at: http://www.hastings.gov.uk/environment_planning/planning/localplan/monitoring/.

7.6 The tables on the following pages show our Implementation and Monitoring Framework for this document.



 

Planning Strategy Strategic Objective

Development Management Plan Policies

Target   

Indicator

Reporting Source

1

Objective 1 – Achieve
and sustain
a thriving economy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 1 – Achieve
and sustain
a thriving economy
continued

DM2 – Telecommunications Technology          
               

 

Continue to improve telecommunications technology in the Borough and ensure appropriate location of equipment

Telecommunications technology growth in Hastings               

Local Plan Monitoring Report

2

SA1 – Hastings Town Centre Shopping Area    

 

Ensure A1 uses make up at least 95% of the total floorspace  of Priory Meadow and
55% of the remaining shopping area in Hastings Town Centre

Net number of
non-A1 uses granted planning permission and/or implemented in Hastings Town Centre

Annual shopping area survey and Local Plan Monitoring Report

 

3

SA2 – Other Shopping Areas

Ensure A1 uses make up at least 60% of primary shopping area in St Leonards and
at least 40% in the secondary shopping area

Net number of
non-A1 uses granted planning permission and/or implemented in Central St Leonards, Old Town, Ore Village, Silverhill, Bohemia, West St Leonards (Bexhill Road), Battle Road, Mount Pleasant, Mount Road and Marine Court where this involves a change away from or to A1 use

4

Ensure A1 uses make up at least 55% of shopping area in Old Town, Ore Village and Silverhill and 50% in Bohemia

5

Ensure A1 uses make up at least 60% of shopping area in West St Leonards (Bexhill Road), Mount Pleasant, Mount Road and Marine Court and 50% in Battle Road

6

SA3 – Shops and Services outside the Shopping Areas  

Retain where appropriate services outside the defined shopping areas   

Change of use away from A, B and D use classes

7

CQ1 – Cultural Quarters               

To enhance the cultural offering within the four Cultural Quarters and promote a diversity of cultural attractions            

Amount of new cultural related development within the four Cultural Quarters

Local Plan Monitoring Report

8

Amount of development resulting in the loss of a cultural asset within the four Cultural Quarters

9

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

DM3 – General Amenity

Ensure new developments meet minimum internal floorspace standards

Residential completions by internal floor area

Local Plan Monitoring Report

10

Ensure new residential developments include adequate garden space, with gardens of at least 10m in length

Dwellings completed including garden space by garden size

11

HC2 – Residential Institutions and Student Halls of Residence

To provide suitable accommodation for the elderly, infirm and people who are physically and/or sensory impaired

Provision of residential institutions

 

12

To provide suitable
accommodation for student numbers

Provision of student Halls of Residence/ bedrooms

13

Objective 3
– Safeguard and improve the  town's environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 3
– Safeguard and improve the  town's environment continued

DM5 – Ground Conditions           

Ensure issues around land instability and contamination
are satisfactorily addressed before development commences        

Number of planning conditions discharged that relate to land instability or land contamination

Local Plan Monitoring Report

14

DM6 – Pollution and Hazards                

Ensure issues around light and airborne pollution, noise and odour are satisfactorily addressed before development commences

Number of planning conditions
discharged in relation to light and air borne pollution, noise and odour

15

DM7 – Water Resource Availability               

Ensure no adverse effects on ground and surface water resources             

Number of planning conditions discharged relating to ground and surface water

16

HN1 – Development affecting the Significance and Setting of Designated Heritage Assets (including Conservation Areas)

Proposals sustain
and enhance the significance of designated heritage assets (including Conservation Areas)               

Policy will be monitored through annual sample survey of new build developments

17

HN7 – Green Infrastructure in New Developments    

 

               

Developments make provision for improvement of the green network, retain and create
green infrastructure, include appropriate planting and ecology protection and management measures

Policy will be monitored through annual sample survey of new build developments

18

HN8 – Biodiversity and Green Space               

               

Minimise the loss of biodiversity and
green space within the Borough

Change in areas of green space as identified on the
Policies Map affected by development (by type)

19

HN10 – Amenity Green Spaces     

Minimise the loss of private open space, allotments and local green spaces within the Borough         

Change in these areas as identified on the Policies Map affected by development (by type)

20

Objective 4
– Addressing the impacts of  climate
Change

No Development Management Plan Targets or Indicators as this is a strategic issue
– please see the Planning Strategy Monitoring Framework

21

Objective 5
– Supporting sustainable
communities

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 5
– Supporting sustainable
communities continued

HC3 – Community Facilities               

Resist the loss of active community facilities

Net completions of community facilities

Local Plan Monitoring Report

22

HN7 – Green Infrastructure in New Developments    

 

 

               

Developments make provision for improvement of the green network, retain and create
green infrastructure, include appropriate planting and ecology protection and management measures

Policy will be monitored through annual sample survey of new build developments

 

23

DM4 – General Access  

               

To implement the strategic network of cycle routes

Developments contribute/safeguard land for cycle routes as required by site policies

24

DM4 – General Access  

All new buildings of 3 or more storeys (excluding single dwelling houses) to provide a lift         

Number of built schemes of 3 or more storeys in height incorporating lifts

25

Objective 6 – Provision
of an efficient and effective transport system               

DM4 – General Access  

To ensure access on, off and through the site is adequately met

Parts a-f of Policy will be monitored through annual sample survey of new build developments     

Local Plan Monitoring Report

26

Objective 7 – Making the best use of the
seafront and promoting tourism 

CC1 – Caravan, Camping and Chalet sites

Seek to increase Caravan / Camping / Chalet sites within the Borough               

Net additional completions of Caravan / Camping / Chalet sites

Local Plan Monitoring Report

Table 15: Implementation and Monitoring Framework


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