Draft Local Plan October 2012

APPENDIX 3 - Delivery and monitoring framework

Core Policy 1 - Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- NPPF

- Neighbourhood Plans

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Percentage of applications determined within target timescale

- Percentage of applications refused as contrary to policy

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 2 - Locating Development in the Right Places

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Strategic allocations at Witney and Carterton

- Neighbourhood Plans

- SHLAA

- Rural exception sites

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Registered providers

- Annual proportion of residential and non-residential development built within each category of settlement.

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 3 - Prudent Use of Natural Resources

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management including application of Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Local communities

- Proportion of new dwellings achieving Code Level 3, 4, 5 and 6

- Proportion and size of non-residential development achieving BREAAM very good or excellent

- District recycling rates

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. The requirements may be adjusted at the national level which could necessitate a potential review.

Core Policy 4 - High Quality Design

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management including application of the WODC Design Guide, Landscape Assessments, Conservation Area Appraisals and AONB guidance

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Local communities

- Cotswolds Conservation Board

- Number of permissions refused on the basis of design grounds

- Number of design awards won

- Crime and fear of crime

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. The West Oxfordshire Design Guide (2006) is likely to be updated.

Core Policy 5 - Supporting Infrastructure

elivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- Community Infrastructure Levy

- Section 106 legal agreements

- New Homes Bonus

- WODC (lead)

- Infrastructure providers

- Oxfordshire Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Partnership (SPIP)

- Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Number of IDP schemes delivered per annum

- Money derived from new development as contribution to CIL

- Annual community infrastructure floorspace

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. The IDP will be finalised in 2013 with CIL to be introduced before March 2014.

Core Policy 6 - Amount and Distribution of Housing

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Local Plan including strategic allocations

- Annual monitoring including 5-year housing supply

- Development management

- Neighbourhood Plans

- SHLAA

- Unidentified/windfall sites

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Registered providers

- Residential completions (district)

- Proportion of target (District)

- Residential completions by sub-area

- Proportion of target by sub-area

- 5 year housing land supply

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 7 - Type and Mix of New Homes

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Strategic allocations at Witney and Carterton

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Registered providers

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Proportion of residential permissions by type and tenure by sub-area

- Proportion of residential completions by type and tenure by sub-area

- Overall housing stock by type

- Proportion of homes built to lifetime homes standard

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. New housing needs evidence may lead to a review of the policy approach being taken.

Core Policy 8 - Affordable Housing

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Rural exception sites

- Self-build schemes

- Strategic allocations

- Use of commuted sums including potential acquisition of land

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Registered providers

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Local Housing and Community Land and Self-Build Trusts

- Total number of affordable housing completions in district per annum.

- Proportion of total housing completions that are affordable.

Proportion of total housing completions that are affordable by sub-area

- Changes in housing need

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. Changes in levels or distribution of housing need may lead to a revised approach.

Core Policy 9 - Existing Housing

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Partnership working in relation to the re-use of empty homes

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Residential conversions to non residential uses by District and sub-area

- Size, number, location of existing housing which is subdivided/ extended (or proposed for such alterations) to provide additional dwellings

- Number of replacement dwellings

- Number of empty homes

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 10 - Travelling Communities

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Partnership working to identify sites

- Potential site-based DPD or partial review of Local Plan

- WODC (lead)

- Travelling communities

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Total number of pitches

- Total number of permissions per annum

- Proportion of permissions on allocated and unallocated sites

- Level of identified need

The criteria-based policy will be applied until the Council is in a position to identify potential sites. This is likely to be post-adoption of the Local Plan scheduled for March 2014.

Core Policy 11 - Land for Business

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Strategic allocations

- Neighbourhood Plans

- Potential site allocations DPD

- WODC (lead)

- Business community

- Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Total amount of permitted employment land (District)

- Total amount of permitted employment land by sub-area

- Total amount permitted per annum

- Total amount completed per annum

- Amount of employment land lost to other uses per annum

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. The employment land target may be revised in light of new evidence.

Core Policy 12 - Supporting the Rural Economy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Partnership working

- WODC (lead)

- Rural business community

- Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Total amount of rural employment floorspace

- Total area of floor space permitted for rural diversification by sub-area

- Total area of floor space completed by sub-area

- Percentage coverage of high-speed broadband in rural areas

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. Roll out of high-speed broadband is to a large extent dependent on funding availability through the 'Oxonline' project and other potential sources.

Core Policy 13 - Re-use of Non-Residential Buildings

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management including application of West Oxfordshire Design Guide SPD

- WODC (lead)

- Business community

- Developers & landowners

- Local communities

- Total number of non-residential conversions permitted by sub area

- Total number of non-residential conversions completed by sub area

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 14 - Sustainable Tourism

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Partnership working

- Lower Windrush Valley Project

- WODC (lead)

- Cotswold Conservation Board

- River Thames Alliance

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Developers and landowners

- Local communities

- Total number of leisure and recreation permissions per annum

- Total area of leisure and recreation permissions by location

- Total number of visitor attractions and facilities

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 15 - Local Services and Community Facilities

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Partnership working

- Strategic allocations to include community provision where appropriate

- Localism Act including Community Right to Bid

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Amount of floorspace permitted per annum for community uses

- Amount of floorspace under community use lost per annum

- Total number of community facilities by District and sub-area

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 16 - Town Centres

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Neighbourhood Plans

- Partnership working

- WODC (lead)

- Retail business community

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Total amount of retail floorspace permitted in centre per annum

- Total amount of retail floorspace permitted out of centre per annum

- Loss of A1 (retail) units

- Loss of other town centre uses

- Vacancy rates

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 17 - Landscape Character

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Partnership working including Lower Windrush Valley Project, Windrush in Witney Project and the Wychwood Project

- WODC (lead)

- Cotswold Conservation Board

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Developers and landowners

- Total number of applications granted within AONB.

- Total number of applications granted within project areas

- Proportion of development in district refused on basis on landscape character impact

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 18 - Biodiversity

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- Partnership working

- Conservation Target Areas

- Establishment of Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs)

- WODC (lead)

- Oxfordshire Nature Conservation Forum

- Oxfordshire County Council

- The Cotswolds Ecological Networks Partnership

- Developers and landowners

- Total number of applications refused on basis of biodiversity impact

- Number of applications granted within project areas

- Changes in biodiversity assets including condition of Oxford Meadows SAC

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. There is an overarching international commitment to halting and reversing biodiversity decline by 2020.

Core Policy 19 - Public Realm and Green Infrastructure

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- Partnership working

- Development of county wide Green Infrastructure strategy

- WODC (lead)

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Developer contributions secured for green infrastructure enhancements

- Total area of green infrastructure assets lost to new development by sub area

- Access to informal greenspace

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. Preliminary work is underway on the preparation of a county wide Green Infrastructure strategy which will help to co-ordinate funding and improvements to green infrastructure to priority areas.

Core Policy 20 - Decentralised and renewable or low carbon energy development

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Strategic allocations

- Partnership working including community-led initiatives

- Community woodfuel initiative

- WODC (lead)

- Cotswold Conservation Board

- West Oxfordshire Wood Fuel Network

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Total capacity of renewable energy generation secured through new development. (capacity, type and location)

- Total capacity of stand alone renewable energy permitted in district (capacity, type and location)

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 21 - Flood Risk

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management including application of sequential test

- Use of flood risk assessments

- Use of sustainable drainage systems

- WODC (lead)

- Environment Agency

- Developers and landowners

- Number of applications permitted within flood zones 2 and 3 by type.

- Number of applications refused on basis of flood risk by type

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 22 - Environmental Protection

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

- Air Quality Action Plans

- Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Plan

- WODC (lead)

- Environment Agency

- Developers and landowners

- Civil Aviation Authority

- MOD

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Air quality including number of Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA)

- Number of applications refused on the basis of environmental protection considerations (by sub-area)

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 23 - Historic Environment

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development Management

- Conservation Area Appraisals

- WODC (lead)

- English Heritage

- Developers and landowners

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Number of applications refused on basis of impact on the historic environment

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 24 - Transport and Movement

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Strategic allocations

- LTP3

- Oxfordshire County Council Rail Strategy

- Partnership working

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- WODC (lead)

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Oxfordshire Rural Community Council

- Other local authorities

- Bus and rail providers

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Proportion of trips made by car

- Proportion of trips made by non-car modes e.g. walking, cycling, public transport

- Air quality

- Number of travel plans per annum

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 25 - Witney Sub-Area Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Strategic allocations

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Partnership working

- WODC (lead)

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Business and retail community

- Landowners and developers

- Cotswold Conservation Board

- Environment Agency

- Number of residential permissions/completions at Witney including delivery of strategic development areas

- Number of residential permissions/completions in rest of sub-area

- Amount of employment land permitted

- Provision of new infrastructure including strategic transport schemes

- Number of extra care units completed

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 26 - Witney Town Centre Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Partnership working

- Strategy and promotion

- WODC (lead)

- Witney Town Council

- Business and retail community

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Landowners and developers

- Local communities

- Vacancy rates

- Percentage of retail and non-retail uses in primary frontages

- Proportion of uses in secondary frontages

- Amount of new retail floorspace permitted

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Parking availability/capacity

- Visitor numbers

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. Retail evidence suggests there will be capacity for additional retail floorspace in Witney in the medium to longer term.

Core Policy 27 - West Witney Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- WODC (lead)

- West Witney consortium

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Number of new homes completed per annum including provision for extra care

- Employment floorspace completed per annum

- Amount of new greenspace provided

- Sustainable homes code level achieved

It is anticipated that the residential element of the West Witney SDA will be implemented from 2013/14 onwards.

Core Policy 28 - East Witney Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Potential CPO to deliver land for Shore's Green west facing slip roads

- WODC (lead)

- East Witney consortium

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Number of new homes completed

- Sustainable homes code level achieved

- Delivery of Shore's Green west facing slip roads

- Amount of new greenspace provided

Allowing for the possibility of compulsory purchase and construction of the Shore's Green west facing slip roads, it is anticipated that the residential element of the East Witney SDA will be implemented from 2016/17 onwards.

Core Policy 29 - Carterton Sub-Area Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Strategic allocations

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Partnership working

- WODC (lead)

- Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)

- Annington Homes

- Bloor Homes

- Town and Parish Councils

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Environment Agency

- River Thames Alliance

- Transport providers

- Number of residential permissions/completions at Carterton including delivery of strategic development areas

- Number of residential permissions/completions in rest of sub-area

- Amount of employment land permitted

- Provision of new infrastructure including strategic transport schemes

- Number of extra care units completed

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 30 - Carterton Town Centre Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- Partnership working

- Strategy and promotion

- South West Quadrant redevelopment area (Phase 1)

- WODC (lead)

- Carterton Town Council including the Carterton Fast Forward Partnership

- Business and retail community

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Landowners and developers

- Local communities

- Vacancy rates

- Percentage of retail and non-retail uses in primary frontages

- Proportion of uses in secondary frontages

- Amount of new retail floorspace permitted

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Parking availability/capacity

- Visitor numbers

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review.

Core Policy 31 - East Carterton Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development Management

- WODC (lead)

- Bloor Homes

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Number of new homes completed including provision for extra care

- Sustainable homes code level achieved

- Amount of new greenspace provided

It is anticipated that the East Carterton SDA will be implemented from 2015/16 onwards.

Core Policy 32 - REEMA North and Central Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Development management

- WODC (lead)

- Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)

- Annington Homes

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Town Council

- Local communities

- Number of new homes completed

- Sustainable homes code level achieved

The DIO has indicated that the REEMA Central Site could be released to the open market in 2016.

Core Policy 33 - Chipping Norton Sub-Area Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Plan

-SHLAA

- Rural exception sites

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Development management

- WODC (lead)

- Town and Parish Councils

- Developers and landowners

- Business and retail community

- Local Communities

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Infrastructure providers

- Cotswolds Conservation Board

- Number of new homes completed including extra care provision

- Number of new affordable homes completed

- Amount of new employment floorspace provided

- Amount of new retail floorspace completed

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Number of local services and community facilities lost to other uses

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. The progress of the Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Plan will be key to the delivery of the sub-area strategy.

Core Policy 34 - Eynsham - Woodstock Sub-Area Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Neighbourhood Plans

- SHLAA

- Site allocation DPD

- Rural exception sites

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Development management

- WODC (lead)

- Town and Parish Councils

- Developers and landowners

- Business and retail community

- Local Communities

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Infrastructure providers

- Cotswolds Conservation Board

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of new affordable homes completed

- Amount of new employment floorspace provided

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Number of local services and community facilities lost to other uses

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. The potential need for a site allocation DPD will be determined having regard to the take-up of neighbourhood plans within the sub-area.

Core Policy 35 - Burford - Charlbury Sub-Area Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

- Neighbourhood Plans

- SHLAA

- Site allocation DPD

- Rural exception sites

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Development management

- WODC (lead)

- Town and Parish Councils

- Developers and landowners

- Business and retail community

- Local Communities

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Infrastructure providers

- Cotswolds Conservation Board

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of new affordable homes completed

- Amount of new employment floorspace provided

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Number of local services and community facilities lost to other uses

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. The potential need for a site allocation DPD will be determined having regard to the take-up of neighbourhood plans within the sub-area.