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CONTENTS

 

 

Foreword

Policy

 

 

Chapter 1: Introduction

 

The Statutory Background

 

The Plan Period

 

The Plan Area

 

Resources and Implementation

 

Monitoring and Review

 

The Local Plan Format

 

Commitments

 

Existing Local Plans

 

Adjoining Local Plans

 

 

 

Chapter 2: Strategy

 

The Strategic Policy Context

 

National Planning Policy Guidance

 

Regional Planning Guidance for the East Midlands

 

The Leicestershire Structure Plan

ST/1

Overall Strategy for Charnwood

 

Sustainable Development and Growth

 

Conservation of the Environment

 

Development and the Environment

 

Vacant and Derelict Land

 

Green Wedge and Local Separation

 

Countryside

 

Agricultural Land

 

Rural Diversification

 

Housing

 

Employment

 

Transport Choice

 

Highway Improvements

 

Traffic Management

 

Central Loughborough

 

Local Shopping

 

Sport and Recreation

 

Tourism

 

Community Facilities

 

Sub Area Strategy

 

Strategy for the Location of Development in Charnwood

ST/2

Limits to Development

ST/3

Infrastructure

 

 

 

Chapter 3: Environment

 

Introduction

 

National and Strategic Policy

 

The Charnwood Perspective

EV/1

Design

 

Archaeology

EV/2

Nationally Important Archaeological Sites

EV/3

Archaeological Sites of County and Local Significance

 

Listed Buildings

EV/4

Alterations and Extensions to Listed Buildings

EV/5

The Setting of Listed Buildings

EV/6

Change of Use of Listed Buildings

EV/7

Demolition of Listed Buildings

EV/8

Buildings of Local Historic or Architectural Interest

EV/9

Historic Parks and Gardens

EV/10

Development In Conservation Areas

 

Enhancement of Conservation Areas

 

Article 4 Directions

EV/11

Advertisements

EV/12

Advertisements above First Floor Level

EV/13

Advertisements on Listed Buildings or in Conservation Areas

 

Areas of Special Control for Advertisements

EV/14

Advertisement Hoardings

EV/15

Projecting Signs

EV/16

Access for People with Disabilities

EV/17

Safety in New Development

EV/18

Open Spaces of Special Character

 

Tree Preservation Orders

EV/19

Ancient Woodland

EV/20

Landscaping in New Development

EV/21

Sites of National Ecological or Geological Importance

EV/22

Sites of Regional, County and District Level Ecological or Geological Importance

EV/23

Sites of Parish Level Ecological or Geological Importance

EV/24

Landscape Features Important for Nature Conservation

EV/25

Development and Features of Nature Conservation Interest

 

Management Agreements

 

Local Nature Reserves

EV/26

Species Protection

 

Wildlife Strategy

 

Improvements to the Built Environment

 

Improvements to the Natural Environment

EV/27

Protection of Floodplains

EV/28

Design of Flood Alleviation Measures

EV/29

Access to Watercourses for Maintenance

EV/30

Surface Water Run-off

EV/31

Sewage Disposal Capacity

EV/32

Guidance for Septic Tanks

EV/33

Ground Water Protection

EV/34

Nuisance from Sewage Works and Agriculture

EV/35

Development Close to Landfill Sites and Contaminated Land

EV/36

Site Assessments for Landfill Disposal Sites and Contaminated Land

 

Recycling

EV/37

Telecommunication Structures

EV/38

Satellite Television Dishes

EV/39

Development and Pollution

EV/40

Light Pollution

EV/41

Renewable Energy

EV/42

Wind Power

EV/43

Percent for Art

 

 

 

Chapter 4: Population and Housing

 

Introduction

 

Government Guidance

 

The Leicestershire Structure Plan

 

The Charnwood Perspective

 

Aims and Objectives

 

New Housing Provision

H/1

New Housing Allocations on Previously Developed Land

H/2

New Housing Allocations on Greenfield Sites

H/2(a)

Land North of Bradgate Road, Anstey

H/2(b)

Land between Cotes Road and Willow Way, Barrow upon Soar

H/2(c)

Land at Brook Street, Burton on the Wolds

H/2(d)

Land at Peartree Lane, Loughborough

H/2(e)

Land at Meynell Road, Quorn

H/2(f)

Land at Little Haw Farm, Shepshed

H/2(g)

Land East of 19 Barkby Lane Syston

H/2(h)

Land at Barkby Road, Syston

H/2(i)

Land at Wysall Lane, Wymeswold

 

Implementation of Housing Allocations

H/3

Density

H/4

General Guidance on Provision for Affordable Housing

H/5

Affordable Housing on Unallocated Sites

H/6

Affordable Housing in the Rural Areas

H/7

Access Housing

H/8

Transit Site, Railway Terrace, Loughborough

H/9

Assessment of Gypsy Site Proposals

H/10

Assessment of Travelling Showpeople Site Proposals

H/11

Houseboats

H/12

Student Halls of Residence

H/13

Houses in Multiple Occupation without On-site Supervision

H/14

Care in the Community – Nursing, Residential Care, Rest Homes and Sheltered Housing (Class C2) Involving On-site Supervision

H/15

Self-Contained Residential Annexes

H/16

Design and Layout of New Housing Developments

H/17

Extensions to Dwellings

H/18

Non-Residential Uses in Primarily Residential Areas

H/19

Residential Development at Locations within the Limits to Development but outside the Primarily Residential Areas

H/20

The Ridgeway Area of Rothley

 

Improvement of Existing Housing Areas

 

The Role of the Borough Council in Housing

 

 

 

Chapter 5: Employment and Business

 

Introduction

 

Government Guidance

 

The Leicestershire Structure Plan

 

The Charnwood Perspective

 

Aims and Objectives

 

Definition of Employment Terms

E/1

Planning Criteria for Employment Developments

E/2

Storage of Hazardous Substances

E/3

Hazardous Installations

 

Employment Land Provision

 

Employment Land Supply in Charnwood at March 1994

E/4

Loughborough Science Park

E/5

New Employment Areas

E/5(a)

Extension to Hayhill Industrial Estate, Sileby

E/5(b)

Extension to Woodbrook Industrial Park, Belton Rd, Loughborough

E/5(c)

Land at Dishley Grange, Hathern

E/5(d)

Granite Way, Mountsorrel

E/5(e)

Land at Rothley Lodge, East of the A6 Bypass, Rothley

E/5(f)

Land North of Harrowgate Drive and West of the A6, Wanlip

 

Implementation of Employment Land Allocations

E/6

Future Use of Dishley Grange Farmstead

E/7

Control of Employment Uses in Primarily Employment Areas

 

Provision for Small Businesses

 

Location of Offices

E/8

Safeguarding of Employment Land and Buildings

E/9

Sales Areas for Cars, Caravans and Other Vehicles

E/10

Regeneration Opportunity Site – Land between Burder Street and Midland Mainline, Loughborough

E/11

Acceptable Uses for Proposed Regeneration Opportunity Site

 

 

 

Chapter 6: Rural Land and Economy

 

Introduction

 

Government Guidance

 

Leicestershire Structure Plan and Related Guidance

 

The Charnwood Perspective

 

Aims and Objectives

CT/1

General Principles for Areas of Countryside, Green Wedge and Local Separation

CT/2

Development in the Countryside

CT/3

Development in Green Wedges

CT/4

Development in Areas of Local Separation

CT/5

Local Separation – The Ridgeway Area of Rothley

CT/6

Planning Criteria for Development in Areas of Countryside, Green Wedges and Local Separation

CT/7

Areas of Particularly Attractive Countryside

CT/8

Soar Valley Area of Local Landscape Value

CT/9

Environmental Improvement of the Countryside, Green Wedge and Areas of Local Separation

CT/10

Rural Diversification

CT/11

New Dwellings for Farm and Forestry Workers

CT/12

Removal of Restrictions on Occupancy of Dwellings

CT/13

Riding Stables, Kennels and Similar Establishments

CT/14

Replacement Dwellings

CT/15

Conversion of Existing Rural Buildings

CT/16

Extensions to Existing Rural Dwellings

CT/17

Extensions to Semi-Permanent Recreational Chalets

CT/18

Safeguarding Agricultural Land

CT/19

Intensive Livestock Units

 

Improvements to Public Access

CT/20

Development Located in the National Forest

CT/21

Maintenance and Management of New Planted Areas in the National Forest

 

 

 

Chapter 7: Transport and Traffic Management

 

Introduction

 

Government Guidance

 

The Leicestershire Structure Plan

 

The Role of the Borough Council

 

Transport Issues in Charnwood

 

Aims and Objectives

TR/1

The Specified Road Network (SRN)

TR/2

Safeguarding Areas for Programmed Strategic Road and Highway Improvement Schemes

 

Road Schemes

 

Highway Improvements

TR/3

Local Highway Improvement Schemes in Loughborough

TR/4

Roads and Highway Improvements to be provided in Association with New Development

TR/5

Transport Standards for New Development

TR/6

Traffic Generation from New Development

 

Public Transport

 

Buses

TR/7

Improving Bus Services and Facilities

TR/8

An Improved Bus Station in Loughborough

TR/9

Bus/Rail Interchange next to Loughborough Station

 

Rail

TR/10

Safeguarding Areas for New Railway Stations

TR/11

Safeguarding the Midland Mainline and Leicester to Peterborough Railway Corridors

TR/12

Safeguarding the Great Central Railway Corridor

 

Opportunities for Additional Rail Facilities along the Midland Mainline and Leicester to Peterborough Railway Corridors

 

Cycling and Walking

TR/13

Access for Cyclists and Pedestrians

TR/14

Safeguarding Disused Linear Routes for Transport Purposes

TR/15

Public Rights of Way

 

Improvements to Public Rights of Way

TR/16

Traffic Calming

TR/17

The Impact of Traffic on Minor Rural Roads

TR/18

Parking Provision in New Development

TR/19

Public Car Parking Provision Serving Loughborough Town Centre

TR/20

Public Car Parking Provision Serving District and Local Centres

TR/21

Planning Criteria for the Design and Layout of New Car Parks

TR/22

Park & Ride Site on land adjacent to the A46/A6 Junction, Wanlip

TR/23

Planning Criteria for Park and Ride Schemes to Service Loughborough and Leicester

TR/24

Loss of Parking and Garaging Areas

TR/25

Heavy Goods Vehicle Operations

TR/26

Parking of Commercial Vehicles at Residential Properties

TR/27

Provision of Servicing, Loading and Unloading Facilities in Non-Residential Developments

TR/28

Loss of Servicing, Loading and Unloading Facilities

TR/29

Roadside Service Area on Land Adjacent to the A6/A46 Junction, Wanlip

TR/30

Planning Criteria to Assess Proposals for Roadside Service Areas

 

 

 

Chapter 8: Central Areas and Shopping

 

Introduction

 

National and Strategic Policy

 

The Charnwood Perspective

CA/1

Central Areas

 

Loughborough Town Centre

CA/2

Acceptable Uses in the Loughborough Core Area

CA/3

Acceptable Uses in the Loughborough Outer Area

 

Opportunity Sites for Development

CA/4(a)

Opportunity Site – Devonshire Square, Loughborough

CA/4(b)

Opportunity Sites – Fennel Street, Baxter Gate and Leicester Road, Loughborough

 

Town Centre Services

CA/5

Town Centre Business Areas

CA/6

Town Centre Commercial Service Areas

CA/7

Pedestrian Preference in Loughborough Town Centre

 

Town Centre Management

CA/8

Acceptable Uses in District Centres

 

Local Centres

CA/9

Acceptable Uses in Local Centres

CA/10

New Local Centres

CA/11

Use of Upper Floors

CA/12

Shop Front Design

CA/13

Shop Front Security

CA/14

Amusement Centres

CA/15

Farm Shops

 

Out of Centre Retailing

 

 

 

Chapter 9: Recreation and Tourism

 

Introduction

 

National & Strategic Policy

 

The Charnwood Perspective

RT/1

Formal Recreation Facilities

RT/2

Informal and Land Extensive Facilities

RT/3

Play Spaces in New Development

RT/4

Youth/Adult Play in New Development

RT/5

Amenity Open Space In New Development

RT/6

Design of Play-Areas

RT/7

Safeguarding Existing Recreational Land and Buildings

RT/8

Replacement Derby Road Playing Fields, Hathern

RT/9

Recreation Land, Lanes Close, Sileby

RT/10

New Recreation Land, South of Hazel Road and Manor Drive, Loughborough

RT/11

Natural Green Space

RT/12

Structural Open Space Provision In New Development

RT/13

Allsopps Lane, Loughborough – Recreation and Amenity Area

RT/14

Linear Recreation Routes

RT/15

Allotments

 

Dual Use

RT/16

Water Recreation

RT/17

Watermead Country Park

RT/18

Wanlip Country Club

RT/19

Noise and Sport

RT/20

Tourism

RT/21

Grand Union Canal Opportunity Site

RT/22

Tourist Caravan and Camping Sites

RT/23

Soar Valley Centre, Mountsorrel

 

 

 

Chapter 10: Community Facilities

 

Introduction

 

National and Strategic Policy

 

The Charnwood Perspective

 

Existing Facilities and Future Needs

CF/1

Retention of Existing Community Facilities

CF/2

Proposals for New Community Facilities

CF/3

Education Land and Buildings

CF/4

Loughborough University and College Campuses

CF/5

Loughborough Hospital, Epinal Way

CF/6

Cemeteries and Crematoria

CF/7

Extension to Cemeteries

CF/8

Fire Station Site A6/A46 Junction, Wanlip

   

 

Appendices

 

Appendix 1 - Vehicle Parking Standards for New Development

 

Glossary

 

 

 

Figures

 

Figure 1 - The Borough of Charnwood: Parishes and Sub Areas

 

Figure 2 - Charnwood and the East Midlands Region

 

Figure 3 - Leicestershire Structure Plan: Transport Choice Corridors

 

 

 

Tables

 

Table 1 - Employment Land Availability March 1994

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