Draft Island Development Plan
Chamber of Commerce
19th February 2015
Agenda
• Introduction
• Approach & process
• Plan Structure & Policy Gateways
• Key Policy Areas
General Approach
Strategic Land Use Plan
SLUP gives guidance and direction for the preparation of
planning policies which needs to be carefully balanced
against the purposes of the Law.
The draft Island Development Plan policies seek to, in
accordance with SLUP,
• be flexible, positive, enabling and proactive
• support a successful economy
• conserve, enhance and protect the environment, cultural
identity, and the quality of life for Islanders
This has been achieved by
• balancing the competing demands on land
• recognise opportunities for enhancement through development
• recognising the linkages between some land uses
• Monitoring and review
General Approach
Principal Aim of Draft Island Development Plan
The Principal Aim :
“To ensure land planning policies are in place that
are consistent with the SLUP which help maintain
and create a socially inclusive, healthy &
economically strong Island while balancing these
objectives with the protection and enhancement of
Guernsey’s built and natural environment and the
need to use land wisely.”
Plan
Review
Process
July 2013
Feb 2015
Autumn 2015
2016
Draft
Plan
Structure
PART ONE
About the Plan
PART TWO
What the Plan wants to achieve
Principal Aim of the Plan, Legal and
Strategic Context
Plan Objectives
Six overarching Plan Objectives
Supporting a healthy
and inclusive society
The most effective and
efficient use of land and
resources
Supporting a thriving
economy
Housing for all
Managing the built and natural
environment
Infrastructure
requirements
Spatial Policy
Main Centre, Main Centre Outer Area,
Local Centre hierarchy
PART THREE
Main Centres & Main
Centre Outer Areas
Local Centres
Outside of the
Centres
PART FOUR
General Policies
Infrastructure
Relevant to all development
PART FIVE
Monitoring and review
Appendices
Spatial Policy
Main Centres, Main Centre Outer Areas, Local Centres
Employment
Designated Office Expansion at Admiral Park & offices in Main
Centres
Consolidating Industry and Storage & Distribution onto KIAs land
Redefined Retail Cores, flexibility outside within and around
MCs, retail in coastal Locations
Office, Industry and Storage & Distribution
APPROACH
Employment Land Study
• Majority of future forecast (30,000sq.m.) for office
accommodation provided at Admiral Park expansion
area
• The Plan also encourages refurbishment and provision
of offices in MCs e.g regeneration areas.
• However greater flexibility for smaller premises (less
than 250 sq.m. ) to change use and some flexibility
other existing offices to change of use if demonstrated
no longer satisfactory accommodation
• Outside of Admiral Park, no new large floor plate offices
will be permitted in MCOAs (over 1000 sq.m.). Support
for existing uses only.
Office, Industry and Storage & Distribution
APPROACH
Employment Land Study
• Four Key Industrial Areas remain, with expansion areas
identified. Longue Hougue is for heavy specialist
industry including waste facilities.
• KIA Expansion areas only to be released where the need
is demonstrated
• Flexibility for change of use for stand alone
industrial/storage premises within MC/MCOAS.
Particular consideration will be given to sites off the
Inter-harbour route.
•
Opportunities for small business outside centres
EMPLOYMENT: RETAIL
MAIN CENTRE RETAIL CORES
Identified Areas of Opportunity
Regeneration Areas
Harbour Action Areas
Regeneration Areas &
Harbour Action Areas
APPROACH
Draft Plan identifies areas of opportunity:
•
Four Regeneration Areas within Main Centres, which will
be expected to be developed to contribute positively
towards reinforcing the vitality and viability of the retail
offer through the provision of a mix of supporting uses
such as employment activities, housing and modern retail
facilities.
•
St Peter Port and St. Sampsons Harbours are designated as
Harbour Action Areas and will require a LPB to be
prepared.
Approach to Historic Environment
Proportionate approach to Protected Buildings
Rationalised Conservation Areas
Approach to Protected Buildings
APPROACH
• Development can help sustain the special interest of
the building
• The Plan policies seek to positively consider the
development of Protected Buildings
• Important to balance the economic and social value
of the proposed development with environmental
considerations.
Conservation Areas
Merge & Targeted removal - 25
Approach to Primary Industries
Agriculture Priority Areas
Horticulture
Redundant Glasshouses
Agricultural Priority
Areas
Redundant Glasshouses
APPROACH
Options for Redundant Glasshouse sites:
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Contribution to Agricultural Land
Contribution to Open land e.g. Incorporated into
curtilage
Outside of Centres sites can be considered for small
scale industry, storage and distribution; harnessing of
renewable energy and outdoor formal recreation.
Mixed use development within Main Centres, Main
Centre Outer Areas or Local Centres assessed under
their policies
HOUSING
5 year supply - Allocated sites & Windfalls
Affordable Housing
Using Development Frameworks
HOUSING
APPROACH
Allocations & Windfalls
We have identified a 5 year land supply (1500 homes)
through:
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Allocations of sites in Main Centres & Main Centre
Outer Areas together with existing consents (80%)
Allowance for Windfalls (20%) i.e. mixed use to
development elsewhere in Main Centres, development
in Local Centres to meet need and
conversions/subdivisions outside centres will make up
the rest
Allocations primarily for housing but can include other
complimentary uses e.g. shop, hall
HOUSING
APPROACH
Affordable Housing
• Proposals for 5 or more units will be required to
contribute starting at 20% on a sliding scale to a
max of 30%
• Emphasis on transfer of land, where feasible. If
not, completed units developed to acceptable
standards
• No commuted sums in lieu.
• Exceptions to contribution are considered based
on viability of the scheme
Draft Island Development Plan
“A responsive, positive, flexible plan which
meets the requirements of the Strategic Land
Use Plan and enables the delivery of the social,
economic and environmental objectives of the
States of Guernsey.”
Next Steps
NEXT STEPS
Planning Inquiry Key Provisional Dates
Action
Key Date
Publication of draft Island
Development Plan
16 February 2015
Informal Drop-in Sessions
21/2/15 9-2 Earlswood garden centre
28/2/15 9-2 Le Friquet garden centre
Initial Representations
16/2/15 - 10/4/15
Further key dates see www.gov.gg/planninginquiry
Further Information
Planning Inquiry Stage
Planning
Inquiry
Programme Officer
Planning Inquiry, Policy Council
Sir Charles Frossard House
La Charrotorie, St Peter Port. GY1 1FH
[t] 01481 717108 [e][email protected]
www.gov.gg/planninginquiry
Queries on
Content
Forward Planning Team,
Environment Department
Sir Charles Frossard House
La Charrotorie, St Peter Port. GY1 1FH
[t] 01481 717200 [e] [email protected]
[w] www.gov.gg/planreview
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