Key Themes and Objectives

Key Themes and Objectives

Jan 8, 2020 | Neighbourhood Plan

In order of priority the themes, their aims and objectives supporting the Plan proposed are;

1. Housing and Homes

AIMS

  • The delivery of truly affordable homes;
  • Starter homes and low-cost rental homes;
  • Only limited and fully justified encroachment on the AONB;
  • Address the needs of the elderly young people and young families.

OBJECTIVES

  • Affordable housing responding to local needs;
  • Market housing responding to local needs and helping deliver affordable housing;
  • Promotion of exception sites.

2. Employment, Economy & Training

AIMS

  • Respect Kingsbridge as a market town;
  • Maintain and enhance services and facilities in the area;
  • Sustain a local employment base;
  • Sustain the local tourism industry;
  • A vibrant re-invigorated high street in the town;
  • A range of additional employment opportunities, with different sizes and tenures;
  • Better locations of some employment;
  • Encourage more training.

OBJECTIVES

  • Additional employment space of different sizes and tenures helping small businesses and start-ups;
  • Regeneration of under used employment areas;
  • Support the central shopping area of the town;
  • Diversification and expansion of tourism businesses.

3. The Natural Environment

AIMS

  • Protect the natural environment;
  • Respect the AONB designation;
  • Prevent coalescence of settlements.
  • Prevent flooding;
  • Carbon and energy reduction;

OBJECTIVES

  • Designation of settlement boundaries for the villages and town;
  • Designation of local green spaces;
  • Respect the policies of the AONB and establish green corridors;
  • Identify locally important views that should be respected;
  • Avoidance of light pollution;
  • More consideration of flood risk in new development;
  • Energy conservation, use of renewable energy, reduction of waste, and avoidance of single use plastics.

4.The Built Environment

AIMS

  • Limit development of Greenfield sites;
  • Enhancements to Kingsbridge Quayside and town square;
  • Regeneration of Lower Union Road and other historic employment areas;
  • Safeguarding heritage assets;
  • Design controls inside and outside the conservation areas.

OBJECTIVES

  • Brownfield first strategy;
  • A development brief for the Quayside and town square;
  • A development brief for Lower Union Road;
  • Controls on development inside and outside the conservation areas;
  • The listing and conservation of local heritage assets.

5. Sustainable Transport

AIMS

  • Make Kingsbridge a sustainable transport hub.
  • That the villages are well connected to the hub;
  • Address rural isolation and connection with the strategic transport network;
  • Safe routes for walkers and cyclists;
  • More residents and visitor parking in the villages;
  • Promote non-fossil fuel modes of transport.

OBJECTIVES

  • Sustainable routes for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists;
  • Non fossil fuel hub in the town and villages;
  • Car parking standards and no net loss of spaces;
  • New car parking areas in the villages;
  • An integrated transport statement for the area.

6. Health and Wellbeing

AIMS

  • A healthy community;
  • New and improved community facilities especially for young people of 11-18yrs;
  • Better outside recreation activities and improved access;
  • Maintain and enhance access to the water for recreation.

OBJECTIVES

  • No loss of community facilities;
  • New development contributing towards new community provision;
  • Enhance recreation in the countryside and estuary;
  • A community centre for Kingsbridge.