Proposed Submission Core Strategy

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APPENDIX 5 - MONITORING SCHEDULE

Strategic Objective
(Aim)
Core Strategy Objective Policy Target Indicator Source

Overall Spatial Strategy

‘To achieve a pattern of activity and development that contributes to the Sustainable Community Strategy and the ‘Spatial Vision’, and responds to local circumstances and environmental resources.’

To guide sustainable development and help build more sustainable communities, with a balance between homes and jobs;

OSS1 (i-iii)

Maintain a rolling five year housing land supply against CS targets.

Provide employment floorspace in accordance with Core Strategy policies

Housing completions by size and type

Total amount of additional employment floorspace by type

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To maintain and enhance the character of settlements, the relationship between them and with their landscape settings;

OSS3 (i-viii)

All SSSI’s to achieve favourable condition

Condition of designated SSSIs

Natural England

To give particular attention to promoting economic regeneration and growth for the Hastings/Bexhill area;

OSS2 (i-iii)

Provide 60,000sq.m employment floorspace within Bexhill over the plan period.

Total amount of additional employment floorspace by type

Employment by sectors

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

ESiF

To give particular attention to supporting the ‘market town’ roles and environmental qualities and settings of Battle and Rye;

OSS1 (iii)

Deliver housing and employment targets set for Rye and Battle.

Housing completions by size and type (Battle and Rye)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To promote vital, mixed communities in the rural areas, whilst also giving particular attention to the distinctive characteristics of the High Weald AONB and the intrinsic value of the wider countryside

OSS1 (iv)

OSS4

Provide affordable housing in accordance with Policy HO2

Housing completions by size and type

Affordable housing completions by size and type

Population demographic mix by Ward/Parish

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

ESiF

To improve the level of community and sports/recreation facilities.

BX1 (ii)

Delivery of sport and recreation facilities in accordance with shortfalls identified by PPG17 Open Space, Sports and Recreation Study and Leisure Facilities Strategy

Net completions of community facilities

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

Hastings Fringes

‘To provide attractive and accessible fringes of Hastings, consistent with environmental designations’.

To contribute to the setting of Hastings and, where appropriate Bexhill;

HF1 (iii)

Define strategic gaps and areas for urban fringe management through Site Allocations DPD

Progress on Site Allocations DPD.

RDC

To provide accessible green space in line with identified needs and opportunities

HF1 (i)

Delivery of Pebsham Countryside Park

Record milestones in the delivery of Pebsham Countryside Park

RDC

To ensure that any development in Rother District is well integrated with Hastings

HF1 (ii)(iii)(v)

45-80 dwellings between 2011-2028 in Hastings Fringes

Provide at least 3,000sq. m of employment floorspace

Housing completions by size and type

Total amount of additional employment floorspace by type

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

Rye and Rye Harbour

‘To improve the economic and social well-being of Rye, including in relation to its market town role, tourism and the Port of Rye, whilst fully respecting and sensitively managing its historic character, vulnerability to flooding and ecologically important setting’.

To work with stakeholders to improve traffic management, tackle congestion and promote sustainable transport measures

RY1 (i)

Targets in LTP3

Delivery Programme and Rye LATS implementation

Delivery of relevant Transport schemes to timescales set out LTP3 and Rye LATS

% of population with reasonable access to town centres by public transport/walk

ESCC

ESiF

To work with agencies to support and promote strategic transport links from Rye to the wider locality

RY1 (ii)

Increase the number of rail passenger journeys taken year on year.

Commuting Flow

Travel to work mode

ESiF

ESiF

To improve access to high quality education, employment and housing;

RY1 (ix)

Provide at least 10,000sq.m of employment floorspace in Rye by 2028

Provide affordable housing in accordance with Policy HO2

Provide between 250-350 dwellings between 2011 and 2028

Total amount of additional employment floorspace by type

Housing Completions by size and type (Rye)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To enhance sustainable tourism and leisure;

RY1 (viii)

Increase the number of tourist accommodation establishments that are accredited nationally to raise the standard of accommodation on offer across Rye.

Number of hotels, B&B’s and other tourist accommodation which have national quality accreditation (%)

SEETB/RDC

To improve the availability of day to day goods and services;

RY1 (iv)

Provide 1650sq.m of convenience floorspace in Rye

Total amount of floorspace for town centre uses

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To secure investment in community facilities and in new and/or improved pedestrian and cycle routes linking residents to their facilities;

RY1 (i-ii)

Increase D1 and D2 floorspace in Rye

Total amount of completed floorspace for town centre uses (D1 and D2 – Gross and Net)

ESiF/Rother

To conserve and enhance the unique built character and quality of the Citadel and its distinctive landscape setting;

RY1 (iii)

100%

Success of Design Quality Policy at Appeal

RDC

To protect and sensitively manage the high quality ecological and landscape resources;

RY1 (iii)

All SSSIs to reach favourable condition

Condition of designated SSSIs

Natural England

To continue to manage, and protect the community from, the risk of flooding;

RY1 (vi)

Reduce the number planning permissions contrary to EA advice.

Reduce properties at risk from flooding.

No. of planning permissions granted contrary to EA advice (%)

Properties at risk from flooding (%)

Environment Agency and RDC

EA

Battle

‘To support the market town and tourist centre role and character of Battle, and conserve its historic core and setting’.

To reduce congestion and improve accessibility, especially by non-car modes

BA1 (ii) (vii)

Increase % of population with reasonable access to town centres by public transport/walk

% of population with reasonable access to town centres by public transport/walk

RDC – Quality of Life Indicator

To enhance the commercial and tourism attractiveness of the town centre;

BA1 (I, ii, iv, v)

Increase % Business start up in Battle

Increase town centre floorspace in Battle

Number of business start up

Total amount of floorspace for town centre uses.

ESiF

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To conserve the key characteristics of the town and its setting that contribute to the AONB;

BA1 (i) (iii)

Reduced the number of Listed Buildings at risk.

No of listed buildings at risk (%)

English Heritage

To provide increased opportunities for employment locally;

BA1 (iv) (vi)

Deliver 10,000 square metres of employment floorspace required by 2028

Total amount of additional employment floorspace, by type

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To improve the level of community and sports/recreation facilities.

BA1 (vii) (viii)

Delivery of sport and recreation facilities in accordance with shortfalls identified by PPG17 Open Space, Sports and Recreation Study and Leisure Facilities Strategy

Net completions of community facilities

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To preserve and enhance the historic character of the Abbey and Battlefield and maintain the town’s physical identity.

BA1 (i, vi)

100%

Success of Design Quality Policy at Appeal

RDC

To make an appropriate contribution towards meeting local housing needs

BA1 (iii)

On all sites of 10 or more dwellings at least 35% affordable housing provision should be made.

Reduce persons on the Housing Register.

Housing Completions by size and type

Affordable Housing completions by size and type

Housing Register

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

RDC

Rural Areas

‘To meet local needs and support vibrant and viable mixed communities in the rural areas, whilst giving particular attention to the social, economic, ecological and intrinsic value of the countryside’.

To emphasise the significant contribution of both villages and countryside to the character and culture of Rother;

RA1

RA2

RA3

RA4

To be in line with Core Strategy

Deliver 950-1000 dwellings in rural settlements between 2011 and 2028 to support vitality of rural villages.

Proportion of housing development in villages

Housing Completions by type and size

RDC

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To recognise the individual distinctiveness of villages and to retain and enhance their rich cultural heritage;

RA1 (i), (iii) (vi)

100%

Success of Design Quality Policy at Appeal

RDC

To support sustainable local employment opportunities and the economic viability of rural communities;

RA1 (ii)

RA2 (ii)

RA3

Increase % of residents with internet connection

No. of business start up

% of all adults over age 18 with internet connection at home

ESiF

ESiF/RDC – Quality of Life Indicator

To promote thriving rural communities with a high quality of life, a strong sense of place and broad active civic participation

RA1

RA2 (i, ii)

Increase % who give unpaid help to a group or club at least once a month

Achieve 100% of rural parishes with LAPs

% who give unpaid help to a group or club at least once a month

Number of rural communities with a Local Action Plan

RDC - Quality of Life Indicator

RVAG

To be demographically balanced and socially inclusive, particularly in terms of access to housing;

RA1 (v)

Deliver 40% affordable housing on all schemes of 5 dwellings or more in rural areas

Affordable housing completions by size and type

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To reduce both the need to travel and reliance on the private car, by promoting the use of public transport and supporting viable and accessible services and facilities within villages;

RA1 (ii), (iv), (vi)

Increase % of new development within 30 minutes public transport time by public transport to GP services, primary and secondary school, employment and a major retail centre.

% of new development within 30 minutes public transport time by public transport to GP services, primary and secondary school, employment and a major retail centre.

% out-commuting by modes

ESiF/Rother

ESiF

To ensure rural communities have access to necessary infrastructure;

RA1 (vi, vi)

Increase % of new residential development with 30 minutes of public transport

% of new development within 30 minutes public transport time by public transport to GP services, primary and secondary school, employment and a major retail centre.

ESiF/Rother

To protect the open countryside and retain its intrinsic rural character for the benefit of residents and visitors

RA1 (i)

RA2 (ii, viii)

RA3

RA4

100%

Support of countryside policies at appeal

RDC

To respect and conserve the historic landscape mosaic, particularly in the High Weald AONB;

RA1 (i)

RA2

RA3

RA4

100%

Support of AONB policy at appeal (EN1)

RDC

To support agriculture and foster other land-based industries;

RA2

RA3

RA4

Maintain or increase % of population in farming or land based industries.

Provide affordable housing in accordance with Policy HO2

DEFRA surveys - % land area of district in active farming

Employment by sector

% population employed in farming and land-based industries

Housing Completions by type and size

RDC/DEFRA

ESiF

DEFRA

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To promote environmentally sensitive land management in a way that supports the diversity of natural habitats;

RA2 (I, ii, viii)

RA3 (v)

RA4 (ii) (iv)

All SSSIs to achieve favourable condition

Maintain or increase

Condition of designated SSSIs

Uptake of Higher Level Stewardship (HLS)

Natural England

Natural England

To support sustainable tourism and recreation, including improved access to the countryside.

RA2 (iii), (vi), (vii)

RA3 (ii)

RA4(b)

Increase access to woodland

Access to woodland

Woodland Trust

To promote environmentally sensitive land management in a way that supports the diversity of natural habitats;

RA2 (I, ii, viii)

RA3 (v)

RA4 (ii) (iv)

All SSSIs to achieve favourable condition

Maintain or increase

Condition of designated SSSIs

Uptake of Higher Level Stewardship (HLS)

Natural England

Natural England

To support sustainable tourism and recreation, including improved access to the countryside.

RA2 (iii), (vi), (vii)

RA3 (ii)

RA4(b)

Increase access to woodland

Access to woodland

Woodland Trust

Sustainable Development

‘To mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts, and to use natural resources efficiently’.

To reduce carbon emissions and move towards a low carbon future

SRM1 (i-vii)

Reduce CO2 emissions per capita in the LA area

Per capita reduction in CO2 emissions in the LA area

ESiF RDC – Quality of Life Indicator

To maintain an adequate, safe water supply, use water resources efficiently, and avoid their pollution

SRM2 (i)

Increase % of river length of high quality and good quality (EA)

Improve bathing quality at beaches

Water Consumption per Capita

Quality of river water length – ecological, physico-chemical and biological quality

Bathing quality at beaches (EA)

ESiF Collected by OFWAT

ESiF collected by EA

Communities

To develop inclusive community life including support networks

CO1, CO2, CO3,

Increase C2,D1 and D2 floorspace in the district

Total amount of completed floorspace for town centre uses (C2, D1 and D2 – Gross and Net)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To promote healthy, active lifestyles

CO1, CO2, CO3

Delivery of sport and recreation facilities in accordance with shortfalls identified set by PPG17 Open Space, Sports Recreation Study and Leisure Facilities Strategy

Resident satisfaction with sport and leisure facilities

Access to services and facilities by public transport, walking and cycling

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

‘To continue to support, and further develop, vibrant, safe, balanced and inclusive communities’.

To support older people, particularly to live independently

CO1, CO2, CO3, CO5

Increase C2 floorspace in the district.

Number of net new specialist housing schemes delivered (C2)

% of population with reasonable access to town centres by public transport/walk

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR),

RDC ESiF

Quality of Life Indicator

To be more attractive to young people as a place to live

CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4

Provide affordable housing in accordance with Policy HO2

Housing completions by size and type

Amount of land developed for employment by type (B uses)

Total amount of floorspace for ‘town centre uses’ (A1, A2, B1a, D2)

% 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

ESiF

ESiF

To maintain low crime levels and improve the feeling of safety

CO6

Reduce actual crime rates

Reduce fear of crime

Percentage of residents who said in a survey that they feel fairly safe or very safe outside their area after dark (RM12)

Crime by key offences per 1,000 population

British Crime Survey

British Crime Survey

Housing

‘To provide housing in a way that supports local priorities and provides choice, including for affordable housing’.

To provide and maintain a housing stock that supports sustainable, inclusive, communities in both towns and rural areas

LHN1 (i-vii)

LHN5

LHN6

Achieve housing targets set by Core Strategy

Housing Completions by size and type

Net additional dwellings in previous years, for the reporting year and in future years.

Managed delivery target

Net additional pitches (Gypsy & Traveller)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To respond to the changing mix and needs of households, including more older person households

LHN1 (I, vii)

To provide a proportion of residential schemes suitable for elderly occupants conforming to Lifetime Homes standard

Achieving independence for older people through rehab/intermediate care

Housing completions by size and type

ESiF

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To increase the availability of affordable housing

LHN1 (v)

LHN (i-iv)

LHN4

850 affordable dwellings between 2011-2028, roughly equating to 50 dwellings per annum

Affordable housing completions by size and type

Lower quartile property price to earnings ratio

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

DCLG via ESiF

To provide housing choices that encourage young people to live locally

LHN1 (i)

LHN3

Contribute to an overall balance of 65% social rented and 35% intermediate affordable housing

Lower quartile property price to earnings ratio

Average House Prices

Affordable Housing Completions by size and type

ESiF

ESiF

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To make effective use of existing housing stock, including bringing empty homes back into use

Increase number of empty homes brought back into use.

Number of empty homes brought back into use

RDC

Economy

‘To secure sustainable economic growth for existing and future residents and provide greater prosperity and employment opportunities for all’.

To raise aspirations and improve educational attainment, where needed

EC1 (i)

Increase % Year 11s achieving 5 or more GCSEs, including English & Maths, at grades A*-C

Achievement 78 points across Early Years Foundation Stage

% Year 11s achieving 5 or more GCSEs, including English & Maths, at grades A*-C

ESiF

ESiF

To increase skill levels

EC1 (I, ii, iii, viii)

EC5

Increase % students 16+ in full time education

Reduce % of working population with no qualifications

Participation of 17 year olds in education or training

% students 16+ in full time education

% of working population with no qualifications

% employment in knowledge-based industries

ESiF

ESiF

ESiF

ESiF

To increase the business base and overall productivity

EC1 (i-vii)

EC2 (i-v)

EC4

EC5

Increase employment floorspace by type

Reduce % long term unemployment rate within Rother

Total amount of additional employment floorspace – by type

Unemployment rate in Rother

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

ESiF

To increase the supply and range of job opportunities across the district as part of achieving a more sustainable pattern of development and activity

EC1 (v)

EC3

Delivery employment floorspace in accordance with Core Strategy targets

Total amount of additional employment floorspace

Annual Monitoring Report (AMR)

To increase local earnings, relative to living costs.

EC1-EC6

Increase household income over the plan period

Average (median) annual household income

ESiF

To develop key existing sectors, including tourism

EC5

EC6

Increase proportion of employment in growth sectors

Employment by Sector

ESiF

To realise economic opportunities and mitigate against locational disadvantages

EC5

Increase average weekly earnings

% of all adults over age 18 with internet connection at home

Average (median) weekly earnings for all employees, workplace based

ESiF

ONS

Environment

‘To maintain the high quality and improve the long term stewardship of the natural and built environment, with full regard to potential future consequences of climate change’

To conserve, manage and, where appropriate enhance, the high quality landscape resources, including the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historic built environment

EN1

EN2

EN4

EN5

All SSSIs to achieve ‘favourable condition’

Increase access to woodland

Increase % of residents seeing improvement in town centres

100%

Condition of designated SSSI

Area of Ancient semi-natural woodland

Number of Listed Buildings at Risk

% of residents seeing improvement in town centres

Support of AONB policy at appeal (EN1)

Natural England

Woodland Trust

RDC/EH

RDC

RDC

To protect important ecological resources in the district, and, where appropriate, enhance these as part of a wider approach to ‘green space’

EN1

EN5

All SSSIs to reach favourable condition

Condition of designated SSSIs

Natural England

To place strong emphasis on design quality in all development

EN2

EN3

EN4

100%

Success of Design Quality Policy at Appeal

RDC

To protect communities from flooding and effectively manage risk

EN6 (i-iv)

EN7 (i-iv)

Reduce the number planning permissions that contrary to EA advice.

Reduce properties at risk from flooding

No. of planning permissions granted contrary to EA advice

Properties at risk from flooding register at EA

EA and RDC

Environment Agency for Govt.

Transport

‘To provide a higher level of access to jobs and services for all ages in both urban and rural areas, and improve connectivity with the rest of the region’.

Improve connectivity between Rother and the wider South East region, both along the coast and towards London

TR1 (i-iv)

Delivery of Link Road

Developing the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road. Key dates and targets

RDC

Achieve a re-balancing of the transport system in favour of sustainable modes as a means of access to employment, health services, recreation and community facilities

TR2 (i-vi)

TR3 (i-ii)

Increase the % of new development within 30 minutes public transport time by public transport to GP services, primary and secondary school, employment and a major retail centre.

Increase % of children travelling to school by walking/cycling

% of new development within 30 minutes public transport time by public transport to GP services, primary and secondary school, employment and a major retail centre.

Mode of travel to school - % walking/cycling

ESiF/RDC

ESiF/RDC – Quality of Life Indicator

Maximise transport choice and otherwise provide for efficient and safe movement, in both urban and rural areas

TR1 (iii – iv)

TR3 (ii)

Targets in LTP3

Delivery Programme and Rye LATS implementation

Improve road safety record in Rother

Increase % of population with reasonable access to town centres by public transport/walk

LTP3 targets and Implementation programme

Road injuries and deaths - Casualties per million population

% of population with reasonable access to town centres by public transport/walk

ESCC

ESiF

ESiF/RDC – Quality of Life Indicator

Implementation and Monitoring

A framework to ensure that the Core strategy is robust in terms of ensuring the effective and timely delivery of development and infrastructure

n/a

IMP2

Delivery of infrastructure to support development growth

Review of Infrastructure Delivery Plan

AMR

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