LPP2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies

Appendix II

Monitoring Framework

Policy

Indicator

Target

Data Sources

DM1: Environmental Implications of Development

  • Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of proposals which would have adverse environmental impacts and/or not provide appropriate mitigation for contaminated land.
  • The air and water quality in the Borough.
  • The status of designated environmental sites.
  • Development does not create adverse environmental impacts.
  • Appropriate mitigation is provided for contaminated land.
  • Delivery of net gain through new development.
  • Environmental Health air quality monitoring data of AQMAs.
  • Data on water quality from water companies.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM2: Energy Efficiency

  • Dwelling Emission Rate (DER) of new dwellings and conversions which create new dwellings.
  • All new dwellings achieve, as a minimum, a 20% reduction in carbon emissions against the TER set out in Part L of the Building Regulations.
  • Data from building control team.

DM3: Water Supply and Wastewater Infrastructure

  • Appropriate phasing conditions applied where the need for upgrades to off-site water and wastewater infrastructure is identified.
  • No specific targets.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM4: Quality Places through Design

  • Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of proposals which do not represent a high standard of design.
  • Performance of developments against design audit criteria.
  • Outcome of Design Reviews.
  • Development in the Borough is of high quality design and incorporates the principles set out in the policy.
  • Design Reviews are carried out for significant schemes.
  • Noteworthy design of showcase level.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.
  • Design audit of new developments.

DM5: Safeguarding Amenity

  • Comparison of new dwellings against the Nationally Described Space Standards.
  • Size and suitability of external amenity space provided for new dwellings.
  • Performance of developments against design audit criteria.
  • All new dwellings meet, as a minimum, the Nationally Described Space Standards.
  • All new dwellings have appropriate external amenity space.
  • Development does not cause harm to the amenity of future and existing occupants.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.
  • Design audit of new developments.

DM6: Public Realm

  • Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of proposals which fail to provide high quality public realm.
  • Performance of developments against design audit criteria.
  • Developments involving the creation of new or changes to existing public realm are of a high quality.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.
  • Design audit of new developments.

DM7: Safer Places

  • Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of proposals which fail to promote safety and security.
  • Performance of developments against design audit criteria.
  • Delivery of developments which are designed to promote safety and security.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.
  • Design audit of new developments.

DM8: Comprehensive Development

  • Provision of masterplans for proximate development sites.
  • Adjacent development sites are developed and delivered in a coordinated way.
  • Monitoring of applications on proximate development sites.

DM9: Accessibility and transport

  • Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of proposals which fail to promote safe, accessible, and sustainable transport routes and methods.
  • Performance of developments against design audit criteria.
  • New developments take opportunities to promote safe, accessible, and sustainable transport routes and methods.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.
  • Design audit of new developments.

DM10: A31 Farnham By-Pass Improvements

  • Decisions take account of the proposed major highway improvements at Hickley's Corner.
  • No specific targets.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM11: Trees, Woodland, Hedgerows and Landscaping

  • Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of proposals which involve the loss of valued trees, hedgerows and woodland.
  • Waverley's trees, woodlands and hedgerows being retained and enhanced.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM12: Planning Enforcement

  • Enforcement notices being upheld at appeal.
  • Where breaches of planning control are identified, an appropriate and effective response is taken in a timely way.
  • Data from enforcement on notices and enforcement orders.

DM13: Development within Settlement Boundaries

  • Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of inappropriate development on greenfield land outside settlement boundaries.
  • Development being concentrated within settlement boundaries (and allocated sites) in accordance with the spatial strategy.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM14: Development in the Green Belt

  • Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of proposals for inappropriate development in the Green Belt.
  • Avoiding inappropriate development in the Green Belt.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM15: Development in Rural Areas

  • Refusal, and dismissal at appeal, of proposals which fail to recognise the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside.
  • Protection and enhancement of the beauty and character of rural areas through avoiding inappropriate forms of development.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM16: Dwellings for Rural Workers

  • Number of dwellings for rural workers granted or lost through planning permissions.
  • Ensuring a sufficient supply of suitable accommodation for rural workers.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM17: Haslemere Hillsides

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would have an adverse impact on the Haslemere Hillsides.
  • Protection of the wooded character of the Haslemere Hillsides.
  • GIS queries to monitor applications and appeals.

DM18: Farnham/Aldershot Strategic Gap

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would erode the Strategic Gap.
  • Preservation of the strategic gap between Farnham and Aldershot.
  • GIS queries to monitor applications and appeals.

DM19: Local Green Space

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would result in the loss or harm to Local Green Spaces.
  • Protection of Local Green Spaces from inappropriate development (development inconsistent with DM16).
  • GIS queries to monitor applications and appeals.

DM20: Development Affecting Listed Buildings, and/or their Settings

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would fail to preserve or enhance listed buildings and their settings.
  • Listed Buildings within the Borough being preserved or enhanced.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.
  • Monitoring any loss of Listed Buildings.

DM21: Conservation Areas

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which fail to preserve or enhance Conservation Areas.
  • The Character and Appearance of Conservation Areas being preserved and enhanced.
  • Conservation Area Appraisals.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM22: Heritage at Risk

  • Monitoring numbers of assets on Heritage at Risk and Buildings at Risk registers.
  • No increase in the number of heritage assets on the risk register.
  • Historic England's Heritage at Risk register.
  • Local Buildings at Risk Register.

DM23: Non-designated Heritage Assets

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would result in the loss of non-designated heritage assets.
  • Non-designated heritage assets being preserved.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM24: Historic Landscapes and Gardens

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would have a harmful impact on historic landscapes and gardens.
  • Historic Landscapes and Gardens being preserved and enhanced.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM25: Archaeology

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would result in the loss of archaeological assets.
  • Appropriate preservation and recording of archaeological assets.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM26: New Employment Sites

  • Monitoring of applications which result in a gain or loss of employment floorspace.
  • Provision of sufficient employment floorspace to meet predicted demand in accordance with the evidence in the Employment Land Review.
  • Council's existing commercial monitoring.
  • Information from local commercial property agents on demand for employment premises.

DM27: Development within Town Centres

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would undermine the vitality and viability of town centres.
  • Proposals for development within town centres contributing to their vitality and viability.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.
  • Council's existing retail and town centre monitoring.
  • Vacancy rates monitoring.

DM28: Access and Servicing

  • Provision of access and servicing where appropriate.
  • No specific targets.
  • N/A

DM29: Advertisements

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for advertisement proposals which are harmful to amenity or public safety.
  • Advertisements being of a high quality.
  • Monitoring of advertisement applications and appeals.

DM30: Telecommunications

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for telecoms development which would have an unduly harmful impact on valued landscapes.
  • Improvements to telecommunications coverage and broadband network speeds, without harm to valued landscapes.
  • Any additional data available from Ofcom.

DM31: Filming

  • Support for responsible filming projects within the Borough.
  • No specific targets
  • N/A

DM32: Tourism, Hotels and Visitor Accommodation

  • Monitoring of applications which involve a gain or loss of visitor accommodation.
  • A net increase in visitor accommodation.
  • Retention of existing visitor accommodation.
  • Council's existing monitoring of visitor accommodation.

DM33: Downs Link - Guildford to Cranleigh Corridor

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would prejudice the retention of the Downs Link.
  • Protection and improvement of the Downs Link as a sustainable movement corridor.
  • Monitoring of applications and appeals.

DM34: Access to the Countryside

  • Protection and enhancement of long distance rights of way within the Borough.
  • No specific targets.
  • Liaison with Surrey CC PROW / Surrey Countryside Access Forum.

DM35: Reuse of and Alterations to Large Buildings

  • Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which result in the net loss of 4 or more dwellings.
  • Proposals for subdivision being of a high quality.
  • No significant loss of housing stock through the amalgamation of dwellings, and support for the appropriate subdivision of larger buildings.
  • Council's existing housing monitoring.
  • Design audit of proposals for subdivision.

DM36: Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding

  • Number of self-building and custom housebuilding plots granted against the need identified through the Council's Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register.
  • Sufficient permissions for self-build and custom housebuilding plots granted to meet the demand on the Council's Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register.
  • Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register and self-build permissions database.