Oxenhope Neighbourhood Development Plan (Regulation 16) July 2021

Ended on the 10th September 2021
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4.0 Policies

4.1 General Policies 

GP1 - HIGH QUALITY DESIGN

New development, including housing, should respond to and be respectful of the distinctive character of Oxenhope and the settlements within it.

Height, scale and massing, materials, boundary treatments, density, orientation, layout, architectural detailing, and window and door details should reflect and reinforce the defining characteristics of the immediate area.

Any application should demonstrate how the proposal responds to its context. Guidance to assist with this can be found in the Oxenhope Design Guide.

Justification:

119 people completed a survey around housing and development in Oxenhope. They ranked certain criteria from 0 to 10 (not important to very important). 'Design in keeping with local character' was the most important response with an average score of 8.6 out of 10. When asked what concerns people have around new development the 4th most important response was 'design not in keeping with local character' which scored 8.1 out of 10.

The term scale refers to the size of properties rather than the number of properties.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

SC4, DS1, DS2, DS3, DS4, DS5, HO9

GP2 - IMPACT ON HERITAGE

The particular significance of any Non-Designated Heritage Asset (including its setting), as listed below and identified on The Policies Map, will be taken into account when considering the impact of any development proposal on such an asset. Any conflict between the asset's conservation and any aspect of the proposal should be avoided or minimised. The restoration of these assets is encouraged and any extension or alteration to these assets is encouraged to be undertaken sensitively.

NON-DESIGNATED HERITAGE ASSETS:

Leeming Conservation Area

  • Pair of spired gothic style tombs in Horkinstone burial ground
  • Horkinstone Barn & Horkinstone farm

Lower Town

  • Fernhill villa
  • Cottages, barn & workshop @ bull hill
  • Wadsworth mill
  • Lea mount
  • Hillcrest
  • Brookfield & west view
  • Cragg royd & its terrace
  • 16-20 hill house lane – workers cottages

Station Road

  • Ashdene
  • Oxenhope railway station
  • Wilton house
  • The croft – Keighley road
  • Rose bank (station road & hebden bridge road)
  • Thorn villa – hebden bridge road
  • Whinknowle

Upper Town

  • Springfield villas
  • Brook house
  • Brooks meeting mill

Justification:

Oxenhope contains many important buildings, structures and monuments that are unlisted but still make a great contribution to the distinctive character of the area.

Throughout engagement and steering group meetings the contribution heritage assets makes to the village was cited as a priority for the plan to help address. In early 2018 a workshop was held looking at local heritage. The steering group nominated several key buildings for their historical and cultural significance. A deeper investigation was undertaken to identify any further unlisted heritage assets in the area, which were then subject to a local heritage assessment.

The assessment criteria and reasons for selecting these assets are included in the appendix at the rear of the Plan.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

PN1.E, EN3

GP3 - PROTECTING EXISTING COMMUNITY FACILITIES

The following community facilities will be protected, where appropriate, for continued community use:

  1. Oxenhope Cricket Ground
  2. Oxenhope Allotments
  3. Oxenhope Recreation Ground, including playing fields, Bowling green, tennis court, playground and changing rooms
  4. Oxenhope Community Centre
  5. Marsh Methodist Church
  6. St Mary's Church of England
  7. West Drive Methodist Church
  8. The Bay Horse Community Pub

Local preference is that the above buildings remain in community use. The change of use of these existing facilities to other uses will not be permitted unless the following can be demonstrated:

  1. The proposal includes alternative provision, on a site within the locality, of equivalent or superior facilities. Such sites should be easily accessed by public transport, walking and cycling routes and have sufficient car parking; or
  2. Applications for a change of use that does not provide community facilities will only be permitted if it can be demonstrated that there is little or no prospect of the premises or land being reoccupied for this preferred use. This should be proven through an independent sustained marketing campaign lasting for a continuous period of at least 6 months.

Justification:

The facilities above play an important role in the life of the community by providing spaces for a variety of groups, societies and activities for residents and visitors. Their loss would be detrimental to the Village and their retention is therefore considered important. This policy aims to protect existing community facilities which provide a range of activities locally including sport and recreation, other interests and hobbies and help contribute to fostering community cohesion and promotes healthy and active lifestyles.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies: PN1.B, SC4

Map of the community facilities for policy GP3

GP4 - SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS (SuDS)

Where appropriate, developments should include Sustainable Drainage Systems and rainwater harvesting to help mitigate flooding and alleviate surface water. Best practice and examples are provided in the Oxenhope Design Guide which should be referenced in applications.

Justification:

Flood mitigation and SuDS where the 4th most important response when asked what principles should inform new development. 119 people responded to this question and the response scored 8 out of 10 in terms of importance.

When asked what concerns people have about new housing, flooding was the 6th most important concern scoring 7.6 out of 10, from 119 responses.

Leeming Water and Leeming Reservoir has flooded in recent years and Oxenhope contains built up areas within Flood Zones 2 and 3.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policy EN7 & NPPF Para 165.

GP5 - COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) money will be used to support the biodiversity and sustainable viability of the area's natural landscape and habitats, including the maintenance of local footpaths. Unforeseen community projects may also be funded by CIL within the life of the plan.

Justification:

Footpaths are a distinctive feature in Oxenhope, connecting the different settlements throughout the Village and to the wider natural environment. They are highly valued and well-used by residents and visitors alike. Their maintenance and enhancement is important and the Village Council would like to use CIL money to better maintain this provision due to the restricted resources and competing priorities of CBMDC. Any proposed improvements will be considered in consultation with CBMDC Countryside and Rights of Way officers.

This was raised as an important issue by local school children and residents. The area's natural landscape was a key area of consideration raised at the initial public meeting and subsequent project team meetings.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

SC8, PN1.D & E, TR1.E, TR4, EN2.E

GP6 - BROADBAND

All new development should be designed to connect to high quality communications infrastructure. Support will be given for proposals that help to provide improved or additional connectivity for the village as a whole.

Justification:

In order to support local businesses, homeworkers and to provide a better service to residents, enhanced broadband services is in high demand for the village. The issue of enhanced broadband and communications infrastructure was raised at the initial issues and options meeting and again during the project group meeting on the local economy.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policy:

PN1.C, EC4.F, G & H

GP7 - RENEWABLE ENERGY

Support will be given to proposals for small-scale renewable energy technologies and infrastructure providing the proposals are accompanied by a visual impact assessment that demonstrates they would not cause visual harm and/or do not detract from the visual amenity of its location.

Justification:

We are in a climate emergency and the project group felt it was necessary to include a policy which signals the intention of the village to help address this by supporting renewable energy provisions where appropriate.

Eco-friendly houses were one of the most popular responses when people were asked what type of housing was needed in Oxenhope. 119 people responded to this question, and were offered 10 different house types/specifications. 44.5% of respondents said that eco-friendly houses were desirable.

Energy efficiency and environmental sustainability both scored highly when people were asked what principles should inform new development. They scored 7.6 and 7.3 out of 10 respectively.

This policy seeks to promote the use of small-scale and domestic renewable energy technologies whilst balancing the potential negative impact it might have on its setting or residential amenity.

The CBMDC Core Strategy does not currently identify any areas which are suitable for renewable energy and the NPPF states that wind turbines should only be located an areas identified in the Development Plan. The adopted Landscape Character SPD (2008) – Volume 3 Pennine Uplands; Gritstone Moorland & Mixed Upland Pasture clearly states that the moorland character would be affected by wind farm development. It is therefore encouraged that any proposed renewable energy technologies is located sensitively and that community consultation and visual impact assessments are undertaken.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

SC2, EN6, DS1, DS2

GP8 - DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT IN CONSERVATION AREAS

In order to conserve and enhance the character and appearance of the conservation areas in Oxenhope, new buildings, and extensions and alterations to existing buildings, within or affecting the setting of the conservation area, should reflect its distinctive local characteristics and achieve the following objectives:

  • Layout should reflect the traditional building pattern of the conservation area and buildings height, scale and massing should respond to and reinforce the character of the conservation area;
  • Development must reflect existing architectural detailing in terms of roof forms, use of chimney stacks, coursing and pointing of stonework, the proportions of window openings, joinery profiles and opening pattern of new and replacement windows and doors;
  • Use of quality materials that reflect the interest of the area and sit harmoniously with the existing building fabric and respect the uniformity in the colour and texture of the built form of the conservation area;
  • Retention of existing boundary walls, gates, gateposts and railings and incorporation of new means of enclosure in a way which complements those already in existence using similar materials and details;
  • Retention of other architecturally or historically interesting features that testify to the evolution of the structures and are of good quality in their own right;
  • Where traditional features have been replaced by modern alternatives, the reinstatement of original traditional features should be the presumed aim of conservation;
  • Retention of important or mature trees and vegetation, key open spaces and key views

Justification:

Oxenhope contains 4 conservation areas; Lower Town, Upper Town, Station Road, and Leeming. These cover the majority of the built environment within the village core.

This policy seeks to encourage new development, extensions and alterations to be carried out sympathetically, to retain, and where possible enhance, the character of the village.

Homeowners and developers should always refer to the relevant Conservation Area Assessment and Appraisal to ensure its guidance and principles are followed and the key objectives are achieved.

The Oxenhope Design Guide should be referred to for guidance on design and development in the Conservation Area.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

SC8, PN1.D & E, TR1.E, TR4, EN2.E

4.2 HOUSING

The CBMDC Core Strategy Partial Review is in progress and is yet to be adopted. In the emerging Core Strategy Partial Review Oxenhope has been provisionally allocated 25 dwellings. This may be subject to change and the NDP will be updated to reflect any changes until the Core Strategy Partial Review has been adopted.

The policies contained in this section of the plan aim to ensure that new housing meets the needs of the local community and contributes to and reinforces the distinctive built environment.

The scope and content of the policies respond to the results of a local housing survey that was undertaken in 2017 and was completed by 119 residents. Whilst the survey highlighted some local opposition to housing, in general it was useful in identifying priorities for housing in the village and issues with the existing stock of housing.

AIMS / OBJECTIVES

  • Secure the right types of homes to meet local needs
  • Support for the provision of space to support home-working
  • Be designed in a way that responds to the character of its area
  • Homes built to high standards of environmental performance
  • Promote housing built to Lifetime Homes and Building for Life standards to ensure properties are high quality and are suitable for occupants throughout their life
  • New housing schemes to include green infrastructure, achieve biodiversity net gain, and preserve and connect with existing green infrastructure networks

H1 - LIFETIME HOMES AND BUILDING FOR A HEALTHY LIFE

New housing developments are encouraged to meet Lifetime Homes standards to ensure properties meet the changing needs of occupants throughout their life.

Applications for new developments are encouraged to provide an assessment demonstrating how the proposal meets the principles set out in Building for a Healthy Life (or updated versions). Proposals that meet the commendation threshold of 9 greens out of 12, with no reds, will be supported.

Justification:

This policy seeks to ensure that new housing developments are designed to the highest standards and are built to meet the changing needs of occupants. Given the demography of Oxenhope and lack of housing specifically for older people or people challenged by mobility - it is important properties are designed in a way to support these needs. There is usually a small additional cost to build to these standards or to undertake an assessment. Several studies have concluded that the cost to build to Lifetime Homes standards is usually between £500 to £1,500 per dwelling. In some cases when designs incorporate these features at the initial design stage there is no additional cost. When retrofitting houses to these standards costs can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

DS1, DS3, DS4

H2 - BUILDING PERFORMANCE

New development should aim to be energy efficient through the use of the latest best practice and technologies in zero carbon building design, including thermal insulation, structural design, the deployment of energy generating elements, the use of green roofs, the re-cycling of rainwater and the use of sustainable building materials. External features should not cause visual harm.

Justification:

This policy seeks to ensure that new housing developments are designed and built to the highest standard of performance which can contribute to reducing energy consumption, improving the health and wellbeing of occupants and impact on the environment, including mitigating flooding.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

SC1, SC2, HO9

H3 - HOMEWORKING

New housing developments should demonstrate how the proposal can support and facilitate homeworking.

Justification:

Oxenhope, like many rural communities, is experiencing a rise in the number of people working from home. The Neighbourhood Plan is keen to support and encourage various types of economic activity including homeworking. When discussing the local economy the project group contains several members who regularly work from home, and know many more locally that increasingly work remotely from home. The impact of Covid-19 has meant more people are working from home, often in makeshift or substandard spaces. The RIBA Case for Space study has highlighted that home offices do not need to be in a dedicated spare room, but can be accommodated in habitable rooms with an additional 4sqm of space for a desk, storage, and chair.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

PN1.C, EC4.F, G & H

H4 - GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

New housing developments will be encouraged to include green infrastructure provisions such as wildlife corridors or green buffers and should seek to achieve Biodiversity net gain, where possible. New developments should improve connections to existing green networks and extend them within new developments to ensure access to all residents. Proposals should not sever existing green infrastructure corridors and should preserve the Bradford Wildlife Habitat Network. Guidance on green infrastructure provision is included in the Oxenhope Design Guide which is an appendix to the Plan.

The design and management should respect and enhance the character and distinctiveness of an area with regard to habitats and landscape types. Planting that is beneficial for pollinators is encouraged. Boxes for bats and birds are encouraged, as are hedgehog gaps between gardens to provide permeability.

Proposals should be developed in line with guidance contained in the National Pollination Strategy and Biodiversity Net Gain Good Practice Principles for Development.

Justification:

The loss of green space was 2nd highest responses when people were asked what concerns they have about future development in Oxenhope. 119 people responded to this question and gave it a score of 8.4 out of 10. This policy seeks to ensure new development provides suitable green infrastructure provision to encourage the movement of wildlife, maintain the Bradford Habitat Network, and provide a net gain for Biodiversity. It is expected that CMBDC policies such as EN1 will determine the circumstances where loss of green space may be acceptable rather than this policy.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

SC2, SC6, SC8, PN1.D, EN1, EN2, EN4, EN5, EN8

4.3 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

4.3.1 The economy of Oxenhope still relies on agriculture, as it has done for many centuries. Sheep and cattle farming are the main drivers of this sector as soil conditions are too poor to produce crops. There is a significant amount of uncertainty over the future of agriculture in Oxenhope, as there is many other parts of the country.

4.3.2 Tourism plays an important role locally with the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and Brontë County the main attractions in the area. Following the success of the Yorkshire leg of the Tour De France in 2014 Oxenhope has become a popular cycling destination. The Tour De Yorkshire comes through Oxenhope and each year there is the Cote De Oxenhope hill climb.

4.3.3 There is an increase in people working from home in line with national trends, particularly in rural areas.

4.3.4 There are relatively few local opportunities for employment, many residents commute to nearby towns or cities for work.

4.3.5 The plan seeks to protect the existing employment generating sites and encourages the development of appropriate new uses that do not negatively impact either the residential amenity of the natural environment and wildlife.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

  • Retain existing employment sites
  • Support key sectors such as agriculture & tourism
  • Encourage new facilities to support self-employed / homeworkers
  • Support new spaces of economic activity for appropriate uses

ED1 - RETENTION OF BUILDING FOR ECONOMIC USE

Support will be given to proposals that retain Pawson's mill for non-residential uses. The Neighbourhood Plan encourages its continued use as a place for economic activity.

Justification:

There is no immediate suggestion that this site will become available. However, it is felt, as this is one of the biggest employment sites in the Village, it should be included in the Plan.

There are a limited number of spaces and buildings for economic activity in Oxenhope and the Neighbourhood Plan seeks to retain these buildings for this purpose to contribute to support local employment and the local economy. The majority of the working population commute to nearby towns and cities for employment.

Map of buildings retained for economic use in Oxenhope

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

PN1.C, EC4

ED2 - RETENTION OF BUILDING FOR RETAIL USE

Proposals that would change the use of the existing Co-operative store will be resisted unless:

  1. It can be demonstrated that its use as a retail outlet is not viable; or
  2. Alternative retail provision of similar or superior standard is provided in a suitable location with suitable off-street parking facilities.

Justification:

There are a limited number of spaces and buildings for economic activity in Oxenhope and the Neighbourhood Plan seeks to retain these buildings for this purpose. Additionally this is the only convenience store in the village and it also hosts the post office which are both highly valued by residents.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies: PN1.C, EC4, EC5

Map of buildings retained for retail use in Oxenhope

ED3 - SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Support will be given to the development or expansion of recreational, leisure and tourism related enterprises providing:

  1. It is sensitively sited and does not have any undue adverse effects on the ecology, biodiversity or visual amenity of the rural landscape and, where necessary, steps have been taken to mitigate any visual harm; and
  2. Adequate parking provision is included that would demonstrably result in no additional on-street parking as a result of the proposal.

Justification:

This policy is to be applied in sensitive areas such as those in, or within close proximity to the Pennine Uplands rather than the built up areas within the settlement boundary. The Neighbourhood Plan is keen to strike a balance between supporting and encouraging new and existing economic sectors whilst conserving and enhancing the local natural and built environment.

At the initial engagement event and the subsequent issues and options event it was explicitly stated that more should be done to support and encourage the local tourism economy. Parking was repeatedly raised in both the housing survey and the transport survey as being a key issues locally. Parking provision, traffic and congestion were the main issue when respondents were asked what issues there are with the existing housing stock with 19 responses. Parking provision was the 2nd most important response when asked what principles should inform new development, scoring 8.4 out of 10 in importance from 119 responses.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

PN1.C, EC4, SC8

ED4 - KEIGHLEY & WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY

Support will be given to applications which seek to improve and enhance the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway station and its facilities for community and tourism related activities subject to the proposal satisfying Policy SC8 of the Core Strategy, and being done sensitively recognising the heritage importance of the facility and its immediate context.

Justification:

One of the biggest tourist attractions in Oxenhope is the heritage railway line. In recent years the railway line has sold over 100,000 tickets. This was raised at the initial public meeting and again at the subsequent issues and options meeting. It is felt the KWVR is a key asset to the village and should be supported to ensure its operation can continue and more people can enjoy the facility.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

PN1.C, EC4, SC8

ED5 – NEW BUSINESS SPACE

Support will be given to the development of new small-scale business space to support start-up and small businesses, creative and digital industries, or artisanal and workshop based businesses, providing the proposals satisfy Core Strategy Policy SC8 and;

  1. Be located close to public transport connections. Provide adequate parking provision resulting in no additional on-street parking and would not have any undue adverse effects on the road network through the increased use of HGVs; and
  2. Are designed in a way which is sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area,including local wildlife, biodiversity and visual amenity.

Outside of the settlement boundary, support will be given to the conversion of redundant agricultural buildings for the economic uses set out above, providing they satisfy the above conditions and Green Belt criteria set out in both the NPPF and the CBMDC Local Plan.

Justification:

This policy aims to strike a balance between encouraging local economic development, especially in unused buildings, and protecting the distinctive character of the area, the visual amenity of the village and its wildlife and biodiversity. The idea for the policy arose in project group meetings when discussing the local economy and what could be done to support and encourage new economic sectors.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

PN1.C, EC4, SC8

ED6 - AGRICULTURAL EXPANSION OR DIVERSIFICATION

Support will be given to proposals for the expansion or diversification of existing agricultural businesses providing a statement accompanies the planning application which demonstrates:

That it contributes to achieving sustainable economic development and there is a clear and viable economic case for the proposal;

  1. There will be no undue adverse effects on the existing road network through the increased use of HGVs;
  2. That its siting and design does not negatively impact the visual amenity of the village and the wider landscape and that if necessary, steps have been taken to mitigate any negative visual harm.

Justification:

This policy strikes a balance between supporting the rural economy and protecting and enhancing the natural environment, the road network and the village's visual quality as a whole. Core Strategy policy SC8 will be applied where proposals may impact the foraging habitats of SPA birds. Given concerns about the future of agriculture the project group felt a policy in this area would give support to this important local sector. This issue was raised at the initial public meeting and at subsequent project group meetings.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

PN1.C, EC4, SC7, SC8, & NPPF Para 145.

4.4 LOCAL GREEN SPACES

GS1 - LOCAL GREEN SPACES

The sites identified on the Local Green Space map are designated as local green spaces and should be protected from development unless in very special circumstances. This is due to their importance locally as they contribute to the landscape significance, recreational value and richness of wildlife.

  1. Leeming Field
  2. Horseshoe Dam
  3. Rose Garden
  4. Millenium Green
  5. Allotments

Justification:

The loss of green space was the 2nd most important response when asked what concerns do you have about development in Oxenhope, scoring 8.4 out of 10. Steering group members discussed what could be done to ensure key green spaces continue to serve the community, and a list was drawn up. These proposed sites were filtered through NPPF para 100 criteria. Green spaces were raised as a key issue at all stages of engagement and consultation.

These sites were suggested by members of the community and steering group and have been assessed using the criteria set out in NPPF. The assessment of these spaces is included in the Appendix to the Plan.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policy

EN1.D & NPPF Paragraph 100

Map of key green spaces

4.5 MOVEMENT & TRANSPORT

There are many challenges around movement and transport in Oxenhope. Being a rural community public transport opportunities are somewhat limited and many rely on private vehicles to get around.

Much of Oxenhope was designed and built before the invention of the car meaning there are many difficulties arising from vehicular movement around the village. Narrow roads and pavements can make it difficult for larger vehicles to negotiate and a lack of off-street parking in many homes can lead to unsafe and dangerous parking practices throughout the village.

Footpaths are an integral part of life in Oxenhope and help connect the different settlements and provide connections to surrounding villages and countryside.

Movement and transport were key issues raised during the engagement process. Many residents cited issues such as parking, narrow roads, lack of suitable pavement and poor maintenance of footpaths.Other issues include speeding vehicles, issues caused by HGVs using narrow lanes and the volume of traffic.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

  • Promote sustainable transport methods
  • Encourage walking and cycling
  • Improve pedestrian and cycle network, including footpaths
  • Promote best practice in terms of residential parking
  • Reduce traffic and parking issues where possible

MT1 - RESIDENTIAL PARKING

New housing development should provide adequate parking provision for residents in line with CBMDC Core Strategy TR2 and Parking standards set out in Appendix 4 of the Core Strategy.

In addition to this, schemes of 10 or more units should have visitor parking spaces incorporated into the scheme in designated on-street visitor parking bays. Driveways and garages should be to the side or rear of properties to avoid dominating the street scene and residential frontages. Driveways must be at least 3.3m in width. Garages should be built with minimum internal dimensions of 3.5m width x 6m length and be designed in the same architectural style as the house they serve. Proposals that do not meet this criteria will be resisted.

Justification:

A key theme arising from engagement is that there is currently a high amount of on-street parking in Oxenhope and residents are keen to ensure new development does not add to this issue. Some modern garages built in Oxenhope are not large enough to store vehicles which can lead to increased on-street parking. The 3.3m width of driveways is informed by Lifetime Homes standards which allows sufficient space for drivers/pedestrians to enter/exit vehicles, including wheelchair users. Internal dimensions of garages are informed by Manual for Streets and should give sufficient space for a vehicle to be stored, drivers to open the car door to enter/exit the vehicle and some storage space.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policy: TR2

MT2 - PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLE NETWORKS

New developments should demonstrate how they will link with existing walking and cycling routes and where the existing provision is poor, enhance and contribute to the network including public footpaths and bridleways.

Elsewhere proposals that expand and enhance walking and cycling routes both in urban and rural locations will be supported.

Justification:

Oxenhope enjoys great access to existing walking networks throughout the Village, however there are many parts of the village which have a poor level of pedestrian and cycle infrastructure. The Plan seeks to address this issue and aims to secure improved footpaths and cycle ways.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

CS6, DS4, TR1, SC8

MT3 - NON-RESIDENTIAL PARKING

Non-residential development should be located close to existing public transport connections. It should also provide suitable parking provision for staff and/or customers in line with Core Strategy TR2 and appendix 4 of the Core Strategy, and provide a statement demonstrating how the parking strategy will not contribute to additional on-street parking and cause no undue adverse effects on the highway network.

Justification:

A key theme arising from engagement is that there is currently an excessive amount of on-street parking in Oxenhope and residents are keen to ensure new development does not further add to this issue.

This policy references CBMDC Core Strategy Policies:

TR2

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