Interim Affordable Housing Policy Position (Sept 2018)
Sefton Council approved an 'Interim Affordable Housing Policy Position following the publication of Revised National Planning Policy Guidance (NPPF) Note' in September 2018 for proposals of 10-14 homes. This is supplementary to the Affordable and Special Needs Housing and Housing Mix SPD (2018). The additional Interim Note came into force as Council policy on 21 September 2018:
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At what dwelling threshold should housing development mitigate increased recreation pressure on the Sefton Coast? (2018)
The Council approved this Information Note on 8th March 2018. The Information Note sets out the threshold for the number of new dwellings which triggers the need for mitigation of recreation pressure on the Sefton Coast, and relates especially to paragraph 3.28 of the Nature Conservation SPD and the Habitats Regulations as amended.
Guidance Contributions towards education provision Information Note (2017)
The Council approved the Information Note ‘Contributions towards education provision: A Guide for developers’ on 14th September 2017. This relates to Local Plan policy IN1 ‘Infrastructure and developer contributions’. The public were consulted on the draft Information Note between March and May 2017. Comments received were taken into account in the preparation of the final Information Note. Please note the education contribution has been updated to 2019/20 levels.
Guidance Note on Development in Minerals Safeguarding Areas (2017)
The Council approved the ‘Guidance Note on Development in Minerals Safeguarding Areas’ on 14th September 2017. Minerals Safeguarding Areas relate to Local Plan policy NH8 ‘Minerals’. The public were consulted on the draft Guidance Note between March and May 2017. Comments received were taken into account in the preparation of the final Guidance Note.
Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Flood Risk Information Notes (2018)
The SuDS and Flood Risk Information Note was approved on 26 July 2018, following public consultation. Comments made during the consultation are shown below. The Information Note draws together the requirements of Local Plan policy EQ8 'Flood risk and surface water', the National Planning Policy Framework and existing Environment Agency and national planning guidance.
The following documents, also approved on 26 July 2018, set out the flood risk and surface water drainage information required to be submitted as part of planning applications for major development, and which may be helpful for some other development proposals. They incorporate the Lead Local Flood Authority's requirements. Public consultation also took place on these SuDS technical requirements. Comments made during the consultation are set out above.