Local examples of policies adopted through the Neighbourhood Planning process
Policy H1 – Housing for Older People
Subject to a viability assessment, any new residential development site of five or more net additional dwellings in Bishops Lydeard will be expected to make provision, evidenced by local need accommodation for older people. Such accommodation shall fulfil all the following criteria:-
Be either 1 or 2 bedroom properties
Be situated as close as possible to village facilities and services within the development site.
Policy H2 – Housing for families
Subject to a viability assessment, any new residential development site of five or more net additional dwellings in Bishops Lydeard will be expected to make provision, evidenced by local need accommodation suitable for family occupation, including affordable units, defined as at least 3 bed properties with potential to extend to provide additional accommodation
Policy TR2 – Foot and Cycle Ways
New residential or employment development and associated infrastructure will:-
Provide appropriate public foot and cycle paths to connect with the existing foot and cycle path network.
Policy NP/EN2 – Trees
Development proposals should seek to retain mature or important tree(s), or groups of trees or woodland on a site. Where removal of a tree(s) of recognised importance is proposed, a replacement of similar amenity value should be provided on site.
Policy NP/DG4 – Heritage Assets
4.1 Proposals affecting listed buildings, conservation areas and their settings must conserve and whenever possible, seek to enhance their significance, quality and character.