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Planning Policy Evidence (pre-Joint Local Plan)

The following studies were undertaken prior to the decision to prepare a new Joint Local Plan with Stoke-on-Trent City Council. For evidential studies that have been prepared to inform the new Joint Local Plan, please see the Joint Local Plan - Supporting Evidence webpage. Please note that none of the evidence listed on this page constitutes council policy or local planning policy. They are evidence documents that are used to inform the preparation of relevant planning policies and decisions on planning applications submitted to the council.

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment (2007)

This study examines the accommodation needs of the gypsy and traveller community in a way that ensures that equal access to decent and appropriate accommodation options can be provided, like every other member of society.

Five councils across the North Housing Market area (East Staffordshire Borough, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough, Stafford Borough, Staffordshire Moorlands District and Stoke-on-Trent City) commissioned this assessment of gypsy and traveller accommodation, in November 2006.

The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the Salford Housing and Urban Studies Unit at the University of Salford and assisted by staff at the Centre for Urban and Regional Research at the University of Birmingham. The study was managed by a steering group composed of members representing the partner authorities.

The North Housing Market Area Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment (2007) can be downloaded here. Please note that this evidence has now been superseded by the Gypsy & Traveller and Travelling Showperson Accommodation Assessment (2015) which is available to view on the Joint Local Plan - Supporting Evidence webpage.

West Midlands North Strategic Housing Market Area Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2007)

In May 2007, the North Housing Market Area Strategic Group commissioned a comprehensive Strategic Housing Market Assessment. The study comprised two separate stages:-

  • Stage one – collation of key information and data by staff of the authorities and partner organisations in the North Housing Market Area Strategic Group
  • Stage two - a consultant to provide advice, to undertake analysis and to produce an analytical written report

The Strategic Housing Market Assessment provided a detailed sub-regional market analysis of housing demand and housing need, identifying the key drivers in the North housing market area. It also provided the evidence for market and affordable housing requirements to inform local policies and strategies.

The West Midlands North Strategic Housing Market Area Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2007 Final Report can be viewed here. Please note that this evidence has now been superseded by the Joint Strategic Housing Market Assessment (2015) which is available to view on the Joint Local Plan - Supporting Evidence webpage.

Executive Housing Market Study (2010)

The development of high value housing, as a proportion of the total housing stock, is seen as an important means of retaining and attracting economically independent households. This is vital in achieving the overall strategic vision set out in the adopted Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy.

Prior to it ceasing operations, the ‘North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership’ (NSRP) was committed to assisting its council partners (Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands) in framing effective policy responses to the demand for executive housing. Through RENEW they commissioned an Executive Housing Market Study which seeks to define executive housing and quantify the requirement for ‘executive’ housing in terms of market demand and developer potential.

A copy of the full report and the executive summary of the study are available below:-

Executive Housing Market Report 

Executive Housing Market Summary - Executive Summary

Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Joint Employment Land Review (2011)

It is a key part of the vision established by the Core Strategy that Newcastle-under-Lyme will become a place of choice for a range of businesses and that the employment base is diverse.

We need to ensure that we retain existing business within the area, providing good quality expansion space, that we encourage business start-up and innovation and we develop a flexible, achievable strategy for attracting new businesses to the area.

In response to this vision Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council commissioned a joint employment land review to inform local planning policy and help to deliver economic development of the right type, in the right locations and to ensure sites are readily available and fit for purpose.

The full review and accompanying map can be viewed here. Please note that this evidence has now been superseded by the new Joint Employment Land Review (2015), which is available to view on the Joint Local Plan - Supporting Evidence webpage.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Retail and Leisure Study (2011)

The Council commissioned a retail and leisure study to provide a robust and up-to-date evidence base to inform the preparation of planning policies and proposals relevant to retail and leisure development. The study also acts as a tool for us to make informed choices about the nature and extent of retail and leisure growth to be accommodated in the future.

A copy of the full study is available here and the appendices are available to download in the useful documents section.

 

North Staffordshire Urban Core Study (2005)

Baseline information on historic character in the North Staffordshire Pathfinder area.

A copy of the report is available here.


Last updated 16 May 2018

 
 
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