Brigstock Neighbourhood Plan: Plan Evidence
The Brigstock Neighbourhood Plan Area
Brigstock parish was designated as a Neighbourhood Area on 11 May 2015.
The Local Plan
The adopted Local Plan consists of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2011-2031 (adopted July 2016) and the remaining policies from the Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan (adopted July 2011).
- Core Strategy 2011-2031 (PDF, 15.6 Mb)
North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2011-2031
Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan: https://www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/info/200198/rural_north_oundle_and_thrapston_plan/1244/rural_north_oundle_and_thrapston_plan_-_adoption
- Strategic Polices Note (PDF, 492 Kb)
Strategic Polices Note
The Brigstock Neighbourhood Plan must support the strategic development needs set out in the Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (also known as the "Core Strategy") 2011 – 2031 (the Local Plan Part 1), including policies for housing development. The Core Strategy requires the scale of housing growth in Brigstock to be led by locally identified housing needs taking account of the level of service provision, recent development and existing commitment
- Housing Needs Assessment (PDF, 509 Kb)
Brigstock Housing Needs Assessment
During the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan a proposed development of over 100 houses off Benefield Road and Old Dry Lane was submitted by Gladman Developments. The planning application was refused by East Northamptonshire Council and the subsequent appeal dismissed in August 2016.
Several housing sites were put forward by landowners and developers:
The Brigstock Neighbourhood Plan allocates sites for new housing. National planning practice advises that parish councils should carry out an appraisal of options and an assessment of individual sites against clearly identified criteria. A Site Selection Framework sets out how we assessed sites for the allocation of land for housing development. Site profiles for the main housing site options were prepared and were informed by key stakeholders including the Highway Authority, Flood and Water Management Team, Environment Agency and County Archaeology.
Risk of Flooding Site assessment Maps
- Ground Water Flood Risk Map Brigstock (PDF, 372 Kb)
Ground Water Flood Risk Map Brigstock
- Brigstock Camp. Risk of Flooding (PDF, 339 Kb)
Site 1 Brigstock Camp Risk of Flooding from surface water map
- Site 2 Woodyard Close flooding risk (PDF, 335 Kb)
Site 2 Woodyard Close Risk of Flooding from surface water map
- Site 3 East Grafton Road risk of flooding from surface water (PDF, 336 Kb)
Site 3 East Grafton Road risk of flooding from surface water map
- Stanion Road flood Risk (PDF, 341 Kb)
Site 4 Stanion Road risk of flooding from surface water map
- Site 5 Pocket Park risk of flooding (PDF, 338 Kb)
Site 5 Pocket park risk of flooding from surface water map
- Site 6 and 7 risk of flooding (PDF, 342 Kb)
Site 6 and 7 risk of flooding from surface water map
- Site Selection Framework (PDF, 376 Kb)
Sire Selection Framework
- Housing Site Options Profiles (PDF, 239 Kb)
Housing Site Options Profiles
- Highway Authority Comments on Site Options (PDF, 426 Kb)
Highway Authority Comments on Site Options
- Environment Agency Comments (PDF, 83 Kb)
Environment Agency comments on site options
- Flood and Water Management Team comments on site options (PDF, 352 Kb)
Flood and Water Management Team comments on site options
- County Archaeology comments (PDF, 320 Kb)
County Archaeology comments on site options
The distances between sites and key services and facilities were measured using GPS tracking:
- Measured site distances (PDF, 319 Kb)
Measured site distances
A matrix was completed setting out site scores against the site assessment criteria. A late site submission for the development of land south of Stanion Road was also considered:
In Spring 2017, we asked residents their views on the various housing site options having set out the results of the site assessments. A 'drop-in' session was held at Brigstock Village Hall on 23 April 2017, where members of the public could find out more about the proposed housing sites from the potential developers. The various site layouts displayed are set out here:
- Stanion Road Illustrative Masterplan_April 2017_1 logo (PDF, 6.4 Mb)
Stanion Road Illustrative Master plan
- Wood Yard Close indicative Layout1385 - Layout colour (3) (PDF, 8.1 Mb)
Woodyard Close Indicative Layout
- Grafton Road Layout (PDF, 392 Kb)
Grafton Road Indicative Layout
- Lyveden Road Indicative Layout (PDF, 2.7 Mb)
Lyveden Road Indicative Layout
The responses to the 2017 survey preferred the proposed rural exception site at Grafton Road for ten homes and this is now being taken forward by Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association. The second most preferred site was a site north of Stanion Road and to the west of Bells Close.
- 2017 Questionnaire Survey Results (PDF, 67 Kb)
2017 Questionnaire Survey Results
To find out the extent of housing need in Brigstock, Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association undertook a Housing Needs Survey at the end of 2015 to identify whether the housing needs of local people are being met.
- Housing Needs Survey (PDF, 891 Kb)
Housing Needs Survey (analyse report)
The Brigstock Housing Needs Study undertaken in 2015/16 by Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (part of the Midlands Housing Group), identified an immediate local need for affordable homes (mainly two-bed shared-ownership houses). In 2017 funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) was secured for the construction of a Rural Exceptions Housing scheme to the south of 27 Grafton Road. A planning application for around ten dwellings is expected to be submitted in 2018 with the completion of the scheme by the end of 2019.
- Grafton Road Site Layout (PDF, 392 Kb)
Grafton Road Site Layout
Natural England has prepared profiles for each of England's 159 National Character Areas (NCAs).
- National Character Area Profile Rockingham Forest (PDF, 5 Mb)
National Character Area Profile (92) Rockingham Forest
Working within the framework of national Countryside Character Areas, the Northamptonshire Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) identifies a range of landscape character types and 41 character areas across North Northamptonshire.
The area of open farmland between the north-eastern edge of the built-up area of Brigstock and the A6116 makes an important contribution to the setting of the village. The Inspector's decision (APP/G2815/W/15/3134976) in August 2016 highlighted the important role that the buffer provides.
- Appeal decision (Gladmans) (PDF, 214 Kb)
In our 2016 Questionnaire, we invited local people to identify important views of the local landscape. These included views from Park Walk across to the Manor, from Bridge Street across the Meadow and views of Brigstock from Dusthill Road.
Green infrastructure networks have been identified at both strategic and local scales across Northamptonshire. The Harper's Brook Sub-Regional Corridor bisects Brigstock Parish following a broadly northwest-southeast alignment.
- Green Infrastructure: Making the connection (PDF, 6.4 Mb)
Green Infrastructure: Making the connection
- Green Infrastructure: Making the connection STUDY B (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
Green Infrastructure: Making the connection Part B 5.0 GI_STUDY B
Rockingham Forest was selected by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) as one of only five climate change projects nationally, to support the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan and the government's Carbon Plan to pilot a Carbon Sink Forestry Project.
Forest for Life Project:http://www.riverneneregionalpark.org/projects/forests-for-life/
Northamptonshire Landscape Character Assessment
- Northamptonshire Landscape Character Assessment 4.1 CLCA (PDF, 16.5 Mb)
Northamptonshire Landscape Character Assessment
Although there are no nationally designated ecology sites, there are seven Local Wildlife sites.
- Ecology map East Northamptonshire (PDF, 1.9 Mb)
ECOLOGY MAP East Northamptonshire
Brigstock Pocket Park
Brigstock Pocket Park was originally part of the Country Park until 1984 when the site was split by the construction of a bypass. Prior to this the site was a sand stone quarry with Pocket Park land left at the edge of the extraction area.
- ENC, Brigstock Pocket Park (PDF, 198 Kb)
Brigstock Pocket Park
Local Green Spaces
National policy makes provision for local communities to identify green areas of importance to those communities, where development will not be permitted except in very special circumstances.
- Green Space Designation toolkit (PDF, 537 Kb)
LOCAL GREEN SPACE DESIGNATION
- Open Space Designation Meadow (PDF, 469 Kb)
Open Space Designation MEADOW
- Open Space Designation PARK (PDF, 475 Kb)
Open Space Designation PARK
- Open Space Designation RECTORY PADDOCK (PDF, 750 Kb)
Open Space Designation RECTORY PADDOCK and ALLOTMENTS
- Open Space Designation Benefield Road allotments (PDF, 535 Kb)
Open Space Designation BENEFIELD ROAD ALLOTMENTS
Services, Facilities and Infrastructure
Brigstock Latham's CE Primary School: http://www.brigstockprimary.org.uk/
Brigstock GP Surgery: http://www.brigstockfamilypractice.com/
Brigstock Listed Buildings
There are 46 buildings in Brigstock listed by Historic England for their special architectural or historic interest.
- ENC, Brigstock Listed Buildings (PDF, 173 Kb)
Brigstock Listed Buildings
There are buildings and sites in the parish that make a positive contribution providing local character and sense of place because of their heritage value.
- ist of Buildings of Local Architectural or Historic interest (PDF, 217 Kb)
List of Buildings of Local Architectural or Historic interest
Heritage and Design
Brigstock Conservation Area was first designated on 22 January 1971 and subsequently extended on 16 March 2009.
Appendix 1 – Local Plan policies superseded following adoption of the Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan (18 July 2011)
- Appendix 1 – Local Plan policies (PDF, 11 Mb)
Appendix 1 – Local Plan policies