Open Spaces Strategy First Stage Issues Consultation

Ended on the 13th April 2015
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Chapter 25 Glossary of Terms

Accessibility Threshold: The distance from an open space this would be considered reasonable to access the facilities on site. Play areas have an accessibility threshold of 400m to 800m currently, where as sports facilities have an accessibility threshold of 4km.

Commuted Sum: Commuted Sums are monies received from the developers of new residential dwellings within Harborough District and are held specifically for the maintenance of open spaces, or for enhancement of open spaces when paid as off site contributions

Local Plan: The plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up by the local planning authority in consultation with the community. It forms part of the development plan and is the starting point for the determination of planning applications in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Minimum Provision Standard: the minimum amount of each typology of open space that should be provided per 1000 persons within the Accessibility Thresholds for each typology

Open Space Typology: A term used to refer to different types of open space. The typology refers to the use of the open space by the community, and the type of facilities available. It should be noted that an individual site could contain several different typologies of open space.

National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework): This document was published by the Government in March 2012. It sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. It provides a framework within which local people and their councils can produce their own distinctive local and neighbourhood plans, which reflect the needs and priorities of their communities.

Section 106 (S106): A legal agreement under section 106 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act. Section 106 agreements are legal agreements between a planning authority and a developer, or undertakings offered unilaterally by a developer, that ensure that certain extra works related to a development are undertaken.

Sustainable Development: A widely used definition drawn up by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987: "Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

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