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Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Question 8: Is there anything that you feel needs further explanation, clarification or reference

Representation ID: 20876

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Town and Country Planning Association

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The TCPA is pleased to see the proposed vision articulates a commitment to vibrant, healthy, inclusive and growing communities. We would urge the Councils to further recognise and include the role of high-quality design in creating healthier environments to promote active lifestyles in their vision.

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The TCPA is pleased to see the proposed vision articulates a commitment to vibrant, healthy, inclusive and growing communities. We would urge the Councils to further recognise and include the role of high-quality design in creating healthier environments to promote active lifestyles in their vision.

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Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Question 7: Are there any factors which have not been covered that you believe should have been?

Representation ID: 20878

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Town and Country Planning Association

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Under Paragraph 117, the TCPA would encourage including ‘employment’ under access to services. It is noted that employment is often allocated separately from residential allocations, however the co-location of different uses increases pedestrian movements and therefore contributes to healthier lifestyles. We would encourage the wording: "…new communities will be designed to make active travel and public transport the easiest travel choice and therefore reduce the need to travel by private vehicle."

Under the Communities objective, we would recommend using the wording: "…with good access to jobs, services and facilities, helping to reduce health inequalities in disadvantaged parts of the community."

Full text:

Under Paragraph 117, the TCPA would encourage including ‘employment’ under access to services. It is noted that employment is often allocated separately from residential allocations, however the co-location of different uses increases pedestrian movements and therefore contributes to healthier lifestyles. We would encourage the wording: "…new communities will be designed to make active travel and public transport the easiest travel choice and therefore reduce the need to travel by private vehicle."

Under the Communities objective, we would recommend using the wording: "…with good access to jobs, services and facilities, helping to reduce health inequalities in disadvantaged parts of the community."

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Draft Greater Norwich Local Plan – Part 1 The Strategy

Question 18: Do you support, object or have any comments relating to the preferred approach to sustainable communities including the requirement for a sustainability statement?

Representation ID: 20879

Received: 13/03/2020

Respondent: Town and Country Planning Association

Representation:

The TCPA is very pleased to see that Policy 2 has a strong focus on mitigating and adapting to climate change which is a national priority. However, the policy wording could be strengthened regarding healthier communities by including reference to ensuring new developments are designed to promote active lifestyles through physical activity such as walkable communities and connected pedestrian and cycle routes (please see Sport England and Public Health England’s Active Design principles: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/facilities-and-planning/design-and-cost-guidance/active-design). A commitment to reducing health inequalities would also be highly beneficial in addressing the health and wellbeing needs of the local population.

Full text:

The TCPA is very pleased to see that Policy 2 has a strong focus on mitigating and adapting to climate change which is a national priority. However, the policy wording could be strengthened regarding healthier communities by including reference to ensuring new developments are designed to promote active lifestyles through physical activity such as walkable communities and connected pedestrian and cycle routes (please see Sport England and Public Health England’s Active Design principles: https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/facilities-and-planning/design-and-cost-guidance/active-design). A commitment to reducing health inequalities would also be highly beneficial in addressing the health and wellbeing needs of the local population.

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