The delivery of Infrastructure and phasing of the development has been approached with the following principles:
Infrastructure should be provided in a timely way to mitigate the impact of the development;
Each part of the site that comes forward for development will be as self-sufficient as possible, in terms of access, drainage etc, whilst delivering necessary strategic elements of infrastructure in a timely manner and not prejudicing the ability of the following phases to do the same.
This development is expected to take place over approximately 16 years, and an element of flexibility needs to be built in to allow future development to respond to changing circumstances over time.
The following indicative phasing diagram shows how the site could be developed with the key items of infrastructure to be delivered at the appropriate time to meet the demand, and assumes delivery from the north of the site. The A29 realignment will be delivered in sections alongside the land parcels coming forward, with the full A29 delivered by 2031 within phases 1-4 of the development.
Infrastructure provision would be controlled through Section 106 Agreements tied to planning permissions as required. Further technical work including transport modelling is underway to inform the timely provision of appropriate infrastructure as the masterplan is delivered on site.
This will inform the phasing strategy and the potential for possible early delivery in the southern part of the site along with the community infrastructure. Further information on the phasing of the development and the delivery of specific infrastructure requirements will be provided as part of the relevant planning applications. Only 2,300 homes will be delivered in the Local Plan period (up to 2031) in line with policy.
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