Glossary of key terms
This following is a glossary of planning
Affordable housing is housing
where the price or rent is significantly lower than local market
costs and can be afforded by people who are unable to buy or rent
adequate housing on the open market.
Annual monitoring report
(AMR) is a report prepared by the Council to monitor the
number of dwellings, amount of floorspace, etc. built and committed
for development in any given year.
Area of archaeological
interest is an area of land protected for its
Area of search is the name
give the large areas of green belt land which have been identified
as having potential for housing or employment development.
BREEAM is the Building
Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology which
assesses the sustainability credentials of industrial, commercial
and institutional buildings.
CABE is the Commission for
the Built Environment who assist the Government by providing
guidance on the design, layout and sustainability of
Climate change refers to the
impact of human activities on the planet which is melting ice caps,
raising sea levels, changing weather patterns and raising global
Community infrastructure levy
(CIL) is a mechanism by which councils can secure monies
from development to help fund both strategic and local
Commuted payments is money
given to the Council by a developer to fund affordable housing or
other community objectives.
Conservation area is an area
of urban land protected for its conservation value due to the
quality of buildings, architectural styles, open spaces and general
Core strategy is a planning
document which sets out a spatial vision for the future of
Development brief is a
document which builds upon the scope of local planning policies to
guide development proposals for large, complex and/or important
Development control is the
function of the Council which determines planning applications.
Development control policies
DPD is a document which sets out detailed local policies
that will be used to determine planning application.
Development plan is the
collection of national and local documents that will together be
used to determine planning applications.
Development plan document
(DPD) is the name for planning documents which allocate
land or establish policies to determine planning applications.
East of England development agency
(EEDA) is the regional economic development agency for
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and
East of England plan is the
regional spatial strategy, which the Government will shortly
Environment agency is a
Government agency responsible for managing rivers and watercourses
and minimising flood risk.
Examination is the process by
which the Planning Inspectorate will decide whether the Core
Strategy and other planning documents are “legally compliant” and
Flood risk is the likelihood
that a river or watercourse will flood and the likelihood that any
particular site or area of land will be subject to flooding.
Forms of entry (FE) is used
to describe the size of a school. Hertfordshire County
Council have a preference for 2 FE primary schools and 6-8 FE
secondary schools, with 30 pupils per form.
Government is the coalition
Government formed by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.
Greater Brookfield is a
strategic allocation for land to the north of the Brookfield Centre
for comprehensive mixed use retail, leisure and housing
Green belt is land
surrounding towns and urban areas which helps to check urban
sprawl, prevent towns merging together and protect the countryside
from inappropriate development.
Green infrastructure is the
network of parkland, green spaces, pathways and countryside in and
Gypsies and travellers are
persons of a nomadic habitat, but include people who may have
stopped travelling for health or education reasons or due to old
Habitats assessment are
undertaken alongside the preparation of planning documents to
ensure that important wildlife sites are protected from undesirable
and unintended impacts.
Hertfordshire County Council
is the local highway authority with responsibility for roads and
pavements and the local education authority with responsibility for
providing school places.
Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust
(PCT) is the NHS organisation responsible for providing
and managing healthcare in Broxbourne.
Highways agency is a
Government agency responsible for key motorways such as the
Housing association are
charitable organisations who build and manage affordable
Housing land supply refers to
the land in the borough that is suitable for housing development.
The Council should maintain a continuous five year supply of
housing land and use the core strategy to demonstrate that it has a
fifteen year supply of housing land.
Infrastructure refers to the
full range of transport networks, utilities, services and
facilities that are needed to create sustainable neighbourhoods and
support new development. It includes physical items such as
roads and pips and social infrastructure such as schools and
Issues and options is the
first stage of consultation in the preparation of a planning
document, when the Council sets out the main challenges and the
best options for dealing with them.
Key diagram is a diagram in
the core strategy which shows the key elements of the spatial
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
(LVRPA) is the organisation responsible for protecting and
enhancing the Lee Valley Regional Park for leisure and recreation
Listed buildings are
buildings protected for their design, construction or architectural
London Plan is the spatial
strategy for Greater London.
Local development document
(LDD) refers to any document which forms part of the LDF
including planning documents such as the core strategy and
non-planning documents such as the 'statement of community
Local development framework
(LDF) is the name of the suite of planning and
non-planning documents which was going to establish the planning
policy framework for Broxbourne.
Local development scheme
(LDS) is a document which sets out the timetable for
preparing planning policy documents.
Local education authority is
one of Hertfordshire County Council’s responsibilities to plan for
Local highway authority is
one of Hertfordshire County Council’s responsibilities to plan for
roads and pavements.
Local plan is the old-style
planning document for Broxbourne which contains policies on
housing, employment, transport, the green belt, etc which are used
to determine planning applications. These policies will be
saved until such time as they are replaced by policies in
Local strategic partnership
(LSP) is a partnership of public, private and voluntary
sector organisations responsible for preparing the Broxbourne
sustainable community strategy.
Local transport plan (LTP) is
a planning document prepared by Hertfordshire County Council to
guide transport proposals and prioritise transport investment.
Local wildlife site is a site
or area of land protected for its local wildlife and/or habitat
National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets
out the Government's planning policies for England and how these
are expected to be applied.
New Local Plan will establish
the planning framework for the borough and will replace the 2005
Local Plan and Core Strategy Submission documents.
Planning application is a set
of plans and documents submitted by landowners, developers and
homeowners to secure planning permission for development.
Planning inspectorate (PINS)
is the body responsible for hosting an examination to determine
whether submitted planning documents such as the core strategy are
Planning obligations or Section
106 are contributions secured by the Council to help
provide or fund infrastructure items or services that will help
make development acceptable in planning terms.
Planning permission is
granted to planning applications approved by the Council which
accord with national, regional and local planning policies and
other material considerations.
Planning policy statement
(PPS) were prepared by the Government to help
guide the scope of planning documents and to help
determine planning applications. This has been replaced with the
National Planning Policy Framework.
Preferred options is the
second stage of consultation in the preparation of a planning
document, when the Council sets out its preferred policy approach
to the main challenges.
Priority area for
regeneration is a status once conferred on Broxbourne by
the East of England plan.
Proposals map shows all sites
that are subject to particular policies of the local plan and local
development framework. The map is updated each time a
planning document is adopted.
Ramsar site is a wetland site
of international importance.
Regional economic strategy
(RES) is a document which sets out economic objectives for
local planning authorities in the region.
Regional spatial strategy
(RSS) was the East of England plan which sets policies and
targets for local planning authorities, but has been revoked by the
Registered social landlords
(RSLs) are charitable organisations who build and manage
Renewable energy is energy
derived from sustainable sources such as solar or wind power, as
opposed to non-renewable energy derived from fossil fuels such as
gas and coal.
Scheduled ancient monument
(SAM) are sites and areas of land protected due to the
presence of ancient monuments and other man-made features.
Site allocations DPD is a
document which allocates sites and areas of land for
Site of special scientific interest
(SSSI) is a site or area of land protected for its special
wildlife, habitat or landscape value.
Spatial vision is a
description of how Broxbourne will change by 2026 and beyond.
Statement of community involvement
(SCI) explains how the council will involve stakeholders
and members of the public in devising planning policies and
determining planning applications.
Strategic allocation is a
large or important site or area of land which can be allocated in
the core strategy rather than in a subsequent site allocation
Strategic flood risk assessment
(SFRA) examines the likelihood that rivers and
watercourses will flood and the mechanisms that can be implemented
to reduce flood risk.
Strategic housing land availability
assessment (SHLAA) is part of the LDF evidence base which
examines the sustainability and deliverability merits of sites and
areas of land for housing.
Strategic housing market assessment
(SHMA) is part of the LDF evidence base which examines how
many houses the borough needs to build to resolve housing need
Strategic objectives set out
the aims that will be pursued to achieve the spatial vision and
those themes of the Broxbourne sustainable community strategy with
a spatial aspect.
Supplementary planning document
(SPD) is a planning document which provides further detail
on the application of a local planning policy such as affordable
housing or design.
Sustainable community strategy
(SCS) is a document prepared by the local strategic
partnership which sets out the aims and aspirations of the local
Sustainability appraisal (SA)
is undertaken alongside the preparation of planning documents to
ensure that there are no undesirable or unintended environmental,
economic or social impacts.
Sustainable development is a
central aim of national policy to achieve social progress, protect
the environment, make prudent use of resources and maintain
Sustainable urban drainage systems
(SUDS) are drainage systems which absorb rain water back
into the ground rather than into man-made drains and sewers.
Travelling showpeople are
members of a community who travel the country holding fairs and
circuses but include people who may have stopped travelling for
health or education reasons or due to old age.
Urban transport plans (UTP)
are plans which flow from the local transport plan by focusing on
particular towns and urban areas, such as Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and
Utilities refer to
electricity, gas and water supply, sewers and sewerage treatment
works and telecommunications.