Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

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P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Foreword

  • Comment ID: 1206
  • Response Type: Object
SSDC Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010 I wish to register to the Council my very strong objections to the above proposals. My objections are both to the process by which these proposals are being made and to various elements of the development proposals contained therein. Due to the significant size and scope of the proposals, I have endeavoured to summarise the principles of my objections into the body of this letter and attach my detailed responses in the Appe
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals What will the Core Strategy Deliver? Location for Urban Extension What is the Council's Preferred Option for Growth? Policy YV2 Yeovil Urban Extension

  • Comment ID: 1342
  • Response Type: Object
4. Other Factors given Insufficient Consideration One of the most severe detrimental impacts of a proposed Urban Extension in the East Coker/Keyford/Barwick area would be on the traffic levels in the vicinity. In this respect, my objections to a proposed major development in this area are based on several factors: Firstly, it is noted that major road developments fall under the auspices of the Somerset County Council. They do not appear to be contributors nor underwriters to the proposed devel
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Employment Employment

  • Comment ID: 1350
  • Response Type: Object
Employment (p.35) 4.62 The preferred approach does not restrict the type (Use Class) of employment land in any of the settlements identified. Responses to the Issues & Options consultation were clear that the Core Strategy should lay the foundations for economic growth, but should not set out prescriptive requirements for sites. The Core Strategy should provide a good supply of land, which will meet the differing needs of business whilst being flexible enough to respond to changing market condi
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Introduction Sustainability Appraisal Sustainability Appraisal

  • Comment ID: 1343
  • Response Type: Object
Sustainability Appraisal (p.3) 1.10 The findings of the Sustainability Appraisal of the 'Draft Core Strategy incorporating Preferred Options' have been published alongside the Core Strategy in a separate Report with Appendices. The Sustainability Appraisal does not appear to have been published on the SSDC website alongside the Core Strategy (or it is not easy to find). A copy is available in the Council offices for public examination but, given the volume and scope of the material, this does no
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Planning Obligations Planning Obligations

  • Comment ID: 1351
  • Response Type: Object
4.67 Planning Obligations are currently delivered by Section 106 Agreements, legally binding agreements between local authorities and applicants/landowners or undertakings offered unilaterally by a developer and can be attached to a planning permission. Through their use, proper provision can be made to ensure that new development meets, or contributes to meeting, all of the infrastructure requirements necessary to enable the development to go ahead. It is envisaged that the S106 system will be
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Economic Prosperity Economic Prosperity

  • Comment ID: 1344
  • Response Type: Object
Economic Prosperity (p.12) 2.18...Although employment in the District held up well until the onset of the recession, it will be difficult to maintain the very strong employment growth rate of recent years as economic forecasts suggest that over the next ten years employment will grow at much slower rates than in the past and some further employment decline, particularly in manufacturing (an already declining sector) is likely in the long run. This has not been considered in the formulation of th
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals What will the Core Strategy Deliver? Location for Urban Extension Location for Urban Extension

  • Comment ID: 1352
  • Response Type: Object
(p44) 5.22 ...The northern options are also located furthest from existing community facilities within the town centre and there are few opportunities to improve town centre connectivity via walking or cycling or encourage a healthy lifestyle through use of non car borne modes. Whilst the aspirations to encourage less use of vehicles are laudable, the experience of purpose built developments (such as in Milton Keynes) is that relatively little use of walking or cycling modes for either work o
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Transport and Accessibility Transport and Accessibility

  • Comment ID: 1345
  • Response Type: Object
Transport and Accessibility (p.12) 2.20 The District has a fascinating environmental, industrial and cultural heritage with an enviable and varied landscape, valued by residents and which are a great draw to visitors. This does not appear to have been fully considered in the Sustainablity Assessment material presented. In particular the environmental (Conservation Area) and historic (T S Eliot, William Dampier, listed properties,etc) aspects of East Coker appear to have been overlooked. 2.23 Co
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Sustainability Appraisal Sustainability Appraisal

  • Comment ID: 1353
  • Response Type: Object
1. Improve access to essential services and facilities. The relatively high score attributed to East Coker/Barwick/Keyford seems unrealistic given that: The hospital is located to the North of the town centre; The college is located to the north of the town centre; Access to the town centre from the south (Hendford Hill) will be overloaded and congested; Use of pedestrian and cycle transportation objectives are unlikely to be achieved (see Appendix 1); Current schools are located in the northern
P J Burrows 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 1346
  • Response Type: Object
Environmental Quality (p.13) 2.30 There are air quality issues associated with traffic congestion in the middle of Yeovil with the entire town identified as a Air Quality Management Area. This will be made worse by the proposal made. Traffic will be increased and traffic congestion will increase dramatically, particularly on the south side of Yeovil. The prevailing wind direction is south-westerly, thereby increasing significantly the pollution in the centre of Yeovil.
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