Main Modifications

2. Policy YV2: North East Yeovil Sustainable Urban Extension

Main Modification 9: Additional detail on mitigation required for North East Yeovil Sustainable Urban Extension
 
Summary
 

2.1. During the Local Plan Examination Hearing Session for Issue 4, the Inspector noted that a planning application had already been submitted for the North East Yeovil Sustainable Urban Extension. The Inspector requested that some additional text be added to Policy YV2 to provide greater certainty regarding mitigation of the landscape impact stemming from the North East Yeovil Sustainable Urban Extension.

2.2. The Council has proposed additional text to ensure that the planning application process does not counter the intended masterplanning process, and also to ensure that appropriate mitigation is forthcoming through the development management process.  The addition of landscape text to Policy YV2 was subject to initial consultation between 13 June and 27 June 2014.

2.3. In order to be consistent with the approach in Policy SS3: Delivering New Employment Land, a consequential amendment to Policy YV2 is also presented which refers to land for economic development in general, rather than ‘B’ use land specifically. 

Implication for Policy
 

Ref

PSSSLP Page and Policy

Main Modification

MM9

Page 76; Policy YV2

Amend the second paragraph of Policy YV2 with the following:

The north east area:

  • Approximately 2.58 hectares of 'B' use class employment land for economic development;
  • Approximately 765 dwellings;
  • One primary school;
  • A health centre; and
  • A neighbourhood centre; and
  • Structural landscaping to ensure that mitigation addresses the:

o   Skyline dominance of built form, particularly as viewed from properties to the north and east;

o   Potential for visual intrusion arising from development as viewed from the west and north-west of the A359.

Page 76; Policy YV2

The south area:

·         Approximately 2.58 hectares of 'B' use class employment land for economic development;