Proposed Submission South Somerset Local Plan (2006 - 2028): Main Modifications - August 2014

Comment ID 76
Document Section Main Modifications Policy YV3: East Coker and North Coker Buffer Zone Content View all on this section
Respondent Dr W J Fysh View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Oct 2014

Comment type-OBJECTION The proposed number of houses is the same as the existing East Coker Village. I believe the development if it happens in spite of all the local opposition should be smaller & the Buffer Zone remain or a legally sound Green Belt is established. The original idea was to restrict development to the area northeast of Placket Lane but already it has crept south of Placket Lane & there would be no barrier to the eventual coalition of the Town of Yeovil with the rural village of East Coker thereby ruining forever the latter's nationally important character related to its Literary & Historical connections. The village as it is now also attracts many Tourists who would not be interested if it were submerged in the Yeovil urban establishment. There is insufficient attention to the necessary Infrastructure to SAFELY allow traffic in and out of the site & the surrounding areas. The loss of all this Grade 1 Agricultural land would be permanent & a tragic loss for the sustenance of future generations. Dr WJ Fysh