South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18)

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CatWoman 18 Jan 2020

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Housing Requirements for Neighbourhood Plans Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1787
I was very interested by the Consultation session held at Milborne Port recently. I am not against development in Milborne Port, if such development is done on as small a scale and in as environmentally friendly way as possible. In line with current concerns over Climate Change and the Council's own policies on sustainability and ecological sensitivity, I wish with all my heart that there was much more commitment to these crucial aspects than is evident in recent and current plans. In general
CatWoman 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1791
With regard to provision of Affordable Housing, this is an important tool in maintaining the social integrity of any settlement. I am surprised that to date, no schemes such as Self Build/Part Self Build (such schemes exist in some Devon villages) or Community Land Trusts (as have been successfully utilised in Buckland Newton, Dorset) have been suggested as methods for meeting the needs of local people needing affordable local housing and for local businesses to benefit from the opportunity to g
CatWoman 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Land to the north of Wheathill Lane Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1792
In summary, I would cautiously approve of site MIPO1 subject to a number of conditions – in my view the priorities would be sensitivity to ecology, environmental and wildlife conservation, followed closely by road/access safety and other conditions. I believe the two sites should be considered as a separate location to the component that has already received outline approval. The two sites have different owners and the remaining part of the site could only be delivered by means of a separate pla
CatWoman 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Land south of Court Lane Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1793
Regarding the site to the south of Court Lane, there are a large number of additional considerations that have come to light: Local Character and Landscape – the proposed extension of the Conservation Zone would abut the southern and eastern boundary of the site, and any development thereon would therefore impact the environment of the conservation zone. This location is of great interest from a heritage perspective and its former identity of Kingsbury means King's Borough, and is believed to
CatWoman 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Infrastructure Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1788
For many years, there has been a low level of employment within Milborne Port and although this should soon improve to some extent due to the reopening of the Queen's Head pub as Café Pineapple, the restoration of the Old School as a restaurant due to open in October and the new, much larger, Co op store, I feel the village should continue to pursue appropriate land development for employment. I feel the land at the site of Remous Printing should continue to be designated as Employment Land. In
CatWoman 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Local Aspirations Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1789
Neighbourhood Plan: In August 2019, the Milborne Port Parish Council approved, in principle, a proposal to develop a Neighbourhood Plan. An application in this regard will be submitted in due course to SSDC. Milborne Port has also sought and achieved the status of a plastic free settlement. I welcome this initiative.
CatWoman 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Transport and Accessibility Low Carbon Travel Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1790
I would like to see a greater commitment within the Preferred Options for the actual (not just written) implementation of Low Carbon Travel articulated in point 12.11 and policy TA1. In specific terms related to Milborne Port, I would like to see point 12.11d being acted upon in the establishment of a safe cycle route, separate from the A30, between Milborne Port and Sherborne within the lifetime of the Plan.