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

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Ilchester Parish Council 25 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 1690
The 2006-2028 Local Plan Table 2, Settlement Hierarchy and Scale of Housing Growth still has Ilchester down for 140 houses. It is assumed that this number satisfies planning policies, in particular, Policy SD1 Sustainable Development, Policy SS1 Settlement Strategy, Policy SS6 Infrastructure Delivery and Policy TA5 Transport Impact.
Ilchester Parish Council 25 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Transport and Accessibility Transport Impacts of Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1698
It is clear from all this that the new housing will be almost 100% commuter owned, made all the more certain by easy access to the A37 and A303. This flies in the face of planning policies. The northern Yeovil corridor is already overloaded at peak times, and the impact of the new development has not been assessed. The developers for the 150 new dwellings have produced a Traffic Management Plan, but this only addresses the construction phase. Policy TA5 Transport Impact has not been addressed (o
Ilchester Parish Council 25 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 1691
The 2006-2028 Local Plan Table 2, Settlement Hierarchy and Scale of Housing Growth still has Ilchester down for 140 houses. It is assumed that this number satisfies planning policies, in particular, Policy SD1 Sustainable Development, Policy SS1 Settlement Strategy, Policy SS6 Infrastructure Delivery and Policy TA5 Transport Impact.
Ilchester Parish Council 25 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Land north of Troubridge Park Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1692
The 2006-2028 Local Plan Table 2, Settlement Hierarchy and Scale of Housing Growth still has Ilchester down for 140 houses. It is assumed that this number satisfies planning policies, in particular, Policy SD1 Sustainable Development, Policy SS1 Settlement Strategy, Policy SS6 Infrastructure Delivery and Policy TA5 Transport Impact.
Ilchester Parish Council 25 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Land north of Troubridge Park Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1693
The new development north of Dragonfly Chase has Outline approval for 150 houses, and whilst the Parish Council understand that there is an implied '140 minimum', we strongly argue that planning approval has been granted in breach of the spirit of these Policies, and therefore it is inconceivable that any further housing should be considered. There is little point in having a Local plan if Policies are ignored.
Ilchester Parish Council 25 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 1694
Para 5.3 of the Local Plan states "In planning for new growth for both employment and housing there needs to be evidence of demand and need for the growth proposed and it should be located to develop and support mixed and sustainable communities, reflecting the spatial vision for local areas". We have not seen or witnessed any evidence for demand other than a few dozen houses for expanding local families. Moreover, Ilchester's unique situation with flooding & archaeological constraints forces si
Ilchester Parish Council 25 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 1695
We note in paragraph 8.27 that "The MOD have identified that there will be a need for additional housing for service personnel and their families within a 10 mile radius of RNAS Yeovilton within the plan period". However, it is noted that MOD housing purchase plans deliberately exclude Ilchester because of their policy to prevent 'ghettoisation'. Therefore any dwellings being proposed will be for the normal 'market' and 'affordable' developments.
Ilchester Parish Council 25 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 1696
Ilchester is defined as a Rural Centre, and Policy SS1 defines this as "those market towns with a local service role where provision for development will be made that meets local housing need, extends local services and supports economic activity appropriate to the scale of the settlement". The proposed Troubridge Park development goes way beyond meeting the Ilchester housing need, will not add to local services, except perhaps for the garage services, and will add little to our economic activit
Ilchester Parish Council 25 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Employment Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1697
The Council has made much comment against some of the previous facts quoted in the present Local Plan. We note that the new Local Plan persists in stating that Ilchester needs 1 ha of employment land for 264 jobs, with 0.02 (or 14m x 14m) already available. (MOD state that no more civilian jobs are planned at RNAS). It seems this assumption is based on specialist consultancy reports (which we have not seen), but it is felt this this remains total optimism. If this number of jobs could indeed be