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

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Walsingham Planning 18 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 1995
Paragraph 9 correctly highlights that the A303 corridor provides a 'strong 'east-west' axis thorough the District, facilitating business connectivity as well as easy access to markets, labour, goods and materials'. I n the earlier consultation response submitted in support of land at Cartgate at the Issues and Options stage of the Local Plan Review (Jan uary 2018), we suggested that further background should be provided in relation ,to South Somerset's tourism and leisure sector. We are in suppo
Pip Tucker 18 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 1939
* Even if 'traditionally dominated by agriculture', it is worth stating that it currently (directly) makes up only 2% of employment in the district, compared to 17% for retail, and 16% for manufacturing, for instance (2.13).
«anonymous» 18 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 1619
2.8 Whilst the A303 corridor is the Functional Economic Market Area (FEMA) for South Somerset, I cannot see anywhere that the strong influence of the M5 corridor FEMA and the Exeter FEMA have been considered or taken into account in the policies in this Local Plan Review (LPR) The economic policies in this LPR need to be tested against the influence of the neighbouring FEMA's to see whether they can still be justified.
Nigel Gage 17 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 1898
ECONOMIC PROSPERITY Page 21 2.16 Whilst current participation in the labour market is high the economy has NOT seen any real growth in jobs in recent years, Page 26 Item 4 We don't believe that the South Somerset District Council has had a clear and detailed Economic Strategy. Agriculture remains an intrinsic part of the overall economic picture but is hardly mentioned in the current or revised Local Plan. We 'continually strive to bring high tech, high value businesses, into the area' bu
Neal Jillings 11 Sep 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 133
We note the identified high level of self containment within the plan area and support the Local Plan in seeking to meet development needs in the most sustainable locations as set out in Policy SS1