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

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J Carter 16 Dec 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth - Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1434
Stick to your plan - The study by Robert Archer applicable to 2028 makes perfect sense. Why waste more public money when you have potential sites identified & graded? Greedy land owners and agents - Good quality agricultural land should be retained as such and not sold off on a purely selfish profit lead scheme. Bombarded - Templecombe has been targeted by farmers looking to get rich quick. In spite of this sites remain undeveloped. Why? (Slades Hill typical example) Valued Sensitivity - Each
Cllr Gina Seaton 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth - Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1880
Please note the following comment; As the South Somerset District Council Member for the Coker Ward - I completely support the all comments sent to South Somerset District Council by the following Coker Ward Parishes – * East Coker * West Coker * Barwick and Stoford * Hardington Mandeville * Odcombe * Closworth This New South Somerset Local Plan Review Document Priorities is a much improved version of the 2015 document now out of date. Disappointingly the District Council has failed to delive
Home Builders Federation (S Green) 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth - Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1823
Local Housing Need (LHN) & Housing Requirement As set out in the 2019 NPPF the determination of the minimum number of homes needed should be informed by an LHN assessment using the Government's standard methodology unless exceptional circumstances justify an alternative approach (para 60). The standard methodology is set out in the updated National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG). The LHN for South Somerset is calculated as 14,322 dwellings (716 dwellings per annum) between 2016 – 2036. This
Sue O 17 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth - Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 294
Is the figure of 716 houses/year realistic considering that SSDC has only met this figure twice in the last 10 years. There is a danger that if we start to miss this figure, the new plan will become as quickly out of date as the old one, which was just a matter of months.
catherine@collierplanning.co.uk 17 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth - Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1091
Strategy and Commissioning South Somerset District Council, The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, BA20 2HT South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036: Preferred Options Consultation These representations to the South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 (LPR) Preferred Options Consultation are made on behalf of Summerfield Developments (SW) Ltd. Summerfield has an interest in a number of sites within the South Somerset District and welcomes the opportunity to comment at this stage of
K&P Davis 16 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth - Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1741
1.1 Scale of Housing Growth, Section 5.3 Section 2.5 states "[South Somerset has a] relatively consistent rate of around one thousand people per year" Figure 5.2 identifies the "minimum annual Local Housing need as 716 dwellings for the period 2016-36", which compared to the above this would imply an average household occupancy of only 1.4 (1000/716). This seems at odds with common sense, which is new housing mainly being lived in by older retired couples moving into the area (section 2.6). In
Neal Jillings 11 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth - Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 140
We support reference to the housing requirement being 'at least' in supporting text
Mactaggart & Mickel 10 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth - Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 117
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Barry James PHSW 16 Aug 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth - Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1857
Paragraph 5.37 refers to "reserve" sites; the Council needs to consider whether reserve/contingency sites are identified in the Plan at this stage (an approach recently adopted in Mid Devon District Council's local plan review) to give landowners/developers some certainty where additional development may take place if needed. This paragraph refers to the target of 14,322 homes being required and to provide for flexibility. The paragraph also refers to not needing to carry out further consu