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 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
The Charltons Parish Council 18 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: 1473
The Charltons Parish Council's comments on SSDC Local Plan Review 2016 to 2036 Housing The Charltons fall into the new category of 'Villages'. This requires a growth in housing stock of 8% over the period of the Plan. At this time there is a residual requirement for 722 new homes. However, there is nothing to prevent all these being built in one Village. It is essential that there are safeguards that restrict growth in any Village to the 8% overall requirement, with a permitted variant of ±1%.
Origin3 18 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: 1800
The identification of an employment land requirement of a minimum of 21.5 hectares of land for Rural Settlements and the Rest of the District in Policy SS3 is supported. This approach is in line with the National Planning Policy Framework (2019) (NPPF) which requires policies to enable the growth and expansion of all types of businesses in rural areas, including locations beyond existing settlements. 2.2 The NPPF is clear that planning policies should help to create the conditions in which b
Origin3 18 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: 1127
These representations to the South Somerset Local Plan Review Preferred Options Consultation (September 2019) have been prepared by Origin3 on behalf of Mr A Jones in relation to his land interests at Greenstalls Farm, Yeovilton. A site location plan is attached to these representations. These representations comment on the following policies: • Policy SS3 (Delivering New Employment Land) • Policy EP4 (Delivering New Employment Land in Villages, Rural Settlements and the Countryside) The m
«anonymous» 18 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: 1626
It would appear that 21.5 hectares of allocation has been removed from Yeovil and placed in the Rural Settlements. Whilst the evidence may point to Yeovil not needing the quantum of employment land that was allocated in the adopted Local Plan, the amount being allocated to the Rural Settlements seems excessive for "small scale" development, particularly compared to the number of dwellings allocated to Rural Settlements in policy SS2 and policy SS4 which seeks to restrict development in
Pegasus Group on behalf of Gre… 18 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: 1614
5.22 The LPR does not reflect the sustainable opportunities provided by further development at Wincanton. Wincanton is located on the A303 and provides an attractive location for economic growth as identified in paragraph 5.6.1 of the Employment Land Review. Indeed, the town is home to Wincanton PLC, the largest British logistics firm, that continues to expand. 5.23 There are also plans in place to regenerate the town centre which will provide additional employment opportunities as identified i
Walsingham Planning 18 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: 2000
Policy SS3 states that 24 hectares of employment land should be delivered in Yeovil and 3 hectares of employment land is required to be delivered in Martock and Bower Hinton over the Local Plan Review period 2016-2036. The policy also states that 21.5 hectares of employment land is required to be delivered in the rural settlements and the rest of the district which lies outside of the settlement hierarchy. KP Ltd. would like to highlight that the proposed development on land north of Cartgate S
James Hood (for Bruton Town Co… 18 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: 1839
Policy SS3 – Employment land in Bruton 3.21 The recent growth in employment in Bruton has been through change of use, regeneration of existing sites and growth of existing businesses rather than allocation of new employment land. 3.22 The Town Council is not against the allocation of new employment land but has not identified any suitable sites. 3.23 The Council believes that a more fruitful approach will be to focus on developing and using existing employment sites more productively, par
land value alliances 18 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: 1904
Draft Policy SS3 – Delivering New Employment Land 4.1 Paragraph 5.54 reads 'there has not been substantial growth in new jobs in recent years, with low unemployment and a declining working age population, this has not yet been of concern'. 4.2 We note the justification in the reports and paragraphs 5.56-5.58, however we must question why the target is being set at 88ha, when figure 5.6 states that 118.25ha of employment land has been identified. 4.3 It would seem that SSDC are not taking advan
Woodland Trust 17 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: 1570
Policy SS3 - DeliveringNew Employment Land We note that the key growth sectors referenced at 5.56 incl ude aerospace. advanced engineering and manufacturing, tourism, and food and drink, which are materially sensitive to the natural environment they operate in. This stresses the importance to the sustainable economic growth objective of taking a natura l capital approach to policy ma king. Such an approach understands how the economy relies and impacts upon the natural environment (such as woo
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