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

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County Council Acoustics Specialist 24 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1408
My comments on the Options Plan are not on the specific development sites listed, but are focussed on how the topics of noise and vibration are covered in policy and supporting text. I have considered the Options Plan and both its specific reference to noise and vibration in policies or its indirect reference to these topics as might be expected within the requirements to provide sustainable design or in the pursuit of Wellbeing objectives, as within Policy EQ2 (General development and design).
Martin Roberts 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1400
c) Policy EQ2 - General Development and Design and Policy EQ4 – Landscape The introduction of a separate Landscape Policy, in addition to revised Policy EQ2, should also help protect the unique character of small villages with few key facilities from inappropriate speculative housing development. In my opinion, these villages are 'the jewels in the crown' of South Somerset and should be protected from such development.
Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners… 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1459
Policy EQ2- General Development and Design Emerging Policy EQ2 specifies a range of criteria that development should comply with to achieve high-quality design, this includes: "…(iii) Innovative designs delivering low energy usage and/or wastage will be encouraged. Development proposals should protect the residential amenity of neighbouring properties and new dwellings should provide acceptable residential amenity space in accordance with Policy HW1." (our emphasis added). Again, the emerging P
Environment Agency 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 2023
14.30 references efficient use of water resources and account for future changes in the housing development sector. We support that in the policy EQ1 there is mention of water efficient use of resources in new development, however we consider that this should be stronger and commit to minimum standards that are beyond building regulations. An example of this based on the total growth would be if the 14322 new dwellings are built, with average occupancy of 2.2 persons, it would result in an incr
Sport England 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1846
Sport England along with Public Health England have launched our revised guidance 'Active Design' which we consider has considerable synergy the Plan. It may therefore be useful to provide a cross-reference (and perhaps a hyperlink) https://www.sportengland.org/facilities-and-planning/active-design/ . Sport England believes that being active should be an intrinsic part of everyone's life pattern. * The guidance is aimed at planners, urban designers, developers and health professionals. * The gu
English Heritage South West (R… 17 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1110
This section in the Local Plan provides the means to set out the proposed heritage strategy to meet national policy expectations. However and notwithstanding the many commendable positive measures referred to, to fully accord with NPPF paragraphs 126 and 157 HE would suggest that this section of the South Somerset Local Plan needs further development, setting out in greater detail a "positive and clear strategy for the conservation, enjoyment and enhancement of the historic environment". A posi
M J Larcombe 17 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1380
South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred options consultation - Comments I wish to submit my comments on the Local Plan review 2016-2036 consultation document, as a resident of Thorne Coffin, primarily to object to the YV2 proposal for additional housing close to Thorne Coffin. However, before providing detailed objections I wish to comment on the broader policy issues. The "VISION for 2036" in para 3.4 has aspirations that seem very worthy but many of the Local Plan proposals DO
Nigel Gage 17 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1901
JOBS Page 20 2.9 The A303 corridor provides a strong 'east - west' axis through the district, facilitating business connectivity as well as easy access to markets, labour, goods and materials.Planned improvements to the A303 and the A358 present an opportunity to strengthen the economy and create jobs. Together with the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton, now the biggest employer in the Yeovil area, and the agreed A303 improvements resulting in an increase in large distribution centres clos
Martock Parish Council 17 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 810
In Martock we have the finest collection of listed buildings in South Somerset; more than anywhere else in Somerset save Taunton, Bridgewater and Shepton Mallett, packed into a settlement of only around 2000 buildings. The main issue we experience in Martock is that even for developments within or near the Conservation Area, architects often tend to take little note of the main design features of the buildings within it; section ii of Policy EQ3 is all but ignored. The exception to this is the
Jason 26 Aug 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Design / General Development Text Block

  • Comment ID: 418
Policies EQ1 and EQ2 are very vague when it comes to environmental design of new buildings. The Council has declared a climate emergency and now needs to act accordingly in setting policies. Phrases such as 'high quality', 'should be considered', and 'should be taken into account' are not enough to make any developer do anything except give a nod to such policies. Standards should be mandated- for example: ' All new dwellings must be completed to Passivhaus/ zero net carbon/Code for Sustainable
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