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

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Cranborne Chase and West Wilts… 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Environmental Quality Landscape Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1598
The Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB is nationally important. It has been designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 to conserve and enhance the outstanding natural beauty of this area which straddles two County, two county scale Unitary, and three District councils. It is clear from the Act, subsequent government sponsored reports, and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 that natural beauty includes wildlife, scientific, and cultural heritage.
Cllr Gina Seaton 18 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1888
Topography It is noted that whilst the AONB areas have been considered in all previous Local Plans it is only now that there is any mention of The Dorset AONB area which runs along The Southern Boundary of the District (Coker Ward). Management Plans are produced by the AONB areas. The Dorset AOBN Management Plan 2019 - 2024 is currently in draft form. Why has it been so previously ignored? When the southern boundary of the South Somerset Area is so important to the setting of the Dorset AONB hi
Natural England (C Dyke) 18 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1724
We welcome the inclusion of a dedicated policy for landscape. We advise however that, in accordance with NPPF paragraph 172, the policy should more clearly state that AONBs have the highest status of protection, and that in AONBs great weight should be given to the conservation as well as the enhancement of landscape and scenic beauty. It should also be made clear to all users of the plan that the scale and extent of development within AONBs should be limited and that planning permission will be
Cranborne Chase and West Wilts… 18 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1593
In the EQ suite of policies it would be appropriate to include proposals for development within an AONB, or within the setting on an AONB, the requirement (which has been incorporated in other Local Plans covering this AONB) that proposals for development within the Cranborne Chase AONB should demonstrate, in the application, how the proposal complies with the objectives and policies of the adopted AONB Management Plan. As I have already indicated policy EQ8, Pollution Control, should also incor
Blackdown Hills AONB 17 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 258
We very much support the inclusion of a specific section/policy on landscape, which we considered to be a significant omission from the current plan. Paragraph 14.38 would be strengthened and more accurately reflect up to date guidance if the final sentence were to refer to 'conserving and enhancing' rather than just conservation. It could also helpfully be expanded to clarify what is meant by 'protected and designated landscapes' (and similarly what is meant by 'internationally, nationally or
Gladman (John Fleming) 17 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1716
The above policy deals with landscape matters. Development will be permitted provided that it meets each of the criteria listed in the policy wording. Gladman raise concerns with criteria C which states '…there is no significant adverse impact on local landscape character; scenic quality; and distinctive landscape features.' Gladman raise concerns with this provision as the policy provides no clarity on how this matter will be applied in a consistent manner through the development management pro
English Heritage South West (R… 17 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1112
We welcome this policy
SCW 17 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 557
I am writing with my objections to the IM2 Shudrick Valley Proposal. I am against the inclusion of IM2 as an Option for development in the Local Plan Review - Preferred Options. If IM2 is adopted this over-development will destroy the character and setting of the town, the very essence of what makes Ilminster a wonderful place to live and work and for others to visit and enjoy. I strongly object to this inclusion under many counts including the following grounds: * Adverse effect on the resid
Martock Parish Council 17 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 811
The authority is to be congratulated on the publication of the Martock Peripheral Landscape Study. It is a particularly useful and valued tool. We would like to see these studies given a higher profile than simply as an addendum at the end of paragraph 14.39. We suggest a separate paragraph which emphasises the expectation that developers, and planning officers, should take note of them.
Cshaw 07 Aug 2019

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  • Comment ID: 570
I am against the inclusion of IM2 as an Option for development in the Local Plan Review - Preferred Options. If IM2 is adopted this over-development will destroy the character and setting of the town, the very essence of what makes Ilminster. The evidence has not been taken into account correctly and the consultation is unsound, therefore option IM2 is unsound. It is inconceivable that SSDC is still including IM2 as an option for development. The council has understated the landscape and heritag