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

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P B Rooper 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1501
I consider that 152 houses is too many. Bruton does not have the infrastructure on many fronts. As I write there have been two burst water mains , one on Brewham Road (for the third time) and another on the Frome road. The medical services are severely stretched and ????? are not occupied. There is one important aspect missing from your review. PARKING. The parking in Bruton is very much lacking in capacity. I have a radical solution which is not original. Move the primary school to the area opp
Jane Durney 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1592
Bruton housing numbers We note that the Local Plan Review includes the following for Bruton (per Figure 5.5 Detail of Housing Requirements on p41): • 152 new homes (net) required o of which 87 are completed or committed (as at 31 March 2018) o 65 to be delivered The text in section 8.10 is inconsistent with this. It suggests that far more houses still need to be delivered. This has caused concern locally and should be corrected in future documents.
KCravero 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 589
I am writing an email to object to the proposal of putting 190 extra houses in Bruton. Having run my own business for over 15 years I do know that planning is key. There just isn't the correct amount of infrastructure in and around Bruton to put in an extra 190 houses. 190 houses = 380 extra cars, with this amount of extra cars how are the roads going to cope? The non existent pavements? Parking is already truly difficult, how will cars manage to park? 190 houses = Extra people to see the Doc
HalHooberman 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1490
The country and the region are both in dire need for more homes. In South Somerset, and Bruton in particular, we have the space, we must do what we can. There should be concern at the 29% allocation of affordable housing, not social housing. These homes, and subsequent influx of people will benefit the various local areas economically with local businesses enjoying greater footfall such as pubs, shops and cafes. Alongside is the schools desire for more pupils to help them garner increased fundi
Gordon Fry 23 Aug 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1469
It cannot escape anyone's attention that Bruton is rammed in a very narrow valley in which the main road winds torturously through. The existing traffic (particularly at school) times is horrendous. There is little parking space available now and folk from the top end of Bruton already find it easier to drive to Frome and shop than drive around and around the town in hopes of a space. More cars, more delivery vans etc. Where are the jobs to support all these new houses? The sewer pipe of a fi
J Stober 19 Aug 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1496
INTERNAL NOTE: THIS WAS A PAPER COMMENT AND ILLEGIBLE IN PLACES. (Steph) There is no mention of social housing - affordable is a meaningless term, especially given the pace of delivery of affordable being built and the proportion of smaller houses across the pace range should be far greater. The need is for small starter homes or for older people wanting to downsize. There should be far greater sanctions for developers who renege on agreed levels of social housing. There should be a planning a
EIngles 18 Aug 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 231
Having seen the Local Plans for various places in South Somerset last Thursday at Bruton Community Hall, I have the following comments and questions. At first sight, the Bruton plan does not appear to include the Acorn proposal to build 60 houses on the south side of Brewham Road. I believe this is under consideration with SSDC at the moment, so why was it omitted? It is surely relevant. On the Preferred Options document, under Housing, you say that the Review will support the development of a
F Steele 15 Aug 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Housing Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1491
Housing - Important to have low cost supported housing. Also low emission/ 0 emissions with rainwater collection for loo's/washing etc Solar panels! Paths, cycletracks to bring people into town. Brewham Road - Trees planted around estate, electric points for e-cars accessible, make sure each house sufficient car parking for their cars. Infrastructure - We've had so many problems with our old sewage system - is it able to cope with more? Surgery and School - they will need larger capacity. Brew