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

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Huish Episcopi Parish Clerk 10 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Settlement Status Text Block

  • Comment ID: 612
What Will The Local Plan Deliver? Settlement Status 7.160 As set out in Policy SS1, Langport and Huish Episcopi is classified as a 'MarketTown'due to the settlement having a strong employment, retail and community role. Given its relatively small scale and nature compared to some of the larger Market Towns,Langport and Huish Episcopi is identified as a Local Market Town (alongside Somerton and Ansford and Castle Cary) with a reduced scale of growth to match. We would question the accuracy of
Howarth DP 05 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Settlement Status Text Block

  • Comment ID: 57
The assertion that Langport has a strong employment role is contradicted by the statistic in paragraph 7.165 that 'over 60% of residents travel elsewhere to work'. Any new development in Langport will not alter this. Paragraph 7.166 makes it clear that employment growth in Langport has been in the low paid service and leisure sector. The proposed housing developments are not for local people. They are for new residents will be dependant on the use of the private car to access employment opportun