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

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G Pentelow 18 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1512
I understand that the towns housing requirements have already been met with the developments in Northfield, Patch Meadows and Infilling. The proposal for 140 new houses is vastly in excess of what the infrastructure can support. At present traffic increase is causing problems, car parks are inadequate, the Buttercross health centre is stretched. The promised school has not been built. Attention must be paid to potential flooding issues.
Jo4 17 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1320
The plan acknowledges that Somerton's role as a Market Town in the rural north should be sustained and enhanced with 'a level of development that is relative to the size, accessibility, character and environmental constraints of the town' but then goes on to propose further new builds on agricultural land on top of the 354 houses already committed. Such development would go against Policy SS5 of the previous plan which recognised that local market towns like Somerton should have a lower level of
A J Eisenhauer 17 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 587
With reference to the above Review as it relates to Somerton I have some general comments to make followed by some more specific ones. Firstly the current Local Plan was only agreed and approved in March 2015 and residents have largely assumed that the Plan had a twenty year life so if the SSDC Planning dept don't receive an avalanche of comments and replies it's probably due to local residents not realising the current review process is underway and could have significant affect on their life
SCC Transport Policy 16 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1562
Somerton SM1 – Should provide improved north/south pedestrian and cycling links to improve access to the main road and new primary school site. .
R Baker 12 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1518
Somerton is described as a Market Town. Not anymore with the amount of houses already being built. I question whether the town has the infrastructure to cope with the extra housing. The doctors surgery & NHS dentist and the chemist all seem to struggle at present, never mind when all the houses are built and occupied! I appreciate people have to live somewhere but the majority of houses are large and very expensive. The young people who have been born & raised in Somerton have no chance to buy.
W Elliott 12 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1504
Settlement Status Somerton is classed as local market town lets keep it that way. Retail is not strong in the town, eg. chemist is unable to cope with the demand. Employment may be increasing but this is not always for the local people, employees travel into town thus creating parking problems and adding to carbon emissions. Housing Over development of town already, far too many homes of which are at high end price bracket not affordable homes for the young people who are trying to get on th
W Elliott 12 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1506
Settlement Status Somerton is classed as local market town lets keep it that way. Retail is not strong in the town, eg. chemist is unable to cope with the demand. Employment may be increasing but this is not always for the local people, employees travel into town thus creating parking problems and adding to carbon emissions. Housing Over development of town already, far too many homes of which are at high end price bracket not affordable homes for the young people who are trying to get on th
DMitchell 11 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 626
7.185 – Widening Ricksey Lane and development on the land far to the west of the town will cause an increase in traffic – not only in the town centre as the distance will be too far for many to walk resulting in increased noise and pollution, adding to the already dangerous traffic conditions in the narrow town centre streets and causing parking issues but traffic will also use the shortest route either into the town centre or to Yeovil which will be over the railway bridge down to Sutton Road/B
Ivorandnina@yahoo.co.uk 10 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1509
1. Practical restraints: The need to upgrade Ricksey Lane : The distance these properties would be from the location of the new School : Flooding along Ricksey Lane. The other Zoned areas along Cartway Lane are closer to the new school, the road doesn't need upgrading and there are no flooding issues. 2. The threat of flooding of the stream which borders the edge of the field and the properties along St. Cleers Orchard as this already reaches capacity after heavy rain which is not maintained a
I Ashman 10 Sep 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Market Towns Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard Text Block

  • Comment ID: 1510
This site is direct behind my property and any development will have major impact on my privacy. The land is approx. 2 1/2 feet higher than the gardens of properties along St Cleers Orchard so will make the privacy issue more pronounced. Any development will also impact on our access to daylight views of beautiful open countryside and destroy a rich wildlife habitat. Development here will destroy the character of this extreme Southwest side of the town which presently retains its rural nature.
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