16 Appendices

Appendix One – Strategic Policies

The table below lists the reference numbers and titles of the Local Plan Review policies in Plan order. The comparative adopted Local Plan references are included for information.

Neighbourhood Plans must be in general accordance with those Policies that are identified as being strategic (‘Yes’ in the final column.)

Adopted Local Plan 2015 Policy Reference

Local Plan Review Policy Reference

Subject

Strategic Policy

Yes / No

SD1

SD1

Delivering Sustainable Development

Yes

SS1

SS1

Settlement Strategy

Yes

SS4 & SS5

SS2

Delivering New Housing Growth

Yes

SS3

SS3

Delivering New Employment Land

Yes

SS2

SS4

Development in Rural Settlements

Yes

SS6

SS5

Infrastructure Delivery

Yes

YV2

YV1

Yeovil Sustainable Urban Extensions

Yes

N/A

YV2

Housing Growth North West of Brimsmore Key Site, Yeovil

Yes

N/A

YV3

Yeovil Housing Growth South of Keyford

Yes

N/A

YV4

Housing Growth at Brimsmore Gardens, Yeovil

Yes

N/A

YV5

Housing Growth at Mudford Road, Yeovil

No

N/A

YV6

Housing Growth at the Former Bus Depot, Reckleford, Yeovil

Yes

N/A

YV7

Housing Growth North of Junction of St Michaels Road and Victoria Road, Yeovil

Yes

N/A

YV8

Housing Growth at Eastville Road, Yeovil

Yes

N/A

YV9

Housing Growth Land West of Bunford Hollow, Yeovil

Yes

YV4

YV10

Yeovil Flight Safety Zone and Noise Contours

Yes

PMT1 and PMT2

CH1

Chard Eastern Development Area

Yes

N/A

CH2

Housing Growth at Land East of Crimchard, Chard

Yes

N/A

CH3

Housing Growth at Land west of Crimchard, Chard

No

N/A

CR1

Housing Growth East of Lang Road, Crewkerne

Yes

N/A

CR2

Housing Growth at Land Rear of Penlain, Crewkerne

Yes

N/A

CR3

Housing Growth at Land West of Station Road, Crewkerne

Yes

N/A

CR4

Housing Growth at Land East of Charlton Close

No

N/A

CR5

Employment Growth at Rear of Cropmead Trading Estate, Crewkerne

Yes

PMT3

IM1

Housing Growth South west of Canal Way, Ilminster

Yes

N/A

IM2

Housing Growth at Shudrick Lane, Ilminster

Yes

N/A

IM3

Housing Growth at Station Road, Ilminster

Yes

N/A

WN1

Housing Growth west of Wincanton Business Park and New Barns Farm

Yes

PMT3

WN2

Employment Growth West of Wincanton Business Park

No

LMT1

AC1

Housing and Employment Growth North West of Ansford

No

LMT1

AC2

Housing Growth East of Station Road, Castle Cary

No

N/A

AC3

Housing and Employment Growth between Torbay Road and Station Road, Castle Cary

Yes

LMT1

AC4

Education Development at Torbay Road, Castle Cary

Yes

N/A

AC5

Car Parking at the Railway Station, Ansford

Yes

N/A

LH1

Housing Growth at Land Between Somerton Road and Field Road (The Trial Ground), Langport

Yes

N/A

LH2

Housing Growth at Land Between Somerton Road and Wearne Lane, Langport

Yes

N/A

SM1

Housing Provision on Land west of St Cleer’s Orchard, Somerton

Yes

N/A

SM2

Employment Growth at Bancombe Road, Somerton

Yes

N/A

SM3

Employment Growth North of Edgar Hall, Somerton

No

N/A

BT1

Housing Provision at Brewham Road, Bruton

Yes

N/A

BT2

Housing Provision at Frome Road, Bruton

No

N/A

IL1

Housing and Employment Provision North of Troubridge Park, Ilchester

Yes

N/A

MB1

Housing Provision North of Coat Road, Martock

Yes

N/A

MB2

Housing Provision South of Coat Road, Martock

Yes

N/A

MB3

Housing Provision South of Hills Lane, Martock

Yes

N/A

MP1

Housing Provision North of Wheathill Lane, Milborne Port

Yes

N/A

MP2

Housing Provision South of Court Lane, Milborne Port

Yes

N/A

SP1

Housing Provision South of Hospital Lane, South Petherton

Yes

N/A

SP2

Housing Provision at Rear of Littlehays, South Petherton

Yes

HG1

HG1

Strategic Housing Site (Crewkerne Key Site saved allocation)

Yes

HG3 & HG4

HG2

Provision of Affordable Housing

Yes

N/A

HG3

Affordable Housing - Internal Space Standards

Yes

HG5

HG4

Achieving a Mix of Market Housing

Yes

HG6

HG5

Care Homes and Specialist Accommodation

Yes

HG7

HG6

Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

Yes

HG8

HG7

Replacement Dwellings in the countryside

No

HG9

HG8

Housing for Agricultural and Related Workers

No

HG10

HG9

Removal of Agricultural and other Occupancy Conditions

No

EP1

EP1

Strategic Employment Sites

Yes

EP3

EP2

Protecting Employment Sites and Premises

Yes

N/A

EP3

Enhancement of Existing Employment Areas

No

N/A

RD1

Employment Development Land East of Cadbury Business Park

Yes

N/A

RD2

Employment Development Land West of Cadbury Business Park

Yes

N/A

RD3

Employment Development at Plot 1 conquest Business park, Ilton

Yes

N/A

RD4

Employment Development Land at Conquest Business Park

Yes

N/A

RD5

Employment Development at Lopen Head Nursery

Yes

N/A

EP4

Delivering Employment Land in Villages, Rural Settlements and the Countryside

Yes

EP4

EP5

Expansion of Existing Business in the Countryside

Yes

EP5

EP6

Farm Diversification

Yes

EP6

EP7

Henstridge Airfield

No

EP8

EP8

New and Enhanced Tourism Facilities

Yes

N/A

TC1

Yeovil Town Centre Regeneration Sites

Yes

N/A

TC2

Development in the Designated Yeovil Town Centre

Yes

N/A

TC3

Chard Town Centre Regeneration Site

Yes

EP9

TC4

Retail Hierarchy

Yes

EP11

TC5

Location of Main Town Centre Uses (The Sequential Approach)

Yes

EP12

TC6

Floorspace Thresholds for Impact Assessments

Yes

EP13

TC7

Protection of Retail Uses in Primary Shopping Areas

Yes

EP14

TC8

Neighbourhood Centres

Yes

EP15

TC9

Protection and Provision of Local Shops, Community Facilities and Services

Yes

TA1

TA1

Low Carbon Travel

Yes

TA2

TA2

Rail Facilities

Yes

TA4

TA3

Travel Plans

Yes

TA5

TA4

Transport Impact of New Development

Yes

TA6

TA5

Parking Standards

No

HW1

HW1

Provision of Open Space, Outdoor Playing Space, Sports, Cultural and Community Facilities in New Development

Yes

EQ5

HW2

Green Infrastructure

Yes

HW3

HW3

Protection of Play Spaces and Youth Provision

Yes

EQ1

EQ1

Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset

Yes

EQ2

EQ2

General Development and Design

Yes

EQ3

EQ3

Historic Environment

Yes

N/A

EQ4

Landscape

Yes

EQ4

EQ5

Biodiversity

Yes

EQ6

EQ7

Woodland and Forests

Yes

EQ7

EQ8

Pollution Control

Yes

EQ8

EQ9

Equine Development

No

 

Appendix Three - Glossary

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published in July 2018 contains a comprehensive glossary of national planning terms that should be read in conjunction with this glossary. The NPPF, Annex 2: Glossary can be viewed on the Government website at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/740506/National_Planning_Policy_Framework_print_version.pdf

Affordable Housing (as defined in the NPPF): housing for sale or rent, for those whose needs are not met by the market (including housing that provides a subsidised route to home ownership and/or is for essential local workers); and which complies with one or more of the following definitions:

a) Affordable housing for rent: meets all of the following conditions: (a) the rent is set in accordance with the Government’s rent policy for Social Rent or Affordable Rent, or is at least 20% below local market rents (including service charges where applicable); (b) the landlord is a registered provider, except where it is included as part of a Build to Rent scheme (in which case the landlord need not be a registered provider); and (c) it includes provisions to remain at an affordable price for future eligible households, or for the subsidy to be recycled for alternative affordable housing provision. For Build to Rent schemes affordable housing for rent is expected to be the normal form of affordable housing provision (and, in this context, is known as Affordable Private Rent).

b) Starter homes: is as specified in Sections 2 and 3 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and any secondary legislation made under these sections. The definition of a starter home should reflect the meaning set out in statute and any such secondary legislation at the time of plan-preparation or decision-making. Where secondary legislation has the effect of limiting a household’s eligibility to purchase a starter home to those with a particular maximum level of household income, those restrictions should be used.

c) Discounted market sales housing: is that sold at a discount of at least 20% below local market value. Eligibility is determined with regard to local incomes and local house prices. Provisions should be in place to ensure housing remains at a discount for future eligible households.

d) Other affordable routes to home ownership: is housing provided for sale that provides a route to ownership for those who could not achieve home ownership through the market. It includes shared ownership, relevant equity loans, other low cost homes for sale (at a price equivalent to at least 20% below local market value) and rent to buy (which includes a period of intermediate rent). Where public grant funding is provided, there should be provisions for the homes to remain at an affordable price for future eligible households, or for any receipts to be recycled for alternative affordable housing provision, or refunded to Government or the relevant authority specified in the funding agreement.

Air Quality Management Area: An area designated by the Council that is not meeting national air quality objectives. 

Ancient or veteran tree: A tree which, because of its age, size and condition, is of exceptional biodiversity, cultural or heritage value. All ancient trees are veteran trees. Not all veteran trees are old enough to be ancient, but are old relative to other trees of the same species. Very few trees of any species reach the ancient life-stage.

Ancient woodland: An area that has been wooded continuously since at least 1600 AD. It includes ancient semi-natural woodland and plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS).

Authority Monitoring Report (AMR): Assesses whether policies and related targets or milestones have been or are being met (including progress against Local Development Scheme), or if not, the reasons why, what impact the Policies are having on national, regional and local targets, and whether policies need adjusting or replacing.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB): Under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, Natural England may designate Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Their primary purpose is to ensure the conservation and enhancement of the natural landscape beauty, including the protection of fauna, flora and geological features.

Best and Most Versatile (BMV) agricultural land: Land in grades 1, 2 and 3a of the Agricultural Land Classification.

Biodiversity: The variety of life on Earth.

Brownfield Land: See Previously Developed Land

Care Home: A residential setting where a number of older people live, usually in single rooms and have access to on-site care services. Since April 2002 all homes in England, Scotland and Wales are known as ‘care homes’, but are registered to provide different levels of care.

  • A home registered simply as a care home providing personal care will provide personal; care only – help with washing, dressing and giving medication.
  • A home registered as a care home providing nursing care will provide the same personal care but also have a qualified nurse on duty twenty-four hours a day to carry out nursing tasks. These homes are for people who are physically or mentally frail or for people who need regular attention from a nurse. Some homes, registered either for personal care or nursing care, can be registered for a special care need, for example dementia or terminal illness (HousingCare.org).

Code for Sustainable Homes: The Code for Sustainable Homes in Government Guidance provided a comprehensive measure of the sustainability of new homes, ensuring that sustainable homes deliver real improvements in key areas such as carbon dioxide emissions and water use. It is no longer in place.

Conservation Area: The statutory definition of a conservation area under the Planning, Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act 1990 is “an area of special architectural interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.”

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC): Continuing Care Retirement Communities are part independent living, part assisted living and part skilled nursing home. CCRCs offer a tiered approach to the ageing process, accommodating residents’ changing needs. Upon entering, healthy adults can reside independently in single-family homes, apartments or condominiums. When assistance with everyday activities becomes necessary, they can move into assisted living or nursing care facilities.

Convenience Shopping: Convenience retailing is the provision of everyday essential items, including food, drink, newspapers/magazines and confectionery.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): A levy which allow the Council to raise money from owners or developers of land to help pay for infrastructure.

Comparison Shopping: Comparison retailing is the provision of items not obtained on a frequent basis. These include clothing, footwear, household and recreational goods.

Development Management (DM) Policies: Limited suite of positive, general policies that are set out in the Local Plan and set the criteria against which planning applications will be considered, in order to seek and shape developments in a locally distinctive way.

Development Plan: Is defined in section 38 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and includes adopted local plans, neighbourhood plans that have been made and published spatial development strategies, together with any regional strategy policies that remain in force. Neighbourhood plans that have been approved at referendum are also part of the development plan, unless the local planning authority decides that the neighbourhood plan should not be made.

Edge of centre: for retail purposes, a location that is well connected and up to 300 metres of the primary shopping area. For all other main town centre uses, a location within 300 metres of a town centre boundary. For office development, this includes locations outside the town centre but within 500 metres of a public transport interchange. In determining whether a site falls within the definition of edge of centre, account should be taken of local circumstances.

Employment Land Review (ELR): Report examining existing supply and future demand for employment land in the District.

Extra Care Housing: Extra Care Housing is housing designed with the needs of frailer older people in mind and with varying levels of care and support available on site. People who live in Extra Care Housing have their own self-contained homes, their own front doors and a legal right to occupy the property. Extra Care Housing is also known as very sheltered housing, assisted living, or simply as “housing with care‟.

Green Infrastructure: A network of multi-functional green space, urban and rural, which is capable of delivering a wide range of environmental and quality of life benefits for local communities.

Gross Floor Area (GFA): The total of all enclosed spaces fulfilling the functional requirements of the building measured to the internal structural face of the enclosing walls.

Gross Value Added (GVA): Gross Value Added is a measure in economics of the value of goods and services produced in an area, industry or sector of an economy.

Highways Agency (HA): An Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT) responsible for operating, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.

Housing Delivery Test: Measures net additional dwellings provided in a local authority area against the homes required, using national statistics and local authority data. The Secretary of State will publish the Housing Delivery Test results for each local authority in England every November.

Housing Market Area: The geographical area in which a substantial majority of the employed population both live and work, and where most of those changing home without changing employment choose to stay.

Housing Need: The number of households who lack their own housing or who live in unsuitable housing and cannot afford to meet their housing needs in the market.

Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP): Outlines the delivery and implementation of the Local Plan, with particular regard to the infrastructure necessary to deliver and service the development that is required in the plan period and what funding will be necessary to achieve that infrastructure.

Priority 1 – infrastructure that is fundamental to the delivery of development proposed in the Local Plan. It is likely that development will not be able to commence without the infrastructure. This could include some flood risk mitigation, transport or utility infrastructure.

Priority 2 – infrastructure that is required to support new development proposed in the Local Plan, but the precise timing and phasing is less critical and development can commence ahead of its provision. This could include schools, health care facilities, and sports/play facilities with a specific project and funding commitment.

Priority 3 – infrastructure that is needed in order to build sustainable communities. Although the timing is not as critical as Priority 1 or 2 infrastructure, these items are still desired in order to create high quality places in which to live and work. This could include open space, libraries and other community facilities.

 

Listed Building: A building which has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest requiring a separate application process for development and more stringent consideration.

Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP): A body, designated by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, established for the purpose of creating or improving the conditions for economic growth in an area.

 

Local Nature Partnership: A body, designated by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, established for the purpose of protecting and improving the natural environment in an area and the benefits derived from it.

Local Plan: A plan for the future development of a local area, drawn up by the Council in consultation with the community. In law this is described as the development plan documents adopted under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. A local plan can consist of either strategic or non-strategic policies, or a combination of the two.

Local planning authority: The public authority whose duty it is to carry out specific planning functions for a particular area. In this instance South Somerset District Council.

Low Carbon Economy: Although there is no consistent working definition of a low carbon economy it is best understood as a range of activities which are materially supported by the need to reduce the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Local Development Scheme (LDS): A three year work programme showing what future planning documents will be produced and when.

Local Strategic Partnership: Non-statutory, non-executive body bringing together representatives of the public, private and voluntary sectors, which is responsible for preparing the Sustainable Community Strategy; known in our district as “South Somerset Together‟. This group of organisations includes the District Council and Yeovil College (more information can be found on southsomersettogether.gov.uk).

Major development: For housing, development where 10 or more homes will be provided, or the site has an area of 0.5 hectares or more. For non-residential development it means additional floorspace of 1,000m2 or more, or a site of 1 hectare or more, or as otherwise provided in the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

Market Town: The settlements of Ansford/Castle Cary, Chard, Crewkerne, Ilminster, Langport/Huish Episcopi, Somerton and Wincanton that provide a broad range and mix of services and facilities and act as general service and employment hubs for the more rural population as well as their own populations. They have a level of growth appropriate to their size.

Migration: The movement of people between geographical areas primarily defined in this context as Local Authority Districts. The rate of migration is usually measured as an annual number of households living in the District at a point in time who are not resident in that District one year earlier.

Ministry of Homes Communities and Local Government: The Central Government department responsible for planning and local government

Modal Shift: Ways of enabling travel other than by private car.

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF): National document setting out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. It is a consideration in planning decisions.

National Planning Practice Guidance (PPG): Government planning guidance.

Neighbourhood Centres: Small parade of shops of purely neighbourhood significance generally located within large residential estates and designed to give access to day-to-day top-up items and services.

Minimum Annual Local Housing Need figure: This is the number of new homes that should be built in South Somerset every year based on the Governments standard method of calculation.

Office of National Statistics (ONS): Government Agency that produces independent information to improve our understanding of the UK‟s economy and society.

Open book: The sharing of verifiable information between the applicant and Local Planning Authority that might be potentially commercially sensitive for the purposes of establishing the degree of viability of the site in question under prevailing market conditions.

Open market housing: Homes available for sale on the open market without restriction.

Open space: Informal recreational open space, formal parks and gardens, country parks, natural open space and woodlands.

Outdoor Playing Space: Playing pitches, equipped play areas and youth facilities.

Out of centre: A location which is not in or on the edge of a centre but not necessarily outside the urban area.

Out of town: A location out of centre that is outside the existing urban area.

Planning condition: A condition imposed on a grant of planning permission (in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) or a condition included in a Local Development Order or Neighbourhood Development Order.

Planning obligation: A legal agreement entered into under section 106 (S.106) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to mitigate the impacts of a development proposal.

Playing field: The whole of a site which encompasses at least one playing pitch as defined in the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

Planning Inspector: Independent person appointed from a Central Government agency of Inspectors that deal with planning application appeals/inquiries and Examinations of Local Plans.

Previously Developed Land: Land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land (although it should not be assumed that the whole of the curtilage should be developed) and any associated fixed surface infrastructure. This excludes: land that is or was last occupied by agricultural or forestry buildings; land that has been developed for minerals extraction or waste disposal by landfill, where provision for restoration has been made through development management procedures; land in built-up areas such as residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments; and land that was previously developed but where the remains of the permanent structure or fixed surface structure have blended into the landscape.

Primary Shopping Area: Defined area where retail development is concentrated (generally comprising the primary and those secondary frontages which are adjoining and closely related to the primary shopping frontage).

Primary and secondary frontages: Primary frontages are likely to include a high proportion of retail uses which may include food, drinks, clothing and household goods. Secondary frontages provide greater opportunities for a diversity of uses such as restaurants, cinemas and businesses.

Registered Providers: Previously known as Registered Social Landlords until 1st April 2010, providers of affordable housing including social and affordable rented housing and other home ownership products.

Rural Centres: The settlements of Bruton, Ilchester, Martock, Milborne Port and South Petherton that act as focal points in their areas for local employment, shopping, social and community activity, serving the day-to-day needs of their own population and their hinterlands. Provision of growth meeting local needs is appropriate.

Safeguarding Employment Land: Maintenance of existing supply and protection of overall availability and distribution of employment land is a goal. Employment land in this context is defined as uses within Classes B1, B2 and B8 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 as amended.

Self-containment: A good indicator of the level of self-containment of a settlement is the number of people who live and work in that settlement. A high figure reflects a good level of self-containment.

Special Protection Area (SPA): Sites of international importance classified for rare and vulnerable birds and regularly occurring migratory bird species, in accordance with an EC Directive. The Somerset Levels and Moors SPA is the only one in South Somerset.

Superstore: Self-service store selling mainly food, or food and non-food goods, usually with more than 2,500m2 trading floorspace, with supporting car parking.

Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA): Document showing land that has the potential for housing development. Key to demonstrating a 5 year supply of deliverable and 10 year supply of developable land for housing. Can be thought of as a “stock take‟ of land in order to help provide more certainty when planning for the future.

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA): Document identifying the types of homes needed in the District.

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI): A statement setting out the ways in which the community will be involved/consulted during the production of the Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plans.

Strategic policies: Policies and site allocations which address strategic priorities in line with the requirements of Section 19 (1B-E) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

Strategic policy-making authorities: The authorities responsible for producing strategic policies. This applies to South Somerset District Council.

Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA): SA is a tool to appraise the degree to which plans and Policies contribute to the achievement of sustainable development. SA incorporates SEA, which is required by an EU Directive where significant development is proposed. An SA/SEA must be undertaken for all DPDs and also SPDs where relevant. The SA Report is published for consultation alongside the Local Plan.

Sustainable Development: A common definition of sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs”. NPPF presents a precise working definition.

Sustainable Transport Measures: Sustainable Transport Measures refers to any means of transport with low impact on the environment, and includes walking and cycling, transit oriented development, green vehicles, car sharing and building or protecting urban transport systems that are fuel-efficient, space-saving and promote healthy lifestyles.

Town centre: Area defined on the local authority’s proposal maps, including the primary shopping area and areas predominantly occupied by main town centre uses within or adjacent to the primary shopping area. References to town centres or centres apply to city centres, town centres, district centres and local centres but exclude small parades of shops of purely neighbourhood significance. Unless they are identified as centres in Local Plans, existing out-of-centre developments, comprising or including main town centre uses, do not constitute town centres.

Travel Information Packs: Travel Information Packs can improve transport choice through raising awareness and encouraging travel to work and school by public transport, cycling and walking by including details of care share schemes and local bus information amongst other things.

Travel Plan: A long-term management strategy for an organisation or site that seeks to deliver sustainable transport objectives and is regularly reviewed.

Travel to Work Area (TTWA): Catchment area within which people travel to work in a particular place e.g. Yeovil.

Zero Carbon: A zero carbon development is one that achieves zero net carbon emissions from energy use on site, on an annual basis.

Appendix Four - Noise Exposure Maps

There are three noise exposure maps for South Somerset relating to the noise effects of the airbase at RNAS Yeovilton (Appendix 4a), the airbase at RNAS Merryfield (Appendix 4b), and Yeovil Westlands Airfield (Appendix 4c).

The noise exposure maps should be used in conjunction with the policies in the local plan, specifically those relating to the affected settlements and villages. The maps can be interpreted by using the accompanying noise guideline table, and will be used in decision-making on planning applications for noise-sensitive uses which are within the noise exposure category areas.

More detailed maps of each of the Noise Exposure areas can be found by using the following links:

Noise Exposure Maps

Appendix 4A

Noise Exposure Categories for RNAS Yeovilton

Appendix 4B

Noise Exposure Categories for RNAS Merryfield

Appendix 4C

Noise Exposure Categories for Yeovil Westlands Airfield

 

Planning and Aircraft/Helicopter Noise Guidelines

Noise Exposure Category

A

B

C

D

dBA Leq (0700 - 2300)

Aircraft Noise: Below 57

Aircraft Noise: 57-66 (if helicopter noise: 57-63)

Aircraft Noise: 66-72 (if helicopter noise: 63-72)

Aircraft Noise: Over 72

New dwellings, conversion or intensification of housing use

No comment

Any development should be provided with suitable acoustic insulation.

Refuse new build. Allow extensions and conversions where this would not provide the potential for an increase in the number of households in occupation and where suitable acoustic insulation is provided.

Refuse new build. Allow extensions and conversions where this would not provide the potential for an increase in the number of households in occupation and where suitable acoustic insulation is provided.

Offices, schools, hospitals, clinics

No comment

Thermal quality glazing sound insulation.

Each case to be considered on its merits.

Each case to be considered on its merits.