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

Comment ID 799
Document Section South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Rural Centres Employment Text Block View all on this section
Respondent Martock Parish Council View all by this respondent
Response Date 17 Sep 2019
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Comment

Paragraphs 5.66 and 8.47

We support an increase in employment land allocation. We are very concerned that the net daily out-commute to work from the village, now about 80%, makes Martock increasingly economically unsustainable. We favour extensions of employment sites such as Stoke Road and Bower Hinton where transport links to the A303 are best.

We note, with support, that planning permission has been granted for a considerable expansion of the capacity of the Sparrows site north of the B3165 in Bower Hinton. This, however, is financially contingent upon a residential development proposal for the historic brownfield site south of the road. Brownfield development within the built-up area boundary is strongly supported by the Neighbourhood Plan particularly when it meets a demonstrable local need.