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

Comment ID 1414
Document Section South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Housing Agricultural, forestry and other occupational dwellings in the countryside Text Block [View all comments on this section]
Respondent County Council Acoustics Specialist [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 24 Sep 2019
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Policy HG18 details considerations for workers housing within rural development land and requires this meet a number of tests. I note that the list does not include consideration of the potential land use conflicts that might arise if a new residential amenity expectation is granted in a location effected by an established nearby land use that gives rise to, or is expected to give rise to, environmental impacts. This situation can happen if a farm sells part of its asset for a commercial operation and subsequently tries to convert other areas nearby to residential use. I suggest the consequence of the introduction of noise sensitive development should form an additional consideration of section 10.52 dealing with the emissions from development.