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 on this section
Respondent County Council Acoustics Specialist View all 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.