PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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South Petherton Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Employment Jobs and Employment Land Provision Policy SS3: Delivering New Employment Land

  • Comment ID: 791
Policy SS3 Comment: Policy SS3 is not evidence based and is, therefore, unjustified and unsound for the following reasons: * The Sustainability Appraisal Report (SA-June 2012) makes it clear that South Somerset does not conform to the National norm. Unemployment is around half the national average and the manufacturing sector employs around 25% which is approximately twice the national average (SA 4.3.7) also, there is a shortage of highly skilled young graduates entering the workforce (SA 4.
South Petherton Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Rural Centres - Vision and Proposals Stoke sub Hamdon What will the Local Plan Deliver? Stoke sub Hamdon - What will the Local Plan Deliver?

  • Comment ID: 815
7.73 Housing growth at only 6.11% over the plan period does not reflect nor maintain this rural centres hierarchical status. There are many rural settlements that would expect more development than this centre and, as such, this allocation does not meet stated objectives. There are no obstacles to growth when compared with other rural centres (in fact, access is better than most) and the allocation will reflect the scale of the settlement by applying a percentage growth figure the same as other
South Petherton Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Distribution of Housing Growth Local (Settlement Based) Factors Influencing Growth Stoke sub Hamdon

  • Comment ID: 800
4.100 Where is the evidence used to support limited growth in this area? Other settlements have similar constraints but these have not been considered equally. No mention of any concern for this area in the SA. This inconsistent approach is not justified (see comments to 4.99)
South Petherton Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Distribution of Housing Growth Local (Settlement Based) Factors Influencing Growth South Petherton

  • Comment ID: 794
4.99 As stated in 4.27, the agenda for the various committees voting on the revisions to the core strategy state (in relation to South Petherton): "It is difficult to sustain an argument for no development over current commitments in the town due to internal road constraints (and this argument is not consistent with the element of growth allowed at Martock which is similarly constrained by internal road issues). It is important to remove reference to internal road constraints limiting Stoke Sub
South Petherton Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Determination of the South Somerset Settlement Hierarchy Determination of the South Somerset Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 787
4.27 "Rural centres..... have particular restraints to growth". No evidence appears to have been supplied to substantiate this claim. The agenda for the various committees voting on the revisions to the core strategy state (in relation to South Petherton): "It is difficult to sustain an argument for no development over current commitments in the town due to internal road constraints (and this argument is not consistent with the element of growth allowed at Martock which is similarly constrained
South Petherton Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Distribution of Housing Growth Market Deliverability Market Deliverability Policy SS5: Delivering New Housing Growth

  • Comment ID: 812
Policy SS5 comment: * The projected population growth selected is the highest of the predictions based on out of date data. Latest data reduces the anticipated growth for this region and all figures could and should have been adjusted down accordingly. * The existing housing stock at 2006 is understated. * The total allocation of private houses is 16,751 (albeit contested) which, when adjusting for the correct opening housing stock as at April 2006, should read 16,464. * The conversion from
South Petherton Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Rural Centres - Vision and Proposals South Petherton What will the Local Plan Deliver? South Petherton - What will the Local Plan Deliver?

  • Comment ID: 813
7.61 This statement does not accord with the policies relating to the allocation of housing and employment land. "Allowing for additional employment growth" when the evidence base clearly shows none is required and "modest housing growth" when in fact the allocation is disproportionately high when compared with most other rural centre allocations and despite the known constraints of the local infrastructure. 7.62 Scale of growth is not "commensurate with Martock" and indeed many other rural cen
South Petherton Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Distribution of Housing Growth Existing Commitments Existing Commitments

  • Comment ID: 806
Table 4 comments: The housing allocation to each rural centre does not achieve the stated objective of maintaining settlement hierarchical order. Also, it is stated that the most important determinant of District growth is Jobs. Each rural centre has been allocated 2.0 hectare land for jobs (albeit contested) and yet, the conversion into housing numbers required to satisfy those jobs has not been consistent for each centre. The variation between Stoke-sub-Hamdon who's housing growth represents
South Petherton Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Rural Centres - Vision and Proposals Stoke sub Hamdon Spatial Portrait Stoke sub Hamdon - Spatial Portrait

  • Comment ID: 814
7.70 "there are about 200 jobs in the village mostly in manufacturing, wholesale and retail trades" and yet, the ELR shows that Stoke-Sub-Hamdon has no employment land whatsoever. Yet more evidence of the existing employment land not recognised in the ELR (off the radar class of use under a different use).
South Petherton Parish Council 09 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Introduction Stages so far Stages so far

  • Comment ID: 645
1.9 The frontloading exercises with Town and Parish Councils helped forge the draft strategy. The preferred options document went to public consultation during October 2010. The responses received were relatively small in number which reflects the success of the frontloading exercise and demonstrates a high level of acceptance of the strategy proposed at that stage. For South Petherton, (which may well be typical of other areas), of the representations made, around 11 were objecting to the low l
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