PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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Blackdown Hills AONB 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Design/General Development Design/General Development Policy EQ2

  • Comment ID: 1360
While this policy acts as a catchall for 'good design' it does not offer a strategy or guidance in relation to landscape. It is also not clear whether the final 3 bullet points are general considerations, or just relate to innovative designs, and this should be clarified. In any event we suggest that the statement that 'developers must not risk the integrity of ... designated wildlife and landscape sites' lacks clarity as a policy consideration, and that it should refer to 'landscape areas'.
Blackdown Hills AONB 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Environmental Quality

  • Comment ID: 1358
We wish to object to the plan as we consider that the lack of a policy relating to AONBs and landscape/landscape character is a significant omission, and contrary to the requirements of the NPPF. Furthermore, section 85 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act places a duty on local authorities and other public bodies to have regard to the purpose of designation in exercising their functions and duties. We consider that the inclusion of a policy specifically dealing with conserving and enhancin
Blackdown Hills AONB 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 1359
We object to the wording of this policy as it stands, in particular bullet point 3 and bullet point 9. 3rd bullet – by setting the bar at a level of no 'significant adverse impact' we consider the policy does not afford appropriate protection to the AONB, where proposals should be fully judged against the special qualities of the area and conservation and enhancement of natural beauty, and a 'moderate' impact may well be unacceptable. 9th bullet – we consider this point probably ha