PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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h.best123@btinternet.com 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: 1658
It is considered unlikely that so many new jobs could be required (see para 3 above). The Yeovil Urban Extension does not seem necessary (see para 5 above). It is curious that there should be such a disparity between expected jobs per hectare in different locations; for example 66 jobs/ha in Yeovil Town and only 15/ha in Ilminster. The existing employment land commitments totalling 119.35 ha should suffice for the time being, with review every three to five years.
h.best123@btinternet.com 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Market Towns - Vision and Proposals Primary Market Towns - Ilminster What will the Local Plan Deliver? Ilminster - What will the Local Plan Deliver? Policy PMT3

  • Comment ID: 1666
In landscape terms, the proposed direction of housing growth on the north facing slope of the Shudrick valley seems a very bad choice. It would make better sense for any housing growth to be based on land off Canal Way, in the area of the new medical centre and nearer to proposed employment, rather than spoil the exceptionally attractive entrance to the town on its east side. It seems that the Highways Authority does not consider that a new road from Shudrick Lane to Townsend, offered with the S
h.best123@btinternet.com 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Agricultural, forestry and other occupational dwellings in the countryside Agricultural, forestry and other occupational dwellings in the countryside Policies HG9 and HG10

  • Comment ID: 1674
Policy HG9; Housing for Agricultural and related workers In general this policy is supported. It is considered that more consideration could be given to genuine attempts to establish small holdings than has often been the case in the past. This is becoming especially important because of the decision by Somerset County Council to sell its farms, which used to provide a valuable step for people starting a farming career. Policy HG10; Removal of Agricultural and other occupancy conditions This
h.best123@btinternet.com 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: 1659
Since it is considered that at least 3,000 can be deducted from the total housing provision, it follows that distribution of the new dwellings needs revision and the Yeovil urban extension would be unnecessary.
h.best123@btinternet.com 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Farm Diversification Policy EP5: Farm Diversification

  • Comment ID: 1667
In general this policy is supported. It is however considered that farm diversification should be related to the management of a farm or the surrounding area. B & B accommodation for tourists, a farm shop selling local produce or adding value to to local produce (e.g. cheese or cider making) should be regarded as legitimate and worthwhile examples of farm diversification. Erection of a building for office use or non agricultural engineering work should be regarded as unacceptable.
h.best123@btinternet.com 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: 1675
This policy is welcomed. Concern must be expressed, regarding sustainable construction standards for new dwellings, over the wording "unless it is proven not to be feasible or viable". Either these standards are desirable or they are not and, assuming they are, there should be no exceptions except in the case of temporary low impact dwellings. It is also considered that arrays of photo voltaic panels should not be permitted on BMV agricultural land.
h.best123@btinternet.com 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Phasing of Development Phasing of Previously Developed Land Policy SS7: Phasing of Previously Developed Land

  • Comment ID: 1660
The policy of using previously developed land before releasing greenfield sites is supported.
h.best123@btinternet.com 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Henstridge Airfield Policy EP6: Henstridge Airfield

  • Comment ID: 1668
This policy is supported.
h.best123@btinternet.com 10 Aug 2012

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

  • Comment ID: 1676
Best and Most Versatile Agricultural Land In the previous Local Plan there was a policy (EC1) to protect BMV land. This is missing from the LP and it is understood that SSDC considers the matter is covered by para 112 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Since population, nationally and worldwide, is growing, CPRE considers that, in the interests of food security, SSDC should give greater protection to agricultural land and have a presumption against development on BMV land. Lands
h.best123@btinternet.com 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Introduction Sustainable Development Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 1653
There is much with which CPRE is in agreement, starting with the principle of delivering sufficient jobs and homes whilst conserving natural and built environment, minimising need to travel and "addressing climate change" (para 1.16). Problems occur over definitions of what might be sufficient in existing and foreseen economic conditions.
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