PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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Lopen Parish Council 09 Aug 2012

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

  • Comment ID: 693
4.101 This approach is flawed as amply demonstrated by the SA's findings in respect of dispersed development. The most sustainable option 2 (SSDC's preferred option) must be used to conform to the NPPF's requirement for sustainable development.
Lopen Parish Council 08 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 Jobs and Employment Land Provision

  • Comment ID: 500
4.55 Basing employment levels in the District based on historic performance and the assumption that a return to peak levels will be achieved by 2015 is flawed. This approach is based on early 2011 data which will, given subsequent developments, be overly optimistic. Current projections for economic growth must be revised to a more realistic level to avoid any significant over supply that could actually damage existing viable sites. This approach is not justified. 4.56 "Because it is more optimi
Lopen Parish Council 08 Aug 2012

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

  • Comment ID: 518
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
Lopen Parish Council 08 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Safeguarding Employment Land Policy EP3: Safeguarding Employment Land

  • Comment ID: 541
Policy EP3 Comment: This policy is too loose to offer any protection. Simply demonstrating that the loss of employment land would not harm the settlements supply is flawed when, it could be argued that alternative sites could be developed to replace any loss. The wording should include, the permanent loss of employment land capacity would not harm the settlements supply. Also, under "changes of use will not be permitted unless:" there is no mention of need. Any changes of use proposed must be
Lopen Parish Council 08 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Town Centre Uses Neighbourhood Centres Policy EP14: Neighbourhood Centres

  • Comment ID: 549
8.113 Delivery bodies must include Town and Parish Councils.
Lopen Parish Council 08 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: 557
9.61 Delivery bodies must include Town and Parish Councils.
Lopen Parish Council 08 Aug 2012

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

  • Comment ID: 487
1.11 SSDC presented the upward revisions for South Petherton to the various committees for approval based on a statement in the agenda documents " there are a notable body of objections seeking growth to sustain the settlement". This, I believe (and given my comments under 1.9), has misled members attending and voting at the various committees who, given this statement, would conclude overall local support for the revisions. The revisions to the proposed submission document in general, are so fa
Lopen Parish Council 08 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Rural Settlements Rural Settlements

  • Comment ID: 493
4.36 This has the potential to clash with the intentions of localism. Each community would need to be in agreement with any proposal otherwise any control in the host community would be lost. Who judges the evidence to support such an approach? This statement should be removed as it has the potential to undermine local control in areas which are, by their nature, not strategic.
Lopen Parish Council 08 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: 501
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 4.3.3) and less people
Lopen Parish Council 08 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: 527
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 fro
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