PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Settlement Strategy

  • Comment ID: 1977
* Support the settlement strategy and hierarchy but say that in the absence of evidence to the contrary, more housing and employment land should be allocated in the District with a pro rata increase to the market towns in line with the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) and Council's own evidence: * Say that if conditions conducive to private sector investment are not created and maintained then either: development will not happen; or, will happen in a diluted and/or haphazard form without invest
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Strategic Objectives and Vision Strategic Objectives Strategic Objectives

  • Comment ID: 1985
South Somerset's Strategic Objectives and Vision Strategic Objectives Paragraph 3.4 of the Local Plan sets out the strategic objectives for the district. The vision for 2028 is then stated. Boiled down, South Somerset wants to: * Create balanced, sustainable, and healthy communities where jobs and (a range and mix of) housing are in better alignment by providing for the growth of major employment, housing and community facilities in its towns. * Improve public transport systems and ensure th
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Settlement Strategy

  • Comment ID: 2183
The settlement strategy is formed around a hierarchy of settlements which is essentially: Yeovil, Primary Market Towns, Local Market Towns, Rural Centres, Villages, and the countryside. Observations on Settlement Heirarchy General Like the Council, our clients believe that development should be steered to towns like Castle Cary where the greatest amount of services, employment and public transport exist (and where by far the greatest amount of new infrastructure and investment in the plan peri
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Infrastructure Delivery Policy SS6: Infrastructure Delivery

  • Comment ID: 2187
This policy is about infrastructure delivery, the Council's aspirations for it, and the mechanisms that it plans to use to ensure its delivery. OBSERVATIONS ON POLICY SS6 INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY We've already said that we agree with the Council in it makes good sense to focus development in and around existing urban areas like Castle Cary, where the vast majority of physical, social and community, transport and green infrastructure exists. The Community Infrastructure levy (CIl), it can be re
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Transport and Accessibility A Generic District wide Modal Shift Policy Low Carbon Travel Policy TA1: Low Carbon Travel

  • Comment ID: 2198
And though they endorse the general idea of TA1 they would again like to highlight their viability concerns centred around the need to "provide for the charging of electric vehicles with an external charging point of at least 16 amps adjacent to each parking space and within the curtilage of the site (5) a Green Travel Voucher for each occupier/employee valid for 1 year for use on sustainable transport... to ensure that sustainable transport measures are in place and operational concurrent with
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Previously Developed Land Target Determination of Previously Developed Land Target Determination of Previously Developed Land Target Policy HG2

  • Comment ID: 1978
Say that we question whether 40% of development can be accommodated on brownfield land;
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Sustainabilty Appraisal Policy SS1: Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 2184
Policy SSl states: "The following are Market Towns where provision will be made for housing, employment, shopping and other services that increase their self containment and enhance their roles as service centres:- ... Local Market Towns: Ansford/Castle Cary." Reiterating our previous point, our clients believe that development should be steered to towns like Castle Cary and we endorse the policy with the caveat that, from our analysis of the Council's evidence base, we fail to fully understan
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Previously Developed Land Target Determination of Previously Developed Land Target Determination of Previously Developed Land Target Policy HG2

  • Comment ID: 2190
In the plan period provision is to be made for at least 15,950 dwellings in the plan. For Ansford/Castle Cary the total housing requirement is 400; with 127 existing commitments, leaving a net requirement for 273 dwellings. However, the plan says that even though planning permission for the BMI site, Cumnock Lane, has lapsed (and it states clearly that therefore it cannot be considered as a commitment) there is an expectation that the site will be developed within the plan period effectively red
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Historic Environment Policy EQ3: Historic Environment

  • Comment ID: 2204
Our clients endorse the gist of Policies EQ1 - 7 whilst EQ8 does not concern them
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 1979
Say that setting a minimum for affordable housing provision does not accord with national policy and that a maximum "target" subject to viability is the correct approach;
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