PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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John T Cullen 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Introduction Sustainable Development Policy SD1: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 2176
Sustainable Development 2.3 With respect to Policy SD1 – Sustainable Development is supported. "When considering development proposals the Council will take a proactive approach to reflect the presumption in favour of sustainable development contained in the National Planning Policy Framework and seek to secure development that improves the economic, social and environmental conditions within the District. Planning applications that accord with the policies in this Local Plan (and, where
John T Cullen 10 Aug 2012

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

  • Comment ID: 2177
The Vision for 2028 2.6 The Vision for 2028, as set out in the Plan, is generally supported by the client. It will however be important to ensure that paragraphs 4 and 7 of the Vision are appropriately implemented by South Somerset: "New homes will be of the highest standard of design and locally distinctive. People can afford to either buy or rent and will want to live in these homes which can improve their quality of life, health and well-being. There will be economic growth in business and
John T Cullen 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: 2181
Distribution of Housing Growth 2.24 The client accepts the current wording of Policy SS7 – Phasing of Previously Developed Land which states: "A sequential approach to development will seek the early development of previously developed, derelict or underused land in settlements before the development of Greenfield land, where this would not prevent sufficient development of business, housing (particularly affordable housing) and other uses necessary to achieve the overall vision and stra
John T Cullen 10 Aug 2012

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

  • Comment ID: 2214
Housing 2.40 Policy HG3 – Provision of Affordable Housing identifies a target for 35% affordable housing on sites exceeding 0.2ha or on developments with 6 or more dwellings. Our client recognises the need for affordable homes. However in accordance with paragraph 50 of the NPPF, it is contended that this policy "should be sufficiently flexible to take account of changing market conditions over time". 2.41 As such, in the light of the guidance contained within the NPPF, it is contended t
John T Cullen 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Transport and Accessibility Transport Impacts of Development Policy TA5: Transport Impact of Development

  • Comment ID: 2216
Transport Impacts of Development 2.44 Our client accepts the current wording of Policy TA5 – Transport Impact of New Development, which states "All new development shall be required to address its own transport implications and shall be designed to maximise the potential for sustainable transport through: i. Safeguarding existing and new transport infrastructure, which is important to an efficient and sustainable transport network from development that would prejudice their transport us
John T Cullen 10 Aug 2012

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

  • Comment ID: 2178
Settlement Strategy 2.8 Policy SS1 – Settlement Strategy is strongly supported. "Yeovil is a Strategically Significant Town and the prime focus for development in South Somerset" 2.9 It is considered that by promoting Yeovil as the primary focus for development within South Somerset this will help to create a positive and competitive town which will adhere to the aspirations of the National Planning Policy Framework. 2.10 In addition, it is considered that the principle of the Sustaina
John T Cullen 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Strategic Housing Market Assessment Strategic Housing Sites Policy HG1: Strategic Housing Site

  • Comment ID: 2212
Housing 2.37 Policy HG1 – Strategic Housing Sites identifies a range of strategically significant housing sites which will help assist South Somerset achieve the overall housing provision. In addition to the sites currently allocated for residential development, our client wishes to promote land to the east of Holywell as a site which should be allocated as a 'Strategic Housing Site'. A detailed proposal has been prepared and is supported by a range of technical assessments. Details of th
John T Cullen 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Policy SS4: District Wide Housing Provision

  • Comment ID: 2179
Settlement Strategy 2.11 Policy SS4 – District Wide Housing Provision indicates that "provision will be made for sufficient development to meet an overall District requirement of at least 15,950 in the plan period to March 2028 inclusive". 2.12 Our client supports the Council's intention that the requirement of 15,950 new dwellings within the South Somerset district should be considered as a minimum base figure for growth. Furthermore our client supports the Council's recognition that 'D
John T Cullen 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Yeovil - Vision and Proposals What should the Local Plan deliver? East Coker and North Coker Buffer Zone East Coker and North Coker Buffer Zone and Policy YV3

  • Comment ID: 2205
2.33 With regards to Policy YV3 – East Coker and North Coker Buffer Zone, the proposed location of the buffer zone is considered to be acceptable by the client. It is contended that this will help preserve the historic character of East Coker.
John T Cullen 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: 2180
Distribution of Housing Growth 2.19 With respect to Policy SS5 – Delivering New Housing Growth, support is given to the principle of the Policy in respect that the majority of residential development should be located within or adjacent to Yeovil including a sustainable urban extension. However support is not given to the proposed housing provision of 15,950, and as explained above, the overall housing provision should incorporate an additional 20% buffer, which would create an overall ho
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