PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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Cllr M Fysh 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 2332
1. Alternative 1: substitute 15,950 with 14,000, being the optimistic latest forecast by Baker Associates which is in the evidence base and sufficiently close to the 13,600 home figure which has been consulted and appraised. It is therefore positive and evidence based (although in my view even 14,000 is likely to be a wild overestimate of what is necessary to accommodate business and job growth in South Somerset over the Plan period). This approach is superior to the methodology used by SSDC, as
Cllr M Fysh 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 2333
1. Alternative 1: substitute 15,950 with 14,000, being the optimistic latest forecast by Baker Associates which is in the evidence base and sufficiently close to the 13,600 home figure which has been consulted and appraised. It is therefore positive and evidence based (although in my view even 14,000 is likely to be a wild overestimate of what is necessary to accommodate business and job growth in South Somerset over the Plan period). This approach is superior to the methodology used by SSDC, as
West Coker Parish Council 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 864
4.73 The referenced Table 3 (Demographic Growth Projections) makes projections using a figure of 2.1 per household. However, using the 97.8% figure for those in private households given at row g, the actual figure in 2006 was 2.25. ONS Census data for 2011 gives South Somerset a population of 161300 and 69500 households. Again, using the 97.8% the number of people per household has actually increased slightly to 2.27. The SSDC plan makes reference to social changes but does not justify the assu
Cllr M Fysh 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 2334
1. Alternative 1: substitute 15,950 with 14,000, being the optimistic latest forecast by Baker Associates which is in the evidence base and sufficiently close to the 13,600 home figure which has been consulted and appraised. It is therefore positive and evidence based (although in my view even 14,000 is likely to be a wild overestimate of what is necessary to accommodate business and job growth in South Somerset over the Plan period). This approach is superior to the methodology used by SSDC, as
Cllr M Fysh 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 1939
Alternative 1: substitute 15,950 with 14,000, being the optimistic latest forecast by Baker Associates which is in the evidence base and sufficiently close to the 13,600 home figure which has been consulted and appraised. It is therefore positive and evidence based (although in my view even 14,000 is likely to be a wild overestimate of what is necessary to accommodate business and job growth in South Somerset over the Plan period). This approach is superior to the methodology used by SSDC, as ev
South Petherton Parish Council 09 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 678
4.71 Guidance from CLG states "Local planning authorities will be responsible for establishing the right level of local housing provision in their area, and identifying a long term supply of housing land without the burden of regional housing targets. Some authorities may decide to retain their existing housing targets that were set out in the revoked Regional Strategies. Others may decide to review their housing targets." and so, continued reference to the RSS is not relevant. 4.72 It is state
P Benham 08 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 522
The premise that economic growth is reliant upon ongoing house building is flawed. It it were true it would have to go on for ever. Where would we be then? Economic health and wellbeing is better served by the consolidation and improvement of what is there already. The present-day tax-payers of this district are being subject to the hurtful effects of a philosophy which they do not support and which is being imposed on them from above. This is the antithesis of democracy.
Lopen Parish Council 08 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 505
4.71 Guidance from CLG states "Local planning authorities will be responsible for establishing the right level of local housing provision in their area, and identifying a long term supply of housing land without the burden of regional housing targets. Some authorities may decide to retain their existing housing targets that were set out in the revoked Regional Strategies. Others may decide to review their housing targets." and so, continued reference to the RSS is not relevant. 4.72 It is state
Chris Barker 07 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 454
4.73 The referenced Table 3 (Demographic Growth Projections) makes projections using a figure of 2.1 people per household. However, using the 97.8% figure for those in private households given on Row g, the actual figure in 2006 was 2.25. ONS Census data for 2011 gives a South Somerset population of 161300, and 69500 households. Again using 97.8%, the people per household has actually increased slightly to 2.27. The SSDC plan makes reference to social changes, but does not justify the assumptio
Matt Horsley 31 Jul 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Housing Housing Paras 4.70-4.77 Tables 2a and 2b

  • Comment ID: 259
I Object to SSDC's aspirations for growth and the job figures being used. The figures have not been correctly adjusted for the UK recession, in particular the fact that we are in the longest double-dip recession since quarterly records began in 1955. SSDC's aspirations are over-optimistic and therefore undeliverable; this is in direct conflict with the National Planning Policy Framework.
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