PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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S Owen 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Rural Employment Rural Employment

  • Comment ID: 1193
If the rollout of superfast broadband serves to help the option for Home Working within Rural Settlements, this negates the need for an Urban Extension. Ref: Spatial Portrait of South Somerset - Rural Employment Whilst acknowledging that Tourism employs 5%, the economic value of tourism to the district is not quantified. "Historic properties and an enviable natural environment" exist within the environs of the suggested Urban Extension (East Coker and Barwick Parishes). The Plan does not consid
P Benham 09 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Rural Employment Rural Employment

  • Comment ID: 737
Farming is the chief industry of the West Country. The UK will be effected like everywhere else in the world when the predicted food security crisis hits us in the coming decades. It is incompetent to prepare a local plan in a rural district without recognition of the currect role of farming or its readiness to meet demands for national food self-suffiency in the future. All agricultural land should be protected from any development and currect proposals revised accordingly. Too much of a "town"
Matt Horsley 30 Jul 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Rural Employment Rural Employment

  • Comment ID: 210
The Yeovil Urban Extension will destroy much of the "enviable natural environment" and reduce the "draw" of the East Coker Parish to tourists and visitors. I object that the Plan has not fully taken into account the economic impact of this loss of natural environment.
Peter Cameron 18 Jul 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Rural Employment Rural Employment

  • Comment ID: 56
Once again no mention of Agriculture and farming But why does the council not want to encourage farming and agricultural use of the district? Tourism may account for 5% of the rural economy but the south west provides more than 25% of the farming industry units of the whole country. I therefore object to the plan and the people who do not understand the local economy as it really is.