PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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T Sienkiewicz 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 1745
We submit that as currently drafted policy EP4 is again too widely drafted and will not be effective so as to protect the overriding aim of protecting the countryside, focus larger scale employment development within the higher level settlements within the settlement hierarchy or prevent inappropriate development in rural areas. It is therefore also not in line with the NPPF and is unsound. The Council already has a similar policy within its current local plan which (despite appearing more restr
Environment Agency (Mr M Holm) 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 1144
9. ECONOMIC PROSPERITY Policy EP4 Conversion and re-use of buildings in the countryside should consider the flood risk and not involve uses that are more vulnerable to flooding than existing uses.
T Sienkiewicz 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 1746
We submit that as currently drafted policy EP4 is again too widely drafted and will not be effective so as to protect the overriding aim of protecting the countryside, focus larger scale employment development within the higher level settlements within the settlement hierarchy or prevent inappropriate development in rural areas. It is therefore also not in line with the NPPF and is unsound. The Council already has a similar policy within its current local plan which (despite appearing more restr
Cllr S Osborne 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 1503
On another point, as Windwhistle is a rural ward, I welcome policies EP4, EP5 and EP8.
T Sienkiewicz 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 1744
We submit that as currently drafted policy EP4 is again too widely drafted and will not be effective so as to protect the overriding aim of protecting the countryside, focus larger scale employment development within the higher level settlements within the settlement hierarchy or prevent inappropriate development in rural areas. It is therefore also not in line with the NPPF and is unsound. The Council already has a similar policy within its current local plan which (despite appearing more restr
South Petherton Parish Council 09 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 715
8.37 Relocation should not be ruled out because it is not desirable. In many instances relocation is likely to increase the sustainability of the business by bringing it closer to its workforce. Clear evidence of the businesses reliance on the local workforce (and visa versa) should be demonstrated to ensure any expansion does not foster the growth in travel from neighbouring communities, 8.38 Some existing businesses already exist in the countryside on a scale and in locations that are not sus
Somerset County Council Enviro… 08 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 2139
Policy EP4 is vague. What is a "detrimental impact"?
Lopen Parish Council 08 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 543
8.37 Relocation should not be ruled out because it is not desirable. In many instances relocation is likely to increase the sustainability of the business by bringing it closer to its workforce. Clear evidence of the businesses reliance on the local workforce (and visa versa) should be demonstrated to ensure any expansion does not foster the growth in travel from neighbouring communities, 8.38 Some existing businesses already exist in the countryside on a scale and in locations that are not sus
Rob Sanderson, Defence Infrast… 08 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 1102
Having regard to Defence and security needs and the significant economic benefits that they contribute to the District, the DPD should acknowledge that there may be a need for further operational development on the three MOD-owned sites within the Plan boundary – RNAS Yeovilton, NAS Merryfield and LangportRangeand training area - and should specifically facilitate their expansion, as necessary. In the event that MOD-owned land is identified as surplus in the future, as a result of changin
Matt Horsley 03 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Economic Prosperity Delivering Employment Land in the Countryside Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside Policy EP4: Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

  • Comment ID: 342
I object that paragraph 8.40 is not being applied throughout the Local Plan. SSDC are not taking into account the many empty industrial units across the town, and are not prioritising these for filling before building new employment land.