Comment ID 161
Document Section Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Market Towns - Vision and Proposals Primary Market Towns - Ilminster Spatial Portrait Ilminster - Spatial Portrait View all on this section
Respondent P Izatt View all by this respondent
Response Date 25 Jul 2012
Do you consider the DPD is Legally Compliant?
Do you consider the DPD is Sound? No
If you have responded that the DPD is unsound, Do you consider the DPD is unsound because it is:
  • Not Justified

The Ilminster Town Council favours a 'Relief Road' - relieving what exactly?  In my view, both ends of the development ie Ditton Street/Townsend, would create more problems than it would solve.  The old A303 is used as a relief road for the Ilminster bypass when closed due to an accident, so the thought of two sets of traffic lights on Bay Hill/Townsend and East Street/The Butts, as suggested would surely need serious consideration.  The south-west of Ilminster is strategically better placed for road access to Taunton, Chard, Exeter and Yeovil; also within walking distance to the town's many amenities, plus bus stops, necessary for non-car users.  

In a county that has lost so many of its trees already, to destroy a beautiful wooded landscape unnecessarily seems a sacrilege.  Please think again.

What changes do you suggest to make the DPD legally compliant or sound?
If your representation is seeking a change, do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
If you wish to participate at the oral part of the examination, please outline why you consider this to be necessary: