Comment ID 451
Document Section Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Market Towns - Vision and Proposals Local Market Towns - Langport/Huish Episcopi What will the Local Plan Deliver? Langport/Huish Episcopi - What will the Local Plan Deliver? Policy LMT2 View all on this section
Respondent P Benham View all by this respondent
Response Date 07 Aug 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

Ref Local Plan to 2028:

Re. Housing, more of it does not sustain an area. Sustainablity is the consolidation of the quality of life and the natural environment of the existing community. I don't think the Council is concerned for the existing community but is looking towards gaining money from developers and an increased number of local tax-payers. The need for more housng is a myth all the while there are empty properties and also existing houses for sale. As to Employment, why no mention of local farming or market gardening? The inevitable food security crisis in the future will require extensive revitalisation of these traditonal industries. Re. Direction of Growth: Growth is always problematic and undesirable and should be kept to a minimum. For reasons given above, none of it should be on viable agricultural land. More foresight is needed.


What changes do you suggest to make the DPD legally compliant or sound? More written-in flexibility and willingness to sound out the community year on year rather than use this plan as a barrier to democracy in the future..
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: