Comment ID 685
Document Section Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Distribution of Housing Growth Balancing Jobs and Homes Balancing Jobs and Homes View all on this section
Respondent South Petherton Parish Council View all by this respondent
Response Date 09 Aug 2012
Do you consider the DPD is Legally Compliant? No
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 Positively prepared

4.86 Figure 5 is incorrect and misleading. The full effects of the arbitrary employment land allocations to market towns and rural centres have not been taken into account. The overall job's figure provision is 11,882 and not 9200 as stated throughout this document. This changes the distribution pattern across the District quite dramatically from that illustrated. Rural centres have twice the jobs allocation indicated , Market towns are understated and Yeovil has much less than indicated. It should be noted that the distribution indicated (and even more so, when corrected) bears little resemblance to the SA option 2 stated by SSDC as the most sustainable and preferred option. In fact, the actual distribution is, almost certainly, the least sustainable approach.

What changes do you suggest to make the DPD legally compliant or sound? Align allocations with an upto date credible evidence base and distribute in accordance with the most sustainable option (2)
If your representation is seeking a change, do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? Yes
If you wish to participate at the oral part of the examination, please outline why you consider this to be necessary: To relay the full evidence to the Inspector.