Comment ID 760
Document Section Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Historic Environment Policy EQ3: Historic Environment View all on this section
Respondent Cllr Gina Seaton View all by this respondent
Response Date 09 Aug 2012
Do you consider the DPD is Legally Compliant?
Do you consider the DPD is Sound?
If you have responded that the DPD is unsound, Do you consider the DPD is unsound because it is:

The NPPF attaches great importance to the historic environment

I do not believe that because the Coker Ward is a Rural Ward attached to the Urban Yeovil Area South the Village communities of Barwick/Stoford and East Coker should have a large development plonked on their door step.  David Cameron did not believe that this should happen under the new NPPF Rules – “ 10 to 40 houses at most should be considered” he said on Country File – why is this not being applied in this location?

The impact on East Coker itself i.e the settlement around the Church and Helyar Arms is not considered – it is not even shown on the maps. Stoford is not considered at all. These are both conservation areas

The scale of the proposed SUE will overwhelm adjacent conservation settlements – Nash, North & East Coker Barwick & Stoford

What changes do you suggest to make the DPD legally compliant or sound? With a smaller overall housing target (justifiable from lastest regional growth projections) Yeovil’s future housing would be far better distributed in 3-5 sites (preferably brown field and not GRADE 1 agricultural land) around the perimeter of Yeovil. Possible sites include the area recently proposed adjacent to Primrose Lane, land to the West of Bunford Lane and indeed land at Keyford adjacent to the A37 north of the Red House
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: Because I represent the Coker Ward and feel that local opinion has been ignored