Comment ID 1359
Document Section Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1 View all on this section
Respondent Blackdown Hills AONB View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 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:

We object to the wording of this policy as it stands, in particular bullet point 3 and bullet point 9.

3rd bullet – by setting the bar at a level of no ’significant adverse impact’ we consider the policy does not afford appropriate protection to the AONB, where proposals should be fully judged against the special qualities of the area and conservation and enhancement of natural beauty, and a ‘moderate’ impact may well be unacceptable.

9th bullet – we consider this point probably has admirable intent, but as drafted is unclear and lacks clarity, and therefore does not provide adequate policy guidance.

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?
If you wish to participate at the oral part of the examination, please outline why you consider this to be necessary: