PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

Comment ID 1682
Document Section Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Settlement Strategy Scale of Growth for the District and the Main Settlements Employment Jobs and Employment Land Provision Policy SS3: Delivering New Employment Land View all on this section
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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:
Comment

We agree the aim of finding a hectare of employment land. That could be available in very small parcels close to the town. Some can be related to training in agricultural production in an area of outstanding quality produce. It is likely that better broadband could bring about more demand for live-work in this attractive area as the nature of work changes over the years and more entrepreneurs are attracted to South Somerset, so we would welcome clarification of how this is to be measured and controlled.

However, the nature of future employment creation may affect proposed choices for location of small groups of dwellings. Further linear spread is to be resisted, especially in areas where the land–drainage is not well understood. Throughout the centuries, gradual accretion has served the town well; recent larger developments have been less successful in many respects.

Potential developments at Durslade Farm and along Wyke Road may be realised before the Plan is finally Adopted, but their contributions to the Sustainability and Vitality of Bruton ought to be evaluated in the light of the growth required in the Plan, as should the creation of a new and larger, re-located Surgery. The Inspector should be asked to include these developments in the Assessment even if some of the work pre-dates his Report

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:
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