Proposed Submission South Somerset Local Plan (2006 - 2028): Main Modifications - August 2014

Comment ID 81
Document Section Main Modifications Policy YV3: East Coker and North Coker Buffer Zone Content View all on this section
Respondent AnneH View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Oct 2014

I object to the removal of the buffer zone.

It seems bizarre that the scenic and historic assets of the village of East Coker should not be protected by a buffer zone.

If the initial plan to provide this cannot be retained may I suggest that the historic route known as Plackets Lane be the boundary of build expansion?

This would serve a second and significant role as it would continue to allow the residents of the village and near area to access a direct route to Barwick and Stoford and the Yeovil Juction Railway Station.

Previously I suggested the provision of a Green Wedge to protect the village. I understand that this may not be a current tool to protect communities from urban leakage into rural settings, but by following the line of an age old route seems not only practical but sensitive in this situation.

Please consider this in the final proposals for our local plan.