Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

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Barratt Strategic Developments… 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Health and Well-Being Health and Well-Being

  • Comment ID: 1130
  • Response Type: Observation
2) Moreover, paragraph 2.7 succinctly sets out that affordability is a key issue within the District. RPS notes in particular that the Taunton Deane and South Somerset SHMA (2008) acknowledges that the market town of Somerton is the highest priced area in the District (paragraph 3.8 refers).
East Coker Preservation Trust 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Health and Well-Being Health and Well-Being

  • Comment ID: 2421
  • Response Type: Object
The spatial portrait provides no account of the historic environment of South Somerset and is thereby deeply flawed in providing no context within which to judge either the contribution that heritage makes to the District?s distinctiveness or its residents? quality of life. These issues are at least acknowledged but not covered in any depth within the District sustainability strategy.
Sport England 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Health and Well-Being Health and Well-Being

  • Comment ID: 1309
  • Response Type: Observation
Sport England would suggest that reference should be made in the section entitiled 'Health and Well-Being' to the levels of sports participation in the District, as measured in Sport England's national Active People Survey (available at: http://www.sportengland.org/research/active_people_survey.aspx ).
BHartley 20 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Health and Well-Being Health and Well-Being

  • Comment ID: 206
  • Response Type: Object
I do not agree with paragraph 2.26. It is too simplistic. The most deprived areas of Yeovil for example have proximity to schools, facilities and supermarkets. Deprivation is also a measure of aspiration, jobs and housing quality. SSDC believes that by building high density estates will fix the problem for our deprived areas, IT WILL NOT. The number of new estates that have grown up in the last 20 or so years have done little to reduce social deprivation in Yeovil. For Yeovil the focus must be o
S E Blackburn Discretionary Trust 18 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Health and Well-Being Health and Well-Being

  • Comment ID: 2305
  • Response Type: Object
Turning to the Core Strategy Document and having regard to the comments above it is interesting to note the comments in paragraph 2.23 relating to transport and accessibility; ''Congestion issues are particularly concerning for settlement size at Yeovil and Chard....................Chard has a particularly acute problem of capacity at the central A30/A358 junction through which most traffic in the town must flow and this is impacting on the potential to grow. There is heavy reliance on the car for journey
David Keen 14 Oct 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Spatial Portrait of South Somerset Health and Well-Being Health and Well-Being

  • Comment ID: 29
  • Response Type: Object
By restricting the indicators which count towards 'Health and Well-Being', you therefore restrict the policy outcomes. For example: - Mental Health: roughly 25% of adults suffer an episode of depression at some stage or another, and the data suggests this is getting worse. A housing policy which recommends a density of up to 50dph in urban Yeovil will result in people living in cramped housing conditions, overlooked from all sides, with minute gardens, and remote from community facilities. Lyde