Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

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T Board 10 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 2323
  • Response Type: Object
Should Somerton be classified as a 'B' town and get a higher allocation of houses? I think Somerton is in the wrong category and should be classed as a Regional Centre (Category C) with fewer houses like Langport, Martock and Bruton
Abbey Manor Group 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 1548
  • Response Type: Object
8.1 Policy SS1 Settlement Hierarchy: We support the hierarchy in general terms and in particular the focus on Yeovil as the prime focus for development. For reasons articulated in relation to subsequent policies however we submit that the strategy does not at present result in a sufficient focus on Yeovil, and provides for excessive development at Chard.
Cavanna Homes (SW) Ltd and Cha… 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 2714
  • Response Type: Support
Support is given to the proposed settlement hierarchy in the District. This is in accordance with the advice in PPS3, 'Housing', PPS7 'Sustainable Development in Rural Areas' and PPS12 'Local Spatial Planning'. Of particular relevance is paragraph 3 of PPS7 which states: "Away from larger urban areas, planning authorities should focus most new development in or near to local service centres where employment, housing (including affordable housing) services and other facilities should be provided
East Coker Preservation Trust 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 2464
  • Response Type: Object
The Draft Core Strategy pre-supposes that focussing all development in and around Yeovil is correct - and has sought to bolster this with an Historic Environment ‚Äěcapacity study? of that area, but no remotely equivalent input of historic analysis given to other higher level options in South Somerset, Somerset as a whole or the SW Region to demonstrate that this option is better than others. a) Context of actual economic and other pressures in current economic climate for employment prospects etc
Chapter 7 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 2573
  • Response Type: Object
2. DEVELOPMENT IN RURAL SETTLEMENTS 2.1. Sustainability Challenge in Smaller Villages Inadequately Addressed Paragraph 4.8 states that "Development in smaller villages is likely to be less sustainable and so should be geared to meet local needs and address affordable housing issues." The second part of this sentence is a non-sequitur - it does not automatically follow that if development is unsustainable, it is acceptable only if it meets local needs or provides affordable housing, but is not a
Somerset County Council Enviro… 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 1072
  • Response Type: Observation
Paragraph 4.2: Section 4.2 considers the constraints when defining the strategic location for housing development. Issues of site viability will need to consider noise and development adopt good design principles that encompass noise mitigation. This should be stressed so as to minimise the effect of environmental impact both on, and from new development. The amenity expectations for residential development should not be allowed to adversely affect the existing or proposed development poten
L A Green 01 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 2448
  • Response Type: Support
Para 4.10 Revoked or not for the time being, the planning rationale for determining settlement hierarchies contained in the RSS follows guidance contained in national planning policy. The principles of the settlement hierarchy framework are appropriate to apply to the Core Strategy even if the RSS is revoked. Para 4.12 It is correct not to lose sight of the principles contained in the adopted Sustainable Community Strategy (October 2008) which see the establishment of Rural Centres as a means of
Stylespace Ltd 01 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 2349
  • Response Type: Support
With regards to the settlement hierarchy for residential development within South Somerset, paragraph 4.5 is strongly supported: "To accommodate and manage growth in the most significant way, most new development will be provided for at Strategically Significant Cities and Towns (SSCTs) (for South Somerset this refers to Yeovil) with provision for more limited development to be made at market (and coastal) towns and in small towns and villages where this will increase self-containment and promo
Clive Miller Planning Ltd 30 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 2690
  • Response Type: Object
In a rural district with 120+ parishes and settlements where more than 50% of the existing population live outside of the main urban areas it is considered that the strategy for concentrating all general needs development within 14 urban and rural centres is over simplistic and not reflective of the wider economic, environmental and community needs of the District. Given the complexities of modern life, homes, jobs, access to goods, services, education and leisure etc, the Baker Associates stud
L Hooper 23 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Settlement Strategy Settlement Hierarchy Settlement Hierarchy

  • Comment ID: 2355
  • Response Type: Object
Should Somerton be classified as a 'B' town and get a higher allocation of houses? I think Somerton is in the wrong category and should be classed as a Regional Centre (Category C) with fewer houses like Langport, Martock and Bruton