Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

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Pradera UK 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Economic Prosperity Retailing and Town Centre Uses Retail Study Update 2010 and Development Implications for Main Centres Retail Study Update 2010 and Development Implications for Main Centres

  • Comment ID: 2687
  • Response Type: Object
Object to EP14 on the basis that the comparison floorspace capacity figures are inconsistent with the evidence base (the Retail Study Update 2010) and therefore they are not justified and are unsound. Amend wording of the policy to reflect paragraph 5.30, 6.20, table on page 97 and Tables 16a/16f. Delete the following sentence: "The overall net increase in comparison goods should be limited to a figure of 10,000 sq m by 2026." Insert a replacement wording to state: "The overall net increase i
Cllr Peter Seib 18 Oct 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Economic Prosperity Retailing and Town Centre Uses Retail Study Update 2010 and Development Implications for Main Centres Retail Study Update 2010 and Development Implications for Main Centres

  • Comment ID: 70
  • Response Type: Object
9.98 appears superficially to be at odds with 5.58 which does not mention Stars Lane/Box Factory. Whilst it is true that all of theses sites have the potential to increase the retail offering, I find it difficult to beleive that there is sufficient retail growth to bring forward all of these sites within the plan period without emptying the existing town centre.
Cllr Peter Seib 18 Oct 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Economic Prosperity Retailing and Town Centre Uses Retail Study Update 2010 and Development Implications for Main Centres Retail Study Update 2010 and Development Implications for Main Centres

  • Comment ID: 71
  • Response Type: Object
The policy should set out the preferred extent of expansion and acceptable phasing/sequence of development. It currently tries to be "all things to all men" and this will result in a loss of control over the town centre.