Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

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Pradera UK 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals Local Issues Local Issues

  • Comment ID: 2685
  • Response Type: Object
5.5, 5th bullet Replace text with that from paragraph 4.37 of the Retail Study Update 2010 which is a key part of the evidence base and more informative and accurate in describing the position regarding vacancies. Replacement wording should be as follows: "In recent years there has been an increase in the number of vacant retail properties across the town centre which is due in part to the current UK economic climate and therefore not a Yeovil-specific weakness. A number of vacancies lie on the
Barratt Strategic Developments… 03 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals Local Issues Local Issues

  • Comment ID: 1132
  • Response Type: Observation
RPS represents Barratt Strategic Developments in respect of its land interests at land south of Langport Road to the west of Somerton, which has been identified as the preferred direction of growth in the town in this draft Core Strategy. A development at the scale of circa 300 homes has a vital role in seeking to provide opportunities for young people to find a home within the town and reduce inequalities, whilst making a key contribution to meeting Core Strategy Strategic Objectives 1 and 6.
AnneH 02 Dec 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals Local Issues Local Issues

  • Comment ID: 365
  • Response Type: Object
The edge of Yeovil is rich in flora and fauna with several European protected species of bats being found in the town's periphery;[3] - so why do you want to build there? Yeovil's transport infrastructure is reaching its natural capacity (both key routes and junctions around the town) reducing the efficiency of movement around the town;[7] - so why do you want to centre a considerable development on the A37 which will funnel into the town down Hendford Hill?
P and A Cameron 12 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals Local Issues Local Issues

  • Comment ID: 171
  • Response Type: Object
The local isues as you have put them are * National and regional population projections indicate significant new demand for housing over the Plan period through natural growth and internal migration; THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YEOVIL HAS TO ACCOMODATE 50% OF THAT GROWTH * The high cost of housing is pricing a growing section of society out of the housing market, stressing the need for more affordable housing; ACCORDING TO THE TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING ASSOCIATION URBAN EXTENSIONS ARE NOT THE
BHartley 02 Nov 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals Local Issues Local Issues

  • Comment ID: 122
  • Response Type: Observation
Most recognise that Yeovil is at its limit and further large growth will cause damage to its valued urban edge even with all the mitigations SSDC suggests. The location of the rail links cannot be changed its is the nature of the rail links (commuting destinations and single track) that restricts usage at Yeovil Junction and Penn Mill not the proximity to housing development. Castle Cary Station divorced from the town is a prime example. 1/10th the population of Yeovil but has more passengers th
Cllr Peter Seib 12 Oct 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals Local Issues Local Issues

  • Comment ID: 22
  • Response Type: Observation
I am concerned that the methods used to project Yeovil's population have assumed a typical UK pattern of organic growth which may be inappropriate to apply to the Yeovil area when other factors are considered. Unusual factors include (a) that a significant proportion of the population is associated with the nearby RNAS Yeovilton, which in steady state brings in a constant, not growing population contribution and inflates the 20-35 population. Under normal circumstances in the UK this would be c
Cllr Peter Seib 12 Oct 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals Local Issues Local Issues

  • Comment ID: 23
  • Response Type: Observation
The current industrial forms in the Yeovil area can be traced directly back to the local land-form and natural environments. Beef and dairy farming is still common and hides from these animals led to the development of a number of leather based industries including gloving. Agricultural implements were developed here, as elsewhere, to support arable farming, but WW1 led to these traits combining to produce the aerospace engineering, defence, software and supporting trades which remain dependent
Cllr Peter Seib 12 Oct 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals Local Issues Local Issues

  • Comment ID: 24
  • Response Type: Object
It is incorrect to assert that there is a lack of dedicated routes for cycling. Cycling opportunities are generally limited by discontinuous routes, inappropriate designation (and under-promotion) of well-used unofficial routes and a lack of a dedicated route from North-West Yeovil into the town centre.
Cllr Peter Seib 12 Oct 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) Yeovil - Vision and Proposals Local Issues Local Issues

  • Comment ID: 25
  • Response Type: Observation
An additional bullet should highlight the importance to Yeovil's economy of the nearby surrounding villages and hamlets which provide highly attractive accommodation which assists employers, particularly those in the public sector, in securing key staff. It similarly attracts people who will become part of the creative and arts sectors. Additionally a number of nearby settlements have been used directly as television and cinema locations, with subsequent tourism. Growth must not spoil these deli