Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

Strategic Housing Sites

8.3 Strategically significant housing sites need to be identified and, where necessary, safeguarded from the existing Local Plan with other locally important housing sites identified as 'Saved' allocations[1]. A strategically significant site is defined as one that is critical to delivery of the Core Strategy where the Vision could not be fulfilled without it. Without such sites there would not be sufficient land in the relevant settlements needed to deliver the required levels of housing growth across the District. In addition new strategic locations for development are proposed at Yeovil Urban Village and Yeovil Urban Extension and these are the subject of specific policies in the Yeovil section. A major allocation for development at Chard is also proposed in the Chard section and this incorporates the land areas of the Chard Local Plan allocation KS/CHAR/1. Details of the specific strategic sites which are safeguarded are listed below:

1. Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 12: Local Spatial Planning, 2008 [back]