Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

Local Issues and Constraints

6.78 Consultation with representatives of the local community identified the following issues:

  • The ‘Peripheral Landscape Study – Crewkerne’ 2008 confirms that there is limited land available beyond the town’s existing footprint, which is taken to include land already allocated for development, that has the capacity to readily accommodate built development;
  • Recognition of the special quality of the Conservation Area;
  • Town Centre traffic congestion and adverse impact upon the town centre environment;
  • Out commuting;
  • Condition of Ashlands Primary School;
  • Long-term car parking for the town centre;
  • New residential development should deliver good quality, sustainable housing;
  • Good services and amenities to be provided – not just housing estates;
  • No further land to the north east being developed without current saved local plan allocation being completed first – this is imperative;
  • Additional light and heavy industry necessary.