South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18)

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O Patrick 14 Aug 2019

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  • Comment ID: 9
I am broadly supportive of the changes to the Local Plan. I'm glad that SSDC has identified that too many houses have been built in Rural Settlements (21% of the housing development share is too high for small villages around South Somerset). The only criticism I have is that, despite scouring the enormous amount of literature, there is very little action on reducing our carbon footprint as a district. Could the Council be more bold and legislate that developers must build solar panels into the
Andy Kinghan 13 Aug 2019

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  • Comment ID: 8
Looking at the Castle Cary and Ansford annex, it looks from the land already given over to development, and the land with planning permissionin the DOG, that you intend to at least double the size of this market town. Working on this proposed 2:1 ratio of growth, can you please explain what your plans are with Highways to double the capacity of the road infrastructure, the rail networks' ability to handle twice as many people parking and commuting from the station, the schools' ability to have t
Ben Hartshorn 04 Aug 2019

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  • Comment ID: 7
The current version of the 'Preferred Options Consultation' makes only a cursory reference to 'Sustainable Construction and Minimising Carbon Dioxide Emissions in New Development'. In total, two paragraphs and one commitment 'The Council will actively support energy efficiency measures in new development'. There is no mention made of the significance of the energy embodied in a building and how this is directly related to the materials used. This review could be much more clear on the impact of
David King 30 Jul 2019

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  • Comment ID: 6
The latest Preferred Options Draft Plan 2016-2036 now proposes a LPR Housing Requirement 2016-2036 of 15,538 houses (i.e. a rate of 777 per year). The LPR rate of 777 per year is clearly not going to be achievable because it is 26% higher than the average of 619 per year actually delivered over the last 12 years. (SSDC's own Monitoring Report shows that there were 7,431 completions between 2006 and 2018: that is an average of 619 per year.) Completions have only exceeded the LPR rate of 777 pe
Paul Dimishky 27 Jul 2019

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  • Comment ID: 5
The very first and most important duty of the council is towards the health and safety of its residents. In the context of planning this essentially means road safety. The only reference I can find in the plan that covers this overwhelming duty of care is within strategic objectives Pt 4: Promoting healthy and Safe Communities this highlights the need for walking and cycling and non car transport. There is no reference to the safety of existing infrastructure; that of the safety of roads going t
D Roberts 29 Jun 2019

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  • Comment ID: 2
The whole process is flawed. No explanation has been given why alternative growth options have not been considered. In particular, the only consideration appears to be extensions to existing settlements. No new settlement is proposed which would accommodate growth. No mention is given to neighbouring authorities under the duty to cooperate. As a result, growth levels in Chard are excessive and disproportionate. It is incorrect to reference that the town is close to two mainline railway stations