PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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Barratt Developments 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 1875
  • Response Type: Object
CfSH is a voluntary national standard designed to improve the overall sustainability of new homes by setting a single framework within which the home building industry can design and construct homes to higher environmental standards. It is not a mandatory requirement as confirmed by the Department of Communities and Local Government website: "The Code is not mandatory, nor is there any intention to make it mandatory (by 2016 or any other date)" RPS considers the provisions of Policy EQ1 relati
Redrow Homes Ltd 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 2278
  • Response Type: Object
Draft Policy EQ1 seeks the application of overly onerous sustainable building standards beyond the requirements of building regulations. The above sustainable building standards do not reflect government guidance and there is no evidence base to support or justify their applicability, particularly in respect of development viability and the Council's aspirations for CIL contributions. We therefore consider draft Policy EQI to be unsound as it is not justified nor is it consistent with national
h.best123@btinternet.com 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 1675
  • Response Type: Object
This policy is welcomed. Concern must be expressed, regarding sustainable construction standards for new dwellings, over the wording "unless it is proven not to be feasible or viable". Either these standards are desirable or they are not and, assuming they are, there should be no exceptions except in the case of temporary low impact dwellings. It is also considered that arrays of photo voltaic panels should not be permitted on BMV agricultural land.
Barratt Developments 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 1876
  • Response Type: Object
CfSH is a voluntary national standard designed to improve the overall sustainability of new homes by setting a single framework within which the home building industry can design and construct homes to higher environmental standards. It is not a mandatory requirement as confirmed by the Department of Communities and Local Government website: "The Code is not mandatory, nor is there any intention to make it mandatory (by 2016 or any other date)" RPS considers the provisions of Policy EQ1 relati
Transition Langport 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 1768
  • Response Type: Object
We believe SSDC should do much more to encourage the production of renewable and low carbon energy in the area. We think that SSDC is ideally placed to encourage and help to facilitate district heating schemes. In particular, in our area, there is a potential source of fuel from an abattoir and from local farms for an Anaerobic Digester based scheme. We expect a local plan to embrace schemes of this kind.
Natural England (L Horner) 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 1354
  • Response Type: Object
Previously we have commented that Natural England supports policies such as EQ1 that take account of the impacts of climate change. Climate change is the most serious long-term threat to the existing natural environment and the impacts of climate change should be fundamental to decision making within spatial planning. In addition to the measures already included in Policy EQ1, we suggest specific mention is made of the need to incorporate significant green infrastructure including street trees,
Charles Bishop Ltd (JB) 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 1637
  • Response Type: Object
In the wording of Policy EQ1, under the second bullet point, a number of requirements are set out which require building standards which are beyond the proposed amendments to the Building Regulations, As such, this part of the Policy does not accord with Government Policy as set out in the NPPF.
A Lee 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 1067
  • Response Type: Object
I simply wish to raise the issue of Solar Farms. It is clear that these are part of the future of energy generation. At present they are small and relatively unobtrusive. However they represent perhaps the single biggest planning concern relating to rural areas within SSDC. Issues about the density of development, appropriateness of sites and how to assess the tipping point at which the density of development fundamentally changes the nature of the rural environment are surely essential to a pl
Charles Bishop Ltd (JB) 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 1638
  • Response Type: Object
In the wording of Policy EQ1, under the second bullet point, a number of requirements are set out which require building standards which are beyond the proposed amendments to the Building Regulations, As such, this part of the Policy does not accord with Government Policy as set out in the NPPF.
Mr & Mrs A Noel 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Environmental Quality Addressing Climate Change in South Somerset Biodiversity and climate change Biodiversity and climate change Policy EQ1

  • Comment ID: 2382
  • Response Type: Object
The second bullet refers to code for sustainable homes levels but our information is that this standard is unlikely to apply in the future. We would prefer to see this matter left to Building Regulation changes especially as no one is yet certain how Code Level 5+ will be achieved. Decisions on allowable solutions have yet to be made. All reference to the Code for Sustainable Homes should be deleted. The wording should be changed to Building Regulations compliance from 2013 and 2016 (or the ap
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