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Suffolk County Council (Robert… 10 Oct 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1695
Colleagues from the Highways Development Management Team have considered the sites proposed for allocation, and their comments are set out in an appendix to this letter [see Appendix 1 and 2 of attachment and comments logged under site specific policies]. The comments are provided without the benefit of detailed transport assessment, which will take place at the planning application stage, so should be considered as indicative and as having been provided on a 'without prejudice' basis. The comm
Suffolk County Council (Robert… 10 Oct 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1694
The County Council welcomes the District Council's inclusion of policy requirements to carry out archaeological investigation and assessment of site allocations, as this helps highlight the requirement and gives clarity to developers as to what is likely to be required. However, the District Council could simplify the current proposed requirements. It may be more appropriate to include a specific requirement within policy only where the current evidence justifies archaeological assessment as bei
Natural England (-) 09 Oct 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1575
Air Quality and Nature Conservation Designated Sites While there is recognition in the plan that there will be an increase in traffic in proximity to designated sites in the Waveney Valley, and on the coast, the potential air quality impacts of this on are not explored in the plan, or in the supporting Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) or Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA). Further analysis is required to fully understand the likelihood of impacts on Nature Conservation designated sites
Southwold Town Council (Lesley… 05 Oct 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1555
The draft Local Plan is viewed as a progressive document and a welcome development of the current Local Plan. It provides strong support for Neighbourhood Planning and encourages designated areas to develop policies further, and adapt them to local circumstances. In conclusion, the publication of the Draft Local Plan should result in the development of even more innovative NP policies. These will become part of the development plan and be used in determining planning applications in the Neighbo
Suffolk Wildlife Trust (James… 22 Sep 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1252
We recommend that all proposed site allocations are subject to ecological assessment prior to their allocation. It must be ensured that no sites of significant ecological value are allocated for development and that any development maximises the biodiversity value of any sites that are allocated. Any planning applications must be supported by adequate ecological assessment of the proposed development.
North Cove Parish Council (Jay… 22 Sep 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1267
At our parish council meeting on September 20th, I was asked to collate comments received by the council on the Draft Local Plan. 1. Why when Suffolk Coastal and Waveney are now operating as one council is there not one draft plan?
Historic England (-) 22 Sep 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1395
Site allocations – general comments Historic England advocates a wide definition of the historic environment which includes not only those areas and buildings with statutory designated protection but also those which are locally valued and important, as well as the landscape and townscape components of the historic environment. The importance and extent of below ground archaeology is often unknown, although information in the Historic Environment Record (HER) will indicate areas of known intere
Reydon Action Group for the En… 22 Sep 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1246
Enabling Development Many local planning authorities have specific policies on enabling development or are proposing them for new local plans. I would like to see WDC adopt such a policy in order to provide clarity and some element of predictability for the benefit of landowners and developers; planners and decision makers; and those who may be affected by enabling developments. Such a policy should: * explicitly link enabling development with the protection of heritage assets as per NPPF par
Historic England (-) 22 Sep 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1396
Strategic policies are a very important part of the plan, particularly given the need for Neighbourhood Plans to be in conformity with these policies. Paragraph 156 of the NPPF makes it clear that, 'Local planning authorities should set out the strategic priorities for the area in the Local Plan. This should include strategic policies to deliver conservation and enhancement of the natural and historic environment including landscape.' Therefore we would strongly advise the inclusion of a strateg
Reydon Action Group for the En… 22 Sep 2017

First Draft Plan General Comment

  • Comment ID: 1239
Proposed Merger of Local Authorities At the outset, I wish to make clear my concern and surprise that the draft Local Plan makes no reference to the proposed merger of WDC with Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) which is expected to complete in 2019, ie one year after the WDC Local Plan is expected to be adopted. I am aware that SCDC is currently consulting on its own revised local plan. We therefore have the bizarre situation that two adjoining local authorities are in the process of mer
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