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Representation 3592 on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) by Mr Simon Oldfield

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Duty to Cooperate, Q6
Representation: The crucial planning framework should be: At least 70% of development should be in urban areas and 30% or less in rural areas to preserve traditional villages. Tourism is now a vital industry in Babergh and Mid Suffolk. Visitor numbers will decline rapidly if our traditional villages are ruined by development such as in Acton where 200 houses are planned and in Long Melford which faces similar over-development. Important tourism ventures such as the Wool Towns Initiative - designed to boost the local economy - will be fruitless if our traditional rural environment is destroyed by developers
Complies with the duty to Co-operate?Yes

Original submission

The crucial planning framework should be: At least 70% of development should be in urban areas and 30% or less in rural areas to preserve traditional villages. Tourism is now a vital industry in Babergh and Mid Suffolk. Visitor numbers will decline rapidly if our traditional villages are ruined by development such as in Acton where 200 houses are planned and in Long Melford which faces similar over-development. Important tourism ventures such as the Wool Towns Initiative - designed to boost the local economy - will be fruitless if our traditional rural environment is destroyed by developers


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