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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q60

Representation ID: 13193

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Mr. James Bailey)

Summary:

Development should be underpinned through the retention of the existing landscape structure and topography of any site to ensure it's a site specific response.

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Representation ID: 13041

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Q60
The Suffolk countryside is dominated by diversity in design. This has occurred due to the passage of time but also because most building has taken place on a small scale. The Suffolk Design guide does not address this aspect of the county's character and it is at odds with the objectives of large developers who wish to standardise their designs and materials in order to maximise returns.
Even in an estate development much more could be done to preserve the local character and provide visual interest and a village atmosphere. One option would be for estates to be divided up into small design cells of around 10 homes.

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Representation ID: 12978

COMMENT Dr Jonathan Tuppen

Summary:

Design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with the traditional Suffolk character.
The monotony of standard estate design does not lend itself favourably with the villages, towns or countryside of Suffolk and every estate built detracts from the character of the county
One option would be for estates to be divided up into small design cells of around 10 homes. Each cell should be sufficiently different so as to give the impression of being built by a different developer, and even built in a different period. This would match the character of our county.

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Representation ID: 12810

COMMENT East Bergholt Parish Council (Valerie Ayton)

Summary:

The Suffolk Design Guide 2000 is to be retained. We suggest it is reviewed and updated.

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Representation ID: 12680

COMMENT Mr Bryan Fawcett

Summary:

The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county. All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 12614

COMMENT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 12420

COMMENT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

Needs to be in-keeping and sympathetic to the existing properties and environment.

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Representation ID: 11890

COMMENT Dedham Vale Society (Mr. David Eking)

Summary:

We believe it is important to include potential Light Pollution as a specific heading here. The Dedham Vale continues to enjoy exceptionally dark skies and development that could jeopardise this asset should not be permitted. We have taken the liberty of attaching the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project Partnership Statement on Lighting in the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Project Area to which we would expect the Local Plan to draw specific attention.

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Representation ID: 11826

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Heather & Michael Earey

Summary:

Design
*The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
*That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
*All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 11708

OBJECT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

There should be a design code applied to Master Plans for large developments. Master plans need to conform to the criteria and so called "illustrative master plans" should not be acceptable as they have no commitment to future design or layout. Therefore Master Plans as properly defined in past Local Plans must be required.

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Representation ID: 11604

COMMENT South Suffolk Constituency Labour Party (Ms Emma Bishton)

Summary:

There is little in the plan about architecture or housing design, or how good
design can incorporate renewable technologies and promote sustainable energy
use. Whilst we recognise that Babergh needs to accommodate the specific
requirements of conservation areas and the AONBs, the council could take the
opportunity to promote and encourage more environmentally friendly designs
such as pre-fabricated builds. These are not only 'greener' but often more
affordable, thus helping the council meet more of its objectives at once.

More details about Rep ID: 11604

Representation ID: 11561

COMMENT Annette Powell

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 11509

COMMENT Great Cornard Parish Council (Nadine Tamlyn )

Summary:

Across all housing, whatever the type or size, the priority should be to ensure that the highest possible design and build standards are adopted at all times.

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Representation ID: 11462

OBJECT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

Suffolk Design Guide 2000 should be updated to give better protection to settlements where existing character can be better supported. There is still too much disappointing design in new village developments, especially by the volume housebuilders.

More details about Rep ID: 11462

Representation ID: 11369

COMMENT Sproughton Playing Field (Damian Lavington)

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself. Statement buildings such as Landmark House are landmarks for all the wrong reasons.

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Representation ID: 11249

COMMENT Suffolk Wildlife Trust (Mr James Meyer)

Summary:

Policies for design should include incorporating ecological enhancements into developments and buildings. This can include features such green walls/roofs and integrated opportunities for birds (such as swifts) and bats in buildings and hedgehog friendly boundaries in gardens. The design of all developments should include both good onsite green infrastructure and good links to green infrastructure in the surrounding areas.

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Representation ID: 11229

COMMENT Bildeston Parish Council (Mr David Blackburn)

Summary:

Design should be sympathetic to local style. Layout design should include direct pedestrian and (where possible) cycle links to village centres and local facilities to minimise car use for local journeys.

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Representation ID: 11202

COMMENT Mr Nigel Roberts

Summary:

The Suffolk Design Guide 2000 is to be retained. Can this please be reviewed and updated. Time for a refresh otherwise it will become increasingly outdated and just gather dust.

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Representation ID: 11137

COMMENT Rattlesden Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

It is crucial that design should be in-keeping with the local character. This is particularly important in terms of ensuring that any new buildings/housing reflect the Suffolk vernacular. Past developments in Rattlesden have unfortunately resulted in styles and materials out-of-keeping with this approach. The visual disamenities created have significantly detracted from rather than complemented or added to the prevailing character of what is a designated Conservation Area.

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Representation ID: 11067

COMMENT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council believes that the Suffolk Design Guide for Residential Areas 2000 should be reviewed, updated and adopted by the District Councils.

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Representation ID: 11006

COMMENT Babergh Alliance of Parish & Town Councils (Helen Davies)

Summary:

Suffolk countryside is dominated by diversity in design. This has occurred due to the passage of time and building taking place on a small scale. The Suffolk Design guide does not address this aspect of the county's character and it is at odds with the objectives of large developers who wish to standardise their designs and materials in order to maximise returns.

Even with estate developments much more could be done to preserve local character and provide visual interest and village atmosphere. Estates could be divided up into small design cells of 10 homes, sufficiently different to match the character of our country.

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Representation ID: 10948

COMMENT Mrs Carol Marshall

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 10830

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

A more relaxed attitude to the types of materials that may be used in building.

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Representation ID: 10745

COMMENT Ms Caroline Powell

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 10672

COMMENT Mrs LP Wheatley

Summary:

Qu. 60-61 - The design of any properties that are built would fit in with the design in the area, and these should be built in very small numbers so they do not encroach on the open countryside.

More details about Rep ID: 10672

Representation ID: 10490

COMMENT Mr Joe Lavington

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself. Statement buildings such as Landmark House are landmarks for all the wrong reasons.

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Representation ID: 10441

COMMENT Wendy Lavington

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself. Statement buildings such as Landmark House are landmarks for all the wrong reasons.

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Representation ID: 10404

COMMENT Delphi Diesel Systems represented by Colliers International (Mr Leigh Thomas)

Summary:

We agree that a high quality of design is required, as it is an integral part of ensuring the delivery of sustainable development. The policies relating to design should seek to address the points listed at paragraph 58 of the NPPF in order to ensure compliance with national guidance.

We would welcome a policy approach which would provide sufficient flexibility for design of development to be guided through individual circumstances rather than being dictated by strict policy requirements, along with confirmation that design criteria will only be considered where material to an application.

We would welcome a design policy that avoids unnecessary prescription or detail and which concentrates on "guiding the overall scale, density, massing, height, landscape, materials and access of new development", in accordance with Paragraph 59 of the NPPF.

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Representation ID: 10391

COMMENT Historic England (Katie Parsons)

Summary:

We strongly encourage provision for the historic environment throughout the plan, not solely within heritage focused policies. Most particularly, we seek a specific
requirement for consideration of the historic environment within the design policies of the local plan which should seek to draw on opportunities offered by the historic
environment and reflect local character and distinctiveness. This should not stymie
contemporary development but should require an appreciation of the significance and character of the historic environment in producing a high standard of design.

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Representation ID: 10089

COMMENT Historic England (Katie Parsons)

Summary:

A high quality design approach which responds to local distinctiveness and seeks to
reinforce local character is encouraged; this should benefit the historic environment.
The mass, scale, siting, position and detailed design of development should be
appropriate for its location. Development should preserve the character and seek to
enhance the setting of conservations areas.

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Representation ID: 10020

COMMENT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself. Statement buildings such as Landmark House are landmarks for all the wrong reasons.

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Representation ID: 9974

COMMENT Julie Brown

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

More details about Rep ID: 9974

Representation ID: 9871

COMMENT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

There is no evidence that Mid Suffolk uses and applies the Suffolk Design Guide. It would be good to have a policy that sets out parameters for good design (incorporating the six bullet points preceding the questions on Design).

More details about Rep ID: 9871

Representation ID: 9754

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Developments should be in keeping with the character of the town/village/hamlet. The Council should apply stringent rules on developers and insist that they should adhere to these regulations. The information in the six bullet points given on page 64 should all be insisted upon. However, in totally new areas or in a new settlement, innovative designs could be developed.

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Representation ID: 9661

COMMENT Mr Chris Marshall

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 9600

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character. That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 9568

COMMENT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

Design is subjective. One person's good design is another eyesore. Layout is practical and is possibly more important. Parking is always a problem and narrow approach roads are severely affected by on street parking. (If the garage or designated parking space is some distance away, street parking will prevail.) The so called "Suffolk vernacular" design is often quoted as a justification for oddball approaches. More important is that design should reflect and enhance the surrounding buildings and not utilise the mistakes of the past to justify repeating them.

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Representation ID: 9464

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

The policies stated are a minimum. Developments should contain a mix of architectural styles that complement features present in the surrounding area.

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Representation ID: 9393

COMMENT Beyton Parish Council (Ms Adele Pope)

Summary:

Yes. Highest priority - In keeping with the village aesthetics based on locality as stated in the consultation document any new builds should safeguard the existing character of the village Highway safety and suitable access is essential. Another consideration is any development should be designed to mitigate against flooding for this village there is a priority for use of sustainable drainage and to consider the current drainage system for waste water to ensure it is not overloaded.

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Representation ID: 9355

COMMENT Nayland with Wissington Parish Council (Mrs D Hattrell)

Summary:

There needs to be an explicit acceptance that within Conservation Areas or sites adjacent to designated/vernacular architecture, a greater variety of design, avoiding pastiche, be acceptable. Approval should be based upon robust criteria that either maintain or enhance the streetscape.

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Representation ID: 9348

SUPPORT Nayland with Wissington Parish Council (Mrs D Hattrell)

Summary:

Nayland with Wissington Parish Council supports Consultation Policy BS1. Through this policy, any proposals for residential use would be required to meet the optional standard for water efficiency 110 litres/person/day and/or improved energy efficient standards.

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Representation ID: 9210

COMMENT Mr Ken Seager

Summary:

The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character. That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 9107

SUPPORT Mrs Sybil Wade

Summary:

Keep urban design character and detailing out of rural areas.

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Representation ID: 8840

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Low energy homes that demonstrate adherence to eg high levels of insulation (more than building regs require)

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Representation ID: 8599

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

*The typical Suffolk country side is dominated by diversity in design. This has occurred due to the passage of time but also because most building has been individual.
*The spirit of the market town type community is the character of Suffolk, and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
*The monotony of standard estate design does not lend itself favourably with the villages, towns or countryside of Suffolk.
Estate development should copy the local character and provide visual interest and a village atmosphere by more separation and grouping like hamlets.

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Representation ID: 8507

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Design often develops organically over time following the form and function principle, locally available resources, local skills and historical elements. New housing design is driven by developers standardising their builds in order to maximise profits which stifles good design that fits the community/landscape and results in "any where communities".

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Representation ID: 8310

COMMENT Botesdale & Rickinghall CAP Group (Mr. William Sargeant)

Summary:

The current policy approach is appropriate, and as is usual, aspects of safety should be given priority.

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Representation ID: 8301

COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)

Summary:

Applications within/close to AONB (Suffolk-Essex boundary) will need to consider how proposals impact on natural beauty/special quality of the landscape. This should be achieved by thorough landscape appraisal and good design. Major applications should be informed and supported by a LVIA. The use of landscape appraisal and/or LVIA to inform development proposals and identify landscapes to be protected and/or enhanced should be applied to development process. In response to Q60-62, BMS should seek to ensure high level of landscape design ensuring this is informed by good appraisals/LVIA and schemes reflect need to enhance landscape and create strong sense of place.

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Representation ID: 8219

COMMENT Tattingstone Parish Council (mrs Jane Connell-Smith)

Summary:

Existing character of design should be better supported, with the use of locally sourced materials where possible and the avoidance of a pastiche of vernacular architecture. e.g. mock tudor.

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Representation ID: 8050

SUPPORT Suffolk Preservation Society (Bethany Philbedge)

Summary:

Priority should be given to investing in in-house Urban Design skills either through training or recruitment in this specialist area.

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Representation ID: 7703

COMMENT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

Incorporate efficient use of natural resources and sustainable drainage, promotes health and well-being and protects amenity.

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Representation ID: 7687

COMMENT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

There should be a design code applied to Master Plans for large developments. Master plans need to conform to the criteria and so called "illustrative master plans" should not be acceptable as they have no commitment to future design or layout. Therefore Master Plans as properly defined in past Local Plans must be required.

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Representation ID: 7618

COMMENT Mrs Annette Brennand

Summary:

It is notable that large scale developments across the UK follow the same planning and design concepts, essentially ignoring the character and history of the land / communities where they are located. These attributes should inform the aesthetic of any proposed development and planning policy could (and should) expressly require that.

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Representation ID: 7542

COMMENT Dr DAVID Brennand

Summary:

It is notable that large scale developments across the UK follow the same planning and design concepts, essentially ignoring the character and history of the land / communities where they are located. These attributes should inform the aesthetic of any proposed development and planning policy could (and should) expressly require that.

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Representation ID: 7529

COMMENT Dr John Caesar

Summary:

Prevent developers building out of character 3 storey 'town houses' on inappropriate sites. Allow sufficient spacing (including gardens).

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Representation ID: 7469

COMMENT Ms Sharon Maxwell

Summary:

Large developments are not in character historically with the small villages and market towns which have a particular character because of their development over 100s of years. Small well designed projects in keeping with this ethos would ensure the area would keep its own personality and image.

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Representation ID: 7379

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council wishes a priority for design to be that it is in keeping with the local area.

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Representation ID: 7331

COMMENT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

Promotes Health and well being and protects amenity

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Representation ID: 7147

COMMENT Thurston Parish Council (Mrs Victoria Waples)

Summary:

Good practise in rural areas that builds character into a place and makes reference to views made in the area's emerging and adopted Neighbourhood Plan

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Representation ID: 7039

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

Not known

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Representation ID: 7036

COMMENT Mrs Linda Rushton

Summary:

Priority should be given to South Suffolk Identity. Brick and plastered walls. Pargetry. Clay and thatched roofs. Tall brick chimneys. Craftsman-made windows. Hedged front gardens. Steep gables. Pointed dormer windows. New builds designed to last 500 years - the Listed Buildings of the Future.

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Representation ID: 6756

COMMENT Mr Alan Lewis

Summary:

Yes. Highest priority - In keeping with the village aesthetics based on locality as stated in the consultation document any new builds should safeguard the existing character of the village
Highway safety and suitable access is essential.
Another consideration is any development should be designed to mitigate against flooding for this village there is a priority for use of sustainable drainage and to consider the current drainage system for waste water to ensure it is not overloaded.

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Representation ID: 6743

COMMENT Yaxley Parish Council (Mr Philip Freeman)

Summary:

To respond to and safeguard the existing character of the area.

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Representation ID: 6432

COMMENT Stowmarket Society (Mr Michael Smith)

Summary:

When Council structures and processes are long forgotten the buildings will remain with us. They need to be good enough to stand the test of time. Councils need to have the visual and architectural skills to achieve lasting quality, and decision makers need to be sure that this subjective aspect is given a high enough priority when weighed against the pressures of the moment. Good quality design and landscaping fosters pride in place and community well-being. It needs to be a priority for the planning system.

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Representation ID: 6385

COMMENT Mrs Rhona Jermyn

Summary:

The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 6168

COMMENT Neil Fuller

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 6123

SUPPORT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

Safeguarding the local environs around any proposed development envelope. Avoiding a pastiche of the past by embracing the present. The palette of materials and colours used on development of more than 10 units needs to be specified and agreed to, with a contractual financial penalty otherwise arising.

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Representation ID: 6009

COMMENT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

Nothing immediately springs to mind.

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Representation ID: 5762

COMMENT Mr Adrian James

Summary:

Protection of the countryside and rural areas from housing development

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Representation ID: 5637

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Retain street scene and be in keeping with surroundings. Implementing current policy which will provide good design.

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Representation ID: 5467

COMMENT Mrs Louise Baldry

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 5333

COMMENT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 5142

COMMENT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

will be addressed in the local neighbourhood plan.

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Representation ID: 5028

COMMENT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

The avoidance of pastiche of venacular architecture. Architectural features that have no relevance should be avoided.

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Representation ID: 4968

COMMENT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

The impact of any design should not be detrimental to existing dwellings or infrastructure. Designs should be sympathetic to and harmonious with existing nearby structures.

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Representation ID: 4850

COMMENT Mrs Alison Crane

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, & the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 4801

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Yes, definitely.

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Representation ID: 4728

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

Safeguarding the local environs around any proposed development envelope. Avoiding a pastiche of the past by embracing the present. The palette of materials and colours used on development of more than 10 units needs to be specified and agreed to, with a contractual financial penalty otherwise arising.

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Representation ID: 4687

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Consistency with character of surroundings.

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Representation ID: 4643

COMMENT Barking Parish Council (Mrs Rosemary Cochrane)

Summary:

Please refer to already adopted Village Design Statement for Barking.
This is to be adopted into the new Local Plan.

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Representation ID: 4552

SUPPORT Mr Graham Jones

Summary:

Highest priority: In keeping with the village aesthetics based on locality as stated in the consultation document ant new buildings should safeguard the existing character of the village. Highway safety and suitable assess is essential.
Any new development should be designed to mitigate against flooding. The last major development in Beyton ( Manor Farm ) does not meet this criteria and is not fit for purpose. Water continues to pour from this development onto the highway. ( Thurston Rd ). - No one has taken responsibility
Highways: Currently >3000 vehicles pass through Beyton per day. This is too much

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Representation ID: 4187

OBJECT Mrs Jackie Ward

Summary:

There is no evidence that Mid Suffolk uses and applies the Suffolk Design Guide. It would be good to have a policy that sets out parameters for good design (incorporating the six bullet points preceding the questions on Design).

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Representation ID: 4049

COMMENT Mr Vic Durrant

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* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, and the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development and not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 3844

COMMENT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

* The spirit of the market town and hamlet type community is the character of Suffolk and design would fit in better if more effort was made to blend in with this traditional character.
* That lends itself to small developments not estates which change the character of the county.
* All development should be designed to blend into the countryside and community, protected or not, and the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development and not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 3710

OBJECT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Consultation document gives the reality. Design = appearance, how buildings and developments are used, how sustainable they are, how they relate functionally to the wider area.

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Representation ID: 3527

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

The only comments the Parish Council would make, not surprisingly is that any development should be in sympathy with it existing surrounding dwellings - don't put a tower block adjacent to a hamlet of Tudor buildings.

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Representation ID: 3497

COMMENT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

The typical Suffolk country side is dominated by diversity in design. This has occurred due to the passage of time but also because most building has taken place on small scales. The Suffolk Design guide does not really address this aspect of the counties character and it is at odds with the objectives of large developers who wish to standardise most of their designs and materials based maximised returns. Typically you can drive into any developer's estate in England and they all look the same.

Even in an estate development much more could be done to preserve the local character and provide visual interest and a village atmosphere. Perhaps a design policy worthy of inclusion would be for estates to be divided up into small design cells of around ten homes like hamlets, and each cell should be sufficiently different as to give the impression of being built by a different developer, and even built in a different period. This would match the character of our county.

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Representation ID: 3348

OBJECT Lindsey Parish Council (Victoria Waples)

Summary:

Design must be sympathetic to or enhance the character of the hamlet.

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Representation ID: 3017

COMMENT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)

Summary:

To take note of our Village Design Statement

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Representation ID: 2962

COMMENT Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (Ms Deborah Sarson)

Summary:

The NPPF guidance seems rarely to be translated into compliant planning applications, especially those by the larger developers and which are rarely refused despite their unsuitability.

The DDNPSG recognises the importance of good design for building, living and working and for the improved quality of life that results from a positive surrounding environment.

The DDNP will aspire to promote the full scope and benefits of quality in design and may propose specific policies to ensure this.

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Representation ID: 2667

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council maintains that any design should be in-keeping with local character.

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Representation ID: 2629

COMMENT Hadleigh Society (Margaret Woods)

Summary:

The principal elements of design that ought be given priority are requiring development to be of a scale, height and mass that accord with its surroundings

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Representation ID: 2306

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

All design should be appropriate to its context.

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Representation ID: 2252

COMMENT Battisford Parish Council (Mr Chris Knock)

Summary:

Energy efficiency

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Representation ID: 2201

COMMENT Mr. A. Breen

Summary:

Eco friendly development should be encouraged but it might be necessary to retrain elements of the construction industry to work in such areas. Suffolk should take the lead in this matter and adopt a more harmonious approach to development rather than building further large dense estates on the outskirts of a very few settlements.

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Representation ID: 2172

COMMENT K&P Coghlin

Summary:

Please make the design of new buildings more in keeping with their surroundings and give them more character. All the housing estates in the area looks exactly the same, making our towns and villages homogeneous and completely lacking any distinguishing features. If the designs can't be made more interesting, what about adding art installations (sculptures, artistically designed benches etc) or other landscape features that says something about the surrounding countryside or area.

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Representation ID: 2094

COMMENT Great Finborough Parish Council (Mrs Paula Gladwell)

Summary:

Retain high quality design - protect amenity, sustainable drainage, highway safety, protect existing character.

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Representation ID: 1956

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

All of the bullets listed as current policies within the District's current plan (listed on page 64 of the consultation document) updated as necessary and applied according to situation and purpose

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Representation ID: 1859

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

Infrastructure is always a key issue with local residents. The problem being that the infrastructure is really needed BEFORE the development starts but is always after (if at all) it has happened, with the local community left to suffer as a consequence.

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Representation ID: 1783

COMMENT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

Infrastructure is always a key issue with local residents. The problem being that the infrastructure is really needed BEFORE the development starts but is always after (if at all) it has happened, with the local community left to suffer as a consequence.

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Representation ID: 1717

COMMENT David Howorth

Summary:

The Suffolk Design Guide for Residential Areas, referred to on p64 and implied in questions Q60 and Q61, should be brought up to date and should recognize that timber frame and lath-and-plaster walls are completely inappropriate and irrelevant for modern times. The Design Guide should encourage buildings with energy efficient fabric, rather than emphasising inefficient features like dormers, chimneys, changes of roof level. It is fine for people who want to spend additional money to provide a sustainable and energy efficient building that also has these outdated features, but grossly irresponsible of the council to require them.

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Representation ID: 1596

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Local character

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Representation ID: 1278

SUPPORT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

Should be in keeping with surrounding properties, especially with regard to roof height.

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Representation ID: 1046

COMMENT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

What is a Suffolk barn design?

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Representation ID: 829

COMMENT Supporters Against Fressingfield Expansion (SAFE) (Dr John Castro)

Summary:

Minimum space standards should be applied and design be sympathetic to vernacular buildings.

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Representation ID: 699

COMMENT Cllr Clive Chopping

Summary:

Large scale developments should be avoided except in urban areas. Even then, the need to provide adequate spacing as well as aesthetic design should be paramount. What we need to ensure is that we don't go back to the "box" functional developments of the 70s and 80s which are a blot on the landscape particularly in rural locations.

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Representation ID: 411

COMMENT Mr Ralph Carpenter

Summary:

Contextual and contemporary design if generated with real understanding of context is more desirable than the safe pastiche which is so easy to encourage
The Suffolk Design Review Panel is an excellent resource for assessing design quality provided it is presented early in the process/

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Representation ID: 318

COMMENT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

We should be bolder in our requests for good design, this is our time how will we be remembered? (Building Suffolk Farm Houses from 1600's).

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Representation ID: 231

COMMENT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

Restrict large scale developments and break area down into smaller developments with plenty of recreational land available

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Representation ID: 134

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

Microgeneration of energy schemes plus the protection/provision of wilder spaces for leisure use to promote mental health.

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Representation ID: 37

COMMENT Mr Paul Macbay

Summary:

Yes. Overall rural and village development design has been improving very recently but it could go a lot further with more scrutiny perhaps from council planners?

Some developments have so many houses crammed in that you have just a mass of roof tops not punctuated by gardens/green space to break up the massing. It is more suited to a urban setting and not on the edge of a village with fields adjacent. Take examples from what has worked in previous built development AND what has not, as examples of bad practice to avoid (there is plenty of it!)

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