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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q61

Representation ID: 13194

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

Summary:

The Councils should ensure that development responds to topography which will include street alignment and ensuring key views and visual links are retained.

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Representation ID: 13042

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

All development should be designed to blend into the countryside, protected or not. The dominant visual features should be the landscape that existed before the development, not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 12979

COMMENT Dr Jonathan Tuppen

Summary:

All development should be designed to blend into the countryside, protected or not. The dominant visual features should be the landscape that existed before the development, not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 12936

COMMENT Suffolk County Council (Mr. Robert Feakes)

Summary:

The County Council seeks a requirement for new development of all scales to incorporate sustainable drainage systems into their design in line with the details contained within the Suffolk Flood Risk Management Strategy (SFRMS) and any area specific Surface Water Management Plans (SWMP) produced.
Bin storage should be recognised as a design issue and policies should be included to minimise waste in construction. The Council should consider whether Building for Life Guidelines are sufficient, or to produce more detailed local guidance.

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Representation ID: 12421

COMMENT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

Not that we can see.

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Representation ID: 11712

COMMENT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

Yes. The Suffolk Design guide for residential areas is 16 years old now. It should be reviewed and updated. A Design Code or design requirements should be added to the Council's policies.

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Representation ID: 11069

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: 11007

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

Summary:

All development should be designed to blend into the countryside, protected or not. The dominant visual features should be the landscape that existed before the development, not the development itself.

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Representation ID: 10831

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

No

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Representation ID: 9872

COMMENT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

Recognition of the importance of scale and proportions of new housing, and the simplicity of the Suffolk vernacular.

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Representation ID: 9755

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Some new sustainable and economical designs could be explored for introduction to the Councils' policies. However, these new designs should be implemented in carefully chosen sites. As mentioned previously the www.wildlifetrusts.org/housing website gives some ideas and contact and collaboration with the organisation might be advantageous.

More details about Rep ID: 9755

Representation ID: 9569

COMMENT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

I believe that the approach described in Q60 will safeguard the character of the District if adhered to.

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Representation ID: 9465

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

Lighting designed to limit light pollution and minimise energy consumption

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Representation ID: 8842

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

New houses that demonstrate innovation as well as integration with their environment - i.e. they are modern but rooted in the vernacular of their environment

More details about Rep ID: 8842

Representation ID: 8672

COMMENT Redlingfield parish meeting (Ms Janet Norman-Philips)

Summary:

1. Broadband from the new dwelling to the road should be part of standard design requirement
2. Wildlife should be catered for in new designs eg swift and bat bricks incorport
ated into new buildings

More details about Rep ID: 8672

Representation ID: 8609

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

*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.
*As suggested in Q60 developments should copy the character of the communities, not just the individual house styles, through diversity, small groupings and clear separations between groups.

More details about Rep ID: 8609

Representation ID: 8511

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Suggest that large developments split into smaller parts, each with their own character and range of vernacular design; Poundbury is a good example.

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Representation ID: 8315

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

Summary:

I agree with the proposal to maintain the current approach to secure high quality design, and to include the more recent guidance advanced by the police on characteristics to reduce the risk of crime and antisocial behaviour.

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Representation ID: 8051

SUPPORT Suffolk Preservation Society (Bethany Philbedge)

Summary:

Use of Design Codes and guides, use of the Suffolk Design Review Panel and strengthening of local plan policy to promote locally distinct design and/or a strong sense of place.

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Representation ID: 7704

COMMENT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

Incorporates accessibility for marginalised groups i.e. disabled people and non-binary people e.g. new buildings for the public to have changing spaces toilets and non-binary gendered toilets, button operated entrances and exits, space to be accessible inside and out including car parking spaces and paths.
Promotes biodiversity.

More details about Rep ID: 7704

Representation ID: 7688

COMMENT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Yes. The Suffolk Design guide for residential areas is 16 years old now. It should be reviewed and updated. A Design Code or design requirements should be added to the Council's policies.

More details about Rep ID: 7688

Representation ID: 7619

COMMENT Mrs Annette Brennand

Summary:

A development should not overwhelm its landscape setting but be harmonious with it.

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Representation ID: 7544

COMMENT Dr DAVID Brennand

Summary:

A development should not overwhelm its landscape setting but be harmonious with it.

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Representation ID: 7534

COMMENT Dr John Caesar

Summary:

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

More details about Rep ID: 7534

Representation ID: 7335

COMMENT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

Would the designer want to live there?

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Representation ID: 7149

COMMENT Thurston Parish Council (Mrs Victoria Waples)

Summary:

Secure as high a quality of design as possible.
Enforce:
minimum standards for size of dwellings;
compatibility with local character (including landscape setting)
policies that have safe, connected and efficient streets
policies for the establishment of and retention of greenspaces public places
policies for crime prevention and security measures
efficient use of natural resources
cohesive and vibrant neighbourhoods

More details about Rep ID: 7149

Representation ID: 7047

COMMENT Mrs Linda Rushton

Summary:

South Suffolk Identity should be protected. New builds should be designed to last 500 years. Brick, plaster, clay tiles, thatched roofs, hand-made windows, hedged front gardens, tall chimneys and steep gables should be considered as making development acceptable in a traditional setting.

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Representation ID: 7040

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

Not known

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Representation ID: 6439

COMMENT Stowmarket Society (Mr Michael Smith)

Summary:

You would benefit from a n up-to-date Residential Design Guide. The ground breaking Essex Guide is still relevant and is regularly updated. The Suffolk Guide has withered on the vine. It may be time to see if it is appropriate to sign-up to and adopt the Essex Guide in some manner.

More details about Rep ID: 6439

Representation ID: 6131

SUPPORT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

Parishes and conservation areas in particular need to be audited for special features and settings and a duty to liaise with the parish councils concerned.

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Representation ID: 6011

COMMENT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

Nothing immediately springs to mind.

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Representation ID: 5934

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Current policy that extensions have to look different from original does not always make sense. With new build an extension can often match in with existing so that it looks like one designed and built building. For older buildings, for instance some listed buildings, extensions should fit in with local environment.

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Representation ID: 5640

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

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

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Representation ID: 5145

COMMENT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

will be addressed in the local neighbourhood plan.

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Representation ID: 5029

COMMENT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

We would support the use of locally produced materials wherever possible.

More details about Rep ID: 5029

Representation ID: 4969

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.

More details about Rep ID: 4969

Representation ID: 4804

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

A difficult one to answer in a vacuum.

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Representation ID: 4803

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Another difficult one to answer in a vacuum.

More details about Rep ID: 4803

Representation ID: 4731

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

Recognition that infrastructure is in place to support any development. An agreed sequential plan between the LPA and each parish as development arises.

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Representation ID: 4695

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Energy efficiency, especially for non-residential new-builds.

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Representation ID: 4454

COMMENT Mrs Sheila Hurdwell

Summary:

All development should be designed to blend into the countryside, 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: 4454

Representation ID: 4452

COMMENT Mrs Sheila Hurdwell

Summary:

All development should be designed to blend into the countryside, 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: 4452

Representation ID: 4245

OBJECT Mrs Jackie Ward

Summary:

Recognition of the importance of scale and proportions of new housing, and the simplicity of the Suffolk vernacular.

More details about Rep ID: 4245

Representation ID: 3711

SUPPORT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Design that lends itself to small developments. Not estates which change the character of the District. All development should be designed to blend into the landscape and community (protected or not) & the dominant visual features should always be the quality landscape that existed before the development & not the development itself.

More details about Rep ID: 3711

Representation ID: 3528

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

The policies are surprisingly silent over the recommended number of dwellings constructed within a cul-de - sac supplied by one entry road. Other councils have specific numbers which have been helpful to district planners and those responsible for emergency strategy plans. As discussed in question 54 the benefits of a current flood plan to support surface water runoff and flood prevention would be a great assistance.

More details about Rep ID: 3528

Representation ID: 3498

COMMENT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

All development should be designed to blend into the countryside, protected or not, the dominant visual features should always be the landscape that existed before the development, not the development itself.
As suggested in Q60 developments of more than ten houses should be grouped into cells of ten homes like hamlets and each cell should be of such construction and design and separated sufficiently as to create the visual impression each cell was built by a different developer at a different time. The effect is to create small but strong social groups but specifically a housing mix that matches the character and typical disposition of homes in the Suffolk Countryside.

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Representation ID: 3018

COMMENT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)

Summary:

To take note of our Village Design Statement

More details about Rep ID: 3018

Representation ID: 2963

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

Summary:

The Suffolk Design Guide was last updated in 2000, is long overdue a review and further updating. Worse still it is not often referred to when determining applications and so consideration should be given to policies that require greater compliance with its principles.

South Norfolk benefits from a Place Making Guide, adopted as a supplementary planning document. Given the similarities with Mid Suffolk it is recommended that serious consideration be given to such a document to complement the Local Plan and reinforce local design principles and best practice.

More details about Rep ID: 2963

Representation ID: 2668

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council has identified no additional aspects for inclusion.

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Representation ID: 2631

COMMENT Hadleigh Society (Margaret Woods)

Summary:

The design policies ought make the incorporation of existing trees etc a necessary consideration, as well as emphasising the need to provide appropriate new planting including long term measures for its protection and maintenance.

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Representation ID: 2442

COMMENT Anglian Water (Mr Stewart Patience)

Summary:

We welcome the reference made to sustainable drainage in the current Local Plan policies - the expectation should be that SuDS should form part of the design of new development unless it can be shown to be technically unfeasible.

More details about Rep ID: 2442

Representation ID: 2379

COMMENT Polstead Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Under the topic of Design the document sets out the current policies which "seek to secure high quality design". The Council would wish to see this continued in the adopted Local Plan and applied consistently and comprehensively.

More details about Rep ID: 2379

Representation ID: 2254

COMMENT Battisford Parish Council (Mr Chris Knock)

Summary:

Solar power is going to dominate our energy production by 2035, particularly due to local battery storage making the power available day and night. All design criteria should embrace this now to future proof our buildings.

More details about Rep ID: 2254

Representation ID: 1957

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

No, but we note the Suffolk Design Guide was last updated in 2000, is not often referred to when determining applications, and South Norfolk Council has also commissioned a Place Making Guide.

More details about Rep ID: 1957

Representation ID: 1860

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

That adequate infrastructure is planned and delivered with any project.

More details about Rep ID: 1860

Representation ID: 1784

COMMENT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

That adequate infrastructure is planned and delivered with any project.

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Representation ID: 1718

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.

More details about Rep ID: 1718

Representation ID: 1597

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Lighting to avoid dark and possibly dangerous areas along footpaths and between buildings; open green spaces; low density housing; need for pedestrian crossings

More details about Rep ID: 1597

Representation ID: 830

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: 412

COMMENT Mr Ralph Carpenter

Summary:

Design Review

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Representation ID: 319

COMMENT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

I, on a personal level would like to see very modern design encouraged. With the use of self-build, and modular 'factory' built.

More details about Rep ID: 319

Representation ID: 232

COMMENT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

Ensure developers recognise that most people require some privacy and houses should spaced motte generously and be positioned to minimise intrusion

More details about Rep ID: 232

Representation ID: 135

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

Policies to promote the microgeneration of energy schemes as a part of all future designs.

More details about Rep ID: 135

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