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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q74

Representation ID: 13223

SUPPORT Building Partnerships Ltd represented by La Ronde Wright Limited (Mrs Nicole Wright)

Summary:

The approach to identifying functional clusters is supported; the significance of the Ipswich functional cluster should be a key driver to the growth strategy and embedded in the Local Plan vision, settlement hierarchy, and spatial distribution policies.

More details about Rep ID: 13223

Representation ID: 13204

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

Summary:

We consider that the approach to identifying functional clusters is appropriate for Babergh and Mid Suffolk. This approach shows clearly how communities interrelate with each other and the sharing of services and facilities.

More details about Rep ID: 13204

Representation ID: 13002

OBJECT Dr Jonathan Tuppen

Summary:

This approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasize the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 13002

Representation ID: 12772

OBJECT Mr Gary Clark

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 12772

Representation ID: 12765

SUPPORT Building Partnerships Ltd. represented by La Ronde Wright Limited (Mrs Nicole Wright)

Summary:

The approach to identifying functional clusters is supported; the significance of the Ipswich functional cluster should be a key driver to the growth strategy and embedded in the Local Plan vision, settlement hierarchy, and spatial distribution policies.

More details about Rep ID: 12765

Representation ID: 12692

OBJECT Mr Bryan Fawcett

Summary:

The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 12692

Representation ID: 12621

OBJECT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 12621

Representation ID: 12526

SUPPORT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Ms Libby Hindle)

Summary:

We consider that the approach to identifying functional clusters is appropriate for Babergh and Mid Suffolk. This approach shows clearly how communities interrelate with each other and the sharing of services and facilities.

More details about Rep ID: 12526

Representation ID: 12434

SUPPORT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 12434

Representation ID: 12368

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

Summary:

We consider that the approach to identifying functional clusters is appropriate for Babergh and Mid Suffolk. This approach shows clearly how communities interrelate with each other and the sharing of services and facilities.

More details about Rep ID: 12368

Representation ID: 12272

SUPPORT R G Williams Ltd represented by Gardner Planning (Mr Geoff Gardner)

Summary:

The identification of 'functional clusters' is supported. Of the 13 identified for Babergh, 10 are centred on Core Villages (including Bildeston) which is at odds with the designation of 19 Core Villages in Babergh on CD p25.
Effectively, this creates an upper tier of these 10 Core Villages, making them even more desirable locations in which to accommodate growth.

More details about Rep ID: 12272

Representation ID: 12065

COMMENT Heathpatch Limited represented by Wincer Kievenaar Architects Limited, (Mr Craig Western)

Summary:

This concept has already been touched on in the 'settlement hierarchy' section above.
It is to be noted that of the 13 Babergh functional clusters, 3 are towns (Ipswich,
Sudbury, Hadleigh) so 10 are centred on Core Villages, compared to the 19 Core
Villages listed on CD p25. This elevates the 10 Core Villages, which include
Bildeston, above the rest.

More details about Rep ID: 12065

Representation ID: 12044

SUPPORT Bloor Homes Eastern (Mr Gary Duncan) represented by JB Planning Associates (Mr Nicholas Ward)

Summary:

We support the Councils approach in identifying functional clusters. It is our belief that the Functional Clusters play an important role in demonstrating the likely overall sustainability of potential allocation sites. Quite evidently, Stowmarket
being Mid Suffolk's largest town, is demonstrated to be a highly sustainable location
at which to site new development.

More details about Rep ID: 12044

Representation ID: 11984

COMMENT Pigeon Investmenrt Management (Mr. Andrew Fillmore) represented by Beacon Planning Ltd (Ms Sophie Pain)

Summary:

Unlike all of the other functional clusters, which are detailed in Appendix 1 of the Mid Suffolk Functional Clusters Study, the Gipping Valley cluster does not have a core settlement around which smaller villages and rural settlements are based. Instead it refers to an area/landscape feature but no core settlement. It is appreciated that part of the reason for this is that this area is perceived to be Ipswich Fringe and is naturally related to the town.
However, we believe that Claydon, with parts of Barham, are of sufficient status and draw to meet local service needs within this cluster and should be designated in this role.

More details about Rep ID: 11984

Representation ID: 11945

COMMENT Home Builders Federation (HBF) (Mr Mark Behrendt)

Summary:

The Council should consider directing growth to clusters of villages that can provide the necessary services to support that growth. It is important to recognise that within rural communities villages rarely act as standalone service centres and as such can support more growth than if considered on a village by village basis. However, the Council should also consider how it can provide the necessary services within a village, or cluster of villages, that will allow new development to come forward.

More details about Rep ID: 11945

Representation ID: 11919

COMMENT Amber REI represented by Pegasus Group (Mr David Onions)

Summary:

Consideration should be given in the policy to sites which may be of benefit to retaining facilities in settlements outside of their identified cluster area. In this regard Haughley Park is included within the Stowmarket cluster yet is well located both to Elmswell and Woolpit FCs. A residential development of the Haughley Park poultry factory premises will inevitably have some spin-off benefits for the retention of facilities within these two settlements as well as for Stowmarket. This recognition should be built into the emerging functional cluster policy.

More details about Rep ID: 11919

Representation ID: 11917

COMMENT Amber REI represented by Pegasus Group (Mr David Onions)

Summary:

Functional clusters are an appropriate policy response to the rural nature of the districts involved. However in the Reg 18 document it is difficult to see how the policy will be developed in the future Local Plan nor how it would adequately relate to the settlement hierarchy. Greater recognition is needed with regard to the benefits of new developments within cluster areas and how this can significantly support the existing facilities within the larger settlements. Recognition should be given to sites which may be outside of existing settlements but nevertheless can contribute towards the retention of facilities within them through a limited degree of travel distance from the site involved to the nearest settlement.

The cluster approach has been found to be successful in other rural areas e.g Shropshire and can help sustain facilities within existing settlements which is a benefit to a wide range of residents including those with limited availability to travel.

More details about Rep ID: 11917

Representation ID: 11888

OBJECT Mrs Julie Clark

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 11888

Representation ID: 11845

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Heather & Michael Earey

Summary:

Functional Clusters
*Functional clusters is a way of looking at the existing spatial geography based on how communities interconnect. The functional clusters then inform the settlement hierarchy. Classification for these purposes is relevant to determining the approach to planning.
*The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 11845

Representation ID: 11728

OBJECT Haughley Park Consortium represented by Boyer Planning (Mr. James Bailey)

Summary:

Boyer support the Councils' approach to identifying functional clusters across the Districts, which recognises the uniqueness of the Districts and the need for larger settlements to provide for nearby smaller settlements.

However, greater recognition should be given to sites which may be outside of existing settlements, but nevertheless can contribute towards the retention of facilities within them through a limited degree of travel distance from the site involved to the nearest settlement.

More details about Rep ID: 11728

Representation ID: 11646

SUPPORT Bloor Homes Eastern represented by JB Planning Associates (Mr Nicholas Ward)

Summary:

We support the Councils approach in identifying functional clusters. It is our belief that the Functional Clusters play an important role in demonstrating the likely overall sustainability of potential allocation sites. Quite evidently, development that is within close proximity to Sudbury should be regarded as being in a very sustainable location given that it is Babergh's largest town, with a commensurate range of facilities and services that reflects this.

More details about Rep ID: 11646

Representation ID: 11596

OBJECT Mr & Mrs N Britnell represented by JB Planning Associates (Mr Nicholas Ward)

Summary:

The identification of functional clusters to cover Babergh and Mid Suffolk does not
appear to serve any meaningful purpose other than to map some of the
interdependencies between larger and smaller villages. Greater clarity is required on
the need for such a distinction and how it is to be used for monitoring purposes
especially if it is intended to define a settlement hierarchy based upon the award of
points and re-define built-up area boundaries to allow for additional development.

More details about Rep ID: 11596

Representation ID: 11570

OBJECT Annette Powell

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 11570

Representation ID: 11523

COMMENT Mr S. E. Gray represented by Savills UK Ltd (Ms Lynette Swinburne)

Summary:

We consider at this stage that the identification of functional clusters is appropriate in underpinning the review of the settlement hierarchy, informing the options for Spatial Delivery, and recognising the role of larger settlements in providing facilities and services elsewhere in the Districts. We acknowledge the identification of Tostock as part of the Thurston functional cluster, however, it is important to emphasise that the interrelationship between functional clusters themselves is also an important factor.
By their nature, the grouping of functional clusters has an arbitrary element to the process and therefore, it is important that policy is not so restrictive as to overlook the wider relationships between places.

More details about Rep ID: 11523

Representation ID: 11469

COMMENT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

SOS is not opposed to this concept, but is not entirely clear how it is to be used. The Clusters in the SOS area are not clear - especially west of Holbrook.

More details about Rep ID: 11469

Representation ID: 11379

OBJECT Sproughton Playing Field (Damian Lavington)

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 11379

Representation ID: 11368

SUPPORT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

Agree approach to identifying functional clusters

More details about Rep ID: 11368

Representation ID: 11231

COMMENT Bildeston Parish Council (Mr David Blackburn)

Summary:

The role of a village as the centre of a functional cluster (i.e. as a local hub for services) should be separated from the concept of a core village in relation to housing development, which should depend much more on employment and transport infrastructure considerations.

More details about Rep ID: 11231

Representation ID: 11147

OBJECT Rattlesden Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Rattlesden has been included within the Stowmarket functional cluster. However, given that immediate neighbouring villages of Felsham, Drinkstone and Gedding are included within the Woolpit functional cluster, the Council believes very strongly that Rattlesden should also be included within the Woolpit cluster.

More details about Rep ID: 11147

Representation ID: 11094

COMMENT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council believes that the approach to identifying functional clusters for Babergh and Mid Suffolk to be appropriate.

More details about Rep ID: 11094

Representation ID: 10961

OBJECT Mrs Carol Marshall

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 10961

Representation ID: 10850

SUPPORT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 10850

Representation ID: 10758

COMMENT Ms Caroline Powell

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 10758

Representation ID: 10698

SUPPORT Thorcross Builders Limited (A. Goodwin) represented by Springfields Planning and Development Limited (Mr Chris Loon)

Summary:

The approach to identifying functional clusters in Babergh is supported.
A housing strategy based on linked rural settlements finds support at para 55 of the NPPF, which states:
" To promote sustainable development in rural areas, housing should be located where it will enhance or maintain the vitality of rural communities. For example, where there are groups of smaller settlements, development in one village may support services in a village nearby.."

More details about Rep ID: 10698

Representation ID: 10689

OBJECT Mrs LP Wheatley

Summary:

No. Whilst identifying functional clusters might look good on paper in real life this would not work.

More details about Rep ID: 10689

Representation ID: 10482

OBJECT Mr Joe Lavington

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 10482

Representation ID: 10448

OBJECT Wendy Lavington

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 10448

Representation ID: 10383

SUPPORT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

We consider that the approach to identifying functional clusters is appropriate for Babergh and Mid Suffolk. This approach shows clearly how communities interrelate with each other and the sharing of services and facilities

More details about Rep ID: 10383

Representation ID: 10030

OBJECT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 10030

Representation ID: 9880

OBJECT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

The functional clusters theory works well in most cases, but there seems to be illogicality around a few of the core villages within the functional clusters of the towns. For example Stowupland has a surprisingly high score in the Settlement
Hierarchy Review Topic Paper, partly due to scoring for proximity to Stowmarket for employment and key services such as a GP practice. If one subtracts this from the score (and adjusts the scoring of a couple of other items such as convenience store and the number of and type of retail facilities) and sees the village as being within Stowmarket's hinterland it could be considered as a Hinterland Village and not as a Core Village.

More details about Rep ID: 9880

Representation ID: 9814

SUPPORT Merton College, Oxford represented by Savills (Mr James Yeoman)

Summary:

We consider at this stage that the identification of functional clusters is appropriate in underpinning the review of the settlement hierarchy, informing the options for Spatial Delivery, and recognising the role of larger settlements in providing facilities and services elsewhere in the Districts. We acknowledge the identification of Akenham in the 'Gipping Valley', and its strong functional relationship with Ipswich.

More details about Rep ID: 9814

Representation ID: 9768

OBJECT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

functional clusters could be appropriate. However, not in the way they have been identified.

Debenham is a core village yet has the largest functional cluster. This cannot be justified given the facts and is totally unacceptable. For example Framlingham has 3 villages within its cluster, Stowmarket has 16, Debenham has 18 this must be incorrect. (Debenham is also listed as a village within the cluster which presumably is a mistake.)

The boundaries should be redrawn to illustrate a more meaningful depiction.
* Eye to the south
* Stowmarket to the east
* Framlingham to the west

More details about Rep ID: 9768

Representation ID: 9739

OBJECT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Map 4: Debenham has the largest number of cluster villages. As Debenham itself is a core village this cannot be right or sensible. Given that the retail outlets of Eye, Framlingham and Stowmarket are greater in number, the boundary of Eye should extend further south, the boundary of Framlingham further west and the boundary of Stowmarket further east.

More details about Rep ID: 9739

Representation ID: 9672

OBJECT Mr Chris Marshall

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 9672

Representation ID: 9582

OBJECT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

Current core villages and functional clusters work well. Tinkering with the system - points - has produced illogical classifications. "Clusters" will always be potentially contentious as different individuals would use different core villages. A loose arrangement based upon "local" knowledge should be employed whilst excluding some crazy definitions.

More details about Rep ID: 9582

Representation ID: 9478

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

The approach is logical, although access to services is often modified by location of work, place of study, or an unusual service such as a filling station or builders merchant.

More details about Rep ID: 9478

Representation ID: 9273

SUPPORT Elmsett Parish Council (Andrea Newman)

Summary:

We do agree that functional clusters for villages work.

More details about Rep ID: 9273

Representation ID: 9225

OBJECT Mr Ken Seager

Summary:

Functional clusters is a way of looking at the existing spatial geography based on how communities interconnect. The functional clusters then inform the settlement hierarchy. Classification for these purposes is relevant to determining the approach to planning.
The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 9225

Representation ID: 9123

OBJECT Bedfield Parish Council (Mr Brian Belton)

Summary:

Bedfield Parish Council object to it's parish allocation within the Debenham Cluster. Bedfield Parish Council therefore cannot agree with the Evidence Base's conclusions for inclusion in the Debenham Cluster in as much as it refers to Bedfield (and we believe Monk Soham, if not Worlingworth too). The possibility of planned infrastructure and services (and one must assume reciprocal public funding) would be proportionately erroneous and a waste of such proportionate funding for Debenham. Bedfield Parish relies heavily upon the facilities provided by Framlingham and not Debenham. We therefore object to the unrealistic inclusion of the Parish in the Debenham Cluster.

More details about Rep ID: 9123

Representation ID: 8943

OBJECT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 8943

Representation ID: 8908

COMMENT Mr Simon Pearce

Summary:

Treat the Shotley peninsula as the precious and unique place it is. It is at risk.

More details about Rep ID: 8908

Representation ID: 8885

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Yes, but we should not preclude growth of facilities/functions in any area - eg if small employment zones emerge in outlying communities that attract further inward investment for growth of their own. Functional Clusters therefore require review every 5? years

More details about Rep ID: 8885

Representation ID: 8600

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

The definition is far too simplistic and doesn't take account of multiple interactions of different communities - Sproughton is not simply focused on Ipswich.
The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 8600

Representation ID: 8373

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

Summary:

The approach is appropriate for the area of Rickinghall and Botesdale.

More details about Rep ID: 8373

Representation ID: 8326

SUPPORT Mr C Partridge

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 8326

Representation ID: 8257

COMMENT Tattingstone Parish Council (mrs Jane Connell-Smith)

Summary:

yes

More details about Rep ID: 8257

Representation ID: 7938

OBJECT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 7938

Representation ID: 7744

SUPPORT Artisan PPS Ltd (Mr. Leslie Short)

Summary:

The methodology is appropriate and delivers an analysis of the way that settlements function which is a good starting point from which to make development decisions.

More details about Rep ID: 7744

Representation ID: 7629

OBJECT Mrs Annette Brennand

Summary:

The approach is not appropriate; planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 7629

Representation ID: 7565

OBJECT Dr DAVID Brennand

Summary:

The approach is not appropriate; planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 7565

Representation ID: 7536

OBJECT Ms Sharon Maxwell

Summary:

The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 7536

Representation ID: 7425

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council supports the functional cluster approach as long as it recognises the individuality of villages within the clusters.

More details about Rep ID: 7425

Representation ID: 7378

COMMENT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

No due to the nature of villages there is rarely a common theme and the proposed best fit approach usually ends up fitting none and wholly unsatisfactory to all concerned.
When a common issue arises it is looked at jointly by the partie3s involved.

More details about Rep ID: 7378

Representation ID: 7290

COMMENT Mr Bernard Rushton

Summary:

Great Waldingfield is separate from Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham and Colchester. The Single Functional Cluster idea is inappropriate as residents work and shop in many different locations and directions.

More details about Rep ID: 7290

Representation ID: 7189

COMMENT Thurston Parish Council (Mrs Victoria Waples)

Summary:

The basic concept is acceptable but there is a need to be secure in the evidence provided.

More details about Rep ID: 7189

Representation ID: 7128

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

This would appear to be appropriate

More details about Rep ID: 7128

Representation ID: 7126

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

This would appear to be appropriate

More details about Rep ID: 7126

Representation ID: 6913

OBJECT Mrs Linda Rushton

Summary:

Great Waldingfield is separate from Colchester, Sudbury, Lavenham and Long Melford. The single functional cluster idea of the JLP does not work here. We shop and work in all directions.

More details about Rep ID: 6913

Representation ID: 6794

OBJECT Mr David Long

Summary:

I am opposed to an arrangement which places Palgrave with others in another county.

The county ,district and parish boundaries have been in existence for centuries without clusters so why has a change in thinking been made? I object most strongly to this part of the plan.

More details about Rep ID: 6794

Representation ID: 6770

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

We believe there should be a Development plan that takes into account the entirety of the Shotley Peninsula. The proposal that something above 11% of housing development can be sited on the Shotley Peninsula relative to Babergh as a whole is entirely disproportionate to the area and pays scant regard to the infrastructure requirements. The population increase of over 2000 persons on the Peninsula will raise grave concerns about the road network, healthcare, education provision etc. but also risks spoiling the beauty and uniqueness of the area.

We feel that Shotley Peninsula should be treated as a whole .

More details about Rep ID: 6770

Representation ID: 6761

OBJECT Mr Colin Johnston

Summary:

The functional cluster idea looks great as a model but human behaviour tends to undermine this in practice. I live in a hinterland village ( soon to be classified as hamlets and countryside) but do not relate to the identified core villages of Long Melford or Lavenham. Bury St Edmunds provides all off my service needs (apart from doctors in Long Melford and dentist in Sudbury). The growth in on-line deliveries further erodes the functional cluster idea which will only truly work when there is 100% sustainable transport and no cars or delivery vehicles.

More details about Rep ID: 6761

Representation ID: 6753

SUPPORT Yaxley Parish Council (Mr Philip Freeman)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 6753

Representation ID: 6627

SUPPORT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

Q74 Support the approach of identifying clusters, but its implementation needs revision in practice and should be regularly revised.
Do new boundaries mean development may not be allowed if no infill sites are available? (especially in hamlets or hinterland villages)?

More details about Rep ID: 6627

Representation ID: 6472

OBJECT Mrs Rhona Jermyn

Summary:

Functional clusters is a way of looking at the existing spatial geography based on how communities interconnect. The functional clusters then inform the settlement hierarchy. Classification for these purposes is relevant to determining the approach to planning. The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 6472

Representation ID: 6290

SUPPORT Webb & Son (Combs) Ltd represented by Carter Jonas (Ben Ward)

Summary:

The identification of functional clusters supports the Council's settlement hierarchy and demonstrates the reliance of rural villages on nearby larger settlements.

More details about Rep ID: 6290

Representation ID: 6202

OBJECT Neil Fuller

Summary:

* The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 6202

Representation ID: 6177

SUPPORT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

FCs are necessary but the JLP is silent on how the districts will support them.

More details about Rep ID: 6177

Representation ID: 6116

SUPPORT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 6116

Representation ID: 5668

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Yes agree.

More details about Rep ID: 5668

Representation ID: 5507

OBJECT Mrs Louise Baldry

Summary:

* Functional clusters is a way of looking at the existing spatial geography based on how communities interconnect. The functional clusters then inform the settlement hierarchy. Classification for these purposes is relevant to determining the approach to planning.
* The approach proposed is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities

More details about Rep ID: 5507

Representation ID: 5453

COMMENT Mr Paul Rogers

Summary:

The entire Shotley Peninsula should be treated as a whole and considered in the context of the entire BDC region. It is by definition a peninsula and as such offers limited scope for improvement to infrastructure compared to other areas of similar size across BDC.

More details about Rep ID: 5453

Representation ID: 5055

OBJECT Portland Planning (Gillian Davidson)

Summary:

What is the spatial planning purpose of identifying functional clusters? What planning policy implications are intended? If it is intended to respond to para 55 of NPPF, I comment that allowing development in an unsustainable location, on the grounds that it may support services in a nearby village, does not make that development sustainable unless that village is within walking/cycling distance of the development.

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Representation ID: 5045

SUPPORT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

The Functional Cluster for Brantham is a reasonable reflection of reality.

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Representation ID: 4988

COMMENT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

Functional Clusters are very appropriate in Babergh, but are not being supported. There are few, if any, formal links between Core and Hinterland Villages. The constituency boundaries take no account of the clusters and the Council appears to have no to policy promote co-operation and understanding. The approach will not succeed unless this is addressed. The general public have little or no knowledge that it exists.

More details about Rep ID: 4988

Representation ID: 4854

SUPPORT Barking Parish Council (Mrs Rosemary Cochrane)

Summary:

support

More details about Rep ID: 4854

Representation ID: 4832

OBJECT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Shotley penimnsula is unique. Proposal forlocatin something like housing 11% of growth here is entirely disproportionate. It should be looked at holisticallyrather than piecemeal.

More details about Rep ID: 4832

Representation ID: 4800

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Yes.

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Representation ID: 4770

SUPPORT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 4570

COMMENT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

The Parish Council agrees that the approach to identifying functional clusters is appropriate for both Districts.

More details about Rep ID: 4570

Representation ID: 4192

OBJECT Mrs Jackie Ward

Summary:

The functional clusters theory works well in most cases, but there seems to be illogicality around a few of the core villages within the functional clusters of the towns. Stowupland has a surprisingly high score in the Settlement Hierarchy Review Topic Paper. The village could be seen as being within Stowmarket's hinterland it could be considered as a Hinterland Village or Secondary village and not as a Core Village.

More details about Rep ID: 4192

Representation ID: 4164

OBJECT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

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Representation ID: 4077

OBJECT Mr Vic Durrant

Summary:

* Functional clusters is a way of looking at the existing spatial geography based on how communities interconnect. The functional clusters then inform the settlement hierarchy. Classification for these purposes is relevant to determining the approach to planning.
* The approach proposed is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 4077

Representation ID: 3863

OBJECT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

* Functional clusters is a way of looking at the existing spatial geography based on how communities interconnect. The functional clusters then inform the settlement hierarchy. Classification for these purposes is relevant to determining the approach to planning.
* The approach proposed is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

More details about Rep ID: 3863

Representation ID: 3725

OBJECT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities.

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Representation ID: 3622

OBJECT Mr Michael Wright

Summary:

Cockfield is identified as part of the Lavenham 'functional cluster', however, in reality for the village, key facilities and services are obtained from Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury, as opposed to Lavenham. For example, there are no bank facilities, Secondary School, supermarket, leisure facilities in Lavenham itself.

More details about Rep ID: 3622

Representation ID: 3550

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

The Parish Council fundamentally disagrees with the concept laid out in the Functional Clusters supporting paper. Like many, our village lies in the northern most part of the MSDC region. As such we are geographically more closely aligned for higher order services out of county. For a clustering exercise such as this, all villages in the cluster must be attached to a large market town that serves the area and not simply a small core village. In addition the incorrect attribution of villages into core and hierarchy groups makes the clusters fundamentally flawed.

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Representation ID: 3516

OBJECT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

The approach is not appropriate. Planning policy should not be based on artificial constructs, which over emphasise the role of larger settlements. Planning policy should ensure a proportional allocation of housing and employment land across the Districts in support of the characteristics and needs of existing communities

More details about Rep ID: 3516

Representation ID: 3391

OBJECT Mrs Deborah Merry

Summary:

We are at present considered a village, and have been for many years. Whilst lots of us travel into Ipswich for our everyday needs, and are happy to do so, It does not mean that we want to become known as Ipswich Fringe.
We are proud of our village status, and want it to stay that way in every way

More details about Rep ID: 3391

Representation ID: 3308

SUPPORT Braiseworth Hall Farms Limited represented by Evolution Town Planning (Mr David Barker)

Summary:

The approach to functional clusters seems is appropriate and there are no
comments to make on this.

More details about Rep ID: 3308

Representation ID: 3145

COMMENT Mrs Patricia Webb

Summary:

Big is not beautiful, we are villages and should not all be joined up. Building should be proportional for each area within the Council

More details about Rep ID: 3145

Representation ID: 3031

COMMENT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)

Summary:

Wortham & Burgate Parish Council operates as a united entity. The communities are also united socially and economically. They are not shown on your map in the same cluster. We strongly request that Burgate be moved to the Diss Cluster to maintain that unity.

More details about Rep ID: 3031

Representation ID: 2993

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

Summary:

The DDNPSG is of the view that the functional clusters as proposed may substantially underestimate the reliance placed on the district centres, larger market towns and the ease of access to them. It re-iterates and fully endorses the response submitted by Palgrave Parish Council.

More details about Rep ID: 2993

Representation ID: 2796

COMMENT Felsham Parish Council (Mrs Paula Gladwell)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 2796

Representation ID: 2684

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council sees the principle of identifying functional clusters as beneficial. However, in practice for Cockfield, key facilities and services are, typically, sourced more substantially from Bury St Edmunds rather than Lavenham, Long Melford, Hadleigh and Sudbury.

More details about Rep ID: 2684

Representation ID: 2319

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

We support this approach - with the key proviso that villages are properly designated.

More details about Rep ID: 2319

Representation ID: 2207

COMMENT Mr. A. Breen

Summary:

To what extent did you consider how people accessed the facilities within each cluster. Did they walk or cycle to them, or use public transport, if they used their cars was it a specific journey or part of another journey such as going to and from work or picking children up from school. Are there local delivery services or collection points within each cluster.

More details about Rep ID: 2207

Representation ID: 2206

OBJECT Mr. A. Breen

Summary:

The number of respondents used for the exercise was too low. Changes in the nature of shopping with the increase in online shopping could seriously alter the patterns. The removal of offices from towns such as Hadleigh and Needham Market may have a profound impact on their communities.

More details about Rep ID: 2206

Representation ID: 1972

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

The Diss cluster includes only those parishes abutting it and even omits Brome, whose residents use the A143 to access nearby Diss. Reference to the Mid Suffolk Functional Clusters Study 2017 clearly illustrates the extent to which substantial parts of the District are better served for employment, weekly shopping, secondary education, GPs, dentists and access to train services through Diss and even as far away as Norwich, which offers equal if not better journey times than to Ipswich.

More details about Rep ID: 1972

Representation ID: 1688

SUPPORT Hoxne Parish Council (Mrs Sara Foote)

Summary:

Yes.

More details about Rep ID: 1688

Representation ID: 1611

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Yes, but I am not sure that Haughley, Haughley New Street and Haughley Green should be within the Stowmarket cluster. Elmswell may be better

More details about Rep ID: 1611

Representation ID: 1501

COMMENT Tostock Parish Council (Ron Perks)

Summary:

Allocation of clusters not always realistic. Tostock should be in same functional cluster as Woolpit. Woolpit is nearest village with shops, doctors, pharmacy, garage etc.

More details about Rep ID: 1501

Representation ID: 1304

COMMENT Mrs Diana Chapman

Summary:

I support the approach identifying functional clusters in Mid Suffolk.

Long Thurlow looks to Elmswell as its focus for service provision, mainly school, shops, library and the railway station in particular.

More details about Rep ID: 1304

Representation ID: 1289

SUPPORT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

Agreed in principal but Raydon is in two functional clusters (Capel St Mary and East Bergholt) so presumably will be subject to redesignation

More details about Rep ID: 1289

Representation ID: 1188

COMMENT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

Looks logical in our case.

More details about Rep ID: 1188

Representation ID: 1077

SUPPORT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

surrounding small villages / settlements support the central clusters village faclities

More details about Rep ID: 1077

Representation ID: 701

COMMENT Cllr Clive Chopping

Summary:

The identification of functional clusters does seem to be rather random. So, for example, Gislingham could just as easily fall within Botesdale/Rickinghall or Eye as Bacton/Mendlesham. In reality, village locations will generally use different other areas for facilities which will spread into a number of clusters.

More details about Rep ID: 701

Representation ID: 336

SUPPORT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

Yes it does work.

More details about Rep ID: 336

Representation ID: 147

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

If that enables the provision of transport within them then yes.

More details about Rep ID: 147

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