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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Key Economic Issues

Representation ID: 12792

OBJECT East Bergholt Parish Council (Valerie Ayton)

Summary:

On page 9 the report sets out some contextual issues for the plan to address, but (as with Brexit) these make no reference to the impact that technology will have on the way we work, live, consume and travel. There are many game changing technology enablers that have significant potential to impact growth projections and consumer and investment choices. By 2036 no one will be buying petrol or diesel cars, robots will most likely have become common place in the workplace, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will become part of everyone's life experience. Changes such as these are not trivial changes and need to be considered in the plan to ensure it plans for the future.

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Representation ID: 11191

OBJECT Mr Nigel Roberts

Summary:

No reference is made to the impact that technology will have on the way we work, live, consume and travel. There are many game changing technology enablers that have significant potential to impact growth projections and consumer and investment choices. By 2036 no one will be buying petrol or diesel cars, robots will most likely have become common place in the workplace, and artificial intelligence(AI) will become part of everyone's life experience. Changes such as these are not trivial changes and need to be considered in the plan to ensure it plans for the future.

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Representation ID: 8925

OBJECT Mrs Lynda Shephard

Summary:

Not necessary to develop more industrial units off A134 in Long Melford as many industrial sites not currently being utilised nearby and new ones already planned for Chilton Woods. Would be noisy with transport and machinery and have detrimental affect of resident wildlife. Would ruin one of county's most picturesque villages which encourages many visitors and artists to area. We were reassured by professionals in the village that this landowner would never consider selling land for development because he had a good relationship with residents and villagers and his family had been living here for generations.

More details about Rep ID: 8925

Representation ID: 8558

COMMENT David Black & Sons Ltd. (Mr. James Black)

Summary:

Mid-Suffolk is a largely rural district and the officially assessed business formation rates may fail to take full account of the home working/small business units. These should be seen as a positive economic base, and given encouragement as they reduce transport pressures and increase local job opportuities.

More details about Rep ID: 8558

Representation ID: 8463

OBJECT Mr Michael Beiley

Summary:

No account seems to have been taken of the economic / employment impacts of the presence of military bases and the longer term plans of both the MoD and USAF.

More details about Rep ID: 8463

Representation ID: 7802

COMMENT Mrs Sarah Knibbs

Summary:

Population growth is related to employment opportunities, and affordability of housing.
Housing Need seems incomplete - what is the national average for house prices compared with Suffolk, and what proportion is considered to be affordable?
Income deprivation statement lacks sense. The percentages given don't relate directly to each other.
Low crime levels - this statement includes comment on levels of unemployment without giving the relationship.

More details about Rep ID: 7802

Representation ID: 6635

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

The argument for growth appears to be based on wishful thinking as I see no constructive policies to create growth. This is a competitive market and Suffolk needs more than wishful thinking to encourage new businesses away from the opportunities presented by HS2 and everything that is developing around that.
Building houses in the hope business will come is a very dangerous course as if they don't the district unemployment levels will go up.

More details about Rep ID: 6635

Representation ID: 6227

COMMENT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

Please see revised text in our submission

More details about Rep ID: 6227

Representation ID: 5862

OBJECT Stowmarket Society (Mr Michael Smith)

Summary:

We believe that the future of the Stowmarket town centre (and Sudbury for that matter) deserves greater acknowledgement as a key issue. With internet shopping and other social changes, town centre retailing is under threat and is changing. It can be seen that many of the shops that do exist are operating on low margins, and property maintenance is poor. The town needs a strategy to deal with these issues, not just controlling changes of use. Town centres need to maintain their role at the heart of communities if they are to be prosperous and attractive.

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Representation ID: 4387

OBJECT Mr Nick Miller for Sudbury Green Belt Group

Summary:

We are not convinced that the actual demand from house purchasers and employers is strong enough to make the envisioned development achievable. Since we want Babergh to achieve jobs and a 5-year housing supply (thereby fending off uncontrolled development) we urge Suffolk's authorities to use their reserves and their efforts to bridge the gaps in commercial viability of development, including a 'council housing' type approach. The Financial Viability Assessment for Chilton Woods causes anxiety that the scheme as presented to the public will not be feasible otherwise.

More details about Rep ID: 4387

Representation ID: 3104

COMMENT Iain Pocock

Summary:

Need consider impact of Brexit on growth and employment trends

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Representation ID: 3103

COMMENT Iain Pocock

Summary:

Reference is made to population growth, however has the impact of Brexit been considered?

More details about Rep ID: 3103

Representation ID: 2819

COMMENT Mr Andrew Coxhead

Summary:

There needs to be a strategic plan to encourage new businesses in Mid Suffolk

More details about Rep ID: 2819

Representation ID: 2009

OBJECT Drinkstone Parish Council (Mrs Daphne Youngs)

Summary:

Where is the strategy for generating quality employment opportunities? Mid Suffolk acknowledges its poor record of new business creation. One hopes that under the duty to cooperate, partner organisations will come forward with the strategic vision that this document lacks. Given the technological changes predicted over the next 20 years, to focus solely on identifying land for relatively low grade business activity is a missed opportunity to create employment of a quality and salary level which might enable people to afford the houses being built. MSDC should learn from Cambridge as an example of good practice in economic transformation.

More details about Rep ID: 2009

Representation ID: 2004

OBJECT Drinkstone Parish Council (Mrs Daphne Youngs)

Summary:

Where is the strategy for generating quality employment opportunities? Mid Suffolk acknowledges its poor record of new business creation. One can only hope that under the duty to cooperate, partner organisations will come forward with the strategic vision that this document lacks. Given the technological changes that are predicted over the next 20 years, to focus solely on identifying land for relatively low grade business activity is a missed opportunity to create employment of a quality which might enable people to afford the houses being built. MSDC should learn from Cambridge as an example of good practice in economic transformation.

More details about Rep ID: 2004

Representation ID: 981

SUPPORT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

Great Ashfield PC - broadband is a huge factor in economic growth, particularly in Mid Suffolk rural areas. This should be included explicitly to help offset "Mid Suffolk currently hold the lowest rates (of business formation) in Suffolk.

More details about Rep ID: 981

Representation ID: 733

OBJECT Mr. Nick Miller for Sudbury Green Belt Group

Summary:

ECONOMIC BASE: We welcome development of tourism, but the Plan fails to state any 'bottom lines' for the positives and negatives of tourism.

More details about Rep ID: 733

Representation ID: 707

OBJECT Martyn Levett

Summary:

1. Your projection of 14% increase in jobs locally is based on pure assumption. In 2001 Babergh had the largest proportion of 43% of its employed population working outside the district.
2.Projected employment growth will be driven from Professional and Business Services, is not reflective of the local trends.
3. 70 jobs were lost in Ipswich following the appointment of administrators at insurance broker Ignition Select. 130 jobs lost in Ipswich at Call Connect. 174 jobs at the CO-OP Boss Hall distribution depot. Further uncertainties with Brexit will undermine your projections.

More details about Rep ID: 707

Representation ID: 24

COMMENT Mr Ben Gilligan

Summary:

What is the rationale of Tourism being at the top of the list and Hospitality / Leisure being at the bottom?

The two are inextricably linked.

More details about Rep ID: 24

Representation ID: 17

COMMENT Mr Michael Morley

Summary:

With the imminent dramatic changes in UK's relationships with the EU and the rest of the food producing and consuming world, it is vital that we maximise our food production capacity. Mid Suffolk's land is some of the most productive in the UK.

More details about Rep ID: 17

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