Home > Planning > Planning Policy

PLEASE NOTE: You only need to register / login if you wish to make representations.

You can view the full details of a representation by clicking either on the Representation ID in the top right of the summary box or on the More Details... link at the bottom.

Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q1

Representation ID: 13150

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

Summary:

We agree with the Councils' Vision and Objectives, set out on page 19 of their consultation document, especially with regards to their recognition that housing is identified as a key priority area.

More details about Rep ID: 13150

Representation ID: 13108

COMMENT Suffolk Coastal District Council (Mr Mark Edgerley)

Summary:

Suggest there is greater reference to how the BMSDC vision relates to the wider Housing Market Area such as delivering the number of houses required and meeting any unmet need from neighbouring authorities.

More details about Rep ID: 13108

Representation ID: 12842

COMMENT Tidal Hill Limited represented by Armstrong Rigg Planning (Mr Geoff Armstrong)

Summary:

The vision should be suitably ambitious and aspirational to meet the governments growth agenda. It should seek to tum around years of under-delivery of housing, low economic growth rates and the high levels of out­commuting of the resident population in Babergh which currently takes place to access the employment market.
'To boost significantly the supply of housing and proactively support economic development to deliver the homes, and meet the commercial and employment needs of the people and businesses in the area'

More details about Rep ID: 12842

Representation ID: 12793

COMMENT East Bergholt Parish Council (Susan Clements)

Summary:

Build the Vision on the findings of a SWOT analysis. Must incorporate an analysis of the potential impacts of Brexit, as this historic event will have an huge impact one way or another on the potential for growth and housing need in the District. It must also include an analysis of the impact of technology changes.
The eventual Vision might be along the lines "ensure the Districts are in the best possible position to prosper in a post Brexit world through economic and housing strategies that promote growth, focus resources and proactively balance the need to adapt and change whilst ensuring the attractions of the area for inward investment and tourism are not prejudiced".

More details about Rep ID: 12793

Representation ID: 12788

OBJECT East Bergholt Parish Council (Susan Clements)

Summary:

The draft Joint Local Plan does not set out any large-scale vision for the District. It is largely driven by the housing numbers that the District is required by government to build rather than setting out a picture of how those houses can be built to fit into and enhance the life of the communities in the District.

More details about Rep ID: 12788

Representation ID: 12645

COMMENT Mr Bryan Fawcett

Summary:

* Development to be sustainable and this needs to take into account economic, social and environmental factors. Development needs to be in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need. Whilst the proposed objectives appear to be sound there is a lack of clarity for their application. The vision needs to be based on the identified needs of the individual communities and villages within the Babergh district. Development must be sustainable and evidence provided as to how this be measured and applied. This must also into consideration the rights and needs of the existing residents of the district as well as the current social and economic concerns in the light of Brexit. The issue of infrastructure requires and its application across the whole of the district. Babergh is a rural district, there must not be a loss of the identity of the villages, of village life and the communities within them.
* There is a lack of clarification in how objectives will be determined and applied. Without specifics as to how the need for areas development will be measured and managed the objectives are meaningless.

More details about Rep ID: 12645

Representation ID: 12573

COMMENT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

* The vision should be to leave our Grandchildren with the world they will want, to build what they will want and protect what they would want to keep.

* This JLP talks of growth as an aspiration but the evidence is fundamentally flawed failing to take account of Brexit and relying on historic data that is dependent on the authors choice. Wishing for growth and basing development on a wish is dangerous for our communities.

More details about Rep ID: 12573

Representation ID: 12447

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

Summary:

We agree with the Councils' Vision and Objectives, set out on page 19 of their consultation document, especially with regards to their recognition that housing is identified as a key priority area.

More details about Rep ID: 12447

Representation ID: 12444

COMMENT Ms C Ciechomski represented by Strutt & Parker (Mr. James Firth)

Summary:

The Issues & Options Document, states that the vision and objectives are to set an ambitious, yet sustainable growth agenda to deliver the necessary housing, employment and recreational growth and development. The draft plan, however does not presently go far enough to promote the delivery of housing to meet the objectively assessed housing need. We therefore suggest that the housing vision/objective includes the Council's commitment to maintain a good housing delivery rate over the plan period to meet objectively assessed housing need. As per Paragraph 182 of the NPPF, it should not only seek to meet objectively assessed development needs of the District in full, but also unmet needs of its neighbours, where it is sustainable and reasonable to do so.

More details about Rep ID: 12444

Representation ID: 12315

SUPPORT Strutt & Parker Farm Ltd. represented by Strutt & Parker (Ms Laura Dudley-Smith)

Summary:

We support the vision and objectives that the Joint Local Plan will set an ambitious yet sustainable growth agenda to deliver the necessary housing, employment and recreational growth and development. We agree that the vision should be growth-orientated but also focus on the strengthening and enhancement of existing assets to ensure that they continue to support the District.

More details about Rep ID: 12315

Representation ID: 12281

COMMENT Anthony Villar represented by Strutt & Parker (Mr William Nichols)

Summary:

The new Joint Local Plan should actively address the historic under-supply of housing in Mid Suffolk. The Department for Communities and Local Government 'Planning for the right homes in the right places: consultation proposals' document outlines that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is clear that, to enable effective planning of new homes, local planning authorities should start the plan making process with a clear understanding of the number of new homes they need in their area. Consultation sets out assessment of housing need based on a proposed new formula of 439 dwellings per annum, compared to current local assessment of 573 dwellings per annum, increase of 121 dwellings per annum. Clearly sets out a direction of travel that suggests Mid Suffolk should be planning for an increase in housing to meet projected needs. Numbers must be a minimum.

More details about Rep ID: 12281

Representation ID: 12243

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

Summary:

This should give a much higher priority to substantially increase housing supply to help fix the 'broken market' - to reflect the Government's priority to 'build many more houses' as widely identified in the Housing White Paper and elsewhere.

More details about Rep ID: 12243

Representation ID: 12212

SUPPORT Marden Homes represented by Strutt & Parker (Ms Laura Dudley-Smith)

Summary:

We support the vision and objectives that the Joint Local Plan will set an ambitious yet sustainable growth agenda to deliver the necessary housing, employment and recreational growth and development. We therefore suggest the housing vision/ objective includes the council's commitment to maintain a good housing delivery rate over the plan period to meet objectively assessed housing need. As per paragraph 182 of the NPPF, it is essential that the Local Plan includes a deliverable and justified strategy that will enable objectively assessed housing need to be met. In order for the Local Plan to be compliant with the NPPF, it should not only seek to meet objectively assessed development needs of the District in full, but also unmet needs of its neighbours where it is sustainable and reasonable to do so.

More details about Rep ID: 12212

Representation ID: 12184

SUPPORT The Greenwich Hospital represented by Strutt & Parker (Mr Paul Sutton)

Summary:

It is considered that both the vision and objectives outlined in the consultation document have considered national planning policy and include specific reference to key paragraphs of the NPPF relevant to housing delivery, the economy, communities and the environment. For these reasons we generally support the overall vision and objectives. However, the housing objective should include a more specific reference to overall housing needs, in order to ensure that the plan is seeking to provide sustainable levels of growth right from the outset.

More details about Rep ID: 12184

Representation ID: 12131

COMMENT APT Philpot Ltd represented by Strutt & Parker LLP (Mr Richard Clews)

Summary:

We recommend that any Vision includes the ambition to deliver consistent rates of housing delivery throughout the plan period in order to meet objectively assessed housing need and to ensure that housing development can consistently contribute towards the economic stability and growth of the districts.

More details about Rep ID: 12131

Representation ID: 12048

COMMENT Montague Asset Management represented by Strutt & Parker (Mr William Nichols)

Summary:

In terms of housing, the new Joint Local Plan needs to address the history of under supply in the mid Suffolk area. The Department for Communities and Local Government 'Planning for the right homes in the right places: consultation proposals' document outlines that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is clear that, to enable effective planning of new homes, local planning authorities should start the plan making process with a clear understanding of the number of new homes they need in their area.

Increased OAN clearly sets out a direction of travel that suggests that Babergh should be planning for a greater increase in housing to meet projected needs. Modest small scale sites should therefore be considered favourable such as Taylor's Garage, Bildeston. Any approach must allow an understanding of the minimum number of homes that are needed across England.

More details about Rep ID: 12048

Representation ID: 12024

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

Summary:

The new vision must provide clarity in relation to how Babergh and Mid Suffolk will
grow and change over the period up to 2036. It will need to set out how, and where,
new development will be focused. Clearly identifying opportunities and aspirations
throughout the two Local Authority areas. It should reflect the settlement hierarchy.

More details about Rep ID: 12024

Representation ID: 12008

COMMENT Endurance Estates represented by Pegasus Group (Jamie Roberts)

Summary:

The vision for the Joint Local Plan should be reflective of the important role Mid Suffolk and Babergh districts have to play in the wider East Anglian region. Although predominantly rural, the districts (particularly Mid Suffolk) are crossed by major strategic transport routes including the A14 and mainline railways, which mean the districts are well-placed to drive forward and share in the economic prosperity of East Anglia. This means the Councils must plan positively to secure economic growth and, crucially, deliver enough new homes in a timely fashion to meet housing need and to tackle the existing poor affordability of housing in the district.

More details about Rep ID: 12008

Representation ID: 11987

COMMENT Endurance Estates represented by Pegasus Group (Jamie Roberts)

Summary:

The vision for the Joint Local Plan should be reflective of the important role Mid Suffolk and Babergh districts have to play in the wider East Anglian region. Although predominantly rural, the districts (particularly Mid Suffolk) are crossed by major strategic transport routes including the A14 and mainline railways, which mean the districts are well-placed to drive forward and share in the economic prosperity of East Anglia. This means the Councils must plan positively to secure economic growth and, crucially, deliver enough new homes in a timely fashion to meet housing need and to tackle the existing poor affordability of housing in the district.

More details about Rep ID: 11987

Representation ID: 11956

COMMENT The Trustees of the Tollemache 1965 Settlement represented by Strutt & Parker (Sam Hollingworth)

Summary:

National policy is clear, as set out at paragraph 14 of the NPPF, that plan-making should involve the Local Planning Authority positively seeking opportunities to meet the development needs of their area.

NPPF further states (paragraph 17) that core planning principles include the need to proactively drive and support sustainable economic development to deliver the homes, business and industrial units, infrastructure and thriving local places that the country needs. Further, the NPPF calls for planning to supporting thriving local communities.

We suggest that the vision in the JLP includes express reference to supporting and enhancing the vitality of the Districts' rural communities.

More details about Rep ID: 11956

Representation ID: 11931

COMMENT The Trustees of the Tollemache 1965 Settlement represented by Strutt & Parker (Sam Hollingworth)

Summary:

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) makes clear (paragraph 14) that plan-making should entail the Local Planning Authority positively seeking opportunities to meet the development needs of their area. It goes on to state (paragraph 17) that core planning principles include the need to proactively drive and support sustainable economic development to deliver the homes, business and industrial units, infrastructure and thriving local places that the country needs. Of particular relevance to Mid Suffolk and Babergh Districts, the core planning principles include the requirement to support thriving rural communities within the countryside. It is considered important that the vision set out in the JLP reflects the aforementioned. In particular, we feel that the JLP's vision could be more specific to Babergh and Mid Suffolk Districts; and would benefit from being more positive in relation to supporting thriving rural communities. We are of the view that, having regard to the NPPF, the vision should make express reference to ensure existing rural communities are supported and sustained.

More details about Rep ID: 11931

Representation ID: 11911

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

Summary:

Vision and Objectives
As an initial vision and set of objectives, Pigeon considers that these are appropriate to the two Districts and reflect the requirements of the NPPF.
However, as a general point, Pigeon would query the extent to which this is a joint Local Plan when for example each local planning authority has separate housing targets.

More details about Rep ID: 11911

Representation ID: 11747

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Heather & Michael Earey

Summary:

Vision
*Development to be sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need.

More details about Rep ID: 11747

Representation ID: 11641

COMMENT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

The vision should more directly reflect the economic sectors identified on page 10 of JLP as achieving growth namely tourism, hospitality, leisure and creative industries. Unfortunately, frequently, B8 uses are widely allocated which are not suitable for the area and create little employment.

More details about Rep ID: 11641

Representation ID: 11624

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

Summary:

The new vision must provide clarity in relation to how Babergh and Mid Suffolk will grow and change over the period up to 2036. It will need to set out how, and where, new development will be focused. Clearly identifying opportunities and aspirations throughout the two Local Authority areas. It should reflect the settlement hierarchy.

More details about Rep ID: 11624

Representation ID: 11621

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

Summary:

Vision will need to be specific with respect to meeting housing needs. NPPF paragraph 159, includes the need for different types of housing, and the necessity of meeting housing demand. NPPF requires housing need to take into account in-migration. Joint Plan needs to ensure that sufficient housing is actually delivered in order to meet housing need in the districts and other parts of the Housing Market Area. Will need to consider whether there are any unmet housing needs which may need to accommodate from elsewhere in the HMA.

More details about Rep ID: 11621

Representation ID: 11535

COMMENT Annette Powell

Summary:

* The vision should be to leave our Grandchildren with the world they will want, to build what they will want and protect what they would want to keep.
* This JLP talks of growth as an aspiration but the evidence is fundamentally flawed failing to take account of Brexit and relying on historic data that is dependent on the authors choice. Wishing for growth and basing development on a wish is dangerous for our communities.

More details about Rep ID: 11535

Representation ID: 11491

COMMENT McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd. represented by The Planning Bureau Ltd (Miss Carla Fulgoni)

Summary:

As one of the key social issues is meeting the needs of the District's ageing population, it is clear that the provision of adequate support and accommodation for the ageing demographic is a significant challenge. Unless properly planned for, there is likely to be a serious shortfall in specialist accommodation for the older population in the district, which will have a knock-on effect in meeting the housing needs of the whole area and wider policy objectives. Specialist accommodation for the elderly, will therefore have a vital role in meeting the areas housing needs.

We consider that the best approach towards meeting the diverse housing needs of older people is one that encourages both the delivery of specialist forms of accommodation and Extra Care accommodation.

More details about Rep ID: 11491

Representation ID: 11344

OBJECT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

Babergh has to recognise that it has extensive nationally important environmental assets, of which it is the current custodian. The AONB is an irreplaceable national assets and SOS is very keen to ensure that this plan does not leave them compromised.
Babergh has choices to make and we urge that development is located to avoid environmentally sensitive locations, especially where the impacts of new infrastructure to serve any new development will themselves erode key environmental qualities.
We suggest the vision should add "Achievement of the vision must not compromise the nationally important environmental assets I the Council's care."

More details about Rep ID: 11344

Representation ID: 11314

OBJECT Sproughton Playing Field (Damian Lavington)

Summary:

The development is not sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need.

More details about Rep ID: 11314

Representation ID: 11240

COMMENT Suffolk Wildlife Trust (Mr James Meyer)

Summary:

The Vision should be for the plan to deliver a sustainable area with a protected and enhanced natural environment, including exceptional green infrastructure provision. It is important that the plan includes a clearly defined definition of 'sustainable' and that delivery of the Vision can be monitored against clear objectives.

More details about Rep ID: 11240

Representation ID: 11214

COMMENT Bildeston Parish Council (Mr David Blackburn)

Summary:

we suggest that any vision should include the following (although some of the detail may be more appropriate as additional objectives):
* Districts remain attractive largely rural areas with thriving towns and villages and an attractive, varied landscape.

* Towns/villages will retain their distinct characters. Avoid coalescence

* Effective use will be made of previously developed land to minimise the need to build on green field sites.

* Minimise the impact of development by locating development in proximity to centres of employment/good transport links to employment.

* Housing will respond to identified local needs including type, size, and tenure.

* New housing will be to the highest design standards.

* Traffic congestion, air pollution and social cohesion will be minimised through the scale and location of developments and the enhancement wherever needed of infrastructure.

* Natural, built and heritage assets will be protected and, wherever possible, enhanced.

More details about Rep ID: 11214

Representation ID: 11193

COMMENT Mr Nigel Roberts

Summary:

"Ensure each Districts is in the best possible position to prosper in a post Brexit world through economic and housing strategies that promote growth, focus resources and proactively balance the need to adapt and change whilst ensuring the attractions of the area for inward investment and tourism are not prejudiced."

Vision needs to be brave to offer a clear statement on what the plan area aspires to be; retirement enclave and day tourist location; a dynamic business hub with first class education opportunities and collaborative initiatives; a commuter district for London etc. There is no sense that the plan makers have addressed this - so what is the plan aiming to do other than build homes and keep its fingers crossed that good things will follow?

More details about Rep ID: 11193

Representation ID: 11161

COMMENT Mr S Ruffell represented by Strutt & Parker (Mr Michael Ward)

Summary:

We agree with vision and objectives to set an ambitious, yet sustainable growth agenda to deliver necessary housing, employment and recreational growth and development.

The Plan however does not go far enough to promote the delivery of housing to meet the objectively assessed housing need. We therefore suggest that the housing
vision/objective includes the Council's commitment to maintain a good housing delivery rate over the plan period to meet objectively assessed housing need, but also unmet needs of its neighbours.

We are also of the view that, having regard to the NPPF, the vision should make express reference to ensure existing rural communities are supported and sustained.

More details about Rep ID: 11161

Representation ID: 11150

SUPPORT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

We broadly agree with MSDC outlined vision within the consultation document.

More details about Rep ID: 11150

Representation ID: 11060

COMMENT John Miles & Sons represented by Strutt & Parker (Sam Hollingworth)

Summary:

National policy is clear, as set out at paragraph 14 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), that plan-making should involve the Local Planning Authority positively seeking opportunities to meet the development needs of their area.

NPPF further states (paragraph 17) that core planning principles include the need to proactively drive and support sustainable economic development to deliver the homes, business and industrial units, infrastructure and thriving local places that the country needs. Further, the NPPF calls for planning to supporting thriving local communities.

We suggest that the vision in the JLP includes express reference to supporting and enhancing the vitality of the Districts' rural communities.

More details about Rep ID: 11060

Representation ID: 10963

SUPPORT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council supports the Vision as set out in the Joint Local Plan.

More details about Rep ID: 10963

Representation ID: 10937

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

Summary:

Vision should at the very least include the following objectives:-
Districts remain attractive, largely rural areas with thriving towns and villages within visually appealing, varied landscapes.
Towns and villages will each retain their distinct characters. Coalescence of settlements will be avoided.
More effective use will be made of previously developed land to minimise the need to build on greenfield sites.
New housing will respond to identified local needs including type, size, affordability and tenure. It will be of the highest design standards, visually and in the context of local character, and in environmental performance.
Minimise the adverse impacts of new housing
Protect, and wherever possible enhance natural, built and heritage assets,

More details about Rep ID: 10937

Representation ID: 10887

COMMENT Bloor Homes Eastern represented by Strutt & Parker (Sam Hollingworth)

Summary:

Vision should set out an ambitious, sustainable growth agenda to deliver the necessary housing and employment growth to meet the Districts needs. The current proposed vision, whilst containing positive aspects, would benefit from being more positive in respect of future development and the social and economic benefits this will engender.

We therefore suggest the housing vision / objective includes the Councils'' commitment to maintain a good housing delivery rate over the plan period to meet objectively assessed housing need and to ensure the social and economic benefits of additional homes in the District are realised. As per NPPF paragraph 182, essential that the Plan includes a deliverable and justified strategy that will meet OAN, and seek to meet unmet needs of its neighbours.

More details about Rep ID: 10887

Representation ID: 10860

COMMENT Lady Anne Windsor Charity (Deborah Langstaff)

Summary:

The vision should expand the key priority areas into a statement setting out what the residents in Babergh and Mid Suffolk can reasonably expect throughout the plan period

More details about Rep ID: 10860

Representation ID: 10749

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

Satisfied with the provision as proposed.
Transport is a significant factor as access to and from our local villages to work place and leisure facilities almost demands car ownership. This will prove difficult for some families and individuals.

More details about Rep ID: 10749

Representation ID: 10675

COMMENT Mrs Carol Marshall

Summary:

* Development to be sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need.

More details about Rep ID: 10675

Representation ID: 10600

COMMENT Mrs LP Wheatley

Summary:

the vision should be to protect the countryside and greenbelt. this should be the priority to maintain healthy air and water quality and the quality of life of the present residents

More details about Rep ID: 10600

Representation ID: 10593

COMMENT Ms Caroline Powell

Summary:

Vision
- The vision should be to leave our Grandchildren with the world they will want, to build what they will want and protect what they would want to keep.
- This JLP talks of growth as an aspiration but the evidence is fundamentally flawed failing to take account of Brexit and relying on historic data that is dependent on the authors choice. Wishing for growth and basing development on a wish is dangerous for our communities.

More details about Rep ID: 10593

Representation ID: 10523

OBJECT Mr Joe Lavington

Summary:

* The development is not sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need.

More details about Rep ID: 10523

Representation ID: 10405

COMMENT Wendy Lavington

Summary:

* The development is not sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need.

More details about Rep ID: 10405

Representation ID: 10053

COMMENT Historic England (Katie Parsons)

Summary:

Babergh and Mid Suffolk contain a relatively large number of sites on the National
Heritage at Risk Register (HAR register). It is therefore advised that the Vision for the
Joint Plan contains reference to the need to address HAR, this could also be a useful
monitoring indicator.
The Plan's strategic policies will derive form the Vision and so there needs to be
sufficient aspirations in the Vision for the maintenance and enhancement of the
historic environment as a strand in the pursuit of sustainable development as defined
by paragraph 14 of the NPPF. This will help ensure that the associated strategic
policies incorporate a positive and clear strategy to deliver the conservation and
enjoyment of the historic environment (as linked to paragraphs 126 and 157 of the
NPPF).

More details about Rep ID: 10053

Representation ID: 10052

COMMENT Historic England (Katie Parsons)

Summary:

The Vision should be locally specific to Babergh & Mid Suffolk. Should reference the types of heritage seets which make up the stock of designated and non-designated assets. It would be helpful to describe the types and nature of settlements which characterise the area. The Vision should recognise the irreplaceable nature of the historic environment and heritage assets. Should convey the importance of the historic environment and how it helps create a sense of local distinctiveness and creating high quality places. The need to conserve or enhance the historic environment should be referred to explicitly.

More details about Rep ID: 10052

Representation ID: 9977

OBJECT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

* The development is not sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need.

More details about Rep ID: 9977

Representation ID: 9963

COMMENT Julie Brown

Summary:

Development should be balanced between homes and employment, emphasising provision of housing that local residents need and can afford.

The already strained local road networks must be radically improved, especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junctions, and access onto the A14.

Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure/services in good time. Development shouldn't lead to communities losing their identities by swamping and creeping coalescence. We consciously CHOSEto live in a village environment and have the RIGHT to do so. We do not deserve to have the "goal posts" moved in such a major way as this.

More details about Rep ID: 9963

Representation ID: 9686

OBJECT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

A 'spatial vision' is very restrictive as there are major historical and ecological components which should be included in the vision. The identified objectives must be based upon the vision. Therefore, it is paramount for the Council to state their vision if the objectives and the rest of the document are to relate to it.

Important that historical buildings and areas of natural habitat are maintained. Vision should enhance the current settlement, regenerate some regions, eg Stowmarket Town centre, create more housing in the style of the region, avoiding despoiling current towns, villages and hamlets and encourage innovative businesses with necessary incentives to provide local employment and to enrich the countryside with its many areas of environmental biodiversity. Provide the necessary amenities and infrastructure within the region using pioneering ideas.

More details about Rep ID: 9686

Representation ID: 9632

COMMENT Mr Chris Marshall

Summary:

Development to be sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need.

More details about Rep ID: 9632

Representation ID: 9507

OBJECT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

The "vision" proposed is acceptable if - and it's a "big if" it is adhered to and not sidestepped. National legislation such as the "Localism Act" is undermined by the NPPF, the chancellor in budgets, (Green Belt protection eroded) and ignored by officers and councillors when inconvenient.
We were supposed to be building the "right homes in the right place". Currently it appears to "be any home anywhere"!

More details about Rep ID: 9507

Representation ID: 9416

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

Balanced growth of employment opportunity and housing, especially for the local population, together with provision of required infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 9416

Representation ID: 9369

COMMENT Beyton Parish Council (Ms Adele Pope)

Summary:

There is currently a lack of vision but we hope this will develop. The Vision should take into account the objectives. From a Beyton point of view the Vision includes securing a good quality of life through high quality housing, supporting the local economy and village culture.

More details about Rep ID: 9369

Representation ID: 9304

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

Vision
Developments must be sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need. This must be more than a sound bite: it must be used as a test at every stage of development, and the four tests (sustainable, place, type, need) applied objectively.

More details about Rep ID: 9304

Representation ID: 9268

COMMENT Elmsett Parish Council (Andrea Newman)

Summary:

In respect of the plan our vision for the future is to have sustainable growth with facilities for life such as resilient power, water, waste, transport and broadband. In particular we look for good schooling, convenience shopping and some employment in the village. The plan needs to take account of changes such as increased home working and home deliveries.

More details about Rep ID: 9268

Representation ID: 9219

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

Vision
Developments must be sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need. This must be more than a sound bite: it must be used as a test at every stage of development, and the four tests (sustainable, place, type, need) applied objectively.

More details about Rep ID: 9219

Representation ID: 9178

COMMENT Mr Ken Seager

Summary:

Developments must be sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need. This must be more than a sound bite: it must be used as a test at every stage of development, and the four tests (sustainable, place, type, need) applied objectively.

More details about Rep ID: 9178

Representation ID: 9162

COMMENT J D Pickett

Summary:

The vision needs to be sustainable in all aspects, needs to be in the right place and of the right type and needs to meet local needs. There should be a balanced development between houses and proven employment opportunities. It needs to protect and enhance where possible the environment and it needs to provide necessary infrastructure and services. In depth the housing needs to be what the local residents need and can afford, the already strained roads need to be radically improved and delivery of the necessary infrastructure needs to be in place in good time, not promised and then not delivered.

More details about Rep ID: 9162

Representation ID: 8966

OBJECT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

The priorities identified do not appear to include anything about retaining and sustaining the character and environment feel of the existing community.

More details about Rep ID: 8966

Representation ID: 8964

OBJECT Mr John Smith

Summary:

The vision should be to guide the community to a zero carbon lifestyle, which involves conserving resources rather than consuming them as quickly as practicable to achieve economic growth. Going for growth or 'business as usual' is not a sustainable policy in the long or short term.
For example in housing
Why build even a single new house that has not the very smallest energy footprint that technology can currently offer?
Or in air quality management discourage the use of fossil fuels generally by applying disincentives to their use and divesting financial support via SCC pension funds?

More details about Rep ID: 8964

Representation ID: 8830

COMMENT Mr Simon Pearce

Summary:

There is simply no real vision in this Joint Local Plan Consultation Document. The vision for the area should be made much clearer. The Local Plan needs to be visionary. What is precious in Babergh now and how can this be preserved or enhanced by 2036? For example, how is it best to enhance our network of villages and market towns so they retain their special qualities without becoming a sprawling, increasingly urban landscape? It would be reassuring to see a commitment to eliciting how this could best be achieved.

More details about Rep ID: 8830

Representation ID: 8744

OBJECT Simon Bell

Summary:

There is insufficient focus within the Vision reflecting the high quality agricultural land within the district. Some attention to the development of agri-focused businesses and appropriate employment growth within this sector should be provided. At present, there is none.

More details about Rep ID: 8744

Representation ID: 8722

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

a collection of distributed work/play/nurture hubs interconnected by public transport that conveys both people and goods

More details about Rep ID: 8722

Representation ID: 8697

COMMENT Mrs Hannah Lord-Vince

Summary:

Development should be sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need. e.g. which areas in Babergh need additional housing and proportion of housing should be distributed according to this, rather than just based on what land has been offered up.

More details about Rep ID: 8697

Representation ID: 8608

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

Summary:

Given that this consultation sets out to determine what and where development will take place up to 2036. It seems that there should be a little more emphasis on the economic development, but the focus seems targeted towards the housing needs. Where ever people live they will require employment opportunities and unless we propogate local employment opportunities too, any further rural housing will only be of a dormitory nature.
Our aspiration should be for a vibrant diversity of rural employment that allows for more of the population to live in the district in more even spatially based communities.

More details about Rep ID: 8608

Representation ID: 8453

COMMENT Redlingfield parish meeting (Ms Janet Norman-Philips)

Summary:

Agree with vision.
However needs to recognise the impact of technology. Electric cars, carbon neutral hosing, home based working, distance learning and the availability of all manner of services delivered to the door and via the internet, means that small villages and hamlets are fast becoming fully sustainable and this needs to be recognised within the plan.
The contribution strong and healthy communities makes towards sustainability and cohesion needs to be recognised more fully with in the plan.
Economic development within rural areas needs to be provided for and encouraged to develop small rural businesses, both farm and village/hamlet based.

More details about Rep ID: 8453

Representation ID: 8329

COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)

Summary:

Page 7, left column, third paragraph under 'The Plan'. It is recommended that this paragraph include cross-boundary consultation where proposals may impact adjoining County or Local Councils located outside of Suffolk.

More details about Rep ID: 8329

Representation ID: 8285

COMMENT Tattingstone Parish Council (mrs Jane Connell-Smith)

Summary:

The vision as laid out is fine but it could go much further. Tattingstone Parish Council would place more emphasis on the Environment and on Healthy Communities and Infrastructure before considering Housing and Economy. These are both the cornerstones of why people want to live, work or visit this area of Suffolk. Without the necessary infrastructure to support transport, education, health and commerce and the protection of this beautiful area is unlikely to thrive and grow.

More details about Rep ID: 8285

Representation ID: 7886

SUPPORT Hadleigh Town Council (Mrs Carol Bailey)

Summary:

HTC supports the vison

More details about Rep ID: 7886

Representation ID: 7883

COMMENT Mrs Sarah Knibbs

Summary:

The vision should be a concise and well worded statement, without any ambiguity, that provides the foundation for the rest of the plan, to give a statement of intent for the development of our districts over the next 20 years.
All the plans for housing, economic development, environment and healthy communities and infrastructure should comply with this vision.

More details about Rep ID: 7883

Representation ID: 7836

COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)

Summary:

It is noted that 'Key environmental issues' include 'Climate change'. Climate change will also have an impact on the amount of rainfall across both districts and this should be accounted for when considering the impact of surface water flood risk.

More details about Rep ID: 7836

Representation ID: 7820

OBJECT mr michael hammond

Summary:

Vision needs to be stronger in terms of protecting and enhancing the special nature of our towns and villages .
Vision needs to be stronger on protecting and enhancing the landscape settings , the built and natural environment of our Core villages .

More details about Rep ID: 7820

Representation ID: 7655

OBJECT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

The vision should more directly reflect the economic sectors identified on page 10 of JLP as achieving growth namely tourism, hospitality, leisure and creative industries. Unfortunately, frequently, B8 uses are widely allocated which are not suitable for the area and create little employment.

More details about Rep ID: 7655

Representation ID: 7584

COMMENT Mrs Annette Brennand

Summary:

Generally supportive subject to comment in respect of each of the key priority areas identified as further detailed at response to Q2, below

More details about Rep ID: 7584

Representation ID: 7396

COMMENT Mr Mark Blackwell

Summary:

To build communities not housing, by ensuring all new houses are within walking distance of a park, school, pub, medical centre, library, shop, bus stop etc. No new house should require a car to live there.

More details about Rep ID: 7396

Representation ID: 7234

COMMENT Mr Mark Blackwell

Summary:

Should include a vision to improve the quality of life of existing residents, provide a fair and equitable plan for existing and new residents, young and old, and from all parts of society. It should include a clear determination to make any development as enviromentally friendly as possible, with communiity energy and heat generation.

More details about Rep ID: 7234

Representation ID: 7204

COMMENT Dr DAVID Brennand

Summary:

Generally supportive subject to comment in respect of each of the key priority areas identified as further detailed at response to Q2, below.

More details about Rep ID: 7204

Representation ID: 7192

COMMENT Mr Andrew Sterling

Summary:

The two main developmental pressures are housing and road builidng. The vision should be concerned to accord these pressures with the absolutes of environmental health and survival re global heating, huge species depletion, and the increasing dangers of air pollution due to increasing traffic.

Actual housing need is for social housing and for communities within cycling, walking and public transport distance of work, with the emphasis on encouraging local business and shopping and discouraging car-dependent distances to facilities, such as out-of-town commercial developments. The trend therefore would be an onward process of genuine localism, economically and socially.

More details about Rep ID: 7192

Representation ID: 7082

COMMENT Mr David Marsh

Summary:

The vision should include Heritage and how you propose to protect it.

More details about Rep ID: 7082

Representation ID: 6940

SUPPORT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

should develop and improve the village aesthetics and environs for all residents living within the catchment area.

More details about Rep ID: 6940

Representation ID: 6929

COMMENT Brome and Oakley Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

If a balanced development of housing need over the 2 districts, but in particular Mid Suffolk is to be achieved, I believe that dispersed growth should be the objective, with infrastructure being a conditional part of the larger developments and in smaller villages and hamlets a preference for smaller developments, with each individual case being assessed on its own merits.

More details about Rep ID: 6929

Representation ID: 6847

COMMENT Mrs Linda Rushton

Summary:

My vision for Babergh is sustainable growth that maintains the identity of South Suffolk in Farming, Tourism, Heritage, Employment, Infrastructure and Appropriate Housing.

More details about Rep ID: 6847

Representation ID: 6846

SUPPORT Thurston Parish Council (Mrs Victoria Waples)

Summary:

The Parish Council supports the vision as outlined in the introduction and agrees that the local plan should follow objectives covering
Housing
The Economy
The Environment
Healthy Communities & Infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 6846

Representation ID: 6795

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

Summary:

1 Vision - to develop the infrastructure for sustainable growth to promote diverse and healthy communities, whilst continuing to safeguard legacy assets, our unique County identity and our protect our conservation areas.

More details about Rep ID: 6795

Representation ID: 6668

OBJECT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

The JLP vision should be to ensure houses are built where our decedents would want them built and to ensure anything our decedents would want preserved for them is preserved.
I disagree with the projected growth because if migration/immigration data is removed, which is possible post Brexit, the growth in the resident community has been negligible, virtually flat lining. But if we have to dance to the governments tune to build to keep our world credit rating up at least build them where they will do least harm as they sit there waiting for the population to catch up.

More details about Rep ID: 6668

Representation ID: 6347

COMMENT Mr Robin Coates

Summary:

Part of the Vision should be: 'To enhance and improve the environment for the benefit of existing residents.'

More details about Rep ID: 6347

Representation ID: 6302

OBJECT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

There needs to be a clear vision for each district and this needs to be in context of the wider county of Suffolk especially in relation to Suffolk's aspiration to be "the Greenest County".

See our full submission for an alternative text

More details about Rep ID: 6302

Representation ID: 6010

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

The vision should include the following:
* Babergh and Mid Suffolk will remain attractive largely rural areas with thriving towns and villages and an attractive, varied landscape.

* Towns and villages will each retain their distinct characters. Coalescence of settlements will be avoided.

* Effective use will be made of previously developed land to minimise the need to build on green field sites.

* Wherever new housing is provided, it will respond to identified local needs.

* All new housing will be to the highest design. .

* Natural, built and heritage assets will be protected and, wherever possible, enhanced.

More details about Rep ID: 6010

Representation ID: 6002

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Identify correct priority areas but sustainable development is required in the right place, of the right type and which meets the local need.

More details about Rep ID: 6002

Representation ID: 5996

COMMENT Neil Fuller

Summary:

* Development should be demonstrably sustainable (economic, social and environmental) in the right place, of the right type/quality and which meets the local need rather than being developer led.

More details about Rep ID: 5996

Representation ID: 5990

COMMENT Endurance Estates represented by Savills (Mr Paul Rowland)

Summary:

The document begins by setting a vision for an 'ambitious yet sustainable growth agenda'. The first of four key priorities is housing. In terms of the associated objective to deliver 'the right homes, of the right tenure in the right place to meet need', the plan fails to express at the outset that an ambitious approach should be one that increases the number and rate of new houses being built to meet the needs of the community.

More details about Rep ID: 5990

Representation ID: 5986

COMMENT Endurance Estates represented by Savills (Mr Paul Rowland)

Summary:

Whilst reference is made to "delivery of the right types of homes" , the vision should acknowledge the need to accelerate that delivery. In circumstances where authorities have underdelivered in the past, it is only appropriate that those same Councils acknowledge past deficiencies and address such matters in reviews of their own development plans .

First bullet point should begin with the words "To accelerate delivery to address need"

More details about Rep ID: 5986

Representation ID: 5929

COMMENT Stowmarket Society (Mr Michael Smith)

Summary:

You give the impression that you are committed to both the northern Ipswich by-pass and the Sudbury western by-pass, but can you really say this at this stage? They are both hugely contentious in environmental terms, and could only be supported if the benefits outweighed the harm. Nobody knows yet what these benefits and dis-benefits will actually be. We suggest you need to be more circumspect at this stage - support investigation, but not yet commit the Councils to the projects.

More details about Rep ID: 5929

Representation ID: 5812

COMMENT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

Housing
The Economy
The Environment
Healthy Communities & Infrastructure

The priorities identified do not appear to include anything about retaining and sustaining the character and environmental feel for the existing community.

More details about Rep ID: 5812

Representation ID: 5805

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

A need for additional housing is accepted, however, the priority for Babergh councillors is to produce a plan which prioritises the needs of existing residents and presents a delivery plan to achieve acceptable standards in the future. At this point new housing and the additional resources that are required can be considered.

More details about Rep ID: 5805

Representation ID: 5793

SUPPORT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

As JLP

More details about Rep ID: 5793

Representation ID: 5695

COMMENT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

It is essential that all necessary infrastructure services required to support proposed developments are delivered in good time and especially address the cumulative requirements arising from proposed developments in and around the Sproughton area. Sproughton is frequently grid locked - additional housing will exacerbate this. Health infrastructure neeeds to be carefully considered - the current lack of GPS and over-stretched surgeries does not bode well.

More details about Rep ID: 5695

Representation ID: 5486

COMMENT Mrs Louise Carman

Summary:

There should be a balance of sustainable development focusing on affordable housing for young families whilst maintaining the green space and identity of a village. Any development would clearly need adequate infrastructure of roads, schools, doctors and dentists which is already buckling under the current pressure.

More details about Rep ID: 5486

Representation ID: 5462

SUPPORT Mr Graham Moxon

Summary:

I support this vision but only if due consideration is given to the entire vision at all relevant times.

More details about Rep ID: 5462

Representation ID: 5428

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council agrees with the vision but is concerned to how it will be implemented

More details about Rep ID: 5428

Representation ID: 5362

OBJECT Babergh Green Party (Mr Robert Lindsay)

Summary:

To improve the quality of life and the health and well being of the citizens of Babergh and Mid Suffolk while ensuring the two districts contribute to carbon reductions targets agreed in international governments in Paris.

More details about Rep ID: 5362

Representation ID: 5181

COMMENT Mr Terence Gray

Summary:

Sustainable development but first infrastructure and not to destry our environment and culture

More details about Rep ID: 5181

Representation ID: 5091

COMMENT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

MSDC should meet the needs and aspirations and potential talents of its population, particularly young people re equal opportunity, fair and just housing, employment, etc. At the same time preserving the countryside with its rich natural resources as it is a source of our success as a village and county and a tourist attraction.

More details about Rep ID: 5091

Representation ID: 5080

COMMENT Mrs Rosemary Jones

Summary:

To respond to population growth, housing and infrastructure should grow organically, protecting the environment for the long term.

More details about Rep ID: 5080

Representation ID: 5039

SUPPORT Long Melford Parish Council (Mr Robert Wiliams)

Summary:

A place that works well for as many people as possible, including future generations.

More details about Rep ID: 5039

Representation ID: 4949

SUPPORT Mr Michael Smith

Summary:

The vision should encompass a sense of identity and focus. At present the overwhelming feeling is of disengagement.

More details about Rep ID: 4949

Representation ID: 4920

SUPPORT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

In broad principles.

More details about Rep ID: 4920

Representation ID: 4902

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

We support the vision as long as it is adhered to!

More details about Rep ID: 4902

Representation ID: 4878

COMMENT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

The Vision should be to achieve sustainable development, but is should preserve the character and natural beauty of the Suffolk Countryside.

More details about Rep ID: 4878

Representation ID: 4533

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

The vision of the plan must be to enhance the wellbeing of the inhabitants of Babergh and Mid-Suffolk Districts, now and in the future. The JLP covers 20 years and this timeframe needs to be recognized. This should follow a holistic approach to the challenges and opportunities the residents of the two districts face today and in the future. Any growth should build upon the aspirations and needs of its residents.
The Districts are largely open countryside and the economy has a rural base - agriculture, tourism and now more and more people are working from the home and any plan must recognise this. The plan must be the property of the people of the two districts.

More details about Rep ID: 4533

Representation ID: 4528

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

There is simply no real vision in this Joint Local Plan

More details about Rep ID: 4528

Representation ID: 4466

SUPPORT Barking Parish Council (Mrs Rosemary Cochrane)

Summary:

Barking Parish Council has the same vision as MSDC

More details about Rep ID: 4466

Representation ID: 4457

COMMENT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

The vision was discussed, it was agreed that this was rather uninspiring, something like 'A great place to live and work' would be better.

More details about Rep ID: 4457

Representation ID: 4433

OBJECT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

The vision of the plan must be to enhance the wellbeing of the inhabitants of the two districts. To cover the whole period of the plan. This should follow a holistic approach to the challenges and opportunities the residents of the two districts face today and in the future. Any growth should build upon the aspirations and needs of all residents, reflecting the rural base of the two districts, which are largely rural and an economy based thereon.

More details about Rep ID: 4433

Representation ID: 4315

OBJECT mrs karen howard

Summary:

Any development must be in the right place, the right type and must meet local needs ie affordable for families of local people. Must not change the character of the villages or link villages into each other.

More details about Rep ID: 4315

Representation ID: 4189

COMMENT Christina Galvin

Summary:

The vision is fairly vague.
Suffolk is a rural county, with growing tourism: would like to see something about preservation of villages/green belts/heritage/community, and a focus on slow, incremental growth, rather than big developments (unless in towns, or a specific new garden village with supporting infrastructure) in order to reduce/evaluate impact on the area before further growth (maybe %age cap on villages).
Should consider regeneration and use of brown field sites, and must focus on road improvements and Northern Route to stop the county becoming gridlocked for a day if there is an issue on the Orwell Bridge.

More details about Rep ID: 4189

Representation ID: 4133

OBJECT Mr Jonathan Gear

Summary:

I accept additional housing is necessary for the County. I do not consider though that Copdock and Washbrook are viable options for the number of proposed houses given the lack of road network, amenities and absence of GP practice, dentists, secondary schools. The road system around the proposed development area is overwhelmed already at rush hour. The current Roads are in fact largely single track lanes, not suited for much traffic at all, certainly not to the tune of more than double. By way of environment, the area is prevalent in owls and bats and Roman items have been found.

More details about Rep ID: 4133

Representation ID: 4106

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

The vision should be preservation of the character of our rural communities.

More details about Rep ID: 4106

Representation ID: 3975

COMMENT Mr Vic Durrant

Summary:

Development to be Sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the Right Place, of the Right Type and which meets the Local Need.

More details about Rep ID: 3975

Representation ID: 3954

COMMENT ms sally sparrow

Summary:

Development to be economically, socially and enviromentally sustainable, in the right place and of the correct type which meets identified and evidenced needs.

More details about Rep ID: 3954

Representation ID: 3951

COMMENT Miss Abigail Mayston

Summary:

objectives appear sound but there islack of clarity for their application. The vision to be based on measured and identified needs of the invidual villages in Babergh. Development must be sustainable and evidence provided as to how this be measured and applied. Consideration of the rights / needs of the existing redsidents as well as the current social/ economic concerns in the light of Brexit. The issue of infrastructure requires focus across the whole of the district. there must not be a loss of the identity of the villages & the communities within them.

More details about Rep ID: 3951

Representation ID: 3947

OBJECT Mr Richard Howlett

Summary:

All necessary infrastructure should be put in place prior to any major expansion being considered, including Schools, Doctors Surgeries, Public Services and Utilities. Most importantly, the highways need improvement before any plans are considered, particularly road improvements are required at A12/14 Copdock junction.
The green belt and village boundaries should be considered.

More details about Rep ID: 3947

Representation ID: 3783

OBJECT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

To provide the right type of housing, in the right place with the right tenure, provide the appropriate infrastructure to support the growth and protect the environment and so improve the quality of life for Babergh residents.

More details about Rep ID: 3783

Representation ID: 3772

OBJECT Mr John Rhodes

Summary:

The green belt with respect to village boundaries should be complied with and the recommendations incorporated into the Bramford Parish Plan of 2012 should be observed when considering extension of the village boundaries to incorporate housing expansion.
All necessary infrastructure should be put in place prior to any major expansion being undertaken including schools, roads and public services.

More details about Rep ID: 3772

Representation ID: 3761

COMMENT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

Development to be Sustainable (economic, social and environmental), in the Right Place, of the Right Type and which meets the Local Need.

More details about Rep ID: 3761

Representation ID: 3743

COMMENT Mr Graham Jones

Summary:

To secure the best quality of life possible for everybody residing in Beyton and to allow the village to prosper whilst maintaining its beauty and rural character. The preservation of open spaces and conservation areas must be sacrosanct

More details about Rep ID: 3743

Representation ID: 3734

COMMENT Mrs Louise Baldry

Summary:

Infrastructure must be considered before any vision is proposed nothing will look nice when traffic sits continually at a standstill. Local needs must be taken into consideration and the development must be sustainable, right type in the right place.

More details about Rep ID: 3734

Representation ID: 3639

OBJECT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Vision must state a clear definition of 'sustainable'. If any objectives/parts of the growth agenda do not meet this definition, they must not be included in the Plan. The Vision does not clearly relate to the needs and aspirations of all people and communities in the District where development will occur. No local issues are identified. The Plan evidence base is missing a 'Sustainable Communities Strategy'. There is absolutely no benchmarking of the current situation (positives and negatives) to show how the vision will actually improve the quality of the locality.

More details about Rep ID: 3639

Representation ID: 3602

COMMENT Dr John Webb

Summary:

Housing development should be geared to the real need and shared more evenly over the districts, so that no one section is unduly disadvantaged.

Also infrastructure, where it is needed, should be put in place before any building developement takes place, as history shows that infrastructure that is promised rarely materialises.

More details about Rep ID: 3602

Representation ID: 3531

OBJECT angela harvey

Summary:

Vision needs to be based on identified and recognised need. Not some abstract idea of future proofing. There are lots of potential homes in Ipswich that need to be completed and sold before taking our green spaces. Buildings that are an eyesore and need to be dealt with.

More details about Rep ID: 3531

Representation ID: 3368

COMMENT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

Generally as stated but with emphasis on certain areas outlined in the following text.

More details about Rep ID: 3368

Representation ID: 3283

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

Summary:

It is agreed that the achievement of the Local Plan spatial vision (Housing, The
Economy, The Environment, and Healthy Communities and Infrastructure) should be
set within the context of the National Planning Policy Framework (The Framework)
and the presumption in favour of sustainable development.

More details about Rep ID: 3283

Representation ID: 3156

SUPPORT Offton and Willisham Parish Council (Mr Michael Bolton)

Summary:

We agree with the vision as outlined

More details about Rep ID: 3156

Representation ID: 3155

SUPPORT Offton and Willisham Parish Council (Mr Michael Bolton)

Summary:

We agree with the vision as outlined

More details about Rep ID: 3155

Representation ID: 3105

COMMENT Iain Pocock

Summary:

The broad thrust of the vision is sound however there is no clear weighting as to the relevant importance of the elements. In particular the plan should have as its goal to support the health, happiness and well-being of the residents (new and old) and items mentioned should then support this objective. The character of the area is predominantly rural and plans should seek to preserve this whilst addressing the areas mentioned, in particular infrastructure and supporting services are essential, particularly with an aging demographic and limited access to affordable housing for the young.

More details about Rep ID: 3105

Representation ID: 3084

SUPPORT Mrs June Webb

Summary:

Infrastructure must be the first priority. Sewage, Roads,schools, doctors before houses are built
Roads are a;ready blocked to get into Bramford road takes longer. More houses will make this worse .

Houses must be STARTER homes or houses that the young can afford? £150,000 in todays costs.

We wish to remain a village community and not part of Ipswich.

Ipswich must stop land grabbing and use all existing empty buildings, to make flats, unwanted offices, shops in town made into housing. People needing houses after this has happened will have to look outside the town boundary for their housing..

More details about Rep ID: 3084

Representation ID: 2907

SUPPORT Cllr Diana Kearsley

Summary:

The vision and objectives are all sound but the emphasis has to be on transport to enable the vision to succeed

More details about Rep ID: 2907

Representation ID: 2889

COMMENT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)

Summary:

To meet housing needs by making full use of Brown Field Sites in rural areas and redundant buildings in towns. ie do not destroy green spaces and agricultural land.

More details about Rep ID: 2889

Representation ID: 2840

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

Summary:

Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (DDNPSG) broadly concurs with the vision for Mid Suffolk as outlined but needs to reconcile it with any vision for South Norfolk and its own specific vision for the Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan (DDNP) Area.
Mid Suffolk was a participant in the Waveney Valley Identity Programme but does not appear in the membership of the present Waveney Valley Local Action Group (LAG). There is absolutely no reference to the 2014-2020 Local Development Strategy that encompasses a substantial part of the northern half of Mid Suffolk. This appears to be a substantial omission.

More details about Rep ID: 2840

Representation ID: 2821

SUPPORT Mr Andrew Coxhead

Summary:

I agree with all aspects of the vision

More details about Rep ID: 2821

Representation ID: 2812

COMMENT Mrs Rhona Jermyn

Summary:

Any development within the Parish should be
1. Sustainable (economical, social and environmental)
2. Be of good design in keeping with the local environment - Special Landscape area, conserving and enhancing the natural environment
3. Promoting healthy communities
4. Meeting the challenges of flood plains and climate change
5. Meeting local need, more affordable
6. Comply with the National Planning Policy Framework

More details about Rep ID: 2812

Representation ID: 2773

SUPPORT Felsham Parish Council (Mrs Paula Gladwell)

Summary:

We agree with the vision and the objectives outlined although the terms are very general.

More details about Rep ID: 2773

Representation ID: 2770

COMMENT Mr Des Lydon

Summary:

The environment is of prime importance as it is easily degraded and ruined but very difficult or impossible to recover. The Shotley peninsular is an area of natural beauty but is being over developed. There is a lack of amenities, school places, doctors and the roads are inadequate for the volume of traffic. The Shotley road is prone to flooding and the new Ipswich tidal barrier will increase the risk. Consideration must be given to the wild life.

More details about Rep ID: 2770

Representation ID: 2573

COMMENT Hadleigh Society (Margaret Woods)

Summary:

Creation of a community providing a wide range of housing and employment opportunities to enable individuals to achieve their potential, whilst supported by excellent transport, social and community services, all within a sustainable network of natural and built assets, and new development of high quality and inclusive design that can give pleasure and enjoyment to the populace by creating a distinctive sense of place and community.
The vision for housing ought be:-
"Delivering homes of all types, in sustainable locations to meet the varying local community needs"
The above is more meaningful than the Council's

More details about Rep ID: 2573

Representation ID: 2545

SUPPORT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council supports the vision as set out.

More details about Rep ID: 2545

Representation ID: 2520

COMMENT Mrs Michaela Chan

Summary:

Whilst I understand there is a need for more housing stock, our villages should be left to keep their identity. The development of new villages, with properly planned infrastructure is a much better option.

More details about Rep ID: 2520

Representation ID: 2490

SUPPORT Lindsey Parish Council (Victoria Waples)

Summary:

Lindsey Parish Council supports the stated vision for development

More details about Rep ID: 2490

Representation ID: 2407

COMMENT Preston St Mary Parish Council (Nicola Smith)

Summary:

To maintain the historical integrity of the district, particularly when building new homes, but also to consult directly with resident in the communities to assess what their needs are. Some communities have a higher density of younger people whilst many of the rural areas have a higher density of older people living in them. To deliver a plan that enhances the wellbeing of the residents of the district.

More details about Rep ID: 2407

Representation ID: 2338

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

We think that this is a reasonable approach to the task. the aim should be a sustainable environment and quality of living.

More details about Rep ID: 2338

Representation ID: 2335

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

"To create a living environment that is healthy, diverse, sustainable and attractive for current and future residents of Mid Suffolk and Babergh by developing a strategic framework and setting out key principals, policies and objectives to allow natural growth."

More details about Rep ID: 2335

Representation ID: 2120

COMMENT Capel St Mary Parish Council (Mrs Julie Lawes)

Summary:

The areas identified in the vision seem appropriate.

More details about Rep ID: 2120

Representation ID: 2078

SUPPORT Great Finborough Parish Council (Mrs Paula Gladwell)

Summary:

Agree with the vision however with the understanding that the terms are very general

More details about Rep ID: 2078

Representation ID: 2007

OBJECT Drinkstone Parish Council (Mrs Daphne Youngs)

Summary:

The vision should be more explicit on:
how it will ensure a wide range of housing types are delivered with less reliance on developer led windfall developments;
what its strategy is for developing high quality employment opportunities given its poor record of new business creation;
how it will take account of technological changes over the next 20 years;
how it will use the development process to address environmental degradation and enhance the quality of the environment;
how it will address entrenched infrastructure issues - poor broadband/mobile coverage, inadequate road network; absence of mains gas and sewage in many villages

More details about Rep ID: 2007

Representation ID: 1998

COMMENT Bures St Mary Parish Council (Mrs Jenny Wright)

Summary:

We are in the process of collating responses from a recent survey for a Joint Parish Plan. The indications are that the community recognises the need for smaller family homes along with sheltered accommodation for the elderly whilst conserving the village's identity and community spirit. It has also shown the importance of infrastructure to be in place prior to any housing build. There is overwhelming concern about the impact of traffic on safety and the environment and that these issues should be a priority consideration in any future development of this parish and the surrounding area.

More details about Rep ID: 1998

Representation ID: 1895

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

The Council concurs with the vision for Mid Suffolk as outlined in the draft local plan.

More details about Rep ID: 1895

Representation ID: 1893

SUPPORT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

I support the vision outlined in the consultation document but care is needed on implementation to ensure the historical and traditional character of the area is maintained as much as possible whilst recognising the needs of current and future communities

More details about Rep ID: 1893

Representation ID: 1634

SUPPORT Hoxne Parish Council (Mrs Sara Foote)

Summary:

Hoxne Parish Council supports the vision as outlined in the consultation document.

More details about Rep ID: 1634

Representation ID: 1418

COMMENT Mr William Eaton

Summary:

All our villages should retain their village identities.
The introduction of new villages should be considered on land that is not considered prime agricultural land.

More details about Rep ID: 1418

Representation ID: 1371

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Babergh and Mid Suffolk will be an area of Suffolk that will be pleasing in which to live, to work and for tourists to visit

More details about Rep ID: 1371

Representation ID: 1352

COMMENT Ms Carole Skippen

Summary:

The environmental infrastructure must be put in place before building on the already busy and congested A14 corridor including the Strand and A137 and Wherstead Road. One accident on the Orwell Bridge can cause gridlock throughout our County.

More details about Rep ID: 1352

Representation ID: 1214

COMMENT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

To make the area a pleasant and desirable place to live.

More details about Rep ID: 1214

Representation ID: 997

SUPPORT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

Infrastructure, specifically broadband, should be a higher priority as it is a driver for the vision.

More details about Rep ID: 997

Representation ID: 987

COMMENT Simon Bell

Summary:

There is insufficient focus within the Vision reflecting the high quality agricultural land within the district. Some attention to the development of agri-focused businesses and appropriate employment growth within this sector should be provided. At present, there is none.

More details about Rep ID: 987

Representation ID: 926

SUPPORT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

As Stated

More details about Rep ID: 926

Representation ID: 912

COMMENT Mr David Brown

Summary:

Whilst recognizing that there is a need for an increase in housing stock, it is essential that key infrastructure such as utilities, communications, transport links are addressed in parallel, and inextricably linked with the development. I recognize that Elmswell and Woolpit are attractive due to their proximity to the A14, however, it will not take much of an increase in the current development to exceed the capacity of the local road network.
This will be compounded by the proposed increase in freight traffic from Felixstowe through Elmswell.

More details about Rep ID: 912

Representation ID: 784

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

Summary:

The vision should also include " To protect our precious environment and providing sustainable development based on local need."

More details about Rep ID: 784

Representation ID: 709

OBJECT Martyn Levett

Summary:

A more realistic ambition is required rather than at the expense of village communities like Sproughton

More details about Rep ID: 709

Representation ID: 611

SUPPORT Strovers Property Ltd (Mrs Kathy Birch)

Summary:

To create a thriving town centre by redeveloping the centre in a way which will attract a higher quality national retailer and make Stowmarket a shopping destination and reduce traffic exiting to neighbouring towns.

More details about Rep ID: 611

Representation ID: 513

SUPPORT Redgrave Parish Council (Mr John Giddings)

Summary:

RPC supports the objectives but with the proviso that the District Council should consult individual neighbourhoods more widely in implementation of the details of plans.

More details about Rep ID: 513

Representation ID: 512

COMMENT Redgrave Parish Council (Mr John Giddings)

Summary:

Comment: Redgrave Parish Council (RPC) agrees with general scope of the vision subject to infrastructure changes being implemented (e.g broadband capabilities ) prior to developments being commenced.

More details about Rep ID: 512

Representation ID: 162

SUPPORT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL REQUIRED INFRASTRUCTURE IS COMPLETED BEFORE DEVELOPMENT TAKES PLACE. LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE IS ALREADY OVERLOADED AND CAN NOT TAKE ANY FURTHER INCREASE IN DEVELOPMENT.

More details about Rep ID: 162

Representation ID: 100

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

Promoting quality of life in a sustainable environment at a time of climate change

More details about Rep ID: 100

Having trouble using the system? Visit our help page or contact us directly.

Powered by OpusConsult