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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q2

Representation ID: 13144

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Building the right type of housing in the right place to meet the identified need is quite right. However what is happening is a travesty of this objective with increasing numbers of "executive" type homes with little attention to smaller units for youngsters starting out or the elderly downsizing. Currently "affordable" homes are "anything but affordable" for the majority of Babergh residents. The environmental objectives need to be matched by appropriate actions and should include greater detail. Why are we seeing a lag between development and infrastructure? Furthermore, housing developments need to be built only in appropriate sustainable locations.

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Representation ID: 12843

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

Summary:

The objectives should be more proactive in their support for the growth agenda. They should strive to meet future housing and employment development needs, acknowledge past failings and recognise the important role for the plan to meet not only the needs of Babergh and Mid-Suffolk, but also those other authorities (Ipswich and Suffolk Coastal) which make up the Ipswich Housing Market Area (HMA) and Ipswich Functional Economic Area (FEA), including accommodating unmet needs as necessary.

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Representation ID: 12791

OBJECT East Bergholt Parish Council (Valerie Ayton)

Summary:

As it currently stands the objectives of the plan lack any imagination, and could quite frankly apply to anywhere with the place names substituted. They miss an opportunity to really make a difference.

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Representation ID: 12643

COMMENT Mr Bryan Fawcett

Summary:

* Development needs to be balanced between homes and employment. There needs to be protection and enhancement of environmental assets that provide the villages with their rural identity. The identification and provision of necessary infrastructure and services needs to measured and appropriate resources allocated for their implementation before housing allocations can be made to induvial areas. There needs to be considered foresight to the plan. The provision of housing must be of the type that local residents need and can afford.
Radical road improvements required. Main roads in Sproughton are severely congested, and used as a cut through to the A14. 50m can take an hour or more when the Orwell Bridge is closed. Improvements to A1071 at B1113/Hadleigh Road junctions, and access to the A14.

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Representation ID: 12574

COMMENT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

* Development balanced between homes and employment.
* Encourage inward investment,
* Protect and enhance environmental assets,
* Provision of necessary infrastructure and services
* Provision of the right housing that local residents need and can afford.
* Radically improve the already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junction to include an access onto the A14.
* Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services by being more robust.
* Adoption of new NPPF proposals to transparently display expected/avaerage costings and policy expectations of planning applicants on LPA web site so that viability is a matter for developers to consider themselves from the start, not an issue to be argued over during the application process.

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Representation ID: 12448

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

Summary:

Whilst we agree with these objectives, we feel these could be further referenced to meeting the Councils' housing needs across the District. We would therefore suggest than an additional objective could be added, which indicates that the Council should seek to meet their housing need targets.

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Representation ID: 12380

COMMENT Mr David Sylvester represented by Strutt & Parker LLP (Mr Kenny Durrant)

Summary:

It is considered that both the vision and objectives outlined in the document are concordant with national planning policy, and thus are supported. However, the housing objective should include a degree of ambition which reflects the challenge set by paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework to boost significantly the supply of housing. It is therefore suggested that the housing objective is amended to include text pertaining to significantly increasing housing delivery.

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Representation ID: 12316

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

Summary:

We agree with the Council's objective to encourage development of employment sites and other business growth, of the right type, in the right place and encourage investment in skills and innovation in order to increase productivity. We believe that a strong economy is key in ensuring the success of both Babergh and Mid Suffolk and provides a foundation on which to build growth. The objectives should therefore focus on building on and strengthening the economy, but also on protecting and maintaining existing successful assets.

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Representation ID: 12298

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

Summary:

Whilst we agree with these objectives, we feel these could be further referenced to meeting the Councils' housing need across the District. We would therefore suggest that an additional objective could be added, which indicates that the Council should seek to meet their housing need targets.

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Representation ID: 12297

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.

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Representation ID: 12282

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

Summary:

The identified objectives set out below are concordant with national planning policy and therefore supported. However, the housing objective should include a degree of ambition which reflects the challenge set by paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework to boost significantly the supply of housing, therefore it is suggested that the housing objective is amended to include text pertaining to significantly increasing housing delivery.
Housing:
- Delivery of the right types of homes, of the right tenure in the right place meeting need.
- To seek to maintain a sustainable balance between housing and employment opportunities.

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Representation ID: 12244

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

Summary:

No, the critical objective (significantly increasing housing supply) is missing. There can be no higher planning priority for the future.

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Representation ID: 12215

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

Summary:

We agree with the Council's objective of the "delivery of the right type of homes, of the right tenure in the right place meeting need". We propose that housing delivery should be proportionate to demand, as well as the existing size and services of any individual settlement. The provision of affordable housing within new developments should also be used to ensure that housing is provided for the full range of recognised need in individual settlements, as well as the wider District as a whole.

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Representation ID: 12185

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.

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Representation ID: 12130

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

Summary:

Client agrees with the approach to defining a Vision for the JLP through setting reasonable objectives. Agree Vision should seek to deliver the right types of homes of the right tenure in the right places. Particular interest in managing the tenure of developments and to support alternative tenures such as private rented sector and shared ownership. Holton St Mary high levels of home ownership, scarce levels of other forms of ownership. Vision should highlight an ambition to support alternative tenure developments, especially where there is an imbalance in the local area.

Unclear whether maintaining a balance between housing and employment, may unintentionally limit employment or housing sites coming forward if the opposite is not available at the same time.

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Representation ID: 12122

COMMENT Mr Herbert Godbold, Ms Olive Godbold, Mr Stephen Baker and Diana Johnson represented by Strutt & Parker LLP (Mr Kenny Durrant)

Summary:

It is considered that both the vision and objectives outlined in the document are concordant with national planning policy, and thus are supported. However, the housing objective should include a degree of ambition which reflects the challenge set by paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework to boost significantly the supply of housing. It is therefore suggested that the housing objective is amended to include text pertaining to significantly increasing housing delivery.

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Representation ID: 12094

COMMENT Gladman (Mr Richard Crosthwaite)

Summary:

Gladman broadly welcome the proposed vision and objectives for the Local Plan. Essential that the vision and objectives seek to strike an appropriate balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability and that the context of a 'Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development', taking into account the balancing exercise and the relative weight that national policy expects to be applied when considering the merits of any development proposals that are brought forward during the plan period.

Essential that the policies of the plan enable the growth that is needed across all settlements to ensure that their sustainability can be maintained, or where possible enhanced through an appropriate level of development to
support thriving communities across Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

Vital that the vision and objectives for the area fully reflect the economic development ambitions of the wider area and that these factors are fully considered through the generation of the preferred policy choices within the Local Plan.

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Representation ID: 12091

SUPPORT Great Blakenham Parish Council (Ms Janet Gobey) represented by Great Blakenham Parish Council (Ms Janet Gobey)

Summary:

In the Consultation Document (pg. 12 Vision), there is a statement that two of the proposed objectives of the new Local Plan will be:
* To enable provision of the necessary infrastructure to support residents, businesses, communities, the environment and individuals.
* To prioritise investment in strategic services and infrastructure, improving connectivity and service provision.

Great Blakenham Parish Council support this proposal without reservation. However, yet again, Councillors wish to record their insistence that infrastructure improvements must be planned at the same time as new developments and they must be delivered as the developments are being built, if not before.

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Representation ID: 12080

COMMENT Ms Rosemary Anne Welburn & Mr Robert Gordon Stiff represented by Strutt & Parker LLP (Mr Kenny Durrant)

Summary:

It is considered that both the vision and objectives outlined in the document are concordant with national planning policy, and thus are supported. However, the housing objective should include a degree of ambition which reflects the challenge set by paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework to boost significantly the supply of housing. It is therefore suggested that the housing objective is amended to include text pertaining to significantly increasing housing delivery.

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Representation ID: 12071

COMMENT The Thornhill Settlement (John Davie-Thornhill) represented by Strutt & Parker LLP (Melissa Reynolds)

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, which will significantly boost the District's housing supply in accordance with paragraph 49 of the NPPF. It is, therefore, suggested that the housing objective is amended to include text pertaining to significantly increasing housing delivery.

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Representation ID: 12049

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

Summary:

We agree with the below identified objectives, in particular that the delivery of the right types of homes, of the right tenure in the right place meeting need. Both the vision and objectives outlined in the document are within accordance with national planning policy, and therefore are supported.

However, the housing objective should include a degree of ambition which reflects the challenge set by paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework to boost significantly the supply of housing. It is therefore suggested that the housing objective is amended to include text pertaining to significantly increasing housing delivery.

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Representation ID: 12022

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

Summary:

Important that an explicit reference is made within the objectives to seek to deliver the total number of homes required to meet both the districts' and Housing Markets Areas' total housing requirements. Needs to be specific with respect to meeting housing needs. The NPPF definition of housing need, set out in para 159, includes not only the need for different types of housing, such as affordable and family housing, but also the necessity of meeting housing demand. JLP will need to consider whether there are any unmet housing needs which it may need to accommodate from elsewhere in the HMA, where needs cannot be met locally.

Must be prepared with the aim of substantially boosting the supply of housing across the Authority area. Need to set out how, and where new development will be focussed. Should reflect settlement hierarchy. Larger urban areas such as Stowmarket will have an important role to play in ensuring that sufficient homes and jobs are provided for.

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Representation ID: 12009

OBJECT Endurance Estates represented by Pegasus Group (Jamie Roberts)

Summary:

We consider that the proposed housing objective does not fully emphasise the importance of delivering the requisite new open-market and affordable housing across Mid Suffolk and Babergh districts, in sustainable locations
Page 6 of the Consultation Paper rightly states that "the new Joint Local Plan will set out a strategy that will accommodate this in full in accordance with national policy requirements. Preventing growth across the two Districts is not an option". This wording should be included within the Joint Local Plan's housing objective to act as a clear message to all parties involved in delivery new housing development.

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Representation ID: 11992

COMMENT Endurance Estates represented by Pegasus Group (Jamie Roberts)

Summary:

We consider that the proposed housing objective does not fully emphasise the importance of delivering the requisite new open-market and affordable housing across Mid Suffolk and Babergh districts, in sustainable locations
Page 6 of the Consultation Paper rightly states that "the new Joint Local Plan will set out a strategy that will accommodate this in full in accordance with national policy requirements. Preventing growth across the two Districts is not an option". This wording should be included within the Joint Local Plan's housing objective to act as a clear message to all parties involved in delivery new housing development.

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Representation ID: 11949

OBJECT Fieldens Ltd 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.

Whilst we agree with housing objectives, we feel these could be further referenced to meeting the Councils' housing need across the District. We would therefore suggest that an additional objective could be added, which indicates that the Council should seek to meet their housing need targets.

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Representation ID: 11804

OBJECT Mrs Julie Clark

Summary:

* Development balanced between homes and employment. Encourage inward investment, protect and enhance environmental assets, provision of necessary infrastructure and services, but emphasise provision of housing that local residents need and can afford.
* Radically improve the already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junctions, and an access onto the A14. The B1113 is an Off Network Diversion Route but the road through the village is inadequate for that purpose.
* Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services (transport, schools, medical, open space etc) in good time and without back paddling -Planning needs to be pro-active on this.

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Representation ID: 11754

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

Summary:

Support is given for the identification of Eye as one of the six main centres. Support is also given for the identification of the A14 and the main railway lines within Mid-Suffolk as being of significance. Recognition is given to employment land demand focusing on general office, science park and small businesses and distribution uses. It is also acknowledged that there is limited previously developed land

It is agreed that the economic objectives of encouraging employment sites of the right type and in the right location should be supported. This should give specific reference to meeting the needs for employment land within the District as opposed to just a generalised employment need i.e providing sites suitable for office/science park/distribution type uses.

A consideration of the environment objectives should include reference to preserving and enhancing heritage assets.

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Representation ID: 11750

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Heather & Michael Earey

Summary:

Objectives
*Development balanced between homes and employment. Encourage inward investment, protect and enhance environmental assets, provision of necessary infrastructure and services, but emphasise provision of housing that local residents need and can afford.
*Radically improve the already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junctions, and an access onto the A14. The B1113 is an Off Network Diversion Route but the road through the village is inadequate for that purpose.
*Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services (transport, schools, medical, open space etc) in good time and without back paddling -Planning needs to be pro-active on this.

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Representation ID: 11655

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

Summary:

We agree , especially with regards to their recognition that housing is identified as a key priority area. However, we equally recognise that there also needs to be a sustainable balance between housing and employment opportunities.

It is noted there is no specific reference in the Vision to the heritage assets. This is an important objective, as opportunities should be sought by the Councils wherever possible to protect and enhance the significance of heritage assets.

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Representation ID: 11644

OBJECT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

Environment: The Environment definition should include heritage assets.
Healthy communities: "Supporting communities to deliver plans and projects:" CPC's experience unfortunately has been that the views of parish councils are not welcomed nor taken account of by BDC and opportunities to involve us as a parish council are resisted.
- "To work with the communities of Sudbury" ... account needs to be taken of the views of nearby communities which are affected e.g. Chilton. With regard to Chilton Woods insufficient account has been taken of the impact upon Chilton parish, Sudbury and surrounding communities.

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Representation ID: 11620

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

Summary:

Important that explicit reference is made to seek to deliver the total number of homes required to meet both the districts' and Housing Market Areas' total housing requirements.

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Representation ID: 11492

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

Summary:

While the housing objective for the "Delivery of the right type of homes, of the right
tenure in the right places" is a sound objective it would be appropriate for reference to be made to meeting the specific needs of the district's ageing population.

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Representation ID: 11347

OBJECT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

The environmental objectives are too generic. For Babergh, there needs to be a recognition that it is dealing with nationally important landscapes AONBs and not just "landscape". The NPPF singles out AONBs as one of a very limited number of
assets where development should be restricted and the conservation of which should attract "great weight" (paras.14 and 115). Many local authorities have no AONB or National Park and a more generic approach is acceptable. For Babergh, this is not the case.

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Representation ID: 11316

OBJECT Sproughton Playing Field (Damian Lavington)

Summary:

* The development should be balanced between homes and employment and be mindful of housing that local residents need and can afford.
* The already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junctions, and an access onto the A14 all need to be radically improved.
* The B1113 is an Off Network Diversion Route but the road through the village is inadequate for that purpose.
* How can you ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services (transport, schools, medical, open space etc) in good time? It is currently non-existent.

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Representation ID: 11241

COMMENT Suffolk Wildlife Trust (Mr James Meyer)

Summary:

Whilst we agree with the Environment objectives identified, we recommend that these are expanded to include adaptation to climate change and the creation and maintenance of high quality greenspaces as part of new developments.

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Representation ID: 11192

OBJECT Mr Nigel Roberts

Summary:

As it currently stands the objectives of the plan (Q2 asks for comment)) lack imagination, and could quite frankly apply to anywhere with the place names substituted. They miss an opportunity to really make a difference.

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Representation ID: 11152

SUPPORT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

Yes - Provided the infrastructure meets education, healthcare and transport needs of the growing population.

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Representation ID: 11084

COMMENT Catesby Estates Limited represented by Strutt & Parker LLP (Jen Carroll)

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. However, the vision does not go far enough to promote the quantum of housing required to meet the objectively assessed housing need. We suggest the housing objective includes the council's commitment to maintain a good housing delivery rate to meet objectively assessed need and to ensure social and economic benefits of additional homes. NPPF paragraph 182, essential that the Local Plan includes a deliverable and justified strategy will enable needs to be met. Needs to meet unmet needs of neighbours where it is sustainable and reasonable to do so.

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Representation ID: 11044

COMMENT Mr C. Voetmann represented by Savills (Rachael Morey)

Summary:

We support the economic objectives, which are relevant in the context of this Local Plan. To this end, we support objectives, but suggest a further additional objective which is addressed under q3.

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Representation ID: 10976

SUPPORT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council agrees with the identified objectives as set out in the Joint Local Plan.

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Representation ID: 10933

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

Summary:

Babergh is a District with a rich rural heritage and tourist potential. How does this plan make the best of that potential to improve employment? And how does it preserve that potential so that it doesn't damage the employment already created by tourism?

Plan does not address out transport problems. Roads running north/south are becoming increasingly congested. Poor bus service. Should we rethink our boundaries to make our interest areas more cohesive democratically so that we can as voters properly consider our area or should we build on our focal towns of Sudbury and Hadleigh and improve our transport links accordingly?

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Representation ID: 10861

COMMENT Lady Anne Windsor Charity (Deborah Langstaff)

Summary:

The identified objectives are not defined in sufficient detail at this early stage within the consultation document, for example "the right types of homes" are referred to be explaining what they comprise.

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Representation ID: 10751

SUPPORT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 10683

OBJECT Mrs Carol Marshall

Summary:

Development balanced between homes and employment. Encourage inward investment, protect and enhance environmental assets, provision of necessary infrastructure and services, but emphasise provision of housing that local residents need and can afford.
* Improve the already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junctions, and an access onto the A14.
* Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services (transport, schools, medical, open space etc) in good time and without back paddling -Planning needs to be pro-active on this.

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Representation ID: 10601

OBJECT Mrs LP Wheatley

Summary:

do not agree with the identified objectives. The vast amount of houses proposed are not needed in Sproughton or Babergh District

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Representation ID: 10595

COMMENT Ms Caroline Powell

Summary:

Objectives
* Development balanced between homes and employment.
* Encourage inward investment,
* Protect and enhance environmental assets,
* Provision of necessary infrastructure and services
* Provision of the right housing that local residents need and can afford.
* Radically improve the already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junction to include an access onto the A14.
* Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services (transport, schools, medical, open space etc.) by being more robust.
* Adoption of new NPPF proposals to transparently display expected/average costings and policy expectations of planning applicants on LPA web site so that viability is a matter for developers to consider themselves from the start, not an issue to be argued over during the application process.

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Representation ID: 10522

OBJECT Mr Joe Lavington

Summary:

* The development should be balanced between homes and employment and be mindful of housing that local residents need and can afford.
* The already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junctions, and an access onto the A14 all need to be radically improved.
* The B1113 is an Off Network Diversion Route but the road through the village is inadequate for that purpose.
* How can you ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services (transport, schools, medical, open space etc) in good time? It is currently non-existent.

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Representation ID: 10406

OBJECT Wendy Lavington

Summary:

* The development should be balanced between homes and employment and be mindful of housing that local residents need and can afford.
* The already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junctions, and an access onto the A14 all need to be radically improved.
* The B1113 is an Off Network Diversion Route but the road through the village is inadequate for that purpose.
* How can you ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services (transport, schools, medical, open space etc) in good time? It is currently non-existent.

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Representation ID: 10054

OBJECT Historic England (Katie Parsons)

Summary:

None of these categories refer to the historic environment. The emerging Plan should account for the historic environment and the need to pursue its conservation and enhancement as an objective as not doing so risks the Plan being unsound.

An objective to protect and enhance environmental assets (including landscapes and green spaces) is welcomed, this provision is insufficient alone to secure the conservation and enhancement of the historic environment. It is recommended that an additional objective is added which relates to the historic environment. Alternatively the existing objective could be amended to the read, "To protect and enhance the built, natural and historic environment for future and current generations".

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Representation ID: 9978

OBJECT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

* The development should be balanced between homes and employment and be mindful of housing that local residents need and can afford.
* The already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the A1071 at B1113 and Hadleigh Road junctions, and an access onto the A14 all need to be radically improved.
* The B1113 is an Off Network Diversion Route but the road through the village is inadequate for that purpose.
* How can you ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services (transport, schools, medical, open space etc) in good time? It is currently non-existent.

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Representation ID: 9840

SUPPORT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 9806

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

Summary:

In respect of specific housing objectives it is agreed that the delivery of the right homes, of the right tenure, in the right places to meet need should be a key objective for the Joint Local Plan. This objective is consistent with the provisions of the Government's Housing White Paper, published in February 2017.
It is also supported that the Joint Local Plan should encourage development of employment sites and other business growth, of the right type, in the right place.
Our client also strongly agrees with the objective to support the Ipswich Northern Route project, and other such strategic infrastructure investment to better support the growth and delivery of housing and employment projects across both districts.

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Representation ID: 9687

SUPPORT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

I do agree with the objectives that have been identified. However, I do not feel that these objectives have been met until now so I hop they will be in the future.

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Representation ID: 9508

OBJECT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

The proposed "vision" will create an Urban commuter environment with overloaded infrastructure and will destroy on of the main economic sources for Babergh:- Tourism!.

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Representation ID: 9417

SUPPORT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

Yes, provided infrastructure such as education, health and social care etc. are incorporated at the planning stage and not as an afterthought.

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Representation ID: 9370

COMMENT Beyton Parish Council (Ms Adele Pope)

Summary:

The objectives stated are reasonable but vague. They should be SMART in order to be able to be measured.
For Beyton the key areas are Housing, Economy, Environment and Health communities and Infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 9320

COMMENT J W Baldwin Farms represented by Pegasus Group (Mr Robert Barber)

Summary:

Further emphasis should be put on the importance of delivering new housing in the drafting of Local Plan objectives.

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Representation ID: 9305

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

Objectives

Development must be balanced between homes and employment. Encourage inward investment, protect and enhance environmental assets, provision of necessary infrastructure and services. Provision of housing must be what local residents need and can afford.

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Representation ID: 9230

COMMENT The Gooderham Family and ESCO Developments Ltd represented by Cheffins Planning & Development (Mr Jon Jennings)

Summary:

There is a need to ensure that a mixed size of sites is allocated in core villages, to ensure that houses can contribute to the five-year housing land supply early in the plan period.

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Representation ID: 9222

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

Objectives
Development must be balanced between homes and employment. Encourage inward investment, protect and enhance environmental assets, provision of necessary infrastructure and services. Provision of housing must be what local residents need and can afford.

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Representation ID: 9179

COMMENT Mr Ken Seager

Summary:

Development must be balanced between homes and employment. Encourage inward investment, protect and enhance environmental assets, provision of necessary infrastructure and services. Provision of housing must be what local residents need and can afford.

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Representation ID: 9091

COMMENT Ms Judith Roberts

Summary:

Focus should be to make sure that housing and infrastructure meet the needs of the future demographic and should be sustainable.

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Representation ID: 8971

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

* To support communities to deliver plans and projects at the district and neighbourhood levels, specifically providing opportunities to for the District Councils supporting communities on the development on neighbourhood plans.
* To work with the communities of Sudbury and Stowmarket in the development of a vision and strategy for both towns.
The objective of working with the communities of Stowmarket does not appear to take into consideration the surrounding communities and the impacts on them? It should be worded to include surrounding communities recognising their independent identities.

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Representation ID: 8723

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Do not over-depend on Urban Areas & Market Towns + Felixstowe and Ipswich for all employment - promote new employment across the districts to minimise strain on transport infrastructure

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Representation ID: 8701

COMMENT Mrs Hannah Lord-Vince

Summary:

* Development should be balanced between homes and employment. Encourage inward investment, protect and enhance environmental assets, provision of necessary infrastructure and services, but emphasise provision of housing that local residents need and can afford.
* Radically improve the already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route". The B1113 is an Off Network Diversion Route but the road through the village is inadequate for that purpose.
* Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services (transport, schools, medical, open space etc) in good time and without back paddling -Planning needs to be pro-active on this.

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Representation ID: 8635

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

Summary:

The focus on Economic development linked to Felixstowe appears strange given it is not in the district. It may be important but there should be more focus on the businesses in the district that generate their own direct economic benefit. As well as bigger businesses like Bosch, Muntons and PDG in Stowmarket there are many smaller rural businesses which themselves bring in direct external earnings to the district. These need recognition and support in infrastructure, staffing and resources.

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Representation ID: 8476

OBJECT Mr Michael Beiley

Summary:

Critical terms are not properly defined e.g. "right" type of homes ; "right" place ; meeting "need" and unless these terms are defined,they are at risk of subjectivity.
Insufficient emphasis is placed on the preservation and maintenance of what already exists in terms of quality of life and too much emphasis is placed on "growth",which in itself is not a holy grail. Growth , at what cost ?

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Representation ID: 8161

SUPPORT Mr C Partridge

Summary:

I think the vision is sensible and covers what is needed in the area

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Representation ID: 7854

COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)

Summary:

Comments made to enhance/provide contextual information from Essex perspective.

Environment: recommend new developments attenuate surface water run-off though SuDS strategies - 'where possible' should be removed.

Healthy communities and infrastructure: JLP could demonstrate how environment can support wider reduction in health inequality/support prevention agenda. While no direct impacts on ECC, recommend BMS engage SCC Public Health with Local Plan preparation. Health Impact Assessments can promote improvements in health/healthy lifestyles. Essex LPAs including HIA policies in new Local Plans.

Engagement with ECC as Highway Authority crucial in delivering Sudbury Western Relief Road. Refer Braintree Publication Draft Local Plan for relevant text.

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Representation ID: 7757

SUPPORT Mr John Ambrose

Summary:

Yes -It is important that right type of homes are provided in the villages and developers are not allowed to saturate them with 4/5 bedrooms homes.

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Representation ID: 7702

COMMENT Brome and Oakley Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

We broadly agree, but being a village with very few facilities we feel that more emphasis should be put on infrastructure/transport links, particularly when larger developments are going ahead.

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Representation ID: 7656

OBJECT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Environment: The Environment definition should include heritage assets.
Healthy communities: "Supporting communities to deliver plans and projects:" CPC's experience unfortunately has been that the views of parish councils are not welcomed nor taken account of by BDC and opportunities to involve us as a parish council are resisted.
* "To work with the communities of Sudbury" ... account needs to be taken of the views of nearby communities which are affected e.g. Chilton. With regard to Chilton Woods insufficient account has been taken of the impact upon Chilton parish, Sudbury and surrounding communities.

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Representation ID: 7585

COMMENT Mrs Annette Brennand

Summary:

Broadly supportive of the objectives however it should be emphasised that housing provided should respond to local need and be affordable, road network needs radical overhauling (investment), building should avoid flood plains and broader infrastructure requirements should be properly assessed, committed to and delivered upon.

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Representation ID: 7241

COMMENT Mr Mark Blackwell

Summary:

Objectives should include an equitable housing solution for all, including provision for compensation for existing residents who are financially disadvantaged as a result of the implementation of this plan. Also the development of meaningful urban green areas as part of any development, and a limited maximum density of houseing to reflect the rural aspect of Suffolk

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Representation ID: 7225

COMMENT Dr DAVID Brennand

Summary:

Broadly supportive of the objectives however it should be emphasised that housing provided should respond to local need and be affordable, road network needs radical overhauling (investment), building should avoid flood plains and broader infrastructure requirements should be properly assessed, committed to and delivered upon.

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Representation ID: 6923

SUPPORT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

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Representation ID: 6848

COMMENT Mrs Linda Rushton

Summary:

I believe that Infrastructure, Environment and Economy are more important than Housing and Healthy Communities.

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Representation ID: 6831

OBJECT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

No because there is not a mention of sustainability for the environment or sustainability for jobs given there is a higher proportion on lower wages in mid suffolk than other areas. Subsidising companies to provide unreliable employment while giving mid suffolk residents double stress of unstable work and being in the welfare system is not sustainable.

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Representation ID: 6800

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

Summary:

2 Objectives - The four headline objectives are correct. I am less certain of the inclusion of individual projects in the plan which is addressing the requirements for a 20-year period. The Ipswich Northern Route and the Sudbury Western Relief Road sound like County projects rather than District objectives. The vision can be consistent for the 20-year plan, but the objectives and the detail of the plan should be reviewed at 10-year intervals.

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Representation ID: 6673

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

Objectives do not appear to be reflected well within the rest of this document

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Representation ID: 6306

OBJECT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

the stated objectives reflect planning policy outcomes rather than quality outcomes for residents.

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Representation ID: 6020

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Development needs to be balanced between homes and employment, encouraging inward investment, protect and enhance environmental asset, provision of necessary infrastructure and services.
Emphasis must be put on housing that local residents need and can afford. Radical improvement to local already strained transport networks is required and all infrastructure needs to be provided in good time.
A priority should be that communities do not lose their unique identities by over development, creeping coalescence and merging communities. Growth should be spread more pragmatically across Babergh rather than a few larger sites.
The draft Local Plan does not set out a large scale vision for the District. It comprises a top-down exercise in meeting Government-led numerical housing targets and avoids engaging in the debate of what that means for people in the District. For instance, it does not consider the type of discussion in north Essex where the solution to achieving growth has been to identify a garden village development to avoid filling up all the villages with new estates. In this way north Essex proposes to preserve the rural feel of the area, although it does come at the cost of blighting one location. At the other extreme is the concept of diverse and diffused expansion across the Districts, creating a merit based policy for controlled expansion of communities of all sizes, thereby creating sufficient economic mass for smaller communities to benefit from a wider range of services. Our communities deserve a broad-based discussion of different scenarios, not simply a re-hash of the status quo.

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Representation ID: 6012

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

N/A

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Representation ID: 5818

COMMENT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

The objective of working with the communities of Stowmarket does not appear to take into consideration the surrounding communities and the impacts on them? It should be worded to include surrounding communities recognising their independent identities.

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Representation ID: 5807

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Identified objectives are acceptable although the order is wrong. Healthy Communities and Infrastructure should be separated. The priority is:
Infrastructure
Healthy Communities
Environment
Economy
Housing

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Representation ID: 5795

SUPPORT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

LWPC agrees

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Representation ID: 5696

OBJECT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

In general support the objectives but with the reservations listed above.

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Representation ID: 5497

OBJECT Mrs Louise Carman

Summary:

The proposals substantially reduce the green spaces and lack adequate infrastructure, particularly the roads and transport connectivity. The industrial developments will greatly impact villages and create noise and environmental pollution.

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Representation ID: 5472

SUPPORT Mr Graham Moxon

Summary:

The objectives are sound but must be specifically tailored to the districts that they are being applied to.

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Representation ID: 5430

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council agreed that all require consideration but with appropriate care.

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Representation ID: 5368

OBJECT Babergh Green Party (Mr Robert Lindsay)

Summary:

If the objective is to maximise the health and well being of citizens, as we suggest, then other objectives follow. The two rural districts have become very car dependent in the past couple of decades as public transport subsidies have been slashed, as new housing developments are built without any significant investment in cycling, walking or public transport.
We believe a key objective should be "To lessen car dependency for citizens of the two districts"

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Representation ID: 5163

COMMENT Mr Stephen Fisher

Summary:

the objectives all seem reasonable, but they are too vague and non-specific and thus not easily measurable as the implementation of the plan proceeds. The council needs to make its objectives more identifiable if they are to be useful.

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Representation ID: 5092

COMMENT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

agree but could take note of the following comments:
Place Healthy Communities and Infrastructure first, because everything stems from that: it should not just be seen as a consequence.

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Representation ID: 5082

COMMENT Mrs Rosemary Jones

Summary:

Housing - "right type" should read "a range of homes of varied tenure".
Economy - a range of employment sites and business growth appropriate to existing and future communities.

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Representation ID: 4934

SUPPORT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

All are reasonable.

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Representation ID: 4907

SUPPORT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

We agree with the identified objectives?

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Representation ID: 4879

OBJECT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

The Objectives are reasonable but the demands of Felixstowe and the Ipswich Northern Route should not override the other stated targets.

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Representation ID: 4535

OBJECT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

No.
The plan is not written with 'local' ownership in mind. It is a desk based analysis from the
top down.
The so called Growth Agenda overlooks the need for planned sequential development and
the concomitant provision of services and infrastructure.
It follows that the objectives are in the wrong order. Broadly the prime aim must be to provide Healthy Communities. The Economy must be examined and enhanced. Growth in Housing and supportive Services and Infrastructure follows, parallel with the protection and enhancement of the Environment.

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Representation ID: 4469

SUPPORT Barking Parish Council (Mrs Rosemary Cochrane)

Summary:

These objectives generally reflect Barking Parish Councils own objectives in the adopted Parish Plan 2011.

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Representation ID: 4458

COMMENT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

The Parish Council did not agree entirely with the identified objectives. There was concern that the vision does not prioritise infrastructure ahead of housing

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Representation ID: 4437

OBJECT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

The plan is not written with 'local' ownership in mind. It is a desk based analysis from the
top down.
The so called Growth Agenda overlooks the need for planned sequential development and
the concomitant provision of services and infrastructure.
It follows that the objectives are in the wrong order. Broadly the prime aim must be to provide Healthy Communities. The Economy must be examined and enhanced. Growth in Housing and supportive Services and Infrastructure follows, parallel with the protection and enhancement of the Environment.

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Representation ID: 4429

COMMENT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

The plan is not written with 'local' ownership in mind. It is a desk based analysis from the
top down.
The so called Growth Agenda overlooks the need for planned sequential development and
the concomitant provision of services and infrastructure.
It follows that the objectives are in the wrong order. Broadly the prime aim must be to provide Healthy Communities. The Economy must be examined and enhanced. Growth in Housing and supportive Services and Infrastructure follows, parallel with the protection and enhancement of the Environment.

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Representation ID: 4318

OBJECT mrs karen howard

Summary:

Road networks are already at breaking point and cannot cope with increase traffic. Issues on A14 lead to chaos in Sproughton and copdock as it is.
Schools, Doctors surgeries are over subscribed now and service levels are low. More schools and Surgeries need to be provided before extra Housing.

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Representation ID: 4201

COMMENT Christina Galvin

Summary:

It is not enough to 'support' infrastructure improvements and the 'Northern Route' the council needs to 'drive' these changes before any further growth in the area. A northern bypass is needed NOW in order to stop the county being gridlocked for a day every time there is an issue with the Orwell Bridge.
Building on flood plains should be avoided, not just 'where possible'. This increases the frequency and magnitude of flooding which is only likely to increase in the future with climate change.

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Representation ID: 4179

SUPPORT Mrs Jackie Ward

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 4137

OBJECT Mr Jonathan Gear

Summary:

The proposals for development of Copdock and Washbrook will substantially reduce green space, air and water quality. The brook runs directly through the gardens of properties on Back Lane. The water route begins in the very area for proposed housing on Wash Lane. Building to this area will destroy a natural water source and likely add to the risk of flood.

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Representation ID: 3966

COMMENT Miss Abigail Mayston

Summary:

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.

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Representation ID: 3962

COMMENT ms sally sparrow

Summary:

Development balanced between homes and employment. Protect and enhance enviromental assets. Provision of infrastructure and services. Most important housing that local people need and can afford.
The existing road network requires radical improvemnts BEFORE developments start.
Infrastructure....schools, medical, open spaces, sports facilities etc need to in place in good time, not as an after thought. Planning must be proactive on this, even if the council are not directly responsible for the provision.
Development

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Representation ID: 3948

OBJECT Mr Richard Howlett

Summary:

The identified objectives were not advised to Copdock/Washbrook residents in a responsible manner which leads me to believe that residents comments are of no interest to the Councils - however planning for the ludicrous amount of homes in this area, without the necessary adequate infrastructure in place, is not practicable.

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Representation ID: 3811

OBJECT Mr Alan Squirrell

Summary:

To consider that more housing is required in the BDC area is completely ignoring the effects of Brexit.

To create more concrete jungle is against nature, and the rights of 'country people' to live in open countryside.

BDC, Suffolk CC, and the Government are all cutting back services; so how is providing housing, without social infrastructure responsible, or even legal?

Farmland developed, is food, employment and nature lost forever; houses built when public services cannot cope, is a major long term cost, and hindrance to real positive progress in so many ways

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Representation ID: 3789

OBJECT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

Lack of policy objectives regarding "creeping coalescence" in the plan.

This must be addressed to cater for the needs of existing residents, protect the identities of existing communities and protect green spaces, especially in the so-called Ipswich fringe area.

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Representation ID: 3751

SUPPORT Mr Graham Jones

Summary:

All objectives appear reasonable but lack detail.
Main focus areas should be; Housing, Transport, Environment and Rural Landscape.
Housing: Ensure that new housing supplies a range of needs ( high quality housing for all ) and addresses the issue of starter and affordable dwellings. Any new housing must augment the current landscape.
Environment: Ensure that development takes place in a geographically balanced way such that the quality of the environment is not disproportionally affected.
Transport: Road infrastructure should be designed to reduce traffic through villages

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Representation ID: 3735

COMMENT Mrs Louise Baldry

Summary:

Again infrastructure has to be improved before any development gets taken into consideration. After which the type of housing which should be supplied is of what local residents need, approve and can afford.

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Representation ID: 3640

OBJECT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Sustainable balance between housing/employment must be proven. Objective should clearly state how this will be done and that if not done, development will not proceed. Growth of Felixstowe should be 'sustainable'. New development should avoid areas of current poor air quality.
Must enable communities to develop and deliver neighbourhood plans.

Must maintain sustainable balance between housing/employment opportunities.
Must provide necessary infrastructure.
Always ensure new development avoids areas of flood risk and reduce future flood risk.
Support 'Ipswich Northern Route' project, strengthening of Ipswich and whole of all surrounding Districts as key economic driver across the whole District.

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Representation ID: 3540

SUPPORT angela harvey

Summary:

These descriptions do seem balanced as long as true. For instance why are allotments in scope. How does this fit with 1. protecting env. assets and 2. healthy communities - think wellbeing?

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Representation ID: 3377

OBJECT Mr Adrian James

Summary:

The housing objective is entirely focussed on need, this must be balanced with the rights of the existing population to continue living their lives as they wish to.

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Representation ID: 3369

OBJECT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

Seem appropriate but concerns with the following:
Emphasis must be placed on providing housing that the local residents need and can afford to buy. Developers must be made to provide the Affordable Homes Tariff agreed.
In addition to supporting the "Ipswich Northern Route" steps must be taken to radically improve the road network in and around Sproughton.
New development must avoid areas which are formal or historical flood plains. Words "where possible should be deleted".
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.

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Representation ID: 3158

SUPPORT Offton and Willisham Parish Council (Mr Michael Bolton)

Summary:

Yes - the listed objectives are sensible and inclusive.

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Representation ID: 3106

COMMENT Iain Pocock

Summary:

Broadly yes however plan needs to consider potential impact of Brexit and relative importance of the different objectives as perceived by the residents of the area

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Representation ID: 2950

COMMENT Mr Peter Sutters

Summary:

The docks at Felixstowe are most important to employment and road / rail infrastructure should be improved before any further pressure is put on the Copdock Interchange.

The traffic around Copdock & Washbrook is brought to a standstill within minutes of a major problem at Copdock Interchange or when the Orwell Bridge is closed either due to weather conditions or a traffic accident and the consequential police investigations.

Ideally, the Ipswich Northern route would be in the implementation stage before any large scale developments are allowed in Copdock & Washbook.

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Representation ID: 2892

SUPPORT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)

Summary:

We agree in principle with the objectives detailed in the "Vision"

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Representation ID: 2841

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

Summary:

Broadly yes, but see also response to Q1, especially regarding specific objectives for the DDNP Area.

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Representation ID: 2822

SUPPORT Mr Andrew Coxhead

Summary:

I agree with the objectives

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Representation ID: 2813

COMMENT Mrs Rhona Jermyn

Summary:

1.Main issues concern infrastructure, radical improvement needed for already strained local road network, delivery of a much needed new school and medical facilities.
2. Homes that are affordable and provision made for aging local population
3. There is great risk to our small village being swamped and lost in several large developments
4. Priority should be to spread more evenly the development across Babergh rather than a few large sites.

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Representation ID: 2546

SUPPORT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council agrees with the objectives.

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Representation ID: 2521

COMMENT Mrs Michaela Chan

Summary:

I mainly agree, but I feel the development of industrial areas must be carefully considered so as not to impact on residential life.

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Representation ID: 2408

OBJECT Preston St Mary Parish Council (Nicola Smith)

Summary:

Agree but think that the identified objectives are too broad, and it is noted that important local issues such as infrastructure provision warrant only a 3.5 page explanation where the concentration of the consultation is on housing. More thought and information has to be given about infrastructure, how the plan will deliver it, and the ongoing cost of maintaining that infrastructure. The consultation on infrastructure should be to the extent of the consultation on housing i.e more than 3.5 pages as the two go hand in hand.

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Representation ID: 2341

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

We generally agree with the objectives in principle. Industrial development should centre around the main areas of population so that rural areas can be conserved for the benefit of all.

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Representation ID: 2336

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 2157

COMMENT K&P Coghlin

Summary:

"To seek to maintain a sustainable balance between housing and employment opportunities" Suggest including the needs of the existing local communities in this objective.

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Representation ID: 2121

OBJECT Capel St Mary Parish Council (Mrs Julie Lawes)

Summary:

The housing objective is weak we need to firm up what is meant by right place and meeting need. How are right places identified and what need is being met? How local is local need, or is this District or County need?

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Representation ID: 2079

SUPPORT Great Finborough Parish Council (Mrs Paula Gladwell)

Summary:

Agree with the objectives however understanding that they terms are very general

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Representation ID: 1896

SUPPORT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Yes.

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Representation ID: 1894

SUPPORT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

I would agree that all the objectives stated need to be considered.

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Representation ID: 1643

SUPPORT Winston Parish Council (Mrs Lizzie Taurozevicius)

Summary:

We agree.

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Representation ID: 1564

SUPPORT Ms Carole Skippen

Summary:

The local environment must be protected, we need to ensure we all have good quality air to breath, new developments should not be built on or near flood plains.

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Representation ID: 1525

SUPPORT Mrs Elizabeth Schmitt

Summary:

It is important for housing and employment opportunities to be delivered whilst retaining the character of the area which is essentially rural

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Representation ID: 1498

COMMENT Mr Andrew Powell

Summary:

The Housing Objective should give a clearer definition of 'right type' of homes. Social housing and affordable homes are needed, and the balance should be weighted against a majority of executive homes.

The Environmental Objective seeks to protect the environmental assets, landscape and green spaces, but the rest of the plan entails the destruction of these. Whilst houses do need to be built, the objective could define how landscapes can be protected and emphasise the contribution of landscape to the wellbeing of the population. The plan could helpfully highlight brownfield site opportunities.

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Representation ID: 1432

COMMENT Ms Ann Tarran

Summary:

Development should avoid all the environmental priorities as well as on flood plains

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Representation ID: 1430

COMMENT Ms Ann Tarran

Summary:

I agree with the objectives re balancing housing with employment needs but it is not clear how far this involves driving empyment and industrial development. I think the objective needs to make this clearer and that development - industrial and housing should be expansion of existing areas optimising sustainability and rural development should be small scale and not drive further housing need.

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Representation ID: 1420

COMMENT Mr William Eaton

Summary:

It is of crucial importance that the village boundaries are characterized by green fields and development free zones
The design of new housing within the villages and parish should be of a rural design in keeping with the village and its historical past. Modern building techniques may be followed but the finished product should have a village feel.Open plan front gardens with car parking in ratio to house size.
Parking spaces must use permeable surfaces to allow for rain water absorption and should be designed to maintain the rural character of the village

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Representation ID: 1372

SUPPORT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Yes. All are desireable.

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Representation ID: 1217

SUPPORT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

There should be a balance between supporting housing growth with maintaining the character of the rural community.

The expansion of economic activity is to be encouraged in that it supports the community with increasing income to the area. Again, there needs to be a balance with the existing residents to avoid adverse impact through increased traffic disturbance and visual impact.

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Representation ID: 1215

SUPPORT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

The objectives are acceptable.

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Representation ID: 995

OBJECT Simon Bell

Summary:

The focus of the objectives of the Local Plan should not place so much emphasis on supporting the growth of Felixstowe. Employment growth has identified the need for, inter alia, Science Parks within the district. There is nothing within the objectives to support this anticipated growth.

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Representation ID: 927

SUPPORT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

Happy with it

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Representation ID: 785

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

Summary:

Agree with the objectives in principle, but more emphasis should be placed on conserving our rural assets. The vision must be realistic, achievable and in line with the NPPF.

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Representation ID: 711

COMMENT Martyn Levett

Summary:

1. An objective might be better met by identifying an entirely new area for development where planning does not ruin villages.
2. There is a lack of real purpose or intention in the consultation plan behind the areas identified which is solely based on utilising the existing infrastructure and hope for the best.
3. If the real reason for not identifying a new area outside villages is that developers will not bear the infrastructure costs, the you should identify the tactical problems

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Representation ID: 595

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Mockford

Summary:

The current statement does not give adequate clarity for me to properly assess what the impact will be on Drinkstone. Apart from the objective of building more houses, there is little in the vision statement that demonstrates any innovative thinking on key issues in proposed policy addressing the economy, environment and infrastructure. As a result there is a serious risk that the pressures of the need for more housing stock, will result in the council ignoring totally environmental, infrastructure and conservation matters to the detriment of the whole village.

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Representation ID: 259

SUPPORT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

I agree with the plans objectives

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Representation ID: 163

SUPPORT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

With reservations. Any Industrial development should not detract from the enjoyment of local vistas or cause excessive disruption to local residents.

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Representation ID: 101

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

Housing: sustainability must include energy generation at a household or estate level through solar, wind, air source and other sustainable methods. This will in turn feed in to economic and environmental objectives.
Healthy communities: given an aging population this does need to be local and to include local bus services. The relief road is essential for air quality as well as de-stressing travel around the town. Also, health is mental as well as physical. Supporting local theatres is an essential component of this.

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Representation ID: 21

COMMENT Mr Michael Morley

Summary:

Housing Objective reworded as:
To seek to maintain a sustainable balance between housing, the environment and employment opportunities.

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