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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q3

Representation ID: 13151

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

Summary:

Whilst we agree with the 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.

We recommend that the Councils include an additional objective, which states:
"To seek to deliver the quantum of housing required by their most current Strategic Housing Market Assessment."

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Representation ID: 12844

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

Summary:

Following on from q2:

For housing this will mean: A significant boost in the supply of housing with provision made for the market and affordable housing needs of the existing and new population, including unmet needs from elsewhere as necessary.

For economy this will mean: Positive support for new employment development, including rural diversification in suitable locations, where net gains in employment can be secured.

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Representation ID: 12731

COMMENT Mr Gary 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 in good time and without back paddling -Planning needs to be pro-active on this.

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Representation ID: 12450

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

Summary:

We recommend that the Councils include an additional objective, which states:

"To seek to deliver the quantum of housing required by their most current Strategic Housing Market Assessment"

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Representation ID: 12317

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

Summary:

We would suggest there should be an objective to support local scale employment opportunities and the maintenance of a successful rural economy.

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Representation ID: 12299

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

Summary:

We recommend that the Councils include an additional objective, which states:

"To seek to deliver the quantum of housing required by their most current Strategic Housing Market Assessment."

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Representation ID: 12245

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

Summary:

Substantially and urgently increasing housing supply.

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Representation ID: 12023

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

Summary:

In the context of paragraphs 47, 50 and 159 of the NPPF, the objectives should be
referring to the need to "Deliver a wide choice of high quality homes and meet the full
objectively assessed need for market and affordable housing in the housing market
area over the lifetime of the plan".

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Representation ID: 11884

COMMENT Turley (Mr Gareth Barton)

Summary:

The identified objectives for housing should reflect the important role of Mid Suffolk and Babergh in meeting need for the wider Housing Market Area, particularly from Ipswich Borough. By identifying this as a specific objective it would ensure that the strategy and policies contained in the Local Plan support this role. It would also tie in with the identified economic objective of strengthening Ipswich and the surrounding area as the key economic driver of the County.
The objectives should also make specific reference to addressing the significant issues of housing need and affordability.

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Representation ID: 11648

COMMENT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

Yes. I consider that Babergh DC ("BDC") needs to work much more closely with the parish councils. Lip service is paid to the Statement of Community Involvement.
The protection and enhancement of heritage assets which are an attraction to tourism should be added as an objective.

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Representation ID: 11623

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

Summary:

In the context of paragraphs 47, 50 and 159 of the NPPF, the objective should be referring to the need to "Deliver a wide choice of high quality homes and meet the full objectively assessed need for market and affordable housing in the housing market area over the lifetime of the plan".

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Representation ID: 11536

COMMENT Annette 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.
Adopt new NPPF proposal to display expected costing's and policy expectations of planning applications so that vitability is a matter for developers to consider at the start, not to be argued over

More details about Rep ID: 11536

Representation ID: 11518

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

Summary:

The ambition of the Vision is welcomed. However, it is suggested that an objective specifically relating to the importance of ensuring thriving rural communities is also included to reflect the character of the whole of the Local Plan area, which include a large rural hinterland.

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Representation ID: 11349

COMMENT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

SOS would like to see express recognition in the "Environment" objectives of the importance of conserving Babergh's nationally designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This would accord with the "great weight" attached to this objective by the NPPF.

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Representation ID: 11154

COMMENT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

Transport links to core villages is presently not acceptable and would need to be improved. Increased population needs to have an enhancement to our current healthcare provision as these are already stretched to capacity.

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Representation ID: 11047

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

Summary:

We note that there is no link between the three states objectives and the amount of employment land that is needed within the plan period. Objectives fail to acknowledge the amount of new employment coming forward should be related to the amount of new housing being proposed in the plan.

Local Plans must acknowledge the link between new homes and new employment and consequently we consider that an additional economic objective should be inserted to read as follows:
* 'To provide land for significant new employment growth to meet employment demands arising from new housing within the plan period.'

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Representation ID: 10862

SUPPORT Lady Anne Windsor Charity (Deborah Langstaff)

Summary:

Yes. the recognition and encouragement of housing provided by almshouse charities should be taken into account when preparing the Joint Local Plan.

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Representation ID: 10752

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

No

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Representation ID: 10604

COMMENT Mrs LP Wheatley

Summary:

Objectives should be to limit the number of houses built. Any houses that are built should be built on brownfield sites only

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Representation ID: 10055

COMMENT Historic England (Katie Parsons)

Summary:

Yes, an objective which seeks the strategic level pursuit of the conservation and
enhancement of the historic environment is requested.

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Representation ID: 9841

COMMENT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

Yes. Under the environment heading:
Identify buidings at risk and seek improvements through enforcement and grant funding.
design that minimises the use of energy and water in new homes and businesses and in construction processes.

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Representation ID: 9688

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Yes. Education; nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary. Currently, in Debenham there are parents who cannot obtain a place for their children in the senior classes of the primary school and have to travel elsewhere for their child's education.

Also, within the environment objective, the aspect of flooding needs to be addressed continually. Particular concerns for flooding in Debenham and new homes built in low lying areas of the village. No indication concerning increased requirements for sewage, electricity, telephone and broadband connections. These are vitally important.

In conjunction with this, all brown field sites need to be investigated and used for development and long-term empty dwellings need to be utilised.

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Representation ID: 9633

COMMENT Mr Chris 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.
Radically improve the already strained local road networks especially the "Ipswich Northern Route" & A1071/B1113.
Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure / services
Development shouldn't lead to communities losing their identities by swamping and creeping coalescence (merging of communities).
Location of growth to be spread more pragmatically across Babergh rather than fewer large sites

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Representation ID: 9418

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

The move towards primary school education in core villages only, is creating a need for better provision of rural transport links including roadside footpaths. Rural areas need better leisure, recreation and sports facilities, there is also a need for housing suitable for an aging population.

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Representation ID: 9371

COMMENT Beyton Parish Council (Ms Adele Pope)

Summary:

There are a number of areas we feel are missing. These include Identity (not to merge villages for example), Well-Being (supporting community groups etc) and Crime (a pro-active approach).

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Representation ID: 9306

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

Q3: Other objectives
The plan should achieve radically improved 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.
The plan must 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: 9280

COMMENT Sport England (East) (Mr Philip Raiswell)

Summary:

The Plan states as a priority policy area 'Healthy Communities and Infrastructure', but there is no objective relating to the provision of facilities and opportunities for healthy living, including the protection and provision of sports facilities and other opportunities for physical activity (for example provision or enhancement of opportunities for walking, cycling and informal recreation)

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Representation ID: 9223

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

Q3: Other objectives
The plan should achieve radically improved 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.
The plan must 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: 9180

COMMENT Mr Ken Seager

Summary:

The plan should achieve radically improved 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.
The plan must 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: 9163

COMMENT J D Pickett

Summary:

Development needs to be sympathetic to the surroundings and not overwhelm existing villages and end up with a sprawling Ipswich which absorbs the surrounding villages.

The number of houses currently under consideration would completely overwhelm both Sproughton and Bramford, the number of houses built needs to be in proportion to the number of homes already in place.

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Representation ID: 9151

COMMENT Wendy Shorrock

Summary:

- The JLP should aim to ensure that the local road networks in and around Sproughton village are capable of supporting any proposed developments.
- The JLP should ensure that all necessary infrastructure and services are delivered to support any proposed developments.

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Representation ID: 8975

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

An objective about retaining and sustaining the character and environment of the area.

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Representation ID: 8775

OBJECT The Woodland Trust (Mr Nick Sandford)

Summary:

We would like to see protection and enhancement of trees, woods and hedgerows in the districts included as part of the vision. Landscapes in Suffolk have seen a significant loss of biodiversit over recent years and new threats such as tree disease are likely to see signficant losses for example of highway trees in years to come. It is therefore vital that new trees and hedgerows are planted to make the landscape more resilient in the face of these threats

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Representation ID: 8725

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

A focus on working where we live - walking/cycling to work - exploiting broadband technology for office/non-polluting jobs/communication; working at home; minimising transport needs

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Representation ID: 8649

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

Summary:

The objectives say very little on the need to recognise climate change, either in the nature of Housing provision or the Environment section. This should be given more focus, specifically in the spacial provision of workspace and dwelling space. Much more could be done to reduce traffic pressure if more jobs are located in the rural setting, within the district.

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Representation ID: 7847

SUPPORT Tattingstone Parish Council (mrs Jane Connell-Smith)

Summary:

no

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Representation ID: 7657

COMMENT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Yes. We consider that Babergh DC ("BDC") needs to work much more closely with the parish councils. Lip service is paid to the Statement of Community Involvement.
The protection and enhancement of heritage assets which are an attraction to tourism should be added as an objective.

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Representation ID: 7586

COMMENT Mrs Annette Brennand

Summary:

The objectives should incorporate enhancement of the road network in and around the locality (and particularly Sproughton - A1071 / B1113), the proportional allocation of increases in housing and employment land across the districts and recognition of a need to specifically protect the identities of existing communities and avoiding 'creeping coalescence'.

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Representation ID: 7244

COMMENT Mr Mark Blackwell

Summary:

As previous comment

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Representation ID: 7240

COMMENT Dr DAVID Brennand

Summary:

The objectives should incorporate enhancement of the road network in and around the locality (and particularly Sproughton - A1071 / B1113), the proportional allocation of increases in housing and employment land across the districts and recognition of a need to specifically protect the identifies of existing communities and avoiding 'creeping coalescence'.

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Representation ID: 6937

COMMENT Brome and Oakley Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Healthy Communities and Infrastructure, specific targets for transport links and doctor numbers/head of population.

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Representation ID: 6849

COMMENT Mrs Linda Rushton

Summary:

Farming, Tourism and Heritage should be alongside Employment, Housing and Infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 6833

COMMENT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

Encourage investment in sustainable jobs (that provide hours and wages that do not have a detrimental impact on mental and physical health and do not rely on people being able to access welfare to be viable)
Encourage sustainable development in terms of challenges of climate change and level of damage to environment
Ensure new developments are energy efficient

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Representation ID: 6802

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

Summary:

3 The identified objectives are adequate.
Also feel that we should have something that nods to local infrastructure (e.g. local roads, lanes, hills) for local developments... the heading is fine but too high level and makes no nod to improving the local infrastructure per developments. The words "protecting conservation areas" is not found in any part of the objectives, and perhaps should be.

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Representation ID: 6676

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

Development should be proportionate to the communities they are associated, there should be no swamping of a community, development should intergrade not dominate.

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Representation ID: 6662

COMMENT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

Additional Objectives to include:-

1) development to be pro-rated across the parishes rather than focussing all the development in one area
2) avoid the swamping of existing communities with a disproportionate amount of development which would result in creeping coalescence

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Representation ID: 6364

COMMENT Mr Robin Coates

Summary:

Ensuring new developments to not significantly add to existing issues of congestion, and pollution.

Prioritise the reuse of Brownfield sites over green field developments.

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Representation ID: 6311

COMMENT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

See our submission for a revised set of objectives

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Representation ID: 6120

COMMENT Mr Simon Williams

Summary:

The overwhelming objective should be that once development has occured the outcome should be sustainable communites where each settlement has access to the appropriate services. The result should not be dormitory towns and villages where the only access to services is by car.

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Representation ID: 6023

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

See our answer to qtn 2

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Representation ID: 6014

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

No

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Representation ID: 6005

COMMENT Neil Fuller

Summary:

Environmental assets need to be protected and enhanced to meet biodiversity duties and quality of life objectives. The housing provision should seek to provide suitable housing that meet the needs of local residents.

Local road networks are all under strain. 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) in good time and without back paddling - planned need to be pro-active on this.

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Representation ID: 5820

COMMENT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

An objective about retaining and sustaining the character and environment of the area.

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Representation ID: 5809

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Although not directly the responsibility of Babergh, 'Education' should be the third priority.

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Representation ID: 5799

SUPPORT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

Nothing else immediately springs to mind

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Representation ID: 5476

COMMENT Mr Graham Moxon

Summary:

Emphasis must be given to the infrastructure projects that are desperately needed to support these objectives. Without major improvements to the A12 and A14 around Ipswich these objectives are doomed to worsen the traffic situation in the villages to the South of Ipswich, particularly Copdock & Washbrook and Sproughton.

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Representation ID: 5433

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council does not consider there are any other objectives that should be added.

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Representation ID: 5371

COMMENT Babergh Green Party (Mr Robert Lindsay)

Summary:

A key objective should be "To lessen car dependency for citizens of the two districts"
The way to achieve this would be to cease investment in new roads, but better maintain the roads we already have, invest more in public transport, cycling and walking. Planning objectives should steer developers towards homes within walking or cycling distance of public transport hubs and shops, GP surgeries and other facilities. In that way new developments do not increase car dependency.
This would improve health, help improve the sense of community in towns and villages, reduce congestion and pollution and cut carbon emissions.

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Representation ID: 5169

COMMENT Mr Stephen Fisher

Summary:

There are a number of areas that should be considered for additional objectives.

Identity - villages (hinterland, and core) have distinct identities built up over time by the pattern of settlement, economy, and environment. It should be an objective to ensure that in addressing the other objectives this identity does not get lost where the residents of a community want it to remain. For example, Beyton should remain a distinct entity and not be merged or subsumed by its neighbours.

It should be an objective to assist the well-being of communities through ensuring recreational amenities, and enabling access to healthcare.

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Representation ID: 5094

COMMENT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

little reference to Arts, could this be included? It is not just housing that is required but infrastructure that encourages communities to develop socially and to broaden and pursue its interests.

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Representation ID: 5060

COMMENT Suffolk Housing Society represented by Ingleton Wood LLP (Miss Nicol Perryman)

Summary:

On behalf of our client, Suffolk Housing Society, we believe that housing growth should be encouraged, especially in areas where there is an identified need for a specific type of housing. On this basis, we propose one further objective to the objectives for the Plan:

* To support infrastructure improvements required to allow housing growth in the Districts.

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Representation ID: 4985

COMMENT Mr Michael Smith

Summary:

Stowmarket needs to be improved as a focus for social activity and entertainment. At present it is a dull and confused centre and dies when shops close. Suggest enhancing the status of existing facilities such as the Regal and the John Peel Centre. Establish the latter as a central focus by taking over the old Natwest building and adding it to the existing John Peel Centre. Reputedly, this building has a ball room on its upper floor so the facility is ready made.

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Representation ID: 4935

COMMENT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

No

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Representation ID: 4912

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

No.

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Representation ID: 4880

COMMENT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

Preservation of the historical features and country side which attract incomers and tourists.

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Representation ID: 4841

COMMENT Mrs Alison Crane

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. 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 in good time. Development shouldn't lead to communities losing their identities by swamping and creeping coalescence

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Representation ID: 4538

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

Services and infrastructure provision and timing must be described in greater detail
recognising demographic needs - for elderly and young resident in particular.

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Representation ID: 4537

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

No other obvious objectives immediately spring to mind in the absence of a holistic vision for the District as a whole.

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Representation ID: 4459

COMMENT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

There is no mention of our heritage assets in the vision objectives. There should be a separate objective to protect and enhance our heritage assets. Tourism is an important economic driver for the Districts therefore, our heritage assets should be a priority. There is no mention of education in the vision. Education should be a key element of the Plan.

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Representation ID: 4438

COMMENT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

Services and infrastructure provision and timing must be described in greater detail
recognising demographic needs - for elderly and young resident in particular.

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Representation ID: 4207

COMMENT Christina Galvin

Summary:

Preserving village identity/community/green belts with any developments small and 'in keeping' with the existing village (maybe a %age cap on growth).
Full/in depth traffic and amenity reports before finalising any plans (not just looking at a map, but traffic flow/hotspots, or not assuming doctors/schools have places etc).
Incremental/spread out growth, rather than all in one area to fully evaluate/understand impact before too late.
Focus on regeneration and development in brown field sites, to improve these existing areas and preserve countryside.

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Representation ID: 4180

OBJECT Mrs Jackie Ward

Summary:

Under environment - add design that minimises the use of energy and water in new homes and businesses and in construction processes.

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Representation ID: 4108

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

There should be empirical evidence in all instances of local need to support planning decisions. The notion of right homes in the right place should be consistent with evidence of local need.

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Representation ID: 3993

COMMENT Miss Abigail Mayston

Summary:

The protection of the rural identity of the district, the protection of the villages and their lifestyle, protection or rural amenities and recreational space.

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Representation ID: 3977

COMMENT Mr Vic Durrant

Summary:

* Development must be balanced between homes and employment. Encourage inward investment, protect and enhance existing environmental assets, provide the necessary infrastructure and services, but the provision of housing in a particular area must be based on local needs and can be afforded.
* Radically improve the already strained local road networks especially the building of the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the Hadleigh Road junctions and A1214 junctions. The B1113 is designated as an Off Network Diversion Route but the road is inadequate for that purpose.
* Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure/services are in line with developments as they progress and ensure that developers are locked into legally binding agreements to provide them.

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Representation ID: 3967

COMMENT ms sally sparrow

Summary:

While my concern is about Sproughton consideration needs to be given to the effect from developments further afield. ie Hadleigh, Sudbury etc.
The roads don't cope now.
To actively protect and enhance existing green spaces, the environment and agricultural land.
Exisitng communities should not be stripped of their identities. Not all villages want to become towns or suburbs of towns.
Figures suggest Sproughton is being disproportionatly swamped.

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Representation ID: 3905

COMMENT Mr Richard Fletcher

Summary:

Heritage Assets and Design ought be added to the Key Environmental Objectives as they are important components in creating a healthy community.

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Representation ID: 3810

OBJECT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

To protect the character of existing settlements. The plan must explicitly prevent the destruction of existing settlements by either creeping coalescence ( as would happen to Sproughton with Bramford and Ipswich) or over development of a settlement (again Sproughton would stop being a village and become a suburb of Ipswich if current plans are implemented)

Growth in housing and employment MUST be spread equitably around the district to meet the needs of existing and new residents. A geocentic approach around Ipswich is neither desirable or appropriate for a rural district.

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Representation ID: 3763

COMMENT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

* Development must be balanced between homes and employment. Encourage inward investment, protect and enhance existing environmental assets, provide the necessary infrastructure and services, but the provision of housing in a particular area must be based on local needs and can be afforded.
* Radically improve the already strained local road networks especially the building of the "Ipswich Northern Route" and improvements to the Hadleigh Road junctions and A1214 junctions. The B1113 is designated as an Off Network Diversion Route but the road is inadequate for that purpose.
* Ensure delivery of all necessary infrastructure/services are in line with developments as they progress and ensure that developers are locked into legally binding agreements to provide them.

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Representation ID: 3759

COMMENT Mr Graham Jones

Summary:

Identity: Rural villages have distinct identities built up over time by the pattern of settlement, economy and environment. It should be the objective to ensure that in addressing the other key objectives this identity does not get lost where the residents of a community want it to remain. Example, Villages should maintain a distinct entity and not be merged with its surrounding neighbours.
Well Being: There should be an objective to support community groups and recreational amenities.
Crime: There should be a proactive plan to reduce the level of crime

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Representation ID: 3737

COMMENT Mrs Louise Baldry

Summary:

Deliver all necessary services - transport, schools, medical, open spaces - often these things are said but they never appear...... you can not grow an area with new housing if it is not supported sufficiently by the basic needs

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Representation ID: 3641

OBJECT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

* Reduce the need to travel by vehicle by prioritising development close to rail stations. Development will only be allowed where locations are made more accessible by providing transport links, public transport, traffic free cycle routes, new Public Rights of Way, electric car pools.
* Ensure that Suffolk's air quality improves by transferring all goods carried by heavy goods vehicle traffic to rail at a hub in the far W of Mid Suffolk (Woolpit = ideal).

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Representation ID: 3541

COMMENT angela harvey

Summary:

Protect the wellbeing of our communities.

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Representation ID: 3388

COMMENT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

Road network in and around Sproughton is long overdue improvements. Increase in the number of new homes will further increase in traffic volumes and delays. Actively protect and enhance the existing environmental assets.

we are concerned that any existing individual communities should not lose their community identity and cohesion as a result of 'creeping coalescence 'arising from the inappropriate location of new developments. Greater attention is needed to avoid the 'swamping' of existing communities with excessive developments. Necessary developments should be spread more evenly over the District as a whole. Consideration needs to be given to adopting small scale developments.

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Representation ID: 3160

SUPPORT Offton and Willisham Parish Council (Mr Michael Bolton)

Summary:

Listed objectives include 'to support the Ipswich Northern Route project'. In particular there is a need to support any road infrastructure project to bring motorway access from London - Ipswich - Felixstowe which would run south of Ipswich, and motorway from Felixstowe to A14/A140 junction area running north of Ipswich.

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Representation ID: 2895

COMMENT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)

Summary:

None

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Representation ID: 2842

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

Summary:

Closer co-operation with neighbouring authorities.

Ensure northern parts of Mid Suffolk receive equal consideration rather than continuing to favour settlements along the A14 corridor.

Positively intervene to secure provision of infrastructure investment especially A140 and A143 corridors.

Engage more closely with and listen to communities as per Localism Act 2011.

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Representation ID: 2823

COMMENT Mr Andrew Coxhead

Summary:

In addition to the Ipswich Northern by pass there are two villages that need by passes if the growth in the countyside is to continue; they are Elmswell and Haughley

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Representation ID: 2753

COMMENT Mrs Wendy Allen

Summary:

I applaud the inclusion of 'healthy community' objectives but more consideration needs to be given to medical services, specifically hospital provision and more local surgeries. While the population is increasing in Sudbury, and expected to continue to do so, we have lost 2 hospitals and gained only one out-patient clinic with no emergency provision. Local surgeries are generally overloaded and doctor's appointments very difficult to obtain.
Under this heading, too, there is less provision in the town for children's sport and athletics as middle schools have closed, one of which had extensive playing fields and tennis courts.

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Representation ID: 2726

COMMENT Wetherden Parish COuncil (Mrs Sonia Jewers)

Summary:

Consideration for the heritage of rural villages and hamlets that are integral to the landscape of the Suffolk countryside. The beauty and unique character of many of our towns and villages are enhanced because of these listed buildings, full consideration to the preservation of this must be given Once it's gone, its gone.

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Representation ID: 2548

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council has not identified any additions necessary.

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Representation ID: 2410

COMMENT Preston St Mary Parish Council (Nicola Smith)

Summary:

As set out in response to question 2 the need for increased services and infrastructure alongside considerable growth in housing across the district, paying particular attention to the fact that in many rural locations there is an increased aging demographic and their needs have to be met, with appropriate provision of housing, medical services etc.

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Representation ID: 2342

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

Better transport links especially roads and public transport.

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Representation ID: 2337

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

No

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Representation ID: 2010

COMMENT Drinkstone Parish Council (Mrs Daphne Youngs)

Summary:

A explicit commitment to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions as should be an overarching objective within the vision. Reducing carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy has an impact on all aspects of the local plan. There should be a clear and explicit plan for infrastructure improvement over the whole district, and that infrastructure upgrades should precede the granting of large scale planning permissions. For smaller developments there should be a more rigorous assessment of the cumulative impact on existing infrastructure before permission is granted, and improvements should be made before development begins where they are deemed necessary.

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Representation ID: 1904

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

I would like to see a greater emphasis on sustainable transport with better options for public transport including rail links and bus routes

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Representation ID: 1897

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

To ensure that all parts of the District receive equal weight, consideration and investment and do not become satellite villages reliant solely on large towns which may be in another county.
A greater need to engage more, listen more and respond more positively to the views of the communities as per the spirit and intent of the Localism Act 2011.

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Representation ID: 1527

SUPPORT Mrs Elizabeth Schmitt

Summary:

Infrastructure improvements need to be in place before housing developments are approved. Development should not be permitted in flood risk areas.

For smaller housing developments including windfall sites and infill, the cumulative impact of the developments must be considered and each individual application not considered in isolation.

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Representation ID: 1425

COMMENT Mr William Eaton

Summary:

All roads in Palgrave are high speed "rat runs" between A1066 and A143.
Portable speed monitors should be introduced as vehicle speeds are a major concern to our villagers.
Maintaining white lining especially on bends to avoid "cutting corners"
We have a shortage of pavements especially in the village and Denmark hill.
Low cost street lighting should be enhanced to ensure safety of the villagers.

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Representation ID: 1373

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

No

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Representation ID: 1204

OBJECT Mrs Diana Chapman

Summary:

I support the objectives listed in the document. However, I would wish to add an additional category that relates to sustainable patterns of development, connectivity, accessibility and movement around the area. In particular the Plan should seek to locate and design new development to promote sustainable travel for all, minimise the need to rely on the private car, promote walking, cycling and public transport. Accessibility for all, including those with limited mobility and accompanying children and the elderly should also be refelected in the objectives.

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Representation ID: 1096

COMMENT Mr Graham Shorrock

Summary:

Housing development should not be at the expense of the village structure. For example housing development on the Ipswich fringe could severely effect Sproughton with the potential that it could simply become part of Ipswich.

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Representation ID: 1005

COMMENT Simon Bell

Summary:

Specific attention should be given to support identified growth in the area of Science Parks and non-identified areas of support and potential growth in agri-related businesses. in particular, what universities and colleges will support the growth of Science Parks and in what sectors? What is the specialism from which the District can derive the need for research and innovation from?

Key sectors include creative industries, construction, tourism and hospitality, yet, again, there is no specific support or vision within the plan to support these key sectors.

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Representation ID: 998

COMMENT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

add local employment and retail, particularly in rural areas to offset dormitory nature of many villages.

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Representation ID: 928

SUPPORT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

Not at the moment
Light on employment and infrastructure

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Representation ID: 913

SUPPORT Mr David Brown

Summary:

I agree with the objectives. However, it will not be long before a relief road around Elmswell crossing the railway on a bridge becomes an absolute necessity. Contribution to this should be part of any planning conditions for future developments.

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Representation ID: 786

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

Summary:

Under " environment" - housing should be prohibited in areas of flood risk.
Also add in the Neighbourhood Plans should be binding being reflective of local communities wishes.

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Representation ID: 596

COMMENT Mr & Mrs Mockford

Summary:

Infrastructure upgrades should precede the granting of large scale planning permissions.

For smaller housing developments there should be a more rigorous assessment of the cumulative impact on the existing infrastructure before permission is granted, and improvements should be made before any development begins where they are deemed necessary.

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Representation ID: 515

SUPPORT Redgrave Parish Council (Mr John Giddings)

Summary:

RPC considers the development of all categories of communication to very important to the more rural communities in Suffolk.

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Representation ID: 496

COMMENT Mr Richard Fletcher

Summary:

OBJECTIVES - Failure to have an Objective that specifically identifies the need to safeguard the Districts historic heritage (both designated and non designated assets) from unsympathetic change and or destruction.

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Representation ID: 354

SUPPORT Mr Phil Harrison

Summary:

There should be a stronger focus on better rail and road links to local businesses to allow easier commutes otherwise no one of working age will move to the area. I support the push for more business and business parks to boost employment.

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Representation ID: 25

COMMENT Mr Ben Gilligan

Summary:

We need to encourage leisure and tourism businesses to the region to encourage leisure and tourism to the region.

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Representation ID: 20

COMMENT Mr Michael Morley

Summary:

To limit the rate of housing development in any community to that which can be supported by its infrastructure or includes infrastructure development; that enhances that community and does not materially change its character.

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Representation ID: 19

COMMENT Mr Michael Morley

Summary:

To protect the UK's food production capability by limiting housing development to lower-grade land only.

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