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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q9

Representation ID: 13155

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

Summary:

Sites that are owned entirely by developers should be viewed favourably as this would significantly de-risk the site in terms of deliverability.

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Representation ID: 12744

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

Summary:

Historic under delivery across the district provides support for Option HD1 - Option HD1 - Apply a contingency - to address the risk of a growing gap between supply and demand. Based on recent figures, a minimum contingency of 30% should be applied to the total site allocation.

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Representation ID: 12538

COMMENT Llanover Estates represented by LRM Planning Ltd (michael rees)

Summary:

It will be important to ensure a sufficient pool of sites that are deliverable both within the initial 5 years and over the period of the plan.
Importantly the NPPF notes page 12 (sub points 11 and 12):
* To be considered deliverable, sites should be available now, offer a suitable location for development now, and be achievable with a realistic prospect that housing will be delivered on the site within five years and in particular that development of the site is viable.
* To be considered developable (5 to 15 years), sites should be in a suitable location for housing development and there should be a reasonable prospect that the site is available and could be viably developed at the point envisaged.
Plainly therefore, given the housing requirement it is important that a deliverable pool of sites is identified where landowners / developers are actively moving sites forward.

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Representation ID: 12461

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

Summary:

When allocating sites, sites that are owned entirely by developers, and especially notable house builders, should be viewed favourably as this would significantly de-risk the site in terms of deliverability.

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Representation ID: 12451

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

Summary:

We support the preferred approach to include contingency and reserve sites. The Joint Local Plan, however should include wording to the effect that the Joint Local Plan seeks to deliver at least 355 homes (or 439 homes based on the standardised methodology) per year between 2014 - 2036. This approach would be supported in principle by the NPPF which not only calls for a significant boost in the supply of housing (Paragraph 47), but also makes clear that Local Plans should ensure a strategy is in place to meet objectively assessed development needs of not only the administrative areas but where it is sustainable and reasonable to do so (Paragraph 182).
It is crucial that the strategy for delivering homes to meet local needs is not overly reliant on large, strategic sites that are a) often unable to meaningfully deliver significant numbers of new homes in the short term, and b) can prove highly challenging to deliver, requiring the coordination of multiple parties and agencies.
(See full representation attached.)

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Representation ID: 12308

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

Summary:

When allocating sites, sites that are owned entirely by developers, or especially notable house builders, should be viewed favourably as this would significantly de-risk the site in terms of deliverability.

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Representation ID: 12307

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

Summary:

When allocating sites, sites that are owned entirely by developers, or especially notable house builders, should be viewed favourably as this would significantly de-risk the site in terms of deliverability.

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Representation ID: 12252

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

Summary:

The addition of this 20% uplift as a contingency will assist in sites coming forward to satisfy the 5-year housing supply position from 'planned' sites rather than from 'opportunistic' proposals.

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Representation ID: 12224

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

Summary:

The Joint Local Plan should include wording to the effect that the Joint Local Plan seeks to deliver at least 355 homes(or 439 homes based on the standardised methodology) per year between 2014 - 2036. This approach would be supported in principle by the NPPF which not only calls for a significant boost to the supply of housing, but also makes clear that LPs should ensure a strategy is in place to meet OANs of not only the administrative areas where it is sustainable and reasonable to do so. It is important to ensure that a range of sites capable of delivering housing for the various communities that make up the Borough, and across the plan are identified. Further, it is also key that the Local Plan treats the identified housing need figure as a minimum, enabling the plan to respond to changing circumstances over the plan period.

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Representation ID: 12155

COMMENT LRM Planning Ltd (michael rees)

Summary:

It will be important to ensure a sufficient pool of sites that are deliverable both within the initial 5 years and over the period of the plan. Given the housing requirement it is important that a deliverable pool of sites is identified where landowners / developers are actively moving sites forward.

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Representation ID: 12136

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

Summary:

A wide range of smaller sites should be identified for development and should not be limited in their phasing. Provides the industry with a wide range of sites that can provide a continuous delivery of homes as the market requires, without artificial phasing restrictions being placed on them. JLP should not frustrate the delivery of, new homes to rural settlements.

Crucial that the strategy for delivering homes to meet local needs is not overly reliant on large, strategic sites which are often unable to provide housing in the short-term, and can provide challenging to deliver. NPPF highlights that startegies must be deliverable. Imperative that the Plan identifies a range of sites that are capable of delivering housing to all communities within the districts.

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Representation ID: 12134

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

Summary:

Clear that additional homes are required within both Districts, the allocation of suitable land to meet this need will help provide the requisite certainty for all parties to enable sites to be delivered. Housing targets should be a minimum. JLP should identify specific support for alternative tenure developments, including PRS. Demand for PRS is increasing, with a growing requirement for PRS in smaller villages and towns. Affordability can make these places very restrictive to many. In order to rebalance the demographics of villages such as Holton St. Mary, PRS can reduce the cost of accessing housing and provide greater flexibility for families and individuals. To comply with NPPF paragraph 50, the Council should consider policies that support alternative tenure developments. SS0752 would be ideal for this.

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Representation ID: 12013

COMMENT Endurance Estates represented by Pegasus Group (Jamie Roberts)

Summary:

We consider that deliverability must be at the very core of the Joint Local Plan. It should not only be about individual measures which might be taken to support delivery; it should take opportunities through the Plan strategy to ensure that strategy is deliverable. It is therefore important that the Council provides for a wide mix of sites and locations; smaller sites in established sustainable locations will be able to make an important contribution towards housing supply in the earlier part of the Plan period, whilst larger sites will be able to come forward in later stages.

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Representation ID: 11996

COMMENT Endurance Estates represented by Pegasus Group (Jamie Roberts)

Summary:

We consider that deliverability must be at the very core of the Joint Local Plan. It should not only be about individual measures which might be taken to support delivery; it should take opportunities through the Plan strategy to ensure that strategy is deliverable. It is therefore important that the Council provides for a wide mix of sites and locations; smaller sites in established sustainable locations will be able to make an important contribution towards housing supply in the earlier part of the Plan period, whilst larger sites will be able to come forward in later stages.

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Representation ID: 11960

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

Summary:

It is crucial that the strategy for delivering homes to meet local needs is not overly reliant on large, strategic sites that are a) often unable to meaningfully deliver significant numbers of new homes in the short term, and b) can prove highly challenging to deliver, requiring the coordination of multiple parties and agencies. The JLP should include a range of different sites of varies sizes, which can be delivered over various timescales, and to serve the multiple communities within the Districts.

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Representation ID: 11935

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

Summary:

It is crucial that the strategy for delivering homes to meet local needs is not overly reliant on large, strategic sites that are a) often unable to meaningfully deliver significant numbers of new homes in the short term, and b) can prove highly challenging to deliver, requiring the coordination of multiple parties and agencies. The JLP should include a range of different sites of varies sizes, which can be delivered over various timescales, and to serve the multiple communities within the Districts.

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Representation ID: 11628

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

Summary:

We welcome mention of the work underway in relation to the Suffolk Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Framework which could result in alternative delivery mechanisms being pursued, which might assist in boosting supply.

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Representation ID: 11405

OBJECT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

Babergh needs to focus on delivery from its large sites. Progress on these in recent years has been wholly unsatisfactory. It needs a task force to unlock these sites using a "carrot and stick" approach. Too many consented units are going unbuilt in Babergh without satisfactory explanation. The answer is not simply to release more and more land for development. The Local Plan needs to address this issue.

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Representation ID: 11217

COMMENT Bildeston Parish Council (Mr David Blackburn)

Summary:

Giving due priority to brownfield and infill sites would aid delivery as these are likely to have greater local support.

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Representation ID: 11183

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

Summary:

We support the preferred approach to include contingency and reserve sites. Should include wording to the effect that the plan seeks to deliver at least 355 homes or 439 based on standardised methodology. Supported by paragraph 47 and 182 of NPPF.

Crucial that plan is not overly reliant on large, strategic sites that are unable to meaningfully deliver significant new homes in the short term and can prove highly challenging. Important to ensure that they are deliverable, and a five year land supply is sustained, and the strategy to meet OAN is sufficiently flexible. Key that the Plan treats the OAN as a minimum.

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Representation ID: 11166

COMMENT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

Insist on a substantial financial penalty of % of Cil payments upfront.

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Representation ID: 11090

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

Summary:

We support the preferred approach to include additional sites. However, the Joint Local Plan should include wording to the effect that the housing targets are a minimum. This approach complies with paragraph 47 and 182 of the NPPF.

Crucial that the strategy to meet local needs is not overly reliant on large, strategic sites that are a) often unable to meaningfully delivery significant numbers of new homes in the short-term; and b) can prove highly challenging to deliver. NPPF highlights the importance of ensuring strategies are deliverable, and a five year land supply is sustained. As such a range of sites are required across various communities.

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Representation ID: 10903

COMMENT Lady Anne Windsor Charity (Deborah Langstaff)

Summary:

Yes, encouragement for sites which seek to respond to a specific local need, for example a proven case for providing downsizing accommodation adjacent to a village

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Representation ID: 10891

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

Summary:

Clear that additional homes are required. Sufficient flexibility is needed in order to respond to change.

It is crucial that the strategy for delivering homes to meet local needs is not overly reliant on large, strategic sites that are a) often unable to make a contribution to meeting housing need in the short-term; and b) can prove highly challenging to deliver, requiring the coordination of multiple parties and agencies.

Imperative that a range of sites capable of delivering housing for the various communities that make up the Districts, and across the plan are identified. Key that the Plan treats the housing need figure as a minimum.

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Representation ID: 10761

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

A cut off point triggering reserve site

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Representation ID: 10239

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

when allocating sites, sites that are owned entirely by developers, or especially notable house builders, should be viewed favourably as this would significantly de-risk the site in terms of deliverability.

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Representation ID: 9695

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

To cope with the problem of contingency and having an adequate number of sites, perhaps a new garden city should be considered. This garden city could be built near the centres of work and be planned with innovation and flair. Not only could the building of a new town address the number of houses required to be built but would also preserve the current towns, villages and hamlets which are steadily being spoilt. The Ebbsfleet garden city in Kent is a current example and plans are depicted on the website www.kentonline.org.uk. Any such development would need to located near to rail and road links.

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Representation ID: 9517

OBJECT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

A responsible allocations policy in line with the Localism Act would make demand more accountable. Migration already stands at unacceptably high levels across the Babergh District, currently 60%+ according to the latest ONS figures, and is not something that we should encourage when we have high house price thresholds and low local based employment, they commute, and a considerable, according to the OANS,( if it is) local need - apparently

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Representation ID: 9425

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

Threat that if a site is being 'land banked' some financial penalty can be applied, for example an advance on CIL payment.

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Representation ID: 9338

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

-Needs clear commitment to regular review of the actual demand for housing against the forecasts for housing need and the JLP should be adjusted accordingly in light of this evidence.
-The objective of delivering "the right type of homes, of the right tenure and in the right place meeting need" must be a guiding principle for every decision made before and during the life of the plan. These words must be translated into action at every stage of the preparation and implementation.
-The council must be totally committed to providing only housing that meets the genuine needs of the residents.

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Representation ID: 9186

COMMENT Mr Ken Seager

Summary:

There should be a clear commitment to a regular review of the actual demand for housing against the forecasts for housing need and the JLP should be adjusted accordingly in light of this evidence.
The stated objective of delivering "the right type of homes, of the right tenure and in the right place meeting need" must be a guiding principle for every decision made by the council before and during the life of the plan. These words must be translated into action at every stage of the preparation and implementation of the plan, and used as a test at each stage of development. All four elements of the objective: type, tenure, place and need must be satisfied if the council is to hold true to its stated objective.
Regarding need, the council must be totally committed to providing only housing that meets the genuine needs of the residents of Babergh, not the needs of the housebuilders and their desire for profit.

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Representation ID: 9144

COMMENT Mr Bay Knowles represented by Keymer Cavendish Limited (Mr Edward Keymer)

Summary:

Allowing sites to come forward ahead of Local Plan adoption (five year supply shortfall).

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Representation ID: 8996

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

There are a large number of smaller planning applications (in fill) that are granted each year, that have not come to fruition. If there was follow up on these sites it would support the delivery of the housing numbers with the need to large scale intrusive and controversial developments.

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Representation ID: 8953

COMMENT Andrew Searle

Summary:

Involvement and agreement with local communities.

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Representation ID: 8849

COMMENT Mr Simon Pearce

Summary:

Woolverstoe is a hamlet and has taken its fair share of building since 2008. Enough.

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Representation ID: 8740

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

It's accepted that housing/employment go hand in hand. But when allocating housing sites, local employment is not always there - it's some miles away. If the housing were employment-led, that would define where it was required, then the land allocation would follow with house and work being close together

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Representation ID: 8524

COMMENT Mr David Pettitt represented by Keymer Cavendish Limited (Philippa Hull)

Summary:

Allowing sites to come forward ahead of Local Plan adoption (five year supply shortfall).

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Representation ID: 8001

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

Summary:

Re-establish a settlement boundary only to include sites allocated for development within a specified period, with a review of the settlement boundary progressively to release additional sites, or parts of sites, to enable the settlement to evolve in a sustainable manner which protects the character of the community.

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Representation ID: 7980

COMMENT Suffolk Preservation Society (Bethany Philbedge)

Summary:

It has been shown that the housing shortage is due in a large part to the failure of the market to build out extant consents and not the planning process. We do not consider that the joint local plan is an appropriate vehicle to ensure that developers deliver housing in a timely manner after permission has been granted. Measures should be imposed upon developers which can only be achieved by central government.

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Representation ID: 7950

COMMENT Mrs Sarah Knibbs

Summary:

Developers will seek to maximise their profits - naturally - and will only commence work on housing schemes when they see the economics to be suitable.
Would it be possible for the councils to add some incentives to the planning consent, for example, to increase CIL payable on a increasing scale for delayed schemes? or to reduce the time constraint on commencing work on the approved schemes?

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Representation ID: 7905

SUPPORT Hadleigh Town Council (Mrs Carol Bailey)

Summary:

HTC believes deadlines should be set on decisions with regard to buildings being commenced to ensure they are built

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Representation ID: 7879

COMMENT Mr David Watts

Summary:

There are lots of sites that permission has been granted on that are not being developed. There should be a way of - eg - removing planning permission if sites not developed within, say, one or two years. And a system of fines/charges for not building promptly.

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Representation ID: 7594

COMMENT Mrs Annette Brennand

Summary:

JLP should incorporate review provisions to ensure that actual demand corresponds to original forecasts; the objective of delivering 'the right type of homes of the right tenure and in the right place meeting need' should underpin all actual development.

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Representation ID: 7330

COMMENT Dr DAVID Brennand

Summary:

JLP should incorporate review provisions to ensure that actual demand corresponds to original forecasts; the objective of delivering 'the right type of homes of the right tenure and in the right place meeting need' should underpin all actual development.

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Representation ID: 7316

COMMENT Mr Mark Blackwell

Summary:

maximum density to ensure developments are in keeping with the rural aspect of Suffolk, and ensure a high qualify of life no matter what type of housing is built. Even if there is an inevitable urbanisation of areas, areas should be developed as villages rather than large housing suburbs which encourage the use of cars to get to amenities, shops etc. In short, no new houseing should be built more than a short walk from a shop, school, bus stop etc, even if this means the creation of a new village.

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Representation ID: 7178

SUPPORT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

The council should commit to delivering the right homes in the right place at the right time. The delivery of these houses (hopefully successfully) should be reviewed on a regular basis throughout the life of the plan.

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Representation ID: 7150

SUPPORT Ms Sharon Maxwell

Summary:

There should be clear development of providing the right type of homes to build,ie the four elements of the objective. Type, tenure,place and need.

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Representation ID: 6873

COMMENT Mrs Linda Rushton

Summary:

Roads, railways and water supply should be built first.

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Representation ID: 6860

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

'The right type of homes, of the right tenure and in the right place meeting need' .
There should be regular reviews of the JLP progress not just to aid delivery but to confirm there was still a need for that delivery.
I do not believe the growth projections are reliable and over or understated there must be a mechanism to re assess the need regularly and adjust the housing delivery accordingly.

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Representation ID: 6712

COMMENT mrs Netty Verkroost

Summary:

Charge Council Tax on sites where developers have not completed delivery of housing within 3 years of being granted planning permission

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Representation ID: 6340

COMMENT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

Councils should themselves build more, especially social housing as this is a major segment of need

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Representation ID: 6313

SUPPORT Barham Parish Council (Mrs Joanne Culley)

Summary:

Equitable development across the District

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Representation ID: 6278

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

N/A

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Representation ID: 6159

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Yes.
The provision of contingency sites would assist if they were brought in to replace sites allocated in the Local Plan and the Local Plan sites were as a consequence removed from the Plan. This could have a affect of spurring on developers of Local Plan sites if they knew that their site would be de-selected if it was not developed in a timely manner.

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Representation ID: 6044

COMMENT Endurance Estates represented by Savills (Mr Paul Rowland)

Summary:

Whilst the use of Service Level Agreements and Planning Performance Agreements can speed up the decision-making process such matters are not really appropriate for inclusion as land use policies.
The key is to allocate sufficient numbers and range of sites that are deliverable. Strategic and new settlement allocations alone should not be relied on. More allocations should be made in the Core Villages.

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Representation ID: 5834

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Lose planning permission if not started promptly. Adjust CIL to lower initial payments but have an increasing payment structure to penalise late starts.

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Representation ID: 5828

COMMENT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

There are a large number of smaller planning applications (in fill) that are granted each year, that have not come to fruition. If there was follow up on these sites it would support the delivery of the housing numbers with the need to large scale intrusive and controversial developments.

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Representation ID: 5825

COMMENT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

To assist delivery, Planning should specify completion of housing projects within a set period of time.

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Representation ID: 5780

COMMENT KBB (Keep Bildeston Beautiful) (John Beales)

Summary:

Honour the requirement within the NPPF that requires sequential priority to be afforded to Brownfield sites. In Bildeston, a large and redundant site within the village and known as "Taylors Garage" has been passed over by Planning for proper consideration more than once in favour of more readily deliverable sites elsewhere in and around the village.

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Representation ID: 5765

SUPPORT Long Melford Parish Council (Mr Robert Wiliams)

Summary:

Small sites are more likely to be delivered quickly; developers tend to phase the release of housing on larger sites for marketing reasons.

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Representation ID: 5618

COMMENT Mr Colin Johnston

Summary:

Planning conditions as laid down when a proposal is approved, should be enforced. You enforcement team need to have "teeth" and heavy fines or the closing down of the site where there has been blatant disregard of conditions stated.

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Representation ID: 5546

COMMENT ms sally sparrow

Summary:

Yes....a clear commitment to regular reviews of the actual housing demands against the projected housing needs. ie this needs to be a live plan that is revisietd regularly. The right type of homes are essential if need is to be met, they should not be chosen just because they general the best income for either BDC or the developers.

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Representation ID: 5444

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council would like to see agreed timescales for housing to be delivered in once approval is given and penalties enforced for development not being progressed.

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Representation ID: 5200

COMMENT Mr Terence Gray

Summary:

The use of infill and grey site usage

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Representation ID: 5101

COMMENT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

All sites should be subject to viability

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Representation ID: 5098

COMMENT Mrs Rosemary Jones

Summary:

Settlement boundaries should be reviewed from time to time but always in proportion to the size of the settlement.

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Representation ID: 4944

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Time limit and with penalties imposed on non-delivery.

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Representation ID: 4886

COMMENT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

Consideration should be given to limiting the period allowed before starting construction and withdrawal of planning approval if construction does not proceed at a reasonable pace.

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Representation ID: 4586

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

BDC needs to analyse its failure to deliver. Woolverstone is happy to absorb a 13% increase in housing stock. That is a fair share.

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Representation ID: 4557

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

Close liaison and engagement with the communities is necessary for them to understand why a particular site may be going forward. Presently, for many communities decisions are seen as being imposed from outside by the developer and the Local Planning Authority.

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Representation ID: 4482

COMMENT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

Close liaison and engagement with the communities is necessary for them to understand why a particular site may be going forward. Presently, for many communities decisions are seen as being imposed from outside by the developer and the Local Planning Authority.

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Representation ID: 4468

COMMENT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

To assist in delivery of housing there should be dis-incentives to delay construction once planning permission has been granted. Measures could be introduced for large scale developments of more than 4 houses to reduce the expiry time for planning permission down from 3 years to 1 year or to levy council tax if development is not completed within one year from planning permission being granted. More regular matching of actual need against the forecasts would be helpful.

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Representation ID: 4336

COMMENT Mrs Stacey Achour

Summary:

Infrastructure assessment. No town/village should be made to take an equal 'fair share' if in doing so it would only worsen or overwhelm the village because roads are inadequate and there are no plans to improve surrounding roads. No local services such as schools or GPs/dentist.
it doesn't always follow that 'development'/services come after housing, especially not in the current climate where healthcare services are stretched and there is very little new commissioning.

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Representation ID: 4122

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Councils should ensure that permissions granted are implemented and that post approval land banking is discouraged through some form of sanction.

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Representation ID: 3840

OBJECT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

The stated objective of delivering "the right type of homes, of the right tenure and in the right place meeting need" must be a guiding principle for every decision made by the council before and during the life of the plan. These words must be translated into action at every stage of the preparation and implementation of the plan, and used as a test at each stage of development. All four elements of the objective: type, tenure, place and need must be satisfied if the council is to hold true to its stated objective.

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Representation ID: 3749

COMMENT Mrs Louise Baldry

Summary:

Should be a clear commitment to regular review of actual demand for housing against forecasts for housing need and the JLP should be adjusted accordingly in light of this evidence. Stated objective of delivering the "right type of homes, the right tenure in the right place meeting need" must be a guiding principle for every decision made by the council, all elements of the objective must be satisfied.
Regarding need, the council must be totally committed to providing only housing that meets the genuine needs of residents of Babergh, not the needs of the housebuilders and their desire for profit

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Representation ID: 3650

SUPPORT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Ask every Parish Council now to agree to its fair share of allocated sites - the number of houses needed shared equally by every Parish/Town in the District.

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Representation ID: 3511

COMMENT Mr Richard Howard

Summary:

Quantities need to be assed in depth before any delivery.

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Representation ID: 3408

COMMENT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

Should be a clear commitment to a regular review of the actual demand for housing against the forecasts for housing need and the JLP should be adjusted accordingly in light of this evidence.
The stated objective of delivering "the right type of homes, of the right tenure and in the right place meeting need" must be a guiding principle for every decision made by the council, at the preparation and implementation of the plan, and used as a test at each stage of development. All elements of the objective must be satisfied if the council is to hold true to its stated objective.
Regarding need, the council must be totally committed to providing only housing that meets the genuine needs of the residents of Babergh, not the needs of the housebuilders and their desire for profit.

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Representation ID: 2849

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

Summary:

Any measures that ensure granted applications (i.e. planning permissions, representing nearly 42% of the Mid Suffolk OAN) are built out within the three years from granting of permission, or in such a shorter period as is deemed appropriate (N.B. South Norfolk LPA has already reduced that time period to 2 years).

Firm application of any other permitted mechanisms to expedite completion of housing already approved including effective and timely use of all available infrastructure funding.

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Representation ID: 2805

COMMENT Mr Simon Wood

Summary:

Traffic assessment.
If building more houses can only have a negative impact on a already struggling road infrastructure coupled with poor air quality, consent should not be granted.
Also consider impact on schools, GP surgeries etc before the build starts
Get the essentials in place then think about new houses.

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Representation ID: 2558

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council offers no response as it does not believe this question is relevant to the village.

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Representation ID: 2365

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

Get the infrastructure right! Promote the reuse of redundant buildings and accommodation above shops. Construct more council housing and "real" affordable housing (shared equity etc.)

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Representation ID: 2363

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

It is clear that some developers will start building on the site within the 5 year envelope but may well stop once the initial process has begun should the economic conditions be not in their favour. Consequently those houses anticipated will be delayed. Should this be duplicated across many developments within the MSDC region then projections will be adversely affected. Creative mechanisms need to be developed within the current legislative framework to allow planning departments to apply 'pressure' to prevent this scenario.

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Representation ID: 2129

COMMENT Capel St Mary Parish Council (Mrs Julie Lawes)

Summary:

If development is not commenced and within 3 years and completed within a reasonable time frame planning permission should be revoked.

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Representation ID: 2041

COMMENT Mrs Kathie Guthrie

Summary:

Perhaps a carrot rather than a stick approach to developers - easier to get them on board

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Representation ID: 1971

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

Builders should agree to a timescale for delivery once planning is agreed. Penalties should be applied if these timescales are not met.

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Representation ID: 1905

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Any measures that ensure granted applications (i.e. planning permissions, representing nearly 42% of the OAN) are built out within the three years and the application of any other permitted mechanisms locally and nationally to ensure the delivery of housing already approved.

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Representation ID: 1800

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

An agreed timetable of delivery would be a good starting point.
X sites completed by end year 1, Y sites by end year 2 etc. with extra community benefits required if not met.

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Representation ID: 1734

COMMENT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

An agreed timetable of delivery would be a good starting point.
X sites completed by end year 1, Y sites by end year 2 etc. with extra community benefits required if not met.

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Representation ID: 1646

COMMENT Hoxne Parish Council (Mrs Sara Foote)

Summary:

Any measures that ensure granted applications are built within three years and the land owner responsible should be penalised if this is not the case.

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Representation ID: 1537

COMMENT Mrs Elizabeth Schmitt

Summary:

Consultation with local parish councils

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Representation ID: 1517

COMMENT Mr. A. Breen

Summary:

Encouragement should be given to the maintenance of a full social spectrum within each civil parish and to avoid gentrification of the countryside.

Full consideration should be given to development of housing that has a low environmental impact. To encourage best practice to help develop such housing and to lead other councils by example.

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Representation ID: 1388

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Seek input from Parish Councils and respect their local knowledge

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Representation ID: 1226

COMMENT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

Council has no control on actual development - plan should include positive measures to encourage and support landowners and developers., consultation with Housing and Builders Associations to undertake research into demand/ability of market to respond. Commercial needs of private sector must be addressed.

Affordable housing subsidised by 20% - average price of housing 9 times above average earnings; rural areas are unaffordable for many. Allowing very low cost poor quality building should be avoided. Realistically affordable, desirable and durable solution should be found. Increasing availability of supply to meet demand will result in an improvement in affordability.

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Representation ID: 1209

COMMENT Mrs Diana Chapman

Summary:

The Plan should mention that the Councils are prepared to support larger schemes, especially where phased infrastructure and community facilities are required, through the production of Supplementary Planning Guidance/ masterplans and design statements. Additionally, in appropriate situations, it may be helpful to mention the possibility of the Councils using their land assembly and Compulsary Purchase Powers as well as the use of Section 106 agreements and other developer contributions.

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Representation ID: 1083

COMMENT Simon Bell

Summary:

The Council should take an "infrastructure led" approach to Housing Need, by first establishing objectively where employment growth will take place and planning for communication improvements in road, rail and broadband and then allocating sites based around the developed infrastructure.

When the amount of strategic housing land that arises from appropriately placed infrastructure development has been assessed, the allocation of sites across the remainder of the District can be determined.

Specific measures should include improved rail connection along the Ipswich to Cambridge rail route and consideration of the dualling and by-passing of villages on the A140.

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Representation ID: 1015

COMMENT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

Include an incentive to develop (or retract planning) e.g. charge council tax once site is approved.

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Representation ID: 962

COMMENT Mr. Gerald Battye

Summary:

Continuous dialogue with Parish Councils

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Representation ID: 961

COMMENT Mr. Gerald Battye

Summary:

The Plan must include the decision process which must include the views of the appropriate Parish Council

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Representation ID: 935

COMMENT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

5% Council tax coming force as soon as full planning is granted a increased each year, developers would not sit on sites for a number of years before building.

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Representation ID: 532

COMMENT Cllr Clive Chopping

Summary:

Rethink the way in which affordable housing and "downsizing" housing are met.

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Representation ID: 526

COMMENT Redgrave Parish Council (Mr John Giddings)

Summary:

RPC considers that Planning Approvals should stipulate delivery details concerning timing of completion of social housing and more generally for builders to ensure the timing of delivery is in line with district housing needs. With penalties/suspension/transfer of planning permissions if there are unreasonable delays.

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Representation ID: 263

COMMENT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

I would like to see more help in facilitating self-build

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Representation ID: 168

COMMENT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

Local Councils should be made to build Council houses that are affordable to rent.

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Representation ID: 108

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

To ensure that where developers have been granted planning permissions that they move forward with developing these sites before they are granted further planning permissions.

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Representation ID: 72

COMMENT J. E. Knock & Partners (Mr. Chris Knock)

Summary:

Actively promoting the re-use of redundant building sites, both brownfield land and sites with old sets of non-functioning buildings

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Representation ID: 62

OBJECT mr stephen edevane

Summary:

services should be provided before development not after

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