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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q31

Representation ID: 12962

COMMENT Dr Jonathan Tuppen

Summary:

Local tradition has established sites for long term moorings. Few other locations appear to offer sustainable sites but there might be some, subject to control of vessels that moor there.

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Representation ID: 12658

COMMENT Environment Agency (Miss Charlie Christensen)

Summary:

....a policy which identifies areas where moorings would be acceptable in principle.
Any policy that identifies where moorings would be acceptable in principle must also contain appropriate measures requiring any existing or new houseboats to ensure that there is no risk of deterioration in Water Framework Directive (WFD) status for any water body in the District.
Any local definition of a houseboat would need to include the requirement to be a functioning boat that can move along the river at will in order to be classified as 'water compatible' development

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Representation ID: 11431

OBJECT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

SOS does not support the provision of additional moorings. There is already ample provision.

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Representation ID: 11245

COMMENT Suffolk Wildlife Trust (Mr James Meyer)

Summary:

We consider that the Local Plan should include a policy which sets out where moorings may be acceptable in principle. The Stour and Orwell Estuaries are of international nature conservation importance and are designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA), Ramsar site and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), these sites are vulnerable to inappropriate development and activities and any development (or allocation for development) must be fully assessed through the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) process. Any policy setting out areas for moorings must therefore be subject to HRA to ensure that any potential impacts are fully assessed and avoided.

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Representation ID: 10991

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

Summary:

Local tradition has established sites for long term moorings. Few other locations appear to offer sustainable sites but there might be some, subject to control of vessels that moor there.

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Representation ID: 10653

SUPPORT Mrs LP Wheatley

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 9722

SUPPORT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 9549

COMMENT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

As all our waterways are in SSI's, SLA's, ANOB's the provision of moorings should be clearly identified where it will create zero harm.

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Representation ID: 9038

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 8795

SUPPORT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

-

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Representation ID: 8402

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Local tradition has established sites for long-term moorings. Few other locations appear to offer suitable sites but there might be some.

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Representation ID: 8149

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

Summary:

A policy would be useful if it includes criteria for acceptance of houseboat moorings.

More details about Rep ID: 8149

Representation ID: 8038

OBJECT RSPB Stour Estuary and Wolves Wood (Mr Mark Nowers)

Summary:

The RSPB considers this to be is critical.

Full considerations to the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) process is required here in relation to the Stour and Orwell Estuaries SPA to address potential issues of disturbance (noise, lighting), potential effects of untreated effluent on water quality, direct loss of mudflats through inappropriate location.

In addition, ownership of mudflats or other intertidal areas must be fully established. This is not always apparent.

All of the above must be covered by HRA at the plan and project level.

More details about Rep ID: 8038

Representation ID: 7819

COMMENT Mr John Foster

Summary:

See BAPTC submission.

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Representation ID: 7653

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

As a general observation the only practical areas for houseboats would be AONB (ie Orwell/Stour/Deben) and house boats should be in keeping with surroundings. However I believe this would be matter for the harbour master not BMSDC.
I do not believe there is anywhere on the non tidal rivers that would be suitable for houseboats

More details about Rep ID: 7653

Representation ID: 7516

COMMENT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

Yes.

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Representation ID: 6430

COMMENT Barham Parish Council (Mrs Joanne Culley)

Summary:

We do not believe this is applicable to our parish.

More details about Rep ID: 6430

Representation ID: 6359

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

Yes. More and more people have to resort to living on houseboats as an affordable home.

More details about Rep ID: 6359

Representation ID: 5945

COMMENT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

LWPC believes YES

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Representation ID: 5892

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Not relevant.

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Representation ID: 5867

SUPPORT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 5575

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Yes should consider including a policy.

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Representation ID: 4698

SUPPORT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Yes. More and more young people have to resort to living on houseboats as a relatively "affordable" home.

More details about Rep ID: 4698

Representation ID: 4646

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

No knowledge

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Representation ID: 4236

OBJECT mr David Fisk

Summary:

The local plan cannot identify areas where moorings are acceptable in the rivers Orwell and the Stour as to do so is beyond the powers of the District Councils concerned. The law clearly states that only the Harwich Haven Authority and ABP have authority to do that. Babergh DC cannot authorise any moorings of any description it is illegal to do so. It can only grant or refuse planning permission if they object to the authorisation of a mooring by the River authorities. Ipswich Own the river Orwel. Babergh have no ownership. This is unacceprtable and unlawful.

More details about Rep ID: 4236

Representation ID: 3678

OBJECT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

No additional moorings should be allowed. All main waterways have enough litter and pollution as it is.

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Representation ID: 3441

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

As MSDC has no locations for moorings for house boats then the Parish Council offered no views relating to this question.

More details about Rep ID: 3441

Representation ID: 3314

SUPPORT The National Trust (Nina Crabb)

Summary:

The National Trust strongly supports the inclusion of a policy for houseboats. A robust policy is needed to control inappropriate development at Pin Mill and to ensure that the Pin Mill houseboat area can be restored to a condition that is more compatible with the aims and objectives of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.

More details about Rep ID: 3314

Representation ID: 3251

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

Not applicable in this area

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Representation ID: 2871

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

Summary:

Not applicable.

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Representation ID: 2623

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council believes that this has no direct impact or relevance to the village and so offers no response.

More details about Rep ID: 2623

Representation ID: 2406

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

Yes, but with adequate consideration given to grey/black water and waste disposal.

More details about Rep ID: 2406

Representation ID: 1930

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Not applicable to Mid Suffolk.

More details about Rep ID: 1930

Representation ID: 1828

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

Not relevant to this area

More details about Rep ID: 1828

Representation ID: 1761

COMMENT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

Not relevant to this area

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Representation ID: 1567

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 1567

Representation ID: 811

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

Summary:

We believe that mooring sites should be identified.

More details about Rep ID: 811

Representation ID: 561

COMMENT mr David Fisk

Summary:

Moorings on the river Orwell can only be authorised by the Ipswich Harbour Master All houseboats on the river Orwell are in breach of the laws. Section 13 Ipswich Dock Act 1950, Ipswich Dock Byelaws
see Appeal Court Judgement of "Ipswich borough Council v Derek Moore & Alisdair Duke 2001 EWCA CIV 1273" The planning laws cannot be used to render unlawful acts lawful. All existing houseboats are non compliant with the current Local Plan most are not boats but fixed structures. Babergh since 1950 have acted in contravention of the law and with out consultation with ABP

More details about Rep ID: 561

Representation ID: 204

SUPPORT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

A useful tool to meet demand

More details about Rep ID: 204

Representation ID: 119

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

Yes, allocating such is a positive way to deter unacceptable moorings.

More details about Rep ID: 119

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