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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q39

Representation ID: 13182

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

Summary:

Support must always be given for small and medium sized enterprises given the contribution they provide for employment and wealth in local economies. These businesses provide vital jobs that are required by the resident population of Babergh and Mid Suffolk. These enterprises should be supported however the use of land for housing must always take precedence wherever possible and suitable.

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Representation ID: 12869

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

Summary:

A positive, proactive and supportive approach should be adopted. Our clients success in letting former agricultural barns to businesses at Park Farm Barns provides evidence of the commercial demand for business accommodation in this location. As indicated in the Ipswich Economic Area Sector Needs Assessment, the focus going forward should be on provision of high quality business accommodation with a range of out of town and semi-rural locations within easy access of the key markets of the ports, Ipswich and transport corridors of the A14 and A12.

It is important to provide sites which provide ease of access and a range of unit sizes attractive to both startĀ­up businesses and those looking to expand and/or relocate. Our clients land and future plans offer the opportunity to deliver just the kind of high quality business accommodation which the Economic Needs Assessment advocates.

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Representation ID: 12500

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

Summary:

Support must always be given for small and medium sized enterprises given the contribution they provide for employment and wealth in local economies. These businesses provide vital jobs that are required by the resident population of Babergh and Mid Suffolk. These enterprises should be supported however the use of land for housing must always take precedence wherever possible and suitable.

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Representation ID: 12405

OBJECT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

No

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Representation ID: 12360

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

Summary:

Provisions should be made for small and medium sized enterprises outside of main urban areas, in smaller settlements or in the countryside where there are appropriate opportunities such as existing buildings. Modern industry sees the popularity of small and medium sized enterprises and start up business continue to increase and the ability of these business to support larger scale and potentially more volatile businesses should not be ignored. To build on economic success on a District-wide scale, accommodating new and smaller business will be key to ensuring a robust and varied economy. There is also a clear trend towards remote working as IT and infrastructure continues to improve and allow for the provisions of employment floorspace in quiet and attractive locations. Out of town locations can also help to reduce traffic pressures in and out of the urban areas. See full representation attached.

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Representation ID: 12341

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

Summary:

Support must always be given for small and medium sized enterprises given the contribution they provide for employment and wealth in local economies. These businesses provide vital jobs that are required by the resident population of Babergh and Mid Suffolk. These enterprises should be supported however the use of land for housing must always take precedence wherever possible and suitable.

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Representation ID: 12042

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

Summary:

We are of the opinion that the Councils should be wary of making specific
employment provisions for small and medium sized enterprises. Whilst such
provision might indeed be appropriate in relation to smaller sized settlements, it could prove inflexible and counter-productive if it would hinder the delivery of suitable employment provision on larger sites because it would be occupied by larger sized enterprises.

More details about Rep ID: 12042

Representation ID: 11711

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

Summary:

We consider that support must be given for small and medium sized enterprises given the contribution they provide for employment and wealth in local economies. These businesses provide vital jobs that are required by the resident population of Babergh and Mid Suffolk. A policy to reflect this support would ensure that the emerging Local Plan remains in compliance with the NPPF in respect of supporting existing employment sectors (Paragraph 22).

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Representation ID: 11696

SUPPORT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

Yes.
There are, for example, clusters of specialised professional services such as acoustic sound engineers in Babergh.

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Representation ID: 11034

COMMENT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council believes that this should be considered in line with the Local Economic Strategy.

More details about Rep ID: 11034

Representation ID: 10802

OBJECT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

No

More details about Rep ID: 10802

Representation ID: 10318

SUPPORT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

Support must always be given for small and medium sized enterprises given the contribution they provide for employment and wealth in local economies. These businesses provide vital jobs that are required by the resident population of Babergh and Mid Suffolk. These enterprises should be supported however the use of land for housing must always take precedence wherever possible and suitable.

More details about Rep ID: 10318

Representation ID: 9892

SUPPORT Dr Ian Russell

Summary:

Yes, the Sudbury infrastructure plan for roads should allow for this, flexibly to meet demand.

More details about Rep ID: 9892

Representation ID: 9860

SUPPORT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

Yes, preferably brownfield sites on edge of town or converted farm buildings for appropriate uses.

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Representation ID: 9730

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Yes, especially high-tech. However, this employment provision should be carefully researched and the businesses placed in appropriate places, eg near centres of research and other high-tech businesses so that meaningful collaboration can take place.

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Representation ID: 9448

OBJECT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

Bacton has sufficient for present needs.

More details about Rep ID: 9448

Representation ID: 9345

COMMENT Nayland with Wissington Parish Council (Mrs D Hattrell)

Summary:

Core villages and hinterland villages should be the particular focus for specific employment provision by small and medium sized enterprises

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Representation ID: 9053

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

As demand arises these should be considered, in larges developments there needs to be the capacity to offer small business opportunities such as convenience stores, hairdresser, takeaways etc.

More details about Rep ID: 9053

Representation ID: 9015

COMMENT Andrew Searle

Summary:

No, just allow the developer to identify the need.

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Representation ID: 8809

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Yes - in concert with housing land allocations - some of which may be re-categorised for small business purposes

More details about Rep ID: 8809

Representation ID: 8429

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Yes.
Recycle unused commercial capacity for small business which will sit within the Suffolk landscape.

More details about Rep ID: 8429

Representation ID: 8394

COMMENT Acton Parish Council (Mr Paul MacLachlan)

Summary:

The Council recommends that the Planning Authority should incentivise use of offices and units within existing Business and Industrial Estates.

More details about Rep ID: 8394

Representation ID: 8192

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

Summary:

Business Parks should be market driven. There are several examples of re-use or redevelopment of agricultural buildings and sites.
Concerned that small business parks are in appropriate places - e.g. the land plan states that the site in Rickinghall SS0091 with SS0939 could be residential, or could be commercial, but who will determine this and why is there even a perceived need or drive for this, in this location in a conservation area protected village? Why do we need a commercial business park even to be considered? Is the economic potential for infrastructure such as a school or health centre?

More details about Rep ID: 8192

Representation ID: 7958

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

* The council should be promoting unused commercial capacity (council register of unused commercial properties?) to be used before building more that may just going to lay idle.
* Suggest small businesses conducive to Suffolk landscape and should be encouraged.

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Representation ID: 7929

SUPPORT Mr David Watts

Summary:

Yes. Wherever needed.

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Representation ID: 7775

SUPPORT Mr John Ambrose

Summary:

Redundant agricultural buildings could be utilised to provide premises for small sized enterprises in the villages.

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Representation ID: 7680

SUPPORT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Yes.
There are, for example, clusters of specialised professional services such as acoustic sound engineers in Babergh.

More details about Rep ID: 7680

Representation ID: 7530

COMMENT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

Yes.

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Representation ID: 7060

COMMENT Thurston Parish Council (Mrs Victoria Waples)

Summary:

Existing spaces should be use to their full potential which includes encouragement for the many empty units to be fully utilised

More details about Rep ID: 7060

Representation ID: 6727

SUPPORT Yaxley Parish Council (Mr Philip Freeman)

Summary:

yes, through existing industrial parks

More details about Rep ID: 6727

Representation ID: 6605

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council supports this but only where needed and with appropriate infrastructure being in place.

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Representation ID: 6534

SUPPORT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

Yes by Council developing small business units and requiring 35% small units on large employment allocations.

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Representation ID: 6515

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

Yes

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Representation ID: 6509

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 6509

Representation ID: 6047

SUPPORT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

Yes. The growth in self-employment and in particular 'home' based activities must be recognised and fostered; this is currently not recognised in the JLP. Small secure premises for artisans and delivery persons need to be provided. In a rural environment the obvious place to situate these is on farms. With the demise of livestock farming and the concentration of arable farming, buildings become redundant and could be rejuvenated for this proposition.

More details about Rep ID: 6047

Representation ID: 5968

SUPPORT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

LWPC believes these provisions should be on the outskirts of market towns and core villages.

More details about Rep ID: 5968

Representation ID: 5909

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Yes, future development in Babergh is likely to be focussed on small/medium businesses.

More details about Rep ID: 5909

Representation ID: 5881

COMMENT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

As demand arises these should be considered, in larges developments there needs to be the capacity to offer small business opportunities such as convenience stores, hairdresser, takeaways etc.

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Representation ID: 5779

SUPPORT Long Melford Parish Council (Mr Robert Wiliams)

Summary:

Probably not

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Representation ID: 5589

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Yes, being market led, but don't know where.

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Representation ID: 5011

COMMENT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

Sites at the Brantham Regeneration Area might well be suitable. We would support these.

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Representation ID: 4936

COMMENT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

Should be market driven

More details about Rep ID: 4936

Representation ID: 4726

SUPPORT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Yes. Where there is an identified need.

More details about Rep ID: 4726

Representation ID: 4662

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

Yes. The growth in self-employment and in particular 'home' based activities must be recognised and fostered; this is currently not recognised in the JLP. Small secure premises for artisans and delivery persons need to be provided. In a rural environment the obvious place to situate these is on farms. With the demise of livestock farming and the concentration of arable farming, buildings become redundant and could be rejuvenated for this proposition.

More details about Rep ID: 4662

Representation ID: 4271

SUPPORT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

The council should be promoting unused commercial capacity (council register of unused commercial properties?) to be used before building more that may just going to lay idle.
Suggest small businesses conducive to Suffolk landscape and should be encouraged.

Should also encourage and plan for micro-enterprises.

Small local business is very dependent on local transport infrastructure and this is big failing in Suffolk

More details about Rep ID: 4271

Representation ID: 4267

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

SMEs should only be allowed on brownfield sites.

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Representation ID: 4224

COMMENT Mrs Rhona Jermyn

Summary:

Recycle unused commercial capacity for small businesses which benefit and support the Suffolk landscape.

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Representation ID: 4213

COMMENT Mrs Sheila Hurdwell

Summary:

Yes where there is local need and good infrastructure support

More details about Rep ID: 4213

Representation ID: 3689

SUPPORT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Fostering public-private partnerships and small-firm networks and clusters may be the best path to a dynamic SME sector. Clustering facilitates exchange of personnel and diffusion of technology and creates new possibilities for efficiency gains. Local networks and support systems can help SMEs meet the challenges of globalisation. Whether alone or in clusters, SMEs are seeking international opportunities through strategic alliances, franchising and joint ventures. Locate SMEs within existing employment sites in green settings, with energy efficient premises that are well designed and do not need new infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 3689

Representation ID: 3687

OBJECT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Fostering public-private partnerships and small-firm networks and clusters may be the best path to a dynamic SME sector. Clustering facilitates exchange of personnel and diffusion of technology and creates new possibilities for efficiency gains. Local networks and support systems can help SMEs meet the challenges of globalisation. Whether alone or in clusters, SMEs are seeking international opportunities through strategic alliances, franchising and joint ventures. Locate SMEs within existing employment sites in green settings, with energy efficient premises that are well designed and do not need new infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 3687

Representation ID: 3470

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

The Parish Council requests greater clarification over the terms 'small' and 'medium sized' enterprises. It might be that small enterprises of a B1 class would fit in with those proposed in the answer to question 33 for core and hinterland communities and these might be identified in an employment SHELAA proposed previously.

More details about Rep ID: 3470

Representation ID: 3451

SUPPORT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

Yes. Re-purpose existing unoccupied commercial/industrial units with a view to making modifications to meet the likely needs of SME businesses. There will need to be a strong infrastructure in place (telephone and broadband, transport for employees and goods, etc)

More details about Rep ID: 3451

Representation ID: 3259

SUPPORT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

Yes where there is local need and good infrastructure support

More details about Rep ID: 3259

Representation ID: 2921

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

Summary:

The DDNP will have to take into consideration the local economic growth requirement and uses as appropriate not only to the DDNP Area but to the individual settlements within it.

Proposals will be brought forward at the appropriate time but the DDNPSG recognises the benefits that can be derived through enabling the development and viability of small commercial and industrial sites within communities in order to deliver local employment and economic stability.

More details about Rep ID: 2921

Representation ID: 2638

SUPPORT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council agrees, yes - in Core and Hinterland Villages where there is identified need.

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Representation ID: 2291

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

Yes provision should be made for small and medium-sized enterprises near to areas of housing/larger built up areas.

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Representation ID: 2234

SUPPORT Battisford Parish Council (Mr Chris Knock)

Summary:

Yes we should

More details about Rep ID: 2234

Representation ID: 2062

COMMENT Mrs Kathie Guthrie

Summary:

In areas with direct access to main roads A14 and A12 Too many rural enterprises are wrecking the rural roads with oversized lorries

More details about Rep ID: 2062

Representation ID: 1939

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Yes. By enabling the development and viability of small commercial and industrial sites within communities in order to deliver local employment and economic stability.

More details about Rep ID: 1939

Representation ID: 1836

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

No comment - not enough knowledge.

More details about Rep ID: 1836

Representation ID: 1575

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Yes, along old A14

More details about Rep ID: 1575

Representation ID: 1260

OBJECT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

Not required for Raydon. Plus, small enterprises are not so likely to offer employment opportunities.

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Representation ID: 1153

COMMENT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

Yes in core and functional cluster lead locations.

More details about Rep ID: 1153

Representation ID: 999

SUPPORT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

more start up and two man bands in the rural area which does not conflict with the area.

More details about Rep ID: 999

Representation ID: 405

SUPPORT Mr Ralph Carpenter

Summary:

Outline criteria for acceptability rather than allocating specific sites, with landscape and heritage impact being central to these criteria.
These uses are best located in more isolated rural areas

More details about Rep ID: 405

Representation ID: 293

COMMENT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

With existing areas, let's put in roads and sell serviced plots.

More details about Rep ID: 293

Representation ID: 124

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

A flexibility of approach to new industrial developments on out-of-town sites would accommodate these provided that bus services are also provided.

More details about Rep ID: 124

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