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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q47

Representation ID: 13184

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

Summary:

We agree with the approach to maintain and increase retail provision within District Centres. These Centres play a vital role in supporting residential development in the surrounding areas and as a result contribute to their sustainability. Residential development in or near District Centres can in turn, support the retail provision and ensure that the customer base is strong, diverse and is long term.

Although retail provision is vital to the functioning of District Centres, where opportunities present themselves regarding the provision of residential use within the Centres, this should also be accepted as part of the Centre's diversity and longevity. A mix of retail, residential and leisure uses should be provided within District Centres.

More details about Rep ID: 13184

Representation ID: 12502

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

Summary:

We agree with the approach to maintain and increase retail provision within District Centres. These Centres play a vital role in supporting residential development in the surrounding areas and as a result contribute to their sustainability. Residential development in or near District Centres can in turn, support the retail provision and ensure that the customer base is strong, diverse and is long term.

Although retail provision is vital to the functioning of District Centres, where opportunities present themselves regarding the provision of residential use within the Centres, this should also be accepted as part of the Centre's diversity and longevity. A mix of retail, residential and leisure uses should be provided within District Centres.

More details about Rep ID: 12502

Representation ID: 12343

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

Summary:

We agree with the approach to maintain and increase retail provision within District Centres. These Centres play a vital role in supporting residential development in the surrounding areas and as a result contribute to their sustainability. Residential development in or near District Centres can in turn, support the retail provision and ensure that the customer base is strong, diverse and is long term. Although retail provision is vital to the functioning of District Centres, where opportunities present themselves regarding the provision of residential use within the Centres, this should also be accepted as part of the Centre's diversity and longevity. A mix of retail, residential and leisure uses should be provided within District Centres.

More details about Rep ID: 12343

Representation ID: 11053

SUPPORT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council agrees with the approach to maintain and increase retail provision within the District Centres.

More details about Rep ID: 11053

Representation ID: 10811

SUPPORT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 10811

Representation ID: 10727

COMMENT Ms Caroline Powell

Summary:

* Retail policy inclined towards town centre growth, however as a rural community this is impractical without improved parking or an efficient transport network.
* Option to protect retail facilities in smaller towns/villages which would appear to be an appropriate policy. However how or what that might amount to is unclear.
* We would support the use of the considerable oversupply of commercial sites coming forward as retail/leisure parks or even housing, especially where those sites are brownfield and have little community/environmental impact.

More details about Rep ID: 10727

Representation ID: 10326

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

We agree with the approach to maintain and increase retail provision within District Centres.
These Centres play a vital role in supporting residential development in the surrounding areas and as a result contribute to their sustainability. Residential development in or near District Centres can in turn, support the retail provision and ensure that the customer base is strong, diverse and is long term.
A mix of retail, residential and leisure uses should be provided within District Centres.

More details about Rep ID: 10326

Representation ID: 10074

COMMENT Historic England (Katie Parsons)

Summary:

Both of the Districts' town centres incorporate a rich and varied historic environment
with many heritage assets. Efforts to retain and enhance the vitality and viability of
the town centres should therefore be linked to the conservation and enhancement of
its historic environment. Policies should encourage the enhancement of local
character and the public realm.

More details about Rep ID: 10074

Representation ID: 9898

COMMENT Dr Ian Russell

Summary:

The primary purpose of a pedestrian area in Sudbury would be to serve as a centre for the community. The extent of retail provision could be part of a Neighbourhood plan.

More details about Rep ID: 9898

Representation ID: 9741

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Retail provision should be maintained. However, in Debenham there is no area in the centre that could offer increased retail provision. The current developments have already far outstripped the possible retail provision in the heart of the village and the capacity of other amenities.

More details about Rep ID: 9741

Representation ID: 8235

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

Summary:

Agreed

More details about Rep ID: 8235

Representation ID: 8164

SUPPORT Mr David Watts

Summary:

Yes, definitely need to support town centre shopping areas and not let them decline into closed and charity shops.

More details about Rep ID: 8164

Representation ID: 8052

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

Should be subject to local requirements. At present no retail sites came forward, so protect town centres and if businesses have a need for more sites they can probably come forward as and when needed as windfall sites. So much is changing with retail / web shopping etc it would be impossible to identify where any future need might be.

More details about Rep ID: 8052

Representation ID: 7284

COMMENT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

All ready agreed in principle.

More details about Rep ID: 7284

Representation ID: 6729

SUPPORT Yaxley Parish Council (Mr Philip Freeman)

Summary:

yes, agree

More details about Rep ID: 6729

Representation ID: 6567

SUPPORT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

With increasing use of online shopping, out of town centres should be restricted and town centres supported to increase use by those with access needs and to revitalise town centres to make attractive places to live.

More details about Rep ID: 6567

Representation ID: 6544

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

Yes because they are the logical locations.

More details about Rep ID: 6544

Representation ID: 5984

SUPPORT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 5984

Representation ID: 5608

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Agree

More details about Rep ID: 5608

Representation ID: 4755

SUPPORT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Yes, because they are the logical location.

More details about Rep ID: 4755

Representation ID: 4683

SUPPORT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

Yes, where it can be proven. Our preference is to follow Option OC1, TC1, PS1 and RIA2.

More details about Rep ID: 4683

Representation ID: 4579

SUPPORT Barking Parish Council (Mrs Rosemary Cochrane)

Summary:

support

More details about Rep ID: 4579

Representation ID: 4278

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Planning should take into account the growing trend for retailing to be internet based, reducing the need for increases in retail space.

More details about Rep ID: 4278

Representation ID: 3697

SUPPORT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

But without excluding small, local, sustainable business on rural sites.

More details about Rep ID: 3697

Representation ID: 3484

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

The Parish does not wish to offer a comment to this question and would expect those with urban communities experience to provide a more detailed response.

More details about Rep ID: 3484

Representation ID: 3465

SUPPORT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

Yes, but as retail needs to develop the type of retail that people want. Should be subject to local requirements.

More details about Rep ID: 3465

Representation ID: 2936

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

Summary:

No response.

More details about Rep ID: 2936

Representation ID: 2649

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

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

More details about Rep ID: 2649

Representation ID: 2608

COMMENT Hadleigh Society (Margaret Woods)

Summary:

It is considered essential for the well being of Hadleigh and other District Centres to maintain and increase their retail provision.

More details about Rep ID: 2608

Representation ID: 2242

SUPPORT Battisford Parish Council (Mr Chris Knock)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 2242

Representation ID: 2066

SUPPORT Mrs Kathie Guthrie

Summary:

Agree

More details about Rep ID: 2066

Representation ID: 1844

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

Agree with this proposal.

More details about Rep ID: 1844

Representation ID: 1770

SUPPORT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

Support this proposal

More details about Rep ID: 1770

Representation ID: 1583

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 1583

Representation ID: 1268

SUPPORT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

Yes, we agree with the approach.

More details about Rep ID: 1268

Representation ID: 1007

SUPPORT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

agree

More details about Rep ID: 1007

Representation ID: 303

SUPPORT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

I agree

More details about Rep ID: 303

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