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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q50

Representation ID: 13186

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

Summary:

We agree with this proposal to protect A1-A5 uses as villages and local centres need to remain competitive and provide a service for the area. Where it can be seen that retail uses are not viable or there is no evidence of demand other uses such as residential use should be considered. There must be flexibility with regards to the application of this policy to allow residential use in Core Villages, Hinterland Villages and within local centres.

More details about Rep ID: 13186

Representation ID: 12605

COMMENT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

* 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.

More details about Rep ID: 12605

Representation ID: 12602

COMMENT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

* Restricting all retail growth to town centres may be too restrictive as some growth may need to be accommodated away from town centres where sites become available.
* Retail policy inclined towards town centre growth, however as a rural community this is impractical without improved parking or an efficient transport network.

More details about Rep ID: 12602

Representation ID: 12504

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

Summary:

We agree with this proposal to protect A1-A5 uses as villages and local centres need to remain competitive and provide a service for the area. Where it can be seen that retail uses are not viable or there is no evidence of demand other uses such as residential use should be considered. There must be flexibility with regards to the application of this policy to allow residential use in Core Villages, Hinterland Villages and within local centres.

More details about Rep ID: 12504

Representation ID: 12410

SUPPORT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

Yes - agree

More details about Rep ID: 12410

Representation ID: 12346

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

Summary:

We agree with this proposal to protect A1-A5 uses as villages and local centres need to remain competitive and provide a service for the area. Where it can be seen that retail uses are not viable or there is no evidence of demand other uses such as residential use should be considered. There must be flexibility with regards to the application of this policy to allow residential use in Core Villages, Hinterland Villages and within local centres.

More details about Rep ID: 12346

Representation ID: 12043

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

Summary:

To support the continued role of services within Core and Hinterland Villages and
local centres in towns it is crucial that planning policies are put in place to safeguard
local services. Equally planning policies are required to support the provision of new
and extended services.

More details about Rep ID: 12043

Representation ID: 11874

SUPPORT Dedham Vale Society (Mr. David Eking)

Summary:

We consider the proposal to protect A1-A5 uses in core and hinterland villages in the AONB to be the correct approach (Q50 on page 55).

More details about Rep ID: 11874

Representation ID: 11645

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

Summary:

To support the continued role of services within Core and Hinterland Villages and local centres in towns it is crucial that planning policies are put in place to safeguard local services. Equally planning policies are required to support the provision of new and extended services.

More details about Rep ID: 11645

Representation ID: 11594

SUPPORT Mr & Mrs N Britnell represented by JB Planning Associates (Mr Nicholas Ward)

Summary:

To support the continued role of services within Core and Hinterland Villages and
local centres in towns it is crucial that planning policies are put in place to safeguard
local services. Equally planning policies are required to support the provision of new
and extended services, especially in view of the comparatively limited range of every
day services available to serve Shotley.

More details about Rep ID: 11594

Representation ID: 11557

OBJECT Annette Powell

Summary:

* 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.

More details about Rep ID: 11557

Representation ID: 11436

SUPPORT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

SOS supports this approach to safeguard key assets in the villages, which are at the heart of their sustainability.

More details about Rep ID: 11436

Representation ID: 11346

COMMENT Sproughton Playing Field (Damian Lavington)

Summary:

* The option to protect retail facilities in smaller towns/villages would appear to be an appropriate policy. However how or what that might amount to is unclear. How would it affect our community shop for instance?

More details about Rep ID: 11346

Representation ID: 11228

SUPPORT Bildeston Parish Council (Mr David Blackburn)

Summary:

We support the protection of A1-A5 use in villages and local centres.

More details about Rep ID: 11228

Representation ID: 11056

SUPPORT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council considers that the proposal to protect A1-A5 uses in Core Villages and Hinterland Villages, and in local centres within towns to be the correct approach.

More details about Rep ID: 11056

Representation ID: 10871

COMMENT Mrs Carol Marshall

Summary:

* 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.
* I 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: 10871

Representation ID: 10814

SUPPORT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 10814

Representation ID: 10499

OBJECT Mr Joe Lavington

Summary:

* The option to protect retail facilities in smaller towns/villages would appear to be an appropriate policy. However how or what that might amount to is unclear. How would it affect our community shop for instance?

More details about Rep ID: 10499

Representation ID: 10431

COMMENT Wendy Lavington

Summary:

* The option to protect retail facilities in smaller towns/villages would appear to be an appropriate policy. However how or what that might amount to is unclear. How would it affect our community shop for instance?

More details about Rep ID: 10431

Representation ID: 10334

SUPPORT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

We agree with this proposal to protect A1-A5 uses as villages and local centres need to remain competitive and provide a service for the area. Where it can be seen that retail uses are not viable or there is no evidence of demand other uses such as residential use should be considered. There must be flexibility with regards to the application of this policy to allow residential use in Core Villages, Hinterland Villages and within local centres.

More details about Rep ID: 10334

Representation ID: 10005

COMMENT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

* The option to protect retail facilities in smaller towns/villages would appear to be an appropriate policy. However how or what that might amount to is unclear. How would it affect our community shop for instance?

More details about Rep ID: 10005

Representation ID: 9861

SUPPORT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

Yes - it is appropriate to protect local services and facilities in villages

More details about Rep ID: 9861

Representation ID: 9744

SUPPORT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Yes.

More details about Rep ID: 9744

Representation ID: 9654

OBJECT Mr Chris Marshall

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.
* I 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: 9654

Representation ID: 9558

COMMENT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

Protecting rural shops and pubs is essential if we are to be "sustainable". Community takeover of potentially at risk facilities should be encouraged but within an economic viability framework. If there is no chance of becoming viable then change may be for the best. That is not a test for planners though. The implementation of strong policies to ensure ALL alternatives options have been pursued is essential.
Most "Hinterland" villages have no shops or facilities and yet we approve housing on the basis of within 4 to 5 miles, a CAR journey because public transport is often absent or poor.

More details about Rep ID: 9558

Representation ID: 9454

SUPPORT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

Agree

More details about Rep ID: 9454

Representation ID: 9392

SUPPORT Beyton Parish Council (Ms Adele Pope)

Summary:

Yes. It is important to keep A1-A5 establishments in the Core and Hinterland villages. In a village such as Beyton which has two pubs these establishments provide a focal meeting point, brings visitors and income into the village and provides local employment.

More details about Rep ID: 9392

Representation ID: 9342

SUPPORT Nayland with Wissington Parish Council (Mrs D Hattrell)

Summary:

Nayland with Wissington Parish Council agrees that Land Use Classes A1-A5 should be safeguarded in Core Villages such as Nayland and its hinterland villages.

More details about Rep ID: 9342

Representation ID: 9271

SUPPORT Elmsett Parish Council (Andrea Newman)

Summary:

We think it is important to protect A1-A5 land uses in Core and Hinterland villages as local shopping is very important to rural life

More details about Rep ID: 9271

Representation ID: 9239

COMMENT The Gooderham Family and ESCO Developments Ltd represented by Cheffins Planning & Development (Mr Jon Jennings)

Summary:

Option RG1 is supported as it will allow development to come forward in appropriate locations and ensure that market demand is met. There are concerns that the proposed allocations associated with Option RG2 will not provide development in the right type of homes in the right places. There is a persistent record of the non-delivery of allocated sites and a criterion based approach is more likely to deliver appropriate levels of development.

More details about Rep ID: 9239

Representation ID: 8816

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Yes, where appropriate. As with "sympathetically-sited" employment opportunities, equal consideration needs to apply to the siting of such outlets - and they will bring employment into town centres

More details about Rep ID: 8816

Representation ID: 8657

SUPPORT Redlingfield parish meeting (Ms Janet Norman-Philips)

Summary:

agreed

More details about Rep ID: 8657

Representation ID: 8469

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Agree with approach.

More details about Rep ID: 8469

Representation ID: 8400

SUPPORT Acton Parish Council (Mr Paul MacLachlan)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 8400

Representation ID: 8270

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

Summary:

Correct

More details about Rep ID: 8270

Representation ID: 8079

SUPPORT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

This would appear to be an appropriate policy but unsure of its application.
If this is a policy to restrict change of use my only concern is where such a provision is a voluntary /Charity community retail provision which if it fails is unlikely to ever be taken up by a commercial enterprise.
On the other hand if this is a policy that might offer incentives like reduced rates etc for this kind of community provision I would very much support it.

More details about Rep ID: 8079

Representation ID: 7776

SUPPORT Mr John Ambrose

Summary:

Holbrook Parish Council supports this approach.

More details about Rep ID: 7776

Representation ID: 7386

COMMENT Mr Mark Blackwell

Summary:

I don't really understand what this means. After several hours of doing this consultation I'm slowly losing the will the carry on. It's not a user friendly consultation and as such do not think it is going to be effective. It smells of a token effort.

Any new housing should be within walking (10 mins?) distance of a shop, bus stop, school, pub, park to ensure that communites are built, not just housing.

More details about Rep ID: 7386

Representation ID: 7300

COMMENT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

If appropriate

More details about Rep ID: 7300

Representation ID: 6733

SUPPORT Yaxley Parish Council (Mr Philip Freeman)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 6733

Representation ID: 6726

SUPPORT Mr Alan Lewis

Summary:

Yes. It is important to keep A1-A5 establishments in the Core and Hinterland villages. In a village such as Beyton which has two pubs these establishments provide a focal meeting point, brings visitors and income into the village and provides local employment.

More details about Rep ID: 6726

Representation ID: 6616

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council agrees with this proposal

More details about Rep ID: 6616

Representation ID: 6549

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

yes

More details about Rep ID: 6549

Representation ID: 6377

SUPPORT Stowmarket Society (Mr Michael Smith)

Summary:

Yes, this is an important policy relating to an issue which is important to communities. It raises difficult enforcement issues e.g. at what point do you serve a Notice to prevent a slow abandoning of a commercial use in favour of a residential conversion, but the policy is necessary.

More details about Rep ID: 6377

Representation ID: 6092

COMMENT Neil Fuller

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.

More details about Rep ID: 6092

Representation ID: 6078

COMMENT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

See Lavenham Neighbourhood Development Plan approach.

More details about Rep ID: 6078

Representation ID: 5988

SUPPORT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 5988

Representation ID: 5915

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 5915

Representation ID: 5783

SUPPORT Long Melford Parish Council (Mr Robert Wiliams)

Summary:

(see Lavenham Neighbour Plan for Core Retail area as the focus) Yes

More details about Rep ID: 5783

Representation ID: 5681

SUPPORT Mr Graham Moxon

Summary:

These businesses have a significant impact on the aesthetics of a village and are often relied on more by local residents than the same businesses in a town.

More details about Rep ID: 5681

Representation ID: 5612

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Yes Agree

More details about Rep ID: 5612

Representation ID: 5391

COMMENT Mrs Louise Baldry

Summary:

Small village shops and community centres are essential for the elderly population which is increasing

More details about Rep ID: 5391

Representation ID: 5126

SUPPORT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 5126

Representation ID: 5012

SUPPORT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

Yes.

More details about Rep ID: 5012

Representation ID: 4763

SUPPORT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Yes.

More details about Rep ID: 4763

Representation ID: 4688

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

See the LNDP.

More details about Rep ID: 4688

Representation ID: 4585

SUPPORT Barking Parish Council (Mrs Rosemary Cochrane)

Summary:

support

More details about Rep ID: 4585

Representation ID: 4501

SUPPORT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

Yes, the District Councils should protect A1-A5 uses in core villages, hinterland villages and local centres within towns.

More details about Rep ID: 4501

Representation ID: 4495

SUPPORT Mr Graham Jones

Summary:

It is important to keep A1-A5 establishments in the Core and Hinterland Villages. In a village such as Beyton which has two pubs these establishments provide a focal meeting point, brings visitors and income into the village and provides local employment

More details about Rep ID: 4495

Representation ID: 4312

SUPPORT Mr Jeremy Doncaster

Summary:

Small village shops and community centres are essential for the elderly population which is increasing

More details about Rep ID: 4312

Representation ID: 4283

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Yes and change of use there should not be permitted.

More details about Rep ID: 4283

Representation ID: 4229

SUPPORT Mrs Rhona Jermyn

Summary:

Yes A1 -A5 uses need protecting in villages and town centres.

More details about Rep ID: 4229

Representation ID: 4039

COMMENT Mr Vic Durrant

Summary:

I support the option to protect retail facilities in smaller towns/villages but it is not clear how this would be done

More details about Rep ID: 4039

Representation ID: 3830

COMMENT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

* I support the option to protect retail facilities in smaller towns/villages but it is not at all clear how this would be done.

More details about Rep ID: 3830

Representation ID: 3828

SUPPORT Mr Richard Howard

Summary:

Small village shops and community centres are essential for the elderly population which is increasing.

More details about Rep ID: 3828

Representation ID: 3700

SUPPORT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Such uses add variety to our lives and they should be supported.

More details about Rep ID: 3700

Representation ID: 3488

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

The Parish Council applauds the sentiments outlined in this question by MSDC however as most of the uses outlines in A1-A5 are of a commercial nature then their existence will very much depend on market forces. It is therefore incumbent upon Babergh and MSDC to create the right climate for enterprises such as this to flourish and allow the core and hinterland communities to continue to enjoy the benefits of these outlets.

More details about Rep ID: 3488

Representation ID: 3472

SUPPORT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

This would appear to be an appropriate policy.

More details about Rep ID: 3472

Representation ID: 3338

COMMENT Mrs Deborah Merry

Summary:

I do not agree that any commercial/ industrial units should be concidered/ forced apon an exsiting residential village this would have a detrementsl effect on the village and the increased traffic would worsen the already overstreached roads

More details about Rep ID: 3338

Representation ID: 3272

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

A mix of businesses should be encouraged which meet local need and are therefore sustainable

More details about Rep ID: 3272

Representation ID: 2940

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

Summary:

DDNPSG recommends this approach be selective and appropriate to the locality in order to ensure an appropriate mix of uses and to avoid a dominance or preponderance of any specific use class.

More details about Rep ID: 2940

Representation ID: 2654

SUPPORT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council agrees.

More details about Rep ID: 2654

Representation ID: 2610

COMMENT Hadleigh Society (Margaret Woods)

Summary:

The Society considers that Core villages and Hinterland villages as well as local centres in towns ought have their A1-A5 commercial uses both protected and expansion positively encouraged as it is too easy to otherwise lose employment to non productive housing.

More details about Rep ID: 2610

Representation ID: 2469

SUPPORT Mrs Carol Ingleson

Summary:

Support the need for local shops

More details about Rep ID: 2469

Representation ID: 2295

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

We feel that a flexible approach should be taken depending on assessed local needs.

More details about Rep ID: 2295

Representation ID: 2244

SUPPORT Battisford Parish Council (Mr Chris Knock)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 2244

Representation ID: 2069

SUPPORT Mrs Kathie Guthrie

Summary:

Agree But aspirations have to accept generally working people will shop elsewhere and the diversity in these small villages must be supported

More details about Rep ID: 2069

Representation ID: 1945

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

We recommend that this approach be selective and appropriate to the locality in order to ensure an appropriate mix of uses and to avoid a dominance or preponderance of any specific use class.

More details about Rep ID: 1945

Representation ID: 1847

SUPPORT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

Yes, we would want to see current services protected and maintained.

More details about Rep ID: 1847

Representation ID: 1772

SUPPORT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

Yes, we would want to see current services protected and maintained.

More details about Rep ID: 1772

Representation ID: 1674

COMMENT Hoxne Parish Council (Mrs Sara Foote)

Summary:

Hoxne Parish Council supports the notion that rural shops, post office and public houses should be protected where possible.

More details about Rep ID: 1674

Representation ID: 1586

SUPPORT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 1586

Representation ID: 1456

SUPPORT Ms Ann Tarran

Summary:

Support measures for regeneration of town centres

More details about Rep ID: 1456

Representation ID: 1297

SUPPORT Mrs Diana Chapman

Summary:

I support the policy to protect A1-A5 uses in Core Villages, eg Badwell Ash, to retain its vitality as our nearest local centre.

More details about Rep ID: 1297

Representation ID: 1270

SUPPORT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

Yes, we consider this to be the correct approach.

More details about Rep ID: 1270

Representation ID: 1155

SUPPORT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

protect existing and expand where possible. For village locations including farm shop or similar retail in the proposal would be helpful.

More details about Rep ID: 1155

Representation ID: 1011

SUPPORT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

yes and farm shops and farmers markets in the countryside villages as well

More details about Rep ID: 1011

Representation ID: 364

SUPPORT John Brownfield

Summary:

Agree with this approach wherever practicable.

More details about Rep ID: 364

Representation ID: 306

COMMENT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

It can work in limited cases but most of the time the reason is that the business is not viable, And market testing only delays the inevitable.

More details about Rep ID: 306

Representation ID: 221

SUPPORT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

Agree best approach

More details about Rep ID: 221

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