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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q54

Representation ID: 13190

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

Summary:

We believe there are no additional environmental standards that Babergh and Mid Suffolk should be requiring from developments.

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Representation ID: 12973

COMMENT Dr Jonathan Tuppen

Summary:

The consultation recognises, the March 2015 Ministerial Statement enables local planning authorities to require energy efficiency standards that exceed Building Regulations provided these do not exceed the requirements of the level 4 of the former Code for Sustainable Homes.

It was the government's stated intention that this approach was to be incorporated into Building Regulations but it appears this may not have been expedited. If that is indeed the case, then we strongly recommend that Babergh and Mid Suffolk incorporate this option into the Local Plan.

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Representation ID: 12924

COMMENT Suffolk County Council (Mr. Robert Feakes)

Summary:

The climate change heading of the document focusses on flooding, coastal change, renewable energy and sustainable construction. However, climate change mitigation and resilience run through many planning-related matters. The Suffolk Climate Change Action Plan (SCCAP), published in March 2017, identifies four key themes which are: A - Business and Community Resilience; B - Business Energy Efficiency and Renewables; C - Community Energy; and D - Domestic Energy Efficiency. The District Councils should consider this strategy and the extent to which planning policies can contribute to realising its objectives.

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Representation ID: 12677

COMMENT Environment Agency (Miss Charlie Christensen)

Summary:

we would like to see all new building incorporating solar renewable energy generation and rainfall harvesting as well as water efficiency technologies.

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Representation ID: 12672

COMMENT Mr Bryan Fawcett

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option.
Issues to consider:
* the range of technologies that could be accommodated and the policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
* the costs of many renewable energy technologies are falling, potentially increasing their attractiveness and the number of proposals;
* different technologies have different impacts and impacts can vary by place;
* the UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases and meet increased energy demand from renewable sources. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

More details about Rep ID: 12672

Representation ID: 12610

COMMENT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option.
Issues to consider:
* the range of technologies that could be accommodated and the policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
* the costs of many renewable energy technologies are falling, potentially increasing their attractiveness and the number of proposals;
* different technologies have different impacts and impacts can vary by place;
* the UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases and meet increased energy demand from renewable sources. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

More details about Rep ID: 12610

Representation ID: 12608

COMMENT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events when they potentially will overflow from sustained rainfall.
* We would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk downhill/downstream from developments.

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Representation ID: 12508

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

Summary:

We believe there are no additional environmental standards that Babergh and Mid Suffolk should be requiring from developments.

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Representation ID: 12414

COMMENT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

Limited expertise but we welcome renewable infrastructure on new properties

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Representation ID: 12352

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

Summary:

We believe there are no additional environmental standards that Babergh and Mid Suffolk should be required from developments.

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Representation ID: 11818

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Heather & Michael Earey

Summary:

Sustainability standards
If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option.
Issues to consider:
*the range of technologies that could be accommodated and the policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
*the costs of many renewable energy technologies are falling, potentially increasing their attractiveness and the number of proposals;
*different technologies have different impacts and impacts can vary by place;
*the UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases and meet increased energy demand from renewable sources. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

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Representation ID: 11721

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

Summary:

We do not consider that there are any additional environmental standards that Babergh and Mid Suffolk require.

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Representation ID: 11507

COMMENT Great Cornard Parish Council (Nadine Tamlyn )

Summary:

All homes should be built to the Passivhaus construction standard: energy neutral or near-neutral, high design and build standards, occupier comfort a high priority, homes age friendly. Affordable and ecological housing at one and the same time

More details about Rep ID: 11507

Representation ID: 11357

COMMENT Sproughton Playing Field (Damian Lavington)

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option.
I would like you to consider:
* the range of technologies that could be accommodated and the policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
* the costs of many renewable energy technologies are falling, potentially increasing their attractiveness and the number of proposals;
* that different technologies have different impacts and impacts can vary by place;
* that the UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases and meet increased energy demand from renewable sources. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

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Representation ID: 11353

COMMENT Sproughton Playing Field (Damian Lavington)

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
* We would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 11297

COMMENT The Lavenham Society (Jane Gosling)

Summary:

We feel that all new housing, including affordable housing, should incorporate the highest possible levels of renewable energy.

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Representation ID: 11133

SUPPORT Rattlesden Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

It is considered very important to include water efficiency measures in any new build.

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Representation ID: 11102

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

Summary:

We do not consider that policy should include additional environmental standards. Joint Local Plan notes the potential for Council's to request additional carbon reductions beyond Building Regulations. The Council should not be seeking to add additional burdens on the developer, if pursued this would contradict Central Governments Housing Standards Review, which aims to ensure additional burdens are not placed on developers. There is no justification for departure in national policy or standards, additional requirements risk undermining the effectiveness of the local plan. Where appropriate Councils can use the new Technical Standards to implement higher targets but only where there is a clear need and evidence base.

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Representation ID: 11059

COMMENT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Babergh & Mid Suffolk should aim to achieve the highest environmental standard as is possible. The Passivhaus Building Standard would be the ultimate aim, however, it is acknowledged that developers may be unable to achieve the standard in every instance.

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Representation ID: 10936

COMMENT Mrs Carol Marshall

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve green environment then lead by example. Higher optional build standards are best option.
Issues to consider:
* Range of technologies that could be accommodated and policies needed to encourage development in right places;
* Costs of renewable energy technologies are falling, increasing attractiveness and proposals;
* Different technologies have different impacts that can vary;
* UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases, meet increased energy demand from renewable sources. Whilst local authorities should design policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

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Representation ID: 10930

COMMENT Mrs Carol Marshall

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
* I would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 10822

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

No

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Representation ID: 10734

COMMENT Ms Caroline Powell

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events when they potentially will overflow from sustained rainfall.
* We would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk downhill/downstream from developments.

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Representation ID: 10669

COMMENT Mrs LP Wheatley

Summary:

Localised flooding is a constant risk and to mitigate this by new drainage measures would be expensive

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Representation ID: 10496

COMMENT Mr Joe Lavington

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
* We would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 10494

COMMENT Mr Joe Lavington

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option.
I would like you to consider:
* the range of technologies that could be accommodated and the policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
* the costs of many renewable energy technologies are falling, potentially increasing their attractiveness and the number of proposals;
* that different technologies have different impacts and impacts can vary by place;
* that the UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases and meet increased energy demand from renewable sources. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

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Representation ID: 10437

COMMENT Wendy Lavington

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option.
I would like you to consider:
* the range of technologies that could be accommodated and the policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
* the costs of many renewable energy technologies are falling, potentially increasing their attractiveness and the number of proposals;
* that different technologies have different impacts and impacts can vary by place;
* that the UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases and meet increased energy demand from renewable sources. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

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Representation ID: 10435

COMMENT Wendy Lavington

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
* We would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 10344

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

We believe there are no additional environmental standards that Babergh and Mid Suffolk should be requiring from developments.

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Representation ID: 10012

COMMENT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option.
I would like you to consider:
* the range of technologies that could be accommodated and the policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
* the costs of many renewable energy technologies are falling, potentially increasing their attractiveness and the number of proposals;
* that different technologies have different impacts and impacts can vary by place;
* that the UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases and meet increased energy demand from renewable sources. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

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Representation ID: 10010

COMMENT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
* We would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 9973

COMMENT Julie Brown

Summary:

Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.

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Representation ID: 9865

COMMENT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

Building Sustainability through design should be set out in a policy - developments can be designed to take account of solar gain, and make use of new building technologies and materials, and ways of saving energy etc. that would contribute to fighting climate change.

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Representation ID: 9748

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

While water efficiency is mentioned, there is no indication concerning sewage disposal capacity and surface water drainage. Air pollution needs to be addressed in hinterland villages as huge vehicles are tending to use the country roads which are totally unsuitable. They need to be prohibited. If deliveries need to be made rather smaller vehicles should to be used.

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Representation ID: 9657

COMMENT Mr Chris Marshall

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option.
Issues to consider:
* the range of technologies that could be accommodated and the policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
* the costs of many renewable energy technologies are falling, potentially increasing their attractiveness and the number of proposals;
* different technologies have different impacts and impacts can vary by place;
* the UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases and meet increased energy demand from renewable sources. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

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Representation ID: 9656

COMMENT Mr Chris Marshall

Summary:

Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones. Recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments.

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Representation ID: 9595

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
I would want to see much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 9562

COMMENT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

A NEW FULL AUDIT of essential infrastructure and plans for a resilient defence in the event of flooding, tidal surge etc, should be made and enforcement action taken where necessary. It will also influence the location of future development.

All new development should have piped drainage into a SUDS approved system, with proper allowance for any downstream effect, and be GRAVITY fed and water authority maintained.
The reliance on soakaways for street and house systems is short term and flawed.

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Representation ID: 9458

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

Encourage air/ground heat source pumps, solar panels and photovoltaic cells to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Representation ID: 9240

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

Summary:

The Council's need to have due regard to the impact of odour/pest generating facilities on sites identified within the plan for allocation. For example, there is a proposed allocation in Bacton which is located immediately adjacent to a waste water treatment works. The plan needs to include policies which accord with paragraphs 120-125 of the NPPF.

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Representation ID: 9205

COMMENT Mr Ken Seager

Summary:

Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.
I would want to see much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 9066

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

OPTION L1 MAINTAIN LOCAL LANDSCAPE DESIGNATIONS, WITHOUT THIS MANY AREAS WILL LOOSE PROTECTION AND THIS WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL

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Representation ID: 9050

COMMENT Andrew Searle

Summary:

Whatever happened to Communal Heating? How about Ground Source Heat Pumps?

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Representation ID: 8825

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Consider whether standards can adapt given affordable technology to render viable land considered unusable for building - eg concrete rafts on boggy land, houses on stilts with utility areas (eg parking) on the ground floor and living accommodation upstairs) on susceptible ground

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Representation ID: 8630

COMMENT Woolpit Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

Councils should require that energy efficiency standards for new-build meet level 4 of the former Code for Sustainable Homes.

Homes constructed on Council land to be built to Passivhaus standards.

Councils should encourage better standards by actively encouraging developers to pursue accreditation with the Home Quality Mark or Passivhaus standard.

Councils should require commercial developments to achieve a 40% improvement over the 2010 building regulations.

All developers should be required to comply with a sustainability checklist, provided with their application. Ecological mitigation and enhancement requirements should be included.

Mitigation for localised flood risk should be required.

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Representation ID: 8489

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Refer to qtn 53.

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Representation ID: 8487

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Energy efficiency standards in new builds required to be included as policy in the Local Plan. Requirements for SuDS in new developments should be a Local Plan policy covering water quality, conservation of water and attenuating flow.

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Representation ID: 8408

COMMENT Acton Parish Council (Mr Paul MacLachlan)

Summary:

The Planning Authority should have regard to the amount of light pollution generated by street lighting and, where safe to do so, should consider reducing the hours of illumination

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Representation ID: 8395

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

The March 2015 Ministerial Statement enables local planning authorities to require energy efficiency standards that exceed Building Regulations provided these do not exceed the requirements of the level 4 of the former Code for Sustainable Homes. It was the government's stated intention that this approach was to be incorporated into Building Regulations but it appears this may not have been expedited. If that is indeed the case, then I strongly support Babergh and Mid Suffolk incorporating this option into the Local Plan.

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Representation ID: 8384

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

Summary:

Green Infrastructure (GI) needs to be recognised here within the Biodiversity chapter if the Council is to have any confidence that it will be able to conserve and enhance biodiversity. Not within the healthy communities chapter (page 69).

The UK Green Building Council define GI as:

the network of natural and semi-natural features within and between our villages, towns and cities. These features range in scale, from street trees, green roofs and private gardens through to parks, rivers and woodlands. At the larger scale, wetlands, forests and agricultural land are all captured by the term GI."

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Representation ID: 8317

COMMENT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

Babergh should do as much as possible to ensure developers build as close to carbon neutral/passive house standards as possible. It may be abit more costly to build but is cost effective in the long term.

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Representation ID: 8311

COMMENT Mr C Partridge

Summary:

Solar panel should be installed on industrial buildings wherever this is possible

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Representation ID: 8287

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

Summary:

Not aware of any

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Representation ID: 8262

COMMENT Essex County Council (Matthew Jericho)

Summary:

ECC recommend that reference should be made to Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) in relation to dealing with flood risk matters.

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Representation ID: 8133

COMMENT Tattingstone Parish Council (mrs Jane Connell-Smith)

Summary:

Tattingstone Parish council believes more encouragement should be given for new builds:housing, industrial and commercial properties, to incorporate renewable technologies. we would also encourage installation of renewable technologies on existing commercial and industrial buildings and sites.

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Representation ID: 7547

COMMENT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

A proportion of new houses to be Passivhaus standard. Allow external wall insulation where it is not the same as nearby houses and where it is not a listed building. Include preference for building with high energy efficiency, green roofs or solar panels.

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Representation ID: 7518

COMMENT Dr John Caesar

Summary:

Current requirements for 'sustainable travel plans' for new developments are disappointing and inadequate.
Solar panels on new builds, along with rain water collection and potential for schemes along the lines of district heating and shared car clubs.
Also proper consideration of surface water flooding and potential of increased risk to existing properties and infrastructure.
Provision of larger gardens or community allotments to reduce 'food miles'.

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Representation ID: 7424

COMMENT Mr Mark Blackwell

Summary:

Mandatory micro and community generation, including innotive solutions, eg solar panels incorporated on all new build, and community generation from waste.

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Representation ID: 7315

COMMENT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

We should aspire to achieve more than the beyond the basic requirement.

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Representation ID: 7113

COMMENT Thurston Parish Council (Mrs Victoria Waples)

Summary:

Green space and appropriate tree planting within development.
Open space amenity area.
Renewable energy policies.
Low impact houses.
Recharging points for cars.
Low energy usage

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Representation ID: 7007

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

Not known

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Representation ID: 6737

COMMENT Yaxley Parish Council (Mr Philip Freeman)

Summary:

No

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Representation ID: 6591

COMMENT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

See submission for specifics.

Q54 Sustainable construction must be integral to policy - we should be going far, far further than proposed to mitigate climate change, contributing to achievement of a 1.5oC maximum increase in global temperatures

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Representation ID: 6566

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

No comment

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Representation ID: 6449

COMMENT Barham Parish Council (Mrs Joanne Culley)

Summary:

Not that we are aware of

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Representation ID: 6403

COMMENT Stowmarket Society (Mr Michael Smith)

Summary:

The Building Regs are very demanding and comprehensive. For example they will require that within 5 years all buildings should be carbon neutral. It should not be necessary to go beyond these.

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Representation ID: 6345

COMMENT Mrs Rhona Jermyn

Summary:

Energy Efficiency standards in new builds require to be inc as a policy in the plan (level 4 of the code for sustainable Homes) - in line with Governments Clean Growth Strategy. Requirement for SuDS in new development to be a plan policy -attenuating flow, conserving water for infiltration and improve water quality.

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Representation ID: 6110

COMMENT Neil Fuller

Summary:

* Due to changing weather patterns the threat from flooding is becoming more uncertain along the river valley and SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) are not adequate for sustained (several day) rainfall events especially in flood zones.

* We would recommend much more robust and critical assessment of SUDS on new developments feeding into river valleys and Flood plains and that they should be designed and built not to reduce additional flood risk but to eliminate any additional risk.

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Representation ID: 5994

COMMENT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

Nothing immediately springs to mind.

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Representation ID: 5922

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Requirement to protect topography of sites unless it can be demonstrated that any change would meet all standards and local concerns. Any changes to planning consent should be rigorously examined and enforcement should be strengthened.

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Representation ID: 5893

OBJECT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

OPTION L1 MAINTAIN LOCAL LANDSCAPE DESIGNATIONS, WITHOUT THIS MANY AREAS WILL LOOSE PROTECTION AND THIS WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL

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Representation ID: 5627

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Pollution from traffic.

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Representation ID: 5421

COMMENT Mrs Louise Baldry

Summary:

See above

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Representation ID: 5410

COMMENT Babergh Green Party (Mr Robert Lindsay)

Summary:

new developments within 2-3 miles of village hubs or urban areas need to contribute to making safe walking and cycling connections to that there is no dependence on the motor car.
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Construction
The councils should require energy efficiency standards for new build should meet level 4 of the former Code for Sustainable Homes (a 19% improvement on 2013 building regs). (see attachment to better view all the comments)

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Representation ID: 5324

COMMENT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

* Whilst Babergh and Mid Suffolk may not be a major flood risk area, as a result of climate change, more extreme weather conditions can be expected, and everywhere is going to be more susceptible to localised 'flash' flooding. This can be ameliorated through the use of sustainable urban drainage (SUD) schemes and such schemes should be incorporated in the Local Plan.

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Representation ID: 5132

COMMENT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

RE2 is the preferred Renewable Energy policy

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Representation ID: 5019

SUPPORT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

We would support FR2 due to the limitations of the NPPF approach. Particular attention should be given to the Shotley Penisula coast to Cattawade and to the Flood Plain Areas (River Stour) within the Council area.

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Representation ID: 4958

COMMENT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems should be obligatory.

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Representation ID: 4887

COMMENT Mr Jeff Cribb

Summary:

The councils should be promoting the highest environmental standards, encouraging thermally efficient, low carbon building. Water usage will become an increasing issue so harvesting facilities would be beneficial.

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Representation ID: 4785

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Full acknowledgement of the existence of the Woolverstone Village as a Conservation Area and the existing AONB, SSSI, RAMSAR, SPAs etc. and a determination to retain and enhance them.
Furthermore, there should have a clear plan for increased flood risk as a result of global warming over the next 20 years and avoid siting development not just on flood plains but also where access roads are increasingly liable to flooding. For example, B1456 along the Strand from Wherstead - the gateway to the Shotley Peninsula - which is already a flood risk which will increase with rising sea levels.

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Representation ID: 4711

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

See note referred to at Q52.

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Representation ID: 4608

COMMENT Barking Parish Council (Mrs Rosemary Cochrane)

Summary:

All new industrial/commercial buildings such as Lion Barn Industrial Estate and Gateway site at Cedars Link should have solar panels installed as standard.

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Representation ID: 4507

COMMENT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

The Districts should be encouraging carbon neutral development, better insulation of buildings and alternative sources of heating such as ground source or air source heating.

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Representation ID: 4292

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Buildings should where possible and sympathetic to their surroundings, be sited with roof elevation facing south in order to be able to use solar energy.

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Representation ID: 4248

OBJECT Mrs Jackie Ward

Summary:

Building Sustainability through design should be set out in a policy - developments can be designed to take account of solar gain, and make use of new building technologies and materials, and ways of saving energy etc. that would contribute to fighting climate change.

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Representation ID: 4054

COMMENT Mr Vic Durrant

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option. Issues to consider:
range of technologies that could be accommodated and policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
renewable energy technologies are becoming cheaper increasing their attractiveness and number of proposals. Different technologies have different impacts which can vary by place.
UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

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Representation ID: 3838

COMMENT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

If Suffolk wants to preserve their green environment then we should lead by example. The higher optional build standards are therefore the best option. Issues to consider:
range of technologies that could be accommodated and policies needed to encourage their development in the right places;
renewable energy technologies are becoming cheaper increasing their attractiveness and number of proposals. Different technologies have different impacts which can vary by place.
UK has legal commitments to cut greenhouse gases. Whilst local authorities should design their policies to maximise renewable and low carbon energy development, there is no quota which the Local Plan has to deliver.

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Representation ID: 3704

SUPPORT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Water recycling under the Code for Sustainable Homes/Building Regulations. Achieve 'zero carbon' calculated from capital emissions (from construction and use). Regulate maintenance/future alterations to new buildings. No exemptions.
Invoke Housing and Planning Bill - regulations under section 1(1) of the Building Act 1984 to ensure that all new homes built achieve carbon compliance standard.
Constructing with sustainable materials - good for the planet and can save money, preserve our heritage, get credits in environmental assessment tools. A sustainable material is one that:
* Does not deplete non-renewable (natural) resources.
* Whose use has no adverse impact on the environment.

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Representation ID: 3500

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

MSDC are urged to give greater attention to the flooding risks associated with new builds and would expect a more contemporary policy to be commissioned to accompany the Local Plan to replace the rather outdated 2008 report. The Parish Council would not expect MSDC to permit developments on identified flood plains and areas known to experience localised flooding. Attention to additional volume of surface water runoff created by new large estates of houses replacing agricultural land which again can impact on neighbouring mature dwellings

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Representation ID: 3487

COMMENT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

My understanding is that the Government's zero carbon buildings policy no longer exists. March 2015 Ministerial Statement that enables local planning authorities to require energy efficiency standards that exceed Building Regulations provided these do not exceed the requirements of the level 4 of the former Code for Sustainable Homes. Perhaps this option should be incorporated into the Local Plan. recent examples of localised "flash" flooding and this feature must be taken into account. More extreme weather conditions can be expected as a result of climate change and everywhere is going to be more susceptible to localised 'flash' flooding. SUDS should be incorporated in the Local Plan. Significant attenuation ponds should be looked at.

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Representation ID: 3297

COMMENT Drinkstone Parish Council (Mrs Daphne Youngs)

Summary:

New housing and business premises should incorporate use of renewable energy technology and the highest level of energy efficiency from the outset, along with water efficiency and run off capture systems.

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Representation ID: 3049

COMMENT Mr Peter Sutters

Summary:

Measure air pollution

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Representation ID: 2951

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

Summary:

The DDNPSG has already noted the potential benefits that may be derived from such measures and intends to evaluate them as work progresses.

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Representation ID: 2660

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

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

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Representation ID: 2299

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

The council should remain aware of new developments and have a policy sufficiently flexible to allow incorporation of suitable new measures.

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Representation ID: 2196

COMMENT Mr. A. Breen

Summary:

Street lighting is a source of pollution development should encourage lower levels of street lighting or remove it entirely.

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Representation ID: 1992

COMMENT Denise Mawhood

Summary:

Under the heading Sustainable Construction, I note that 'The March 2015 Ministerial Statement enables local,planning authorities to require energy efficiency standards that exceed Building Regulations provided that these do not exceed the requirements of the level 4 of the former Code for Sustainable Homes.'
Housing Stock in the UK is the least efficient in Europe. Previous UK housing aspirations for zero carbon homes have been severely reduced, and at present we are not on track even to meet our Paris Climate targets. For these reasons I would urge MSDC to set a target of excellence by requiring energy efficiency standards that exceed Building Regulations, and not accept the minimum standards.

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Representation ID: 1950

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Probably, but we do not have adequate information or knowledge in this subject to be specific.

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Representation ID: 1851

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

Higher standards for flood prevention. The local plan makes
it clear that unlike other parts of southern and eastern England
Mid Suffolk has more than enough land to avoid development
that adds to exciting flood risks.

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Representation ID: 1776

COMMENT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

Higher standards for flood prevention. The local plan makes
it clear that unlike other parts of southern and eastern England
Mid Suffolk has more than enough land to avoid development
that adds to exciting flood risks.

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Representation ID: 1716

COMMENT David Howorth

Summary:

I would support the council in applying additional energy efficiency standards to all buildings where possible and certainly to all buildings over which they exercise control.
Specifically, I would like to see all council and social housing built to the passivhaus standard. Norfolk and Essex both have many examples and Suffolk as yet has not a single example.

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Representation ID: 1590

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Yes. Vehicle exhaust emissions - clean air act

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Representation ID: 1157

COMMENT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

a set of criteria for new and refurbed planning applications e.g. solar panels on dwelling, EV charge point included, sewage recycling, minimum impact on flood risk, Host of suggestions within current Q52,53,54 responses.

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Representation ID: 1027

COMMENT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

water damage protection to new properties. ie non return valves on the sewers. raised plights for washing machines and fridges etc and raised floor/foundations levels in or close to flood areas

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Representation ID: 823

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

Summary:

In the current Local Plan more weight is given to the environmental standards in the current draft Plan these are played down by the call for development. This issue deserves a major section within the Local Plan as has been evidenced in previous Local Plans.

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Representation ID: 670

SUPPORT Redgrave Parish Council (Mr John Giddings)

Summary:

RPC considersindustrial noise levels and atmospheric pollution/ standards should also be taken into account.

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Representation ID: 408

COMMENT Mr Ralph Carpenter

Summary:

Rainwater collection and reuse should be standard.
Although water authorities cannot agree on standards, there are clear benefits to a system which promotes on site water collection and use.
Work to promote an agreed standard for the sake of reduction in water abstraction, depletion of natural habitats etc

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Representation ID: 310

COMMENT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

None Needed

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Representation ID: 128

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

On large estates developers should be required not only to include solar panels on all buildings as a minimum standard but should also demonstrate other environmental strategies that could be at an estate or individual property level.

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