LA060 - Land north west of Moores Lane, East Bergholt

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16986

Received: 20/09/2019

Respondent: East Bergholt Parish Council

Representation:

In Babergh’s July 2019 SHELAA document, the Moore’s Lane (LA 060), a site of 9 ha allocated in the Plan for 144 dwellings is referred to in the SHELAA as one “to consider reducing in size to be more in keeping with the existing settlement and landscape” and “Requiring further investigation on highways”. The document also concludes: only the south west aspect of the site is recommended (for development) in order to avoid disproportionate development to the existing site. Please can these statements be explained.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17150

Received: 25/09/2019

Respondent: AONB Team

Representation:

It is not clear how potential impacts on the setting to the Dedham Vale AONB and proposed extension area to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB have been assessed to support this allocation in the emerging Local Plan. There is no criteria in the SA to assess impacts on nationally designated landscapes. This needs to be addressed.

The number of houses being proposed in the Local Plan exceeds the East Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan numbers. This needs to be justified.

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This proposed allocation of 144 dwellings represents major development within the setting of the Dedham Vale AONB. The site is also located within the setting of the proposed extension area to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB which has reached sign off stage with the SOS and therefore carries weight in the planning system.
It is not clear how potential impacts on the AONBs have been assessed to support the allocation in the emerging Local Plan as there is no criteria in the SA to assess impacts on nationally designated landscapes. As set out above in our response to the SA, further justification needs to be provided to support the allocation given the site’s location within the setting of the 2 nationally designated landscapes.
The East Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan recommends the delivery of 86 new homes between 2015 to 2030. The total proposed allocation in the Local Plan for East Bergholt is 229 dwellings spread across 3 sites which exceeds the agreed housing numbers in the made Neighbourhood Plan. This allocation in its own exceeds the NP housing numbers. Further justification to support this is necessary.
Criteria ii of LA060 should be amended to read’ Design, layout and landscaping sympathetic to the close setting of heritage assets, conservation area, the Dedham Vale AONB and extension area to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB;
Following re-assessment, if the LPA continue to support the allocation of this site, LA060 should be amended to require the completion of a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment at planning application stage to ensure that the natural beauty is conserved and enhanced. The LVIA should consider the cumulative impacts of the three proposed allocations on the 2 AONBs.

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18317

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

policy should require the developer to test the potential resources on the site to identify if prior extraction or use of the mineral on site is appropriate.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18373

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties

Agent: Sphere 25

Representation:

Allocation is welcomed and supported. East Bergholt has been identified as a Core Village that is readily able to support further development but would also benefit from development too, and scores in the top 35% of Core Villages with regard to existing services and facilities. Therefore recommended that surrounding land would be a suitable extension for further development. The additional site area surrounding the already approved land can accommodate approximately 220 new dwellings, open space, associated landscaping and infrastructure. Site owned by single landowner and can be made available immediately. Request the Draft SHELAA is updated to reflect the entire site promoted. Providing additional land provides a genuine opportunity to further provide both infrastructure and social benefits to East Bergholt.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18544

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

There are a number of Grade II listed buildings located to the south of the boundary of site LA060 as well as the Grade II* Chaplins although there are no known designated heritage assets within the site itself. Grade II listed Woodgates Farmhouse is also located to the north east of the proposed site allocation. The site would result in a an extension to the existing settlement, and therefore consideration should be given to the edge of the development and how it would relate with the wider landscape as well as affecting the setting of the historic settlement core which contains the East Bergholt Conservation Area.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19115

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk Constabulary

Agent: Lawson Planning Partnership Ltd.

Representation:

Insert a new paragraph (below healthcare provision) as follows:
V. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards police facilities provision.
Provision of Footway Widening to become paragraph VI.

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