LA039 - Land east of Kings Hill, Great Cornard

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17036

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Great Cornard Parish Council

Representation:

This site was not included in the first round of site allocations and the Parish Council has since recommended the refusal of an Outline Planning Application on the site on the grounds of:
• The Increase in traffic along Cats Lane
• The poor design of the vehicle access
• The loss of privacy for the neighbouring properties
• The Council’s objection to the loss of trees and wildlife habitat
• The Council’s preference for a mix of affordable housing more suited to the housing needs of the area.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17039

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Great Cornard Parish Council

Representation:

The site is adjacent to The Dell Sheltered Housing Development which has a wildlife area managed. The wildlife site was one of the reptile receptor sites for the reptiles removed from the developed area to the north east of Cats Lane. Good populations of both lizard and slow worm and a medium population of grass snake have been recorded in the area, as well as slow worm on the adjacent cemetery site. Adders have also been noted in the area of the Old Guilford Europe site. The Council supports the request for a full Reptile Mitigation Survey to be carried out which provides for the long-term survival of the protected species on this site. Council requests that the need for a new cemetery is considered.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17783

Received: 29/09/2019

Respondent: Sudbury Area Green Belt Group

Representation:

Development along this side of Cats Lane has been eating into a key green link, and the policies in these 'Preferred Options' indicate an urgent overview ecological assessment of this whole quarry bank and pits is now well overdue, so that impact of development is not excerssive. Merely translocating wildlife from here to another site, would not meet good environmental planning, and this was previously a receptor site for reptiles from another Cats Lane development.
An urgent preliminary/ partial ecological assessment of the Cats Lane green link is now well overdue, to reduce the impact of development.

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We urge that the length of this side of Cats Lane, with its quarry bank and pits, must be seen as a key green link, connecting the river with the north side of town; any development must be sensitive, since this plan is intended to improve green links, not reduce them; as in “PART 2 LOCAL POLICIES - 15, Environment, Policy background and explanation: 15.18: Networks of green infrastructure should be provided across new developments linking with existing networks of open space.” We are amazed that this site has been given as a land allocation before this aspect has been assessed, that the SHELAA Assessment states “it is hoped that they will be ready to submit a planning application soon”, and that only now is it stated in the SHELAA assessment: “Biodiversity - impact upon protected species and habitats and County Wildlife Site required”. We object if a provisional “green link” assessment is not actively sought by the planning authority, eg from the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Place Services or the Green Light Trust, before any planning application is settled; and we request taking into account, that people who are concerned about reptile conservation hate the idea of translocation, and more often than not the receptor site ceases to be managed once the development is complete; apparently the receptor sites are not recorded by local authorities and they themselves become development sites with the ultimate loss of the translocated animals - there is a small example of this at Sainsbury's in Sudbury.

This was one of the reptile receptor sites, for reptiles removed from the now developed areas at the north end of Cats Lane; and we can confirm the existence of good populations of both lizard and slow worm and a medium population of grass snake. Also slow worm on the adjacent Cemetery site. So the site is we understand required by law to be undisturbed. The County Wildlife Site further up Cats Lane, was covered in a great depth of dumped soil, several years ago. We would have expected release to the public full sight of the mitigation plans for the long-term survival of the protected species on the site, in advance of its being given Allocation status.

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17985

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

Cornard Mere SSSI

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Please note, we have the same comments for allocations LA039,LA040 and LA042. A nearby SSSI site (Cornard Mere) holds biological interest to Natural England – adverse conditions identified with existing water quality, levels of abstraction and siltation concerns which could be exacerbated by new developments. The site is influenced by both groundwater and surface water – and how water arrives and moves across the site. Any new developments may influence surface water runoff, water quality and increased siltation from urban run-off. SuDS during construction and operational phases of the development should be promoted. These should ensure that they have the necessary treatment stages in place to ensure no damage is done to the natural environment.

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18299

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

Nearby Rights of Way should be protected and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and enable active transport.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19117

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.

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