LA075 - Land south of The Street, Shotley

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17090

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk Preservation Society

Representation:

SPS objects due to the harm which will result to the historic character of the settlement. The site surrounds grade II listed Rose Farm, and the proposed 50 houses will significantly impact its setting of the farmhouse. Moreover this site encompasses the historic footpath link to the isolated cottages on the estuary.

SPS objects to the term ‘close setting’. Should be replaced with ‘setting’ as the extent of an asset's setting and contribution it makes to its significance should be assessed for each proposal.

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SPS objects to this site being developed due to the harm which will result to the historic character of the settlement. The site surrounds the only listed building in the settlement, grade II listed Rose Farm, and the proposed 50 houses will significantly impact the setting of the farmhouse and its associated outbuildings. Moreover this site encompasses the footpath which is the historic link between Rose Farm and the isolated Rose Farm Cottages and Cockle Creek Cottage on the estuary within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB. We note that the site is included in the July 2019 SHLAA which recommends a lower density development to mitigate a recognised heritage impact. However this approach fails to understand the concept of harm to the significance of heritage assets as the development will remove the link between the farmhouse and its historic agricultural setting. We consider that this site should be removed from the local plan and more appropriate sites, such as opposite the school, be considered for housing.

SPS objects to the use of the term ‘close setting of heritage assets’ within the policies accompanying the site allocations. It is unclear what the term ‘close setting’ refers to but it is not helpful in protecting the significance of heritage assets which may have extensive settings which contribute to the significance of the asset. The term is not compliant with the NPPF para 194 or Historic England Guidance Note The Setting of Heritage Assets Historic Environment Good Practice Advice in Planning Note 3 (Second Edition). ‘Close setting’ should be replaced with ‘setting’ as the extent of an asset's setting and the contribution it makes to the significance of a heritage asset should be assessed for each proposal.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17169

Received: 25/09/2019

Respondent: AONB Team

Representation:

It is not clear how potential impacts on the setting of 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.

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This allocation of 50 dwellings represents major development within the setting of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. It is not clear how potential impacts on the AONB have been assessed to support its 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 should be provided to support this allocation given the site’s sensitive location.
If the LPA continue to support the allocation of this site, LA075 should be amended to require the completion of a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment at planning application stage given the location of the proposed allocation relative to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. This is necessary to ensure that the natural beauty is conserved and enhanced. The LVIA should consider the cumulative impacts of the other proposed allocations in the area.

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17960

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Mr And Mrs Britnell

Agent: JB Planning Associates

Representation:

Our clients generally support the provisions of the JLP however they wish to make representations in relation to the identification of land to the south of The Street,
Shotley (LA075) for potential residential development. They consider that the proposed allocation is too large given the limited range of services and facilities in the
village and the absence of good highway and public transport infrastructure. As such the assessment of the site in the SA is misleading. In addition, they consider that without careful consideration any new development could impact upon the open character of the surrounding landscape and Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) but more importantly have a negative impact upon the setting of a Rose Farm House, a designated heritage asset.

Our clients are naturally concerned that the development of site LA075 in its entirety would adversely affect the setting of Rose Farm House.
In our client’s opinion the proposed scale of development has the potential to adversely affect the setting of Rose Farm House. Indeed, the farmhouse and range of outbuildings to the west make up an identifiable farmstead and which has some intrinsic evidential and historic value that should be safeguarded from the
encroachment of development.
The proposed allocation should accordingly be reduced in size in the next iteration of the Local Plan (Regulation 19 pre-submission draft stage) to ensure that sufficient
land is retained free from development to safeguard the setting of Rose Farm House and the associated range of outbuildings to provide some form of mitigation.

On behalf of our clients we have attached a Concept Plan

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18327

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

Add: An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided.
A flood risk assessment should be carried out to identify suitable mitigation and a deliverable strategy for the disposal of surface water. Where possible development should avoid proportions of the site with predicted or historic flooding.
Inclusion of right of way in the policy is welcome. It is recommend the desired outcomes of retaining and enhancing the rights of way are within the policy. "Public Rights of Way should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport."

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18547

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

LA075 is immediately adjacent to the Grade II listed Rose Farmhouse, and it is considered that development of this site would impact upon the setting of this designated heritage asset.

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Support

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19007

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: P G Colwill & Sons and Lady Bristol

Agent: Red House Trust

Representation:

I write in support of the inclusion of site LA075 in the draft Local Plan and confirm that Landbridge Property LLP are instructed by both landowners to bring the site forwards for development. I also attach a copy of the 'Further site details form,' which was emailed to Thea Lane on 6th September 2019. The comments made in that form remain accurate to date and the landowners are continuing to move forwards with promotion of the site.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19125

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk Constabulary

Agent: Lawson Planning Partnership Ltd.

Representation:

Insert a new paragraph (below healthcare provision) as follows:
IX. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards police facilities provision.
Improvements and widening of existing footpaths to become paragraph X.

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