Wherstead Park

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18466

Received: 28/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Robin Coates

Representation:

Wherstead falls within the Recreation Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy, RAMS area of influence, however, I believe that the creation of any new dwelling(s) within Wherstead would still need to be fully compliant with the relevant policies set out in the JLP. Should make clear thant any new dwellings will be subject to the relevant policies of the JLP. Map fails to recognise the wall around the walled field (within LA101) as being listed.

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Dear Joint Local Plan Consultation team,

I would like to request that following comments are considered as part of the consultation on the JLP , version July 2019.

1) Settlement classification – Ipswich Fringe:

Wherstead Park (LA101) on pages 274 and 275 is classified as Ipswich Fringe, whereas the rest of the village to the South, covering The Street, Vicarage Lane etc. is countryside. It would be more logical in my view to end the ‘Ipswich Fringe’ classification at the A14 boundary as it forms a natural break in the landscape.
Removing Wherstead Park from the Ipswich Fringe classification would not affect the viability of development of LA101 and the Wherstead Park site, as this is already identified within the plan as a strategic employment site.

2) Wherstead Park RAMS:
As stated on Page 274, Wherstead falls within the Recreation Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy, RAMS area of influence, however, I believe that the creation of any new dwelling(s) within Wherstead would still need to be fully compliant with the relevant policies set out in the JLP. It is not clear from the statement on page 274 that this is the case. I therefore request that the second paragraph on page 274 (Wherstead Park (Ipswich Fringe)) should be modified to ensure it is clear that whilst contributions will be sought for all new developments, including new dwellings, that they will be subject to the relevant policies of the JLP.

3) Listed Status:

The map on p275 of the JLP (Wherstead Park) identifies all the listed properties, but fails to show the wall around the walled field (within LA101) to the North of the Street as being listed, I understand the wall which formed the boundary to the Mansion’s Kitchen garden is grade II listed and should therefore be shown as such on the map.

4) Settlement Hierarchy - Countryside:

The settlement hierarchy (SP03) in the JLP does not state that countryside is at the very bottom of the settlement hierarchy and will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances. This aspect of the settlement hierarchy must be clearly stated to avoid confusion and ambiguity.

5) Retail and Leisure development focus (Policy SP05, Para 9.25):

Focussing retail and leisure development on core and Hinterland villages, must be done sympathetically to those villages, disproportionately loading these villages with retail and leisure facilities could destroy the character of an existing village by swamping it with retail and/or leisure facilities. The clause should be modified to emphasise the importance that this type of development in or adjacent to core and hinterland villages must be proportionate so that the existing character is not overwhelmed.
6) Wherstead: Hamlet reference on page 32:

Reference to email, Robert Hobbs to Robin Coates identifying typo on page 32:
‘The reference to a hamlet on page 272 is an editorial error and the classification should be as per that shown on page 32. Apologies for any confusion caused’. Robert Hobbs Corporate Manager – Strategic Planning

7) Wherstead - Bourne Hill page 272.

The wording of LA016 states that ‘Approximately 75 dwellings’. My understanding of the permission granted for the Klondyke development is for a maximum of 75 dwellings. The wording in LA016 should be modified to reflect that this is a maximum.


Regards

Robin Coates

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19833

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Burnt Wood Ltd

Agent: Armstrong Rigg Planning

Representation:

Our clients land (Ref. SS0621) is discounted on the basis that the site has poor connectivity and is disproportionate to the existing settlement.
We can only conclude that the supporting information we submitted in 2017 has either been overlooked or
disregarded. The assessment of our client’s site is flawed and should have been updated in the July 2019 edition.

Notwithstanding this it is not considered appropriate to discount a site on the basis of it being disproportionate,
when the plan-making authority retain the discretion to limit the extent of any allocation. On this basis we maintain that our clients land at Park Farm Barns and land west of Vicarage Lane should be the subject of an allocation as follows:

LAXXX – Allocation: Park Farm Barns & Land west of Vicarage Lane, Wherstead
13.5ha
B1/B2/B8 uses
The development shall be expected to comply with the following:
I. The relevant policies set out in the Joint Local Plan
of the SHELAA.

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