Bacton

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17611

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Ms Ros Howe

Agent: Cheffins Planning & Development

Representation:

This area of the plan was subject to significant objections, in the previous Regulation 18 consultation, and no explanation is provided as to why these have been ignored/overridden. It is important to have due regard to the assessment of this area within the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) July 2019 which states “Bacton, (Mid Suffolk) SS0074 Land north-west of Woodward Avenue and west of Turkey Hall Lane, Bacton - No possibility of creating suitable access to the site and has poor connectivity to the existing settlement. Site lies within a cordon sanitaire”.

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Land to the west of Turkey Hall Lane – amendment to settlement boundary
The proposition to include this large area of land within the settlement boundary of Bacton appears perverse and has not been justified within the plan. This is compounded by the failure to identify some of sites which are already the subject of current permissions or resolutions to approve. Furthermore, seeking to extend existing committed or approved sites would be a more logical option, if further growth is required, rather than seeking to include an area of land within the settlement boundary without any reference as to its intended use.

This area of the plan was subject to significant objections, in the previous Regulation 18 consultation, and no explanation is provided as to why these have been ignored/overridden. It is important to have due regard to the assessment of this area within the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) July 2019 which states “Bacton, (Mid Suffolk) SS0074 Land north-west of Woodward Avenue and west of Turkey Hall Lane, Bacton - No possibility of creating suitable access to the site and has poor connectivity to the existing settlement. Site lies within a cordon sanitaire”. The question has to be raised as to why this assessment has been totally disregarded when making the decision to include this land within the settlement boundary.

The suitability of this site is questioned, especially as it is located immediately to the east of a Waste Water Treatment Works which will unquestionably need to be expanded to accommodate the extra growth. In addition, it is anticipated that an appropriate cordon sanitaire will need be provided around this facility. The question has to be raised as to whether the views of Anglian Water have been sought regarding this aspect of the plan?
In addition to the cordon sanitaire issues, there is no evidence that the proposed localised highways improvements associated with the adjacent Turkey Hall Lane scheme (LA047) will address the traffic issues associated with this proposed site. Further works to the Turkey Hall Lane will unquestionably result in the character of this lane being eroded and impact on the setting of Turkey Hall, a Grade II Listed Building. There are also concerns regarding visibility at the junction of Broad Street and Turkey Hall Lane.
This site clearly does not relate to the form and character of the settlement and will undoubtedly harm the setting of this part of Bacton.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17613

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Ms Ros Howe

Agent: Cheffins Planning & Development

Representation:

There are serious reservations regarding the supporting text to the Inset Plans for Bacton and it is clear that this section does not provide an up to date reflection of the planning situation for this village

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There are serious reservations regarding the supporting text to the Inset Plans for Bacton and it is clear that this section does not provide an up to date reflection of the planning situation for this village. The level of development approved or planned is detailed in the attached table.

In addition, there is an approved development within the adjacent Parish of Wyverstone which needs to be taken into account, in particular application DC/17/03799 which provides for a replacement school. However, clarity needs to be provided in this plan as to whether this school is capable of meeting the needs of the existing and proposed growth. Furthermore, it needs to be clearly stated as to how this facility is to be funded, especially as it is replacing an existing Primary School. It is contended that further growth should be sought via CIL. However, if S106 contributions are proven to be required they should be properly justified and sought from proposed allocations.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17622

Received: 27/09/2019

Respondent: Cheffins Planning & Development

Representation:

This area of the plan was subject to significant objections, in the previous Regulation 18 consultation, and no explanation is provided as to why these have been ignored/overridden. It is important to have due regard to the assessment of this area within the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) July 2019 which states “Bacton, (Mid Suffolk) SS0074 Land north-west of Woodward Avenue and west of Turkey Hall Lane, Bacton - No possibility of creating suitable access to the site and has poor connectivity to the existing settlement. Site lies within a cordon sanitaire”.

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Land to the west of Turkey Hall Lane – amendment to settlement boundary

The proposition to include this large area of land within the settlement boundary of Bacton appears perverse and has not been justified within the plan. This is compounded by the failure to identify some of sites which are already the subject of current permissions or resolutions to approve. Furthermore, seeking to extend existing committed or approved sites would be a more logical option, if further growth is required, rather than seeking to include an area of land within the settlement boundary without any reference as to its intended use.

This area of the plan was subject to significant objections, in the previous Regulation 18 consultation, and no explanation is provided as to why these have been ignored/overridden. It is important to have due regard to the assessment of this area within the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) July 2019 which states “Bacton, (Mid Suffolk) SS0074 Land north-west of Woodward Avenue and west of Turkey Hall Lane, Bacton - No possibility of creating suitable access to the site and has poor connectivity to the existing settlement. Site lies within a cordon sanitaire”. The question has to be raised as to why this assessment has been totally disregarded when making the decision to include this land within the settlement boundary.

The suitability of this site is questioned, especially as it is located immediately to the east of a Waste Water Treatment Works which will unquestionably need to be expanded to accommodate the extra growth. In addition, it is anticipated that an appropriate cordon sanitaire will need be provided around this facility. The question has to be raised as to whether the views of Anglian Water have been sought regarding this aspect of the plan?

In addition to the cordon sanitaire issues, there is no evidence that the proposed localised highways improvements associated with the adjacent Turkey Hall Lane scheme (LA047) will address the traffic issues associated with this proposed site. Further works to the Turkey Hall Lane will unquestionably result in the character of this lane being eroded and impact on the setting of Turkey Hall, a Grade II Listed Building. There are also concerns regarding visibility at the junction of Broad Street and Turkey Hall Lane.

This site clearly does not relate to the form and character of the settlement and will undoubtedly harm the setting of this part of Bacton.

Support

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17838

Received: 29/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Keith Girling

Representation:

Bacton, (Mid Suffolk) SS0074 Land north-west of Woodward Avenue and west of Turkey Hall Lane, Bacton

Residential development can be delivered on this site and a significant amount of work has been undertaken to support this statement, and has been evidenced in previous submissions to the Local Plan consultations. Access off Woodward Avenue (not Turkey Hall Lane) has been assessed by relevant professionals (including contact with Suffolk County Council) and shown to be adequate and acceptable. A cordon sanitaire has also already been established with Anglian Water around the Waste Recycling Centre.

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Bacton, (Mid Suffolk) SS0074 Land north-west of Woodward Avenue and west of Turkey Hall Lane, Bacton

Residential development can be delivered on this site and a significant amount of work has been undertaken to support this statement, and has been evidenced in previous submissions to the Local Plan consultations. It is screened from the majority of the existing village, yet is well connected to all of the main facilities in Bacton via existing footpaths.

As evidenced in the submission to the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan: Consultation Document (August 2017), access off Woodward Avenue (not Turkey Hall Lane) has been assessed by relevant professionals (including contact with Suffolk County Council) and shown to be adequate and acceptable. In addition to the main access off Woodward Avenue, pedestrian and cycle access is also achievable back to the village via a bridleway that borders the entire western boundary. This bridleway leads to pavements on Church Road next to the village hall that can then be used to access the rest of the village.

Also evidenced in the submission to the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan: Consultation Document (August 2017), a cordon sanitaire has already been established with Anglian Water around the Waste Recycling Centre, with the majority of the site shown to be suitable for residential development. The area within the cordon sanitaire still has value to any development, and could be used for areas of open space, landscaping and\or surface water attenuation should it be required.

There is only one Listed Building sharing its curtilage with the site, situated towards the south western corner. A high mature hedge combined with its distance from the boundary ensures it is not visible from the site. Existing boundary hedgerows around the site could be enhanced and maintained.

It is considered that all other factors can be addressed straightforwardly where required by design and layout and as such this site should be allocated in the Local Plan for future residential development.

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18814

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Bacton Parish Council

Representation:

It is disappointing that the planned growth for Bacton will have been exceeded by a factor of 2 by the time these policies are adopted, and over a much shorter time scale than envisaged. An updated infrastructure development plan for Bacton is necessary, reflecting the current likely growth, not that assumed in the plan of July 2019. We would hope that the policies contained in the Plan are applied rigorously as soon as possible, and if adopted in time are applied to current outline permissions when they come to reserved matters.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19089

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Endurance Estates

Agent: Pegasus Group

Representation:

Land north of Church Road, Bacton, has the benefit of outline planning permission. In common with the approach taken in the Local Plan to other sites with planning permission, Endurance Estates consider that the site should be allocated for approximately 81 dwellings and that the settlement boundary be redrawn to include the site.

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Land north of Church Road has the benefit of outline planning permission granted on appeal on 29 July 2019 (Mid Suffolk reference DC/17/05423; appeal reference APP/W3520/W/18/3209219). Endurance Estates consider that the site should be allocated for approximately 81 dwellings and that the settlement boundary be redrawn to include the site. This will clarify the site’s Development Plan status to applicants, the LPA and local stakeholders. This is required for the Plan to be effective.

Moreover, the Local Plan contains a number of inconsistencies in the approach to site allocations and settlement boundaries, in the settlement of Bacton as well as others. As a general point, a consistent approach is necessary. We suggest that:

• Sites which do not have planning permission are identified as Allocations and the settlement boundary extended around these sites;
• Sites which already have planning permission are identified as Existing Permissions or Commitments, and the settlement boundary extended around these sites;
• Sites which are not proposed for allocation, and which do not have planning permission, are excluded from the settlement boundary; and
• All new allocations and existing permissions to be listed in the housing trajectory.

Conclusion
Land north of Church Road, Bacton, has the benefit of outline planning permission. In common with the approach taken in the Local Plan to other sites with planning permission, Endurance Estates consider that the site should be allocated for approximately 81 dwellings and that the settlement boundary be redrawn to include the site.

Support

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19327

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Gladman Developments Ltd

Representation:

Land off Woodward Avenue, Bacton is located within the proposed defined settlement boundary. This shows that development on the site would form a logical extension to the north of the village and that there is an acceptance in principle that the site is a suitable location for sustainable development. Can deliver 150 market and affordable dwellings all of which can be completed within the emerging plan period. Additional residents will help boost the local economy (particularly during the construction stage) and support the viability of existing services and
facilities. Would provide new publicly accessible open spaces, recreational routes, children's play areas and sustainable drainage systems.

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