LA074 - Land north-east of Chapel Road, Mendlesham

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 16237

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Mendlesham Parish Council

Representation:

This site is currently the subject of an undetermined planning application for 63 dwellings DC/19/00959. Please also remember that the site opposite LA074, is already under development for 28 dwellings (DC/18/05517).
However, we would ask that Mendlesham’s future development should be concentrated by extending LA073 and not including LA074.

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Thank you for the opportunity for Mendlesham representatives to attend the planned
meetings for Neighbourhood Plan Group Briefings and Town and Parish Meetings. We
have confirmed those attending on behalf of Mendlesham and when, by separate email.
We appreciate further information will be forthcoming at these meetings and will then
provide consultee responses regarding the overall draft local plan content before 30th
September.
However, we are extremely disappointed and want to bring to your attention at the earliest
opportunity, that the individual maps/information for both Mendlesham Green and
Mendlesham do not appear to take into account any of the information shared with
different MSDC Officers / Departments over the past couple of years, regarding our local
proposals for the future development of Mendlesham Parish.
Mendlesham Green:
We understand that MSDC Cllr Andrew Stringer will have already reported our two issues
with the proposed settlement boundary for Mendlesham Green as follows:
1. The proposed boundary includes the Mendlesham Green Playingfield, a designated
important open site within our adopted Neighbourhood Plan. We have asked for
this to be excluded from the boundary, to provide as much protection for this
important amenity as possible.
2. We asked for the settlement boundary to be extended to incorporate land from the
junction (known locally as Scout Hut, although currently there is no building on the
site) towards the small collection of properties including Shingle House to provide
the possibility in the future for a small number of dwellings. Whilst currently
designated allotment land, this is land owned by Mendlesham Parish Council.
Whilst at a very early stage, Mendlesham is in the process of forming a Community
Land Trust to provide the legal entity to take forward opportunities for local
community housing in the Parish, including potentially this site at Mendlesham
Green. This settlement boundary extension would provide for this and also fit with
the new designation of Mendlesham Green as a hamlet, thus being able to provide
small numbers of housing towards the District targets.
Mendlesham:
There has been a wealth of communication with MSDC from individual residents, our
Neighbourhood Plan Group and Parish Council regarding future development for
Mendlesham. We are not against development, being extremely proactive and open to
future growth. However growth needs to be sustainable, in the correct location and allow
the infrastructure time to adjust to increasing demand.
We do understand that communication between different officers and departments may
not be have been efficient or even part of the process for producing the Draft Local Plan
for Mendlesham, so would ask again for the following consideration:
Site allocation:
LA 074: This site is currently the subject of an undetermined planning application for 63
dwellings DC/19/00959. Please also remember that the site opposite LA 074, known as
Old Engine Meadow is already under development for 28 dwellings (see DC/18/05517).
LA 073: This site is also the subject of an undetermined planning application
DC /18/03147 for 28 dwellings although the proposed site layout has changed. Originally
it included the area next to Elms Farmhouse and opposite the Station Fields development.
The draft plan now no longer includes this area. If this is not a suitable area proposed for
development, why is it included within the proposed settlement boundary?
If you review the consultee comments for both planning applications you will appreciate
the strength of concerns and local stance about the next stage of development for
Mendlesham.
We appreciate that both LA 074 and LA 073 have challenges regarding flooding.
However, we would ask that Mendlesham’s future development should be concentrated
by extending LA 073 and not including LA 074. We understand that as part of the land bid
process, the owners of LA 073 submitted the entire field, not just the area you are
proposing. We believe the area you propose would be restricted for housing numbers due
to the proximity of the Anglian Water Pumping Station and associated underground
infrastructure? However there is plenty of room for LA 073 to extend and provide, with
good negotiation and planning, a site for the future development of Mendlesham, with
improved infrastructure, mitigating existing and anticipated concerns, in accordance with
our Neighbourhood Plan work and the wishes of local residents.
We have a wealth of evidence to support this proposal, further to local consultations,
reports obtained and, imminently, from our Revised Neighbourhood Plan.
Please can you consider these points and make the appropriate amendments or provide
your evidence for our consideration and understanding. We would welcome the
opportunity to meet and discuss any or all of the above points.
You may also need to review the narrative for Mendlesham re paragraph 17.76, page 250
of the draft plan. We understand Mendlesham Health Centre is not able to extend further
at its premises at Mendlesham, but would need to do so to accommodate growth not only
from Mendlesham, but also our neighbouring and growing parishes.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17085

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Mr Colin Geyman

Representation:

The proposal to create LA074 by extending the development area is in direct contravention of the Mendlesham Parish Plan and would appear to have been developed with the planning department to accommodate the development currently being proposed by a local landowner.

This is unacceptable as the Parish Plan specifically says that any future development should be to the south of the village to reduce impact of traffic on the centre of the village. The Council developed this Plan after considerable consultation with us, the Parishioners, and an attempt by the District Council to drive such a change is unacceptable.

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The proposal to create LA074 by extending the development area is in direct contravention of the Mendlesham Parish Plan and would appear to have been developed with the planning department to accommodate the development currently being proposed by a local landowner.

This is unacceptable as the Parish Plan specifically says that any future development should be to the south of the village to reduce impact of traffic on the centre of the village. The Council developed this Plan after considerable consultation with us, the Parishioners, and an attempt by the District Council to drive such a change is unacceptable.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17089

Received: 24/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk Preservation Society

Representation:

SPS objects to this allocation. This site is subject to a current planning application which we have objected to on the grounds that it is clearly contrary to the Mendlesham Neighbourhood Plan and would have a detrimental impact on the countryside edge of village.

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SPS objects to this allocation. This site is subject to a current planning application which we have objected to on the grounds that it is clearly contrary to the Mendlesham Neighbourhood Plan and would have a detrimental impact on the countryside edge of village.

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17306

Received: 26/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Lois Pugh

Representation:

Contradicts the approved neighbourhood plan.
Not sustainable or practical site for development.
Village infrastructure cannot cope now, especially this side of the village.
MSDC should use the Mendlesham Neighbourhood Plan (MNP) when considering future development.
Draw up a local plan that works with the neighbourhood plan. Do not 'move the goalposts' to suit, stick to the (MNP) plan.

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We are strongly opposed to this as it is a total contradiction to the Mendlesham Neighbourhood Plan. The MNP plan has been approved by MSDC.
The MNP includes sustainable and appropriate sites for development, LA074 isn't appropriate, sustainable or needed.
Coincidence that DC/19/00959 and the draft local plan were issued within days of one another ? We sincerely hope these 2 totally separate issues do not get blurred into one.
MSDC need to realise that the MNP is a detailed and accurate document that should be adhered to and they should stop ignoring it. Work with us not against us

Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 17802

Received: 29/09/2019

Respondent: Mrs Margaret Podd

Representation:

• Clarification is sought as to whether there is capacity on the existing medical centre site at Mendlesham to accommodate the expansion required, including car parking. An opportunity to secure space for car parking on the site with planning permission next to the Mendlesham Health Centre has gone. An alternative would be to require land to be set aside on site LA074 for staff/overflow car parking. Sufficient car parking is essential for a practice serving a rural area.

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• Clarification is sought as to whether there is capacity on the existing medical centre site at Mendlesham to accommodate the expansion required, including car parking. An opportunity to secure space for car parking on the site with planning permission next to the Mendlesham Health Centre has gone. An alternative would be to require land to be set aside on site LA074 for staff/overflow car parking. Sufficient car parking is essential for a practice serving a rural area.

Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18326

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Suffolk County Council

Representation:

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.

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Comment

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18582

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

The site lies immediately to the north of the Grade II listed Calves Pigthle. The presence of this heritage asset and it’s setting should be reflected in the Policy to ensure that the layout and design responds to any potential impact on it’s significance.

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Support

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 18959

Received: 30/09/2019

Respondent: Mr E. Bauly & Mr B. Bauly

Agent: Evolution Town Planning

Representation:

Site is well related to the road network and built up area of Mendlesham and is a short walk to the village centre. immediately adjacent village boundary. Site can provide a range of property types and sizes to meet local needs. Mendlesham is a Core Village with good range of services and facilities. Planning application reduced from 63 to 49 homes in order to reflect consultation responses. No site-specific constraints which could preclude the delivery of residential development on the site. Mendlesham is a sustainable location for growth, which benefits from a range of existing services and amenities.

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Object

BMSDC Joint Local Plan Preferred Options (interactive)

Representation ID: 19156

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 additional Household Waste Recycling to become paragraph VI.
Traffic management scheme to improve highway safety and new footway links to become paragraph VII.

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