Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

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Gladman Developments (Mat Evans) 17 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2696
  • Status: Accepted
Policy Analysis and Conclusions on Soundness 7.12.1 GDL note policy ENV3 on landscape character and would request the Council to consider the policy against paragraph 113 of the NPPF to ensure consistency and conformity. It is noted that the policy refers to the Landscape Character SPD which was adopted by the Council in 2011, prior to the advent of the NPPF and some 5 years ago. Consideration will need to be given as to the soundness of relying on evidence that is some 5 years in age and which
Natural England (Nigel Jennings) 16 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2380
  • Status: Accepted
Policy ENV3 – Landscape Character and Design We are pleased to note the protection of the Kent Downs and High Weald AONBs within the policy. However, it does not recognise that major development within the setting of the AONBs can also have a significant impact on the special qualities of the AONBs. We would suggest a change in the wording to reflect the need to consider development within the setting.
Canon Woods and Orchard Action… 16 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/2481
  • Status: Accepted
Please see accompanying representations 1. This representation is submitted on behalf of Canon Woods and Orchard Action Group in response to draft Policy ENV3 in the Pre-Submission Local Plan (Regulation 19) concerning "Landscape Character and Design". The Policy as drafted reads as follows: Policy ENV3 - Landscape Character and Design The Kent Downs and High Weald AONBs will be given the highest status of protection in relation to landscape and scenic beauty. Major development proposals with
LOIS TILDEN 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1923
  • Status: Accepted
Need to mention hedgerows specifically.
Egerton Parish Council (Richar… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1719
  • Status: Accepted
Policy ENV 3 states the need to regard specific aspects of landscape character. The wording needs to make clear that this also relates to areas outside AONBs, as the way it currently phrased is a little ambiguous. GREEN BUFFERS Green buffers are mentioned in relation to specific proposals in the draft Plan, but do not seem to feature as a general principle. Whilst new Green Belts do not appear to play a part in Government policy, we believe that there should be a more generic statement in the A
Westwell Parish Council (Anton… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1892
  • Status: Accepted
Whilst ENV3 seeks to protect the landscape and scenic beauty of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty from developments within its boundaries, ENV3 fails to provide protection from the visual impact on the scenic beauty or pollutions from development within the setting of the AONB. (NPPF Para 115)
Egerton Parish Council (Richar… 10 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1711
  • Status: Accepted
Egerton Parish Council wishes to make the following comments - Policy ENV 3 states the need to regard specific aspects of landscape character. The wording needs to make clear that this also relates to areas outside AONBs, as the way it currently phrased is a little ambiguous. GREEN BUFFERS Green buffers are mentioned in relation to specific proposals in the draft Plan, but do not seem to feature as a general principle. Whilst new Green Belts do not appear to play a part in Government policy, we
CPRE Kent (Ashford District Co… 09 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1510
  • Status: Accepted
CPRE objects to this policy. It does not provide sufficient protection to AONBs and it is surprising that there is not a brief discussion of their special qualities in the supporting text. The Council should discuss this policy in detail with the AONB Units. * The policy should refer to resisting development that would have a significant adverse effect on the setting of an AONB. * It is essential that minor proposals are suitably located in the AONB, as well as designed to enhance the landscap
Sandyhurst Lane Residents' Ass… 09 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1601
  • Status: Accepted
Policy ENV3 refers to development proposals for sites within the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) of Kent Downs and High Weald. However it does not take account of developments in the neighbourhood of these AONBs, which will impact on their environment, including their scenic views and air quality.
Carol Weare 09 Aug 2016

Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Landscape Character Content

  • Comment ID: ALP/1546
  • Status: Accepted
Numbers of instances where small parcels of agricultural/amenity land has been taken out of use, thus changing the character of the countryside has increased throughout the past few years. It is now common for this type of land to be given permission, in the first instance, for equine use and for stables to be erected thereon. This effectively turns a green-field site into a brown-field and makes the next step for further development easier. The Policy should be worded to stop this happening. Wh
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