Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/1504
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft TOPIC POLICIES SECTION D - THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Biodiversity and Landscape Dark Skies Content View all on this section
Respondent Newenden Parish Council (Ake N… View all by this respondent
Response Date 09 Aug 2016
Do you consider this part of the document is Sound? Yes
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes

The dark skies are a great pleasure for Newenden, and a significant factor for the attractiveness of the parish both for its inhabitants and for tourist visitors. Indeed, we have historically resisted the introduction of street lighting and similar potential sources of light pollution. We note that the proposed Dark Sky Zone stretches as far as nearby Wittersham, but does not currently include Newenden. Following a meeting of villagers on 13th July, which unanimously supported this suggestion, we would like to formally request being included in the DSZ.

What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound?
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
Does your representation relate to an omission site (a site that has not been included). For example a site for Housing, Employment, Travellers, or Local Green Spaces. No
Please supply details of the omission site. Newenden Parish