Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/2322
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft SITE POLICIES Ashford Urban Area Henwood Industrial Estate Content [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Environment Agency (Jennifer W… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 16 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
Comment

Overall we are pleased to note that matters of interest to us have been addressed and as such we consider the sound. We do however, have a few comments to make and suggested amendments for clarification purposes.

These proposed development areas are located within a Source Protection Zone 1 for a potable groundwater abstraction located to the east and southeast respectively. The sites are therefore in a very sensitive setting from a groundwater protection point of view. Policies S9 and S23 should make reference to this, to ensure appropriate site investigation and risk assessment is undertaken to prevent pollution of controlled waters. Where Sustainable Urban Drainage systems include infiltration, an assessment may be required to demonstrate that this will not cause pollution.

 

What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? The sites are therefore in a very sensitive setting from a groundwater protection point of view. Policies S9 and S23 should make reference to this, to ensure appropriate site investigation and risk assessment is undertaken to prevent pollution of controlled waters.
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.
Please supply details of the omission site.
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