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Representations on VALP Proposed Submission - NE8 Best and most versatile agricultural land

Representation ID: 2587

OBJECT Natural England (Ms Kirsty Macpherson)

Summary:

There is no requirement for the
monitoring and evaluation of
biodiversity or GI works. Installing
the required plants and physical
works is only the first stage. How
will you know if implementation was
successful? How will you know if the
GI is providing the ecosystem
services it was designed for? How
will you know if the habitat created
is providing habitat for the desired
species?

More details about Rep ID: 2587

Representation ID: 2455

SUPPORT Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (Mr Jonathan Clover)

Summary:

The SG notes the above policy and will look to address these issues, as
feedback is undertaken.

More details about Rep ID: 2455

Representation ID: 2011

SUPPORT Adstock Parish Council (Ruth Millard)

Summary:

We support the continued policy of protecting the best and most versatile agricultural land in the district.

More details about Rep ID: 2011

Representation ID: 1942

OBJECT CALA Homes represented by Pegasus Group (Ms Laura Humphries)

Summary:

Policy NE8 proposes to restrict development which results in the loss of any BMV agricultural land, unless there are no sequentially preferable sites and the benefits outweigh the harm.

This is not consistent with paragraph 112 of the NPPF, which relates only to significant development affecting BMV agricultural land, and which does not apply a strict sequential test as proposed by Policy NE8. The policy must be redrafted to accord with the NPPF.

More details about Rep ID: 1942

Representation ID: 1843

OBJECT Rectory Homes Limited (Mr Tim Northey)

Summary:

his policy concerns the protection of the best and most versatile t requires that where the development of agricultural land is necessary, poorer quality land is preferential over higher quality land. However, the drafted policy does not accord with the NPPF as it omits the reference to these circumstances involving "significant development of agricultural land" (Paragraph 112). The policy therefore needs amending to include this reference to ensure consistency with the NPPF.

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Representation ID: 1783

OBJECT Cerda Planning Limited (Tina Pearsall)

Summary:

The provisions of Policy NE8 are inconsistent with the NPPF. Whereas the local plan policy seeks to protect best and most versatile farmland for the longer term, the NPPF requirement is to taken into account the economic and other benefits of best and most versatile agricultural land.
As drafted therefore, Policy NE8 goes beyond the requirements of the NPPF and as a consequence is unacceptable and the subject of objections.

More details about Rep ID: 1783

Representation ID: 1707

OBJECT Richborough Estates represented by RPS Planning & Development (Mr Cameron Austin-Fell)

Summary:

The policy is inconsistent with the NPPF which does not protect BMV land; it merely requires LPAs to take into account the economic and other benefits of BMV land. The policy should be re-written. The policy needs to be rewritten against the context of what is considered to be significant loss, which has been confirmed through case law to be 20 hectares or greater. This consideration should be fed into the context of the policy.

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Representation ID: 1641

OBJECT Gladman Developments Ltd (Ms Nicole Penfold)

Summary:

There is no requirement in national policy for a sequential test to be applied to BMV.

More details about Rep ID: 1641

Representation ID: 1603

OBJECT Waldridge Garden Village Consortium represented by Pegasus Group (on behalf of Jeremy Elgin) (Mr Neil Tiley)

Summary:

Policy NE8 proposes to restrict development which results in the loss of any BMV agricultural land, unless there are no sequentially preferable sites and the benefits outweigh the harm.
This is not consistent with paragraph 112 of the NPPF, which restricts only significant development affecting BMV agricultural land, and which does not apply a strict sequential test as proposed by Policy NE8. The policy must be redrafted to accord with the NPPF.

More details about Rep ID: 1603

Representation ID: 1535

OBJECT Catesby Estates Limited represented by Barton Willmore (Alastair Bird)

Summary:

The approach put forward by the District Council at draft Policy NE8 is not however considered to be
consistent with national policy - namely paragraph 112 of the NPPF. There is therefore no requirement for development proposals to be designed so that BMV land is
maintained as green open space.

More details about Rep ID: 1535

Representation ID: 1375

SUPPORT Weedon Parish Council (Ruth Millard)

Summary:

NE8. Best and most versatile agricultural land
We support the continued policy of protecting the best and most versatile agricultural land in the district.

More details about Rep ID: 1375

Representation ID: 800

OBJECT Define (on behalf of Bovis Homes) (Mr Mark Rose) represented by Define (on behalf of Bovis Homes) (Mr Mark Rose)

Summary:

Bovis Homes object to Policy NE8, which is considered unsound on the basis that it is inconsistent with national policy.

More details about Rep ID: 800

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