Suffolk Coastal Local Plan - Final Draft

Document Section Final Draft Local Plan 12 Strategy for Communities Surrounding Ipswich Land at Humber Doucy Lane, Rushmere St Andrew Policy SCLP12.24: Land at Humber Doucy Lane [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 751
Respondent Noske, Elaine [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 25 Feb 2019
Details of Representation

I am writing to object to the Core Strategy Review Plan proposal for Land at Humber Doucy Lane, Rushmere St Andrew (SCLP12.24)

The proposal fails to fully take adequate and comprehensive account of transport, air quality, economy and wastewater issues; specifically that the possibility that the viability of development of the ‘Garden Suburb’, in combination with all the other cross boundary proposals of East Coast /Waveney, may not be sustainably achieved due to the plans severe impacts on air quality, traffic and lack of sewage infrastructure. The plans are therefore unsound and do not comply with the national planning policy framework (NPPF).

The “Climate Change” agenda is insufficiently addressed. Proposals are contrary to NPPF 10. Meeting the challenge of climate change, flooding and coastal change. It appears that environmental, social and economic effects of the plan(s) are inadequately and inaccurately assessed against Habitats Regulations Assessments and the Sustainability Appraisals (SAs) “Serious adverse effects” have not been properly identified, as required under compliance with the NPPF (Achieving Sustainable Development NPPF 6-17).

The following issues need to be fully assessed & adequately addressed in order for the core strategy review to be ‘sound’.

  1. DRAINAGE, Surface Water Drainage ; appears non- compliant and may not work.
  2. FLOODING LIKELIHOOD may increase at Westerfield.
  3. SEWAGE PROPOSALS INADEQUATE & likely to add to existing problems (e.g. recently at Rushmere)
  4. TRAFFIC PROPOSALS AND ADVERSE IMPACTS ON EXISTING RESIDENTS – particularly for Humber Doucy Lane, Tuddenham Road
  5. AIR POLLUTION and impact on our children's health inadequate Air Pollution Action Planning
  6. ADVERSE PRESSURES ON HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS & ACCESS TO GPs and SOCIAL CARE
  7. ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ROAD WIDENING and REMOVAL OF TREES & VERGES
  8. LOSS OF HIGH GRADE LOCAL FOOD GROWING LAND
  9. REMOVAL OF TREES, HEDGEROWS, HABITATS
  10. ENCROACHMENT on green spaces and countryside, and effect on residents particularly the area around Tuddenham Lane
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