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 939
Respondent Porter, Jo [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 25 Feb 2019
Details of Representation

I strongly object to the proposed site allocation for future housing development SCLP12.24 within the proposed local plan.

The area considered corresponds with Ipswich Borough Councils own proposed local plan ISPA4 and IP303 which considers a much wider area of the countryside and joins in with the proposed

SCLP12.24. Developing an area as large as this will create an urban effect in a rural area, destroy habitats, trees, hedges and crops. It will create air pollution, drainage issues (which are already to capacity). The traffic infrastructure is not capable, Tuddenham Road is a main route from villages such as Westerfield, Tuddenham, Clopton and Grundisburgh into the town of Ipswich. Humber Doucy Lane is also used as a main route and can be stacked back some distance in heavy traffic, it will not cope with such a large amount of potential traffic. The local high school is already to capacity and the local primary school cannot take on futher development already being a school of 630 primary school children.

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.

This area attracts endangered wildlife and habitats for a variety of animals, destroying this area would be harmful and detrimental to policies set out in the existing local plan. It will destroy designated green space and also green rim space and goes against the following Suffolk Coastal District Council Core Strategy and Development Management Development Plan policies

SP1 Sustainable Development (Suffolk Coastal District Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies adopted July 2013)

SP1A Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development (Suffolk Coastal District Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies adopted July 2013)

SP16 Sport and Play (Suffolk Coastal District Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies adopted July 2013)

SP19 Settlement Policy (Suffolk Coastal District Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies adopted July 2013)

SP29 The Countryside (Suffolk Coastal District Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies adopted July 2013)

DM3 Housing in the Countryside (Suffolk Coastal District Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies adopted July 2013)

DM4 Housing in Clusters in the Countryside (Suffolk Coastal District Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies adopted July 2013)

DM23 Residential Amenity (Suffolk Coastal District Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management Policies adopted July 2013)

SP15 Landscape and Townscape

 DM21 - Aesthetics

There have been many planning applications refused in this area, this site will go against SCDC own reasonings for refusing planning in the past.

It will have a huge detrimental impact to residents on Tuddenham Lane the extra noise in a peaceful rural countryside setting, traffic into the area, loss of natural light. I walk my children to/from school via the footpath through a nearby field, it is already extremely busy and troublesome to cross Humber Doucy Lane with further development of this area would be make it near on impossible to cross the already busy speeding road.

I trust you will take my comments on board and address the above concerns.

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