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Comment

West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7512

Received: 25/02/2019

Respondent: Telent

Representation:

Our client's apparatus, Teliasonera, is not located within the vicinity of the above reference and we therefore have no further interest in this current location.

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Our client's apparatus, Teliasonera, is not located within the vicinity of the above reference and we therefore have no further interest in this current location.

Support

West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7513

Received: 04/03/2019

Respondent: Essex County Council

Representation:

Thank you for consulting Essex County Council (ECC) on the Submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan for West Bergholt. ECC supports the proposals set out in the Plan and does not seek any amendments. ECC looks forward to engaging constructively, actively and on an ongoing basis with the Parish Council and Colchester Borough Council to facilitate the Plan's delivery for those areas where responsibility lies with ECC.

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Thank you for consulting Essex County Council (ECC) on the Submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan for West Bergholt. ECC supports the proposals set out in the Plan and does not seek any amendments. ECC looks forward to engaging constructively, actively and on an ongoing basis with the Parish Council and Colchester Borough Council to facilitate the Plan's delivery for those areas where responsibility lies with ECC.

Object

West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7566

Received: 05/03/2019

Respondent: Gladman Development

Representation:

HRA
The HRA is found to be out-of-date, inconsistent with Neighbourhood Planning Regulations and inconsistent in respect of the conclusions drawn in the Strategic Environmental Report. Gladman consider that the production of an AA constitutes a significant change in the evidence base supporting the WBNP and as such are very concerned that the AA was not published for the public to view until the 13th February 2019, some 3 weeks into the 6 week consultation. Gladman strongly suggest that it is necessary for the Council to consult on the evidence base changes for a further six-week period.

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Object

West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7567

Received: 05/03/2019

Respondent: Gladman Development

Representation:

SEA
In respect of the SEA, Gladman wish to express some concerns regarding the assessment of Policy PP13: Housing Sites. As part of the planning application a supplementary assessment has been prepared on the advice of CBC's Landscape Officer, which concluded inter alia that development would not alter or damage the experience of leaving Colchester or entering West Bergholt and that the gap between the settlements could accommodate the Development promoted by Gladman. Gladman therefore question the conclusions drawn in the SEA. Gladman fail to see how the proposed allocations would have a positive impact on heritage

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Comment

West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7596

Received: 27/03/2019

Respondent: Natural England

Agent: Natural England

Representation:

The West Bergholt neighbourhood plan follows previous consultation with Natural England on the Colchester Local Plan. At this time Natural England advised that the emerging strategic solution, the Essex Coast Recreational Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (Essex RAMS) is a key consideration in the context of the Habitats Regulation Assessment. The Essex RAMS seeks to mitigate the recreational impacts as a result of new development, in-combination with other plans and projects within the Zones of Influence (ZoI). We would direct you to Natural England's most recent letter to your Local Planning Authority, reference 244199 (dated 16 August 2018) for further guidance on the Essex RAMS in the interim period.
Natural England previously commented on the West Bergholt Neighbourhood plan through the letters dated 20 July 2018 (reference 248882) and 5th June 2018 (reference 245220), however we note that the position on neighbourhood plans falling within the strategic solution has since changed, as discussed below.

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Comment

West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7597

Received: 27/03/2019

Respondent: Natural England

Agent: Natural England

Representation:

The West Bergholt Parish falls in its entirety within one or more of the ZoI. There is therefore residential development within the parish area which will be subject to the requirements of this strategic solution. This will be in accordance with the RAMS supplementary planning document once adopted.

As stated in our comments previously, any windfall applications which would be in excess of what has been assessed in the Neighbourhood Plan Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA), would need to be subject to their own, project level HRA.

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Support

West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7602

Received: 27/03/2019

Respondent: Natural England

Agent: Natural England

Representation:

HRA - Appropriate Assessment
Having reviewed the Habitats Regulations Assessment, Natural England agrees with the conclusion that the West Bergholt Neighbourhood plan is unlikely to have likely significant effects on internationally designated sites when considered alone.

It has been identified that there are likely to be significant effects through recreational disturbance (to both species and habitats). Further assessment on this matter has been considered in-combination with other plans and projects which is consistent with Natural England's advice on the Essex Coast Recreational Disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy. The assessment has identified that mitigation to these impacts will be provided in accordance with the emerging strategic solution, in particular through the requirement for residential developments to provide an appropriate financial contribution, which Natural England supports. Reference should also be made to the importance of on-site mitigation measures in addition to the off-site financial contribution as per our letter reference 244199 in providing adequate mitigation for these coastal designated sites. Natural England would otherwise agree that subject to the identified mitigation and emerging strategic solution, that this will be sufficient to avoid adverse effects on the integrity of the Essex coast designated sites.

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Support

West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan

Representation ID: 7603

Received: 27/03/2019

Respondent: Natural England

Agent: Natural England

Representation:

Strategic Environmental Assessment - SEA

Natural England acknowledges that previously the advice sought on the SEA screening indicated that no further assessment was required. Following changes to the legislation to allow for Neighbourhood Plans to proceed to Appropriate Assessment when conducting a HRA, in the case of the West Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan an SEA is now required following the need for an AA in light of the identified recreational disturbance issues to the Essex Coast designated sites. We welcome the further opportunity to comment on this report and note that within the SEA Framework Objective 7 refers to the protection and conservation of the natural environment.

It is welcomed that the SEA includes objectives aimed towards conserving and enhancing the natural environment, opportunities to create new areas of open space and the integration of developments with the natural environment or environmental setting. Natural England supports the intention of these objectives, but would recommend a wider scope of indicators in relation to the natural environment as at present, this only extends to the Essex RAMS and a measure of the received financial contributions.

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