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Support

Draft Schedule of Main Modifications to Section 2 Colchester Local Plan

Representation ID: 7861

Received: 21/10/2021

Respondent: Sport England

Representation Summary:

The proposed modifications to policy DM1 directly respond to representations made by Sport England on the Publication Draft version of the Local Plan. The modified policy is therefore supported as it would now be considered to accord with Government policy in paragraph 92(c) of the NPPF (2021) and Sport England’s ‘Uniting the Movement’ Strategy in relation to promoting active lfestyles.

Full text:

The proposed modifications to policy DM1 directly respond to representations made by Sport England on the Publication Draft version of the Local Plan. The modified policy is therefore supported as it would now be considered to accord with Government policy in paragraph 92(c) of the NPPF (2021) and Sport England’s ‘Uniting the Movement’ Strategy in relation to promoting active lfestyles.

Object

Draft Schedule of Main Modifications to Section 2 Colchester Local Plan

Representation ID: 8174

Received: 09/11/2021

Respondent: Copford with Easthorpe Parish Council

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

No provision is made for increased Health Provision and this will have a damaging effect on both Physical and mental well-being

Change suggested by respondent:

Change the allocation of homes for Copford with Easthorpe to ensure equitable numbers are given to this area.

Ensure that the Transport Assessment and bespoke travel plans are detailed and take into account local circumstances leading onto main roads, the numbers of homes leading onto roads is in line with guidance notes and does not exceed these numbers.
Ensure adequate health provision is made

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MM4 Housing Delivery timescale and numbers allocated to Copford with Easthorpe not appropriate given limited facilities within Parish area when compared to other locations.
MM5 Colchester Housing Provision the number allocated for Copford with Easthorpe is disproportionate to neighbouring areas and other parished areas of Colchester. Copford with Easthorpe is deemed ‘sustainable’ but has only two facilities, a pub and village School. Neighbouring areas with significantly more facilities including local shops, garage, post office and school have a ‘zero’ allocation of homes.
The Appendix SG2 shows 1 home built in Copford during 2017-2020 period this number is incorrect.
MM36 Transport Assessment ‘Bespoke travel plans’ are required where ‘traffic constraints cannot be adequately achieved’ Both allocated Copford sites have significant issues with access, one through a very narrow lane which does not allow for two vehicles passing and pedestrians. Both sites open onto a very busy B1408 and both cannot accommodate the proposed number of homes when measured against guidance notes for road widths and homes leading on to these
roads. The health effects on residents from increased noise and atmospheric pollution have not been adequately considered.
MM58 This may be helpful in ‘conserving’ and ‘where possible enhancing heritage assets’
MM76 No provision is made for increased Health Provision and this will have a damaging effect on both Physical and mental well-being

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