Sustainable design

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Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1463

Received: 12/02/2015

Respondent: Mr John Wardle

Representation:

Any new planning should consider the density of housing which should not be more than the surrounding area.

More attention to the existing built environment. Example: Fallgate/ Milltown - some 8 houses have been reinstated from Commercial use to domestic. We have no requirement or waiting list for more. So called country executive homes are crammed together, butting up to the roadside. Perhaps they could have built half the number, at a cheaper price. Eyesore!

Any new plan should take account of the appearance and general style of the surrounding area and the views of local people taken more seriously.

Full text:

I would like to point out that any planning over the last few years since your last local plan should be subject to a full review as you had no agreed point of reference of an agreed local plan.

Any new planning should consider more carefully the density of housing which should not be more than the surrounding area.
Much more attention from remote planners in Chesterfield ie not local to the area under consideration of the existing built environment.

Example: in a country hamlet Fallgate/ Milltown some 8 or more houses have been reinstated from Commercial use to domestic dwellings. We have no requirement or waiting list for more. Now we have so called country executive homes crammed together like a mountain of stone and butting up to the roadside, perhaps they could have built half the number and at a cheaper price. What an eyesore! The planners dont have to live with it but we do...!

Any new plan should take into account of the appearance and general style of the surrounding area and the views of local people taken more seriously, Ashover is up in arms at a new planning application, out of character, out of the Village settlement area and with no thought or consideration of the need...20 plus houses are currently for sale.

Local infrastructure, I know from past experience that Highways and Waterboard and Telephones just do not work well together. In my view any planning application that affects school places, local sewers, flooding, highways, landscape and most of all valuable agricultural land. These need a properly joined up approach, An extra 38 houses such as have been built or have planning pending will affect the school the village shops parking and highways. You really can't have one without the other!

Please in any strategic document try and retain the character and local infrastructure and the appearance of the area. People don't like change unless it brings benefits to all not just Spec Builders.

Comment

Part 1 - Initial Draft (February 2015)

Representation ID: 1604

Received: 25/03/2015

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

We are also pleased with the importance of water conservation and water efficiency measures identified and with reference to WFD in the supporting text and the commitment for new dwellings to ensure high standard water efficient fixtures and fittings are used.

From a water efficiency perspective, we recommend as a minimum that all new dwellings achieve a level 3/4 water
efficiency component of the Code for Sustainable Homes which relates to 105
litres per person per day.

These water consumption targets are voluntary and this policy will assist to deliver water resource improvements.

Full text:

We are also pleased with the importance of water conservation and water efficiency measures identified and with reference to WFD in the supporting text and the commitment for new dwellings to ensure high standard water efficient fixtures and fittings are used.

From a water efficiency perspective, we recommend as a minimum that all new dwellings achieve a level 3/4 water
efficiency component of the Code for Sustainable Homes which relates to 105
litres per person per day.

These water consumption targets are voluntary and this policy will assist to deliver water resource improvements.