Consultation Draft (February 2017)

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Consultation Draft (February 2017)

The Consultation Draft Local Plan

Representation ID: 5339

Received: 04/04/2017

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Representation Summary:

Comment on the Consultation Process. Statement that the document is not easy to understand and that without an infrastructure plan it is meaningless. Statement that Dronfield should have had a longer drop-in session and consultation.

Full text:

I wish to comment on the Local Plan about which I have many concerns, mainly around the impact on Dronfield, where I live. However, I will restrict my comments to a few key areas.

The Consultation Process

The Plan itself is a very dense document, not accessible to the layman , and is supported by many, equally dense, other documents. The Plan also lacks an infrastructure plan which, in my view, renders it almost meaningless. How is anyone supposed to comment meaningfully on a Plan which does not include any proposals as to how it will be delivered? Also, allowing only six weeks for comments and putting on one three hour drop in session in Dronfield does not fit my view of an adequate consultation process.

Building on the Green Belt

A previous iteration of the Plan showed many more houses being built in the South of the District. What has changed so that the current Plan shows most housing being built in the North of the District?
The proposed housing development in Dronfield is for 860 house ALL built on the Green Belt. How can this be? What evidence is there in the Plan that you have carried out a review of brownfield sites across the District, which could support housing development? What evidence is there in the Plan that the Council has carried out its statutory duty to consult with neighbouring authorities, namely Chesterfield and Sheffield, about the possibility of building houses on their borders? What are the exceptional circumstances which support the proposals to build on the Green Belt?
What account has been taken in the Plan of the 1,000 empty houses which exist across North East Derbyshire and Bolsover? And land currently in Council ownership?

Callywhite Lane Development

I am concerned that, even if the proposed development happens, this will not attract the kind of high quality jobs which will be need by the occupantss of the proposed 860 new houses in Dronfield. The jobs will be insufficient in number and of the wrong type. This will inevitably lead to increased commuting between Dronfield and Sheffield and Chesterfield, putting increased pressure on an already overstretched road and transport infrastructure.
I am also intrigued to know how the coming of the electrification of the Midland Main Line and HS2 is going to help to solve the problem of the inadequate access to Callywhite Lane.

General

From my perspective the Draft Plan has little to benefit Dronfield in it and many things that are detrimental to the town and its surrounding areas. It needs to be modified significantly.

Object

Consultation Draft (February 2017)

Dronfield

Representation ID: 5340

Received: 04/04/2017

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Representation Summary:

Questions over why housing has moved from the south of the District to the north. Objection to proposed housing on Dronfield's GB. Concerns over: lack of brownfield and empty homes used and council owned land, lake of duty-to-cooperate, questions over exceptional circumstances.

Full text:

I wish to comment on the Local Plan about which I have many concerns, mainly around the impact on Dronfield, where I live. However, I will restrict my comments to a few key areas.

The Consultation Process

The Plan itself is a very dense document, not accessible to the layman , and is supported by many, equally dense, other documents. The Plan also lacks an infrastructure plan which, in my view, renders it almost meaningless. How is anyone supposed to comment meaningfully on a Plan which does not include any proposals as to how it will be delivered? Also, allowing only six weeks for comments and putting on one three hour drop in session in Dronfield does not fit my view of an adequate consultation process.

Building on the Green Belt

A previous iteration of the Plan showed many more houses being built in the South of the District. What has changed so that the current Plan shows most housing being built in the North of the District?
The proposed housing development in Dronfield is for 860 house ALL built on the Green Belt. How can this be? What evidence is there in the Plan that you have carried out a review of brownfield sites across the District, which could support housing development? What evidence is there in the Plan that the Council has carried out its statutory duty to consult with neighbouring authorities, namely Chesterfield and Sheffield, about the possibility of building houses on their borders? What are the exceptional circumstances which support the proposals to build on the Green Belt?
What account has been taken in the Plan of the 1,000 empty houses which exist across North East Derbyshire and Bolsover? And land currently in Council ownership?

Callywhite Lane Development

I am concerned that, even if the proposed development happens, this will not attract the kind of high quality jobs which will be need by the occupantss of the proposed 860 new houses in Dronfield. The jobs will be insufficient in number and of the wrong type. This will inevitably lead to increased commuting between Dronfield and Sheffield and Chesterfield, putting increased pressure on an already overstretched road and transport infrastructure.
I am also intrigued to know how the coming of the electrification of the Midland Main Line and HS2 is going to help to solve the problem of the inadequate access to Callywhite Lane.

General

From my perspective the Draft Plan has little to benefit Dronfield in it and many things that are detrimental to the town and its surrounding areas. It needs to be modified significantly.

Comment

Consultation Draft (February 2017)

Callywhite Lane Extension, Dronfield

Representation ID: 5341

Received: 04/04/2017

Respondent: Dronfield Civic Society

Representation Summary:

Concern over quality of jobs Callywhite Lane extension would provide and potential increase in commuting. Concern over impact on infrastructure.

Full text:

I wish to comment on the Local Plan about which I have many concerns, mainly around the impact on Dronfield, where I live. However, I will restrict my comments to a few key areas.

The Consultation Process

The Plan itself is a very dense document, not accessible to the layman , and is supported by many, equally dense, other documents. The Plan also lacks an infrastructure plan which, in my view, renders it almost meaningless. How is anyone supposed to comment meaningfully on a Plan which does not include any proposals as to how it will be delivered? Also, allowing only six weeks for comments and putting on one three hour drop in session in Dronfield does not fit my view of an adequate consultation process.

Building on the Green Belt

A previous iteration of the Plan showed many more houses being built in the South of the District. What has changed so that the current Plan shows most housing being built in the North of the District?
The proposed housing development in Dronfield is for 860 house ALL built on the Green Belt. How can this be? What evidence is there in the Plan that you have carried out a review of brownfield sites across the District, which could support housing development? What evidence is there in the Plan that the Council has carried out its statutory duty to consult with neighbouring authorities, namely Chesterfield and Sheffield, about the possibility of building houses on their borders? What are the exceptional circumstances which support the proposals to build on the Green Belt?
What account has been taken in the Plan of the 1,000 empty houses which exist across North East Derbyshire and Bolsover? And land currently in Council ownership?

Callywhite Lane Development

I am concerned that, even if the proposed development happens, this will not attract the kind of high quality jobs which will be need by the occupantss of the proposed 860 new houses in Dronfield. The jobs will be insufficient in number and of the wrong type. This will inevitably lead to increased commuting between Dronfield and Sheffield and Chesterfield, putting increased pressure on an already overstretched road and transport infrastructure.
I am also intrigued to know how the coming of the electrification of the Midland Main Line and HS2 is going to help to solve the problem of the inadequate access to Callywhite Lane.

General

From my perspective the Draft Plan has little to benefit Dronfield in it and many things that are detrimental to the town and its surrounding areas. It needs to be modified significantly.

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