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Leigh & Glennie Ltd 12 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Retailing, Town, District and Local Centres DM64-69

  • Comment ID: 4601665//3
  • Status: Accepted
Strong objection is raised to Policy DM69, on behalf of Hutton Garden Centre. There is no policy justification to warrant seeking to artificially limit the amount of floorspace at a garden centre or shop in the countryside to selling the majority of goods to produce grown on site or made within 30 miles. The simple fact is that great majority of garden centre plants are now not grown on site, nor are ancillary items made within 30m. There is no national planning policy basis to single out rura
Leigh & Glennie Ltd 12 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM13

  • Comment ID: 4601665//1
  • Status: Accepted
The list of development considered 'not inappropriate' is not consistent with the guidance in the NPPF. The references are only to the list of construction of new buildings as set out in paragraph 89 of the NPPF. There is no reference to development set out in paragraph 90, which is also development that is not inappropriate, including mineral extraction, engineering operations, the re-use of buildings, etc. The Policy must refer to these forms of development as being not inappropriate in order
Leigh & Glennie Ltd 12 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Dwellings in the Countryside DM45-47

  • Comment ID: 4601665//2
  • Status: Accepted
Policy DM46 is inconsistent with the NPPF. The wording of the proposed policy seeks to impose an economic test on the re-use of a building, ie requiring marketing first with a presumption of a commercial use over residential. There is no such test in the NPPF. Paragraph 55 sets out the circumstances where homes in the countryside can be allowed, and the third circumstance is for the re-use of redundant or disused buildings; there is no requirement for a commercial use to be considered first. Th