Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Businesses in the Countryside DM58-63 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1017889//27
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Apr 2013
Current Status Accepted
Comment

DM:58 New business development in the countryside

Support.

DM:59 The redevelopment of previously redundant developed land in the countryside for business uses (B1, B2 and B8) and non-residential institutions (D1) and assembly and leisure (D2)

Support.

DM:60 Extensions, ancillary buildings or the intensification of use for existing businesses located in the countryside

Support with one reservation:  Para 2 states that in the case of a business “considered likely” to wish to expand further in the future, relocation would be the preferred option.  Whilst in agreement with the intention that an undue measure of expansion / intensification should be prevented, KSPC has always understood that planning officers / committees are precluded from considering what might happen in the future (even if this would make good sense).   A business might well feel inhibited by such a provision, which would be against the intentions of the NPPF. 

DM:61 Conversion and re-use of rural buildings for business uses (B1, B2 and B8) and non-residential institutions (D1) and assembly and leisure (D2)

Support with one reservation:  in the notes, the 70% test should apply to “fair” rather than “good” condition.   Almost by definition, the building is not going to be in “good” condition. 

DM62 Conversion and re-use of buildings for tourist accommodation

Support with one reservation:  in the notes, the 70% test should apply to “fair” rather than “good” condition.  Almost by definition, the building is not going to be in “good” condition. 

As in the case of DM43 and DM47, monitoring compliance with conditions is an issue.  It is currently either non-existent or ineffective, and many units of tourist accommodation are in long-term or permanent occupation.  

DM:63 Camping and caravan sites

Support.

As in the case of DM62, monitoring compliance with conditions is an issue. It is currently either non-existent or ineffective, and many caravans are in long-term or permanent occupation. 

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