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Representations on Preferred Options Local Plan - DM16: Historic Environment

Representation ID: 3147

OBJECT Gladman Development (Mr P Isherwood)

Summary:

See submission for full text. Summary of points raised:
The Framework states that if the harm to a heritage asset is deemed to be substantial then the proposal needs to achieve substantial public benefits to outweigh that harm. If the harm is less than substantial, then the harm should be weighed against the public benefits of the proposal including securing its optimum viable use. DM16 should therefore make a distinction between the two tests to ensure they are sound, at present the policy is one of blanket restriction if there is an adverse impact to a listed building.

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Representation ID: 2690

COMMENT Historic England -East of England (Ms N Gates)

Summary:

DM16: Historic Environment

We welcome a local policy on the historic environment. We particularly welcome the commitment to a local list which can help local authorities and local communities define aspects of the historic environment that are locally significant. As such, we would recommend that the list cover character areas, parks and gardens, structures etc. as well as buildings. (Historic England Advice Note 7).

We would recommend that heritage at risk forms part of any policy on the historic environment, particularly with a number of long-standing assets on the Heritage at Risk Register, including Hythe and Distillery Pond Conservation Areas.

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Representation ID: 2504

SUPPORT Myland Community Council (Mrs Harris)

Summary:

MCC supports the protection of the historical environment.

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Representation ID: 2445

OBJECT Hopkins Homes represented by Pegasus Group (Nicky Parsons)

Summary:

The first paragraph of DM16 advises that development will not be permitted that will adversely affect a specified list of heritage assets. This presumption against development does not accord with NPPF. The policy also includes a list of measures that will be applied to ensure the conservation of the historic environment. This includes reference to the protection of various designated and non-designated heritage assets. It is not clear what is meant by protection although the start of the policy would suggest that it means an embargo against all development. This would not accord with the NPPF. Amendments to Policy suggested.

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Representation ID: 2397

OBJECT Bloor Homes Eastern represented by Pegasus Group (Nicky Parsons)

Summary:

First paragraph of policy advises that development will not be permitted that will adversely affect a specified list of heritage assets. This presumption against development does not accord with the requirements of the NPPF or planning law. The policy also includes list of measures that will be applied to ensure the conservation of the historic environment including reference to the protection of various heritage assets. It is not clear what is meant by protection although the start of the policy would suggest that it means an embargo against all development. This would not accord with NPPF.
Amendments to Policy suggested.

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Representation ID: 2209

OBJECT Mr Andy Cartmell

Summary:

we have seen that a listed building, Doe's Mill, is in a distressing state despite warnings given about the condition. We appreciate that the Council's powers are restricted, we would like to hear more about how protection can be achieved.
Doe's Mill is mentioned in Policy EC03 East Colchester as a site for some housing in East Bay.

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Representation ID: 2183

OBJECT West Bergholt Parish Council (Mrs Laura Walkingshaw)

Summary:

The Parish Council considers that an area in the south west of the village, as set out on the attached Map A, should be designated as an Area of Special Character.

Properties in the area designated, although unlikely to meet the criteria for designation as a conservation area, possess sufficient architectural village scape and environmental quality to make them of significant local value to West Bergholt.

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Representation ID: 2043

COMMENT Mr Robert Waites

Summary:

Consideration of conservation area status for Fernlea/ Stonecrop as one of the most complete and authentic examples of the translation of the 1973 Essex Design Guide into bricks and mortar.

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Representation ID: 1947

SUPPORT Mr Andy Cartmell

Summary:

Colchester Civic Society Comments:

We are pleased to see that reference is made in policy DM16 to the importance given to the protection of listed buildings.

Additionally, the Local List is mentioned and it is good to hear the respect given to it. However, we have seen that a listed building, Doe's Mill, is in a distressing state despite warnings given about the condition. We appreciate that the Council's powers are restricted, we would like to hear more about how protection can be achieved.
Doe's Mill is mentioned in Policy EC03 East Colchester as a site for some housing in East Bay.

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Representation ID: 345

SUPPORT Mr Mark Lee

Summary:

This should be a priority consideration above others

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Representation ID: 281

SUPPORT Mr Simon Hall

Summary:

The Colchester and North East Essex Building Preservation Trust is able to provide expertise in appropriate cases to assist in this evaluation if required

More details about Rep ID: 281

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