Policy SLBE3

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Object

Wymondley Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015 - 2031

Representation ID: 6556

Received: 31/07/2017

Respondent: Stevenage Borough Council

Representation:

Policy SLBE3 talks about opposing development proposals that "have a detrimental effect on existing parish businesses" when competition is not a planning matter: this could be construed as unlawful. The use of the phrase "be wholly inappropriate due to inconsistency with the look and feel of the area" is unhelpful. Is something that is "inappropriate" but less than "wholly inappropriate" acceptable? Define what is meant by "look and feel" - how can feelings be controlled by the town planning system? It also refers to using these criteria to come to a view about proposals in Stevenage, which is inappropriate.

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Comment

Wymondley Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2015 - 2031

Representation ID: 6608

Received: 04/08/2017

Respondent: North Hertfordshire District Council

Representation:

Policies express some general support for the growth of existing businesses rather than the development of new businesses. Overall the policies state that the development of additional business premises would not be appropriate, this is explicitly stated in paragraph 14.17. The policies in the neighbourhood plan do not positively seek opportunities to meet the development needs of the area, as required by the NPPF and are not in general conformity with the emerging Local Plan to support economic growth in the area.
In addition, policies cannot be used in the determination of planning proposals outside the designated neighbourhood planning area.

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