Box 1 - Vision for the Future

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Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19095

Received: 28/11/2008

Respondent: Mrs Lorna Hall

Representation:

I would be particularly interested to know how you see the tourism aspect of Rye being improved and by whom please.

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I would be particularly interested to know how you see the tourism aspect of Rye being improved and by whom please.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19185

Received: 28/01/2009

Respondent: Northiam Parish Council

Representation:

The Parish Council is pleased to see RDC's vision recognise the value of strong communities and the outstanding environmental assets of the area and is intriged to see that development will be directed to meet local needs and aspirations. The development of the rural villages organically and in a sensitive manner is music to the Parish Council's ears.

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The Parish Council is pleased to see RDC's vision recognise the value of strong communities and the outstanding environmental assets of the area and is intriged to see that development will be directed to meet local needs and aspirations. The development of the rural villages organically and in a sensitive manner is music to the Parish Council's ears.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19189

Received: 28/01/2009

Respondent: OCEAN PARCS LIMITED

Agent: Brett Drury Land & Planning

Representation:

The vision will fail without a more encouraging, flexible and responsive approach to tourism and Leisure expansion as a valuable business within Rother.

In rural and coastal areas such opportunities will be prevented or severely restricted by suggested policy direction.

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• Vision for 2026: 'sustainable economic growth will have been secured...' This will only be the case if opportunities to expand and enhance the tourism and leisure facilities are fully explored. The vision needs to recognise a need to accommodate the changing needs and aspirations of visitors by having a flexible approach to expansion and redevelopment of the existing tourist facilities. This is not demonstrated by the policy directions wording.

• Rural areas of the district will have evolved "organically"...etc. This statement is at odds with general intentions elsewhere in policy, to realise opportunities to substantially expand and upgrade existing brown-field sites whether or not in rural areas. In particular this statement does not recognise the opportunities which exist to grow the tourism and leisure industry in coastal resorts such as at Camber. Such opportunities may be significant in scale and not 'organic' in character. Draft PPS4 makes clear the need for Core-Strategy visions to support and encourage economic opportunity:

"Using evidence to plan positively
Regional planning bodies and local planning authorities should use a wide evidence base to understand both existing business needs and likely changes in the market, to prepare policies to support sustainable economic development in their area.

18. To achieve this, regional planning bodies and local planning authorities should:
• Thoroughly assess the existing supply of land available for economic development through an employment land review. Where possible, land use reviews, such as housing and employment, should be undertaken at the same time to ensure a full assessment of competing land uses is made. Where appropriate, local authorities should carry out joint land use reviews;
• Ensure that the strategy addresses the particular needs of rural areas in terms of new economic opportunities..."

• This Planning Policy Statement has been through public consultation and although not yet in its final form, clearly remains a material consideration for the formulation of local planning policy. It is clear that government policy requires Local Planning Authorities to investigate and encourage new economic opportunities - whether or not in rural areas.

• Tourism is the biggest Industry in the world by measure of both income and scale of employment generated. In Rother, your evidence-base recognises the value of both aspects to the functioning of the District. Much of the local tourism and visitor attraction facilities are to be found in rural and coastal areas and many within smaller settlements and villages, simply because it is the natural environment that attracts visitors.

• We do not believe that the overall vision has fully addressed the requirements of PPS4 in this regard. In our view, the vision needs to identify the employment generating opportunities associated with enhancing the range, quality and choice of tourism and leisure-based activity for visitors within the District as a whole and the resort of Camber in particular.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19239

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Park Holidays UK

Agent: Rural Solutions

Representation:

Add:

The Sussex Coastal sub-regional area will have responded to the identified need for extensive regeneration through prioritisation of public and private sector investment decisions in this area.

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Add:

The Sussex Coastal sub-regional area will have responded to the identified need for extensive regeneration through prioritisation of public and private sector investment decisions in this area.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19248

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Aroncorp Ltd

Agent: Broadlands

Representation:

The Strategy should provide for more housing in line with Distribution Option 5 - Housing Needs Based - and the Vision should reflect an objective to respond positively to housing needs in the District by planning to do much more to meet the known housing needs and contribute to the development of balanced communities throughout the District.

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The Strategy as a whole does not do enough to address the need for affordable housing in the District.
Paragraph 5.50 acknowledges that Rother has one of the highest house price/earnings ratios in the Region. The Council should seek to do more to redress the need for affordable housing. The annual target of 92 affordable homes (paragraph 10.10) is too low - the Rother District Housing Need Survey 2005 showing that 256 additional affordable housing units are needed per annum, with a strong need in the Rye area.
Paragraph 101.0 confirms that the Council's Housing Strategy relies on the majority of affordable housing being delivered through the Section 106 mechanism.
The importance of providing for affordable housing to support balanced, inclusive and vibrant communities is acknowledged at paragraph 10.7.
The Strategy should provide for more housing in line with Distribution Option 5 - Housing Needs Based - and the Vision should reflect an objective to respond positively to housing needs in the District by planning to do much more to meet the known housing needs and contribute to the development of balanced communities throughout the District.
Text of the Strategy associated with this Box should be amended accordingly.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19259

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Park Holidays UK

Agent: Rural Solutions

Representation:

The Sussex Coast Sub-Region should be identified as a distinct area which cross cuts rural and urban areas within the vision statement (Box 1)

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The Sussex Coast Sub-Region should be identified as a distinct area which cross cuts rural and urban areas within the vision statement (Box 1)

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19292

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Ian Dunlop

Representation:

Rother already has two extremely large urban areas in Hstings and Bexhill.The focus for all housing development and improvement should be within these districts.Hastings in particular could benefit from such a focus.It makes no sense in spreading housing into the rural areas which will destroy the AONB by further "urbanising" it.

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Rother already has two extremely large urban areas in Hstings and Bexhill.The focus for all housing development and improvement should be within these districts.Hastings in particular could benefit from such a focus.It makes no sense in spreading housing into the rural areas which will destroy the AONB by further "urbanising" it.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19332

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Locate East Sussex

Representation:

Vision for the future (Box 1, pp12).

It is my view that the vision for Rother - in respect of its economic development aspirations - could be more distinctive, and possibly allude to the 'step-change' in economic growth outlined in paragraph 5.14. I would like a general statement of strategic intent - i.e. that Rother DC will (in 2026) be recognised for having taken its business infrastructure 'up the value chain' by bringing jobs/workforce that it current exports back to the District by providing high-quality and sustainable jobs.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19339

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Sea Space

Representation:

We support in "the vision for Bexhill" the recognition that it should be the main focus for development and that it will play "its part within an integrated approach to securing a more prosperous future for the Bexhill and Hastings area"
We are also pleased to see the objective (Box 2) "(iv) To give particular attention to promoting economic regeneration and growth for the Hastings and Bexhill area"

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19382

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Rother Environmental Group

Representation:

There is a mention of a "local commitment to a more sustainable future" in paragraph four.
This appears as a sub-clause of a paragraph that begins by addressing nature conservation.
The commitment to sustainability deserves a paragraph of its own.

It is an over-arching principal of the Strategy that Rother should become a more sustainable place: reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, and its ecological impact - both locally and globally.

The vision for Rye should include that it develops its role as one of the most important destinations for Sustainable Tourism.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19383

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Rother Environmental Group

Representation:

Encourage self sufficiency and healthy lifestyles by ensuring residents have convenient access to land for the growing of fruit and vegetables and the composting of food waste and if necessary provide allotments for those without gardens.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19491

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Guestling Parish Council

Representation:

The vision outlined in the report in admirable. Rother District should build on its strengths, protect its assets and work with demographic changes to enhance the lives of the population. Affordability should be sought by improving earnings opportunities through education and training. High quality sustainable developments should try and meet the aspirations of the population.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19535

Received: 25/02/2009

Respondent: Trustees of the Glyndebourne 1991 L & P Trust

Agent: Strutt & Parker

Representation:

The vision for the rural area in 2026 should be amended to acknowledge that Central Government objectives, as expressed in PPS7, are to raise the quality of life and the environment in the rural areas through the promotion of, amongst other things, thriving, inclusive and sustainable rural communities and sustainable economic growth and diversification.

The Vision for Rother should be amended to acknowledge that villages will be the centre of sustainable rural communities, and that achieving this will require both housing and economic development over the plan period.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19566

Received: 23/01/2009

Respondent: Mr. D. Redhead

Agent: Kember Loudon Williams Ltd

Representation:

Housing provision is a key issue and should be reflected in Vision with an explicit reference that the District will have provided every opportunity for a mix of quality homes in a wide variety of locations throughout the District.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19636

Received: 02/03/2009

Respondent: Messrs. Chishick, Commotto and Terry

Representation:

The Vision needs to include specific reference to the protection of the undeveloped coast, which needs to avoid the insensitive overdevelopment of the neighbouring Kent coast. This topic is picked up in the thematic strategies, but is worth placing alongside the protection of the countryside.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19637

Received: 02/03/2009

Respondent: Messrs. Chishick, Commotto and Terry

Representation:

The Vision needs to highlight the need to preserve, if not restore, village services, particularly shops.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19640

Received: 02/03/2009

Respondent: Messrs. Chishick, Commotto and Terry

Representation:

No mention of link between employment and education in vision.
We believe that local employment prospects depend in the long term on a skilled labour force. This means a greater focus on education and training. Paragraph 11.2 notes the low skill levels in the area, and the link between employment and education is recognised in the thematic chapters, but not in the Vision.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19644

Received: 02/03/2009

Respondent: Messrs. Chishick, Commotto and Terry

Representation:

We feel it important that the Vision makes specific reference to the High Weald.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20016

Received: 27/01/2009

Respondent: Mr. A. Miskin

Agent: DMH Stallard

Representation:

Support for the vision for Rother. The regeneration of the area and provision of employment space would also facilitate job creation and improve connectivity between Hastings and Rother.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20130

Received: 20/01/2009

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation:

Trinity College can support the draft Vision's intention to focus development on Bexhill. It is right that the District's main town accommodates the majority of growth over the next 15 years and beyond. This approach provides the best opportunity to meet the Council's sustainability objectives.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20131

Received: 20/01/2009

Respondent: Trinity College

Agent: Bidwells

Representation:

Trinity College can support the Vision's main thrust, but suggest that it could be made more spatially specific by identifying the anticipated increases in the different (growth) settlement's populations, homes, jobs and businesses by 2026.

Suggested Change:
The Vision should include more information about the anticipated increase in population, homes, jobs and business in Bexhill and each of the main settlements by 2026.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20215

Received: 27/01/2009

Respondent: Crowhurst Park

Agent: Kember Loudon Williams Ltd

Representation:

Housing provision is a key issue for the Core Strategy that should be reflected in the Core Strategy's 'Vision for Rother in 2026' with an explicit reference that the District will have provided every opportunity for a mix of quality homes in a wide variety of locations throughout the District.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20247

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: SEEDA

Representation:

SEEDA supports the general direction of the Core Strategy which seeks to focus development in a hierarchical manner directing the majority of housing and employment land to the main town of Bexhill to. strengthen regeneration and growth of the Hastings/Bexhill area, followed by commensurate development of the market towns of Battle and Rye, and finally the rural villages within the High Weald AONB. While the approach employed is complimentary vis a vis Hastings, we again consider that the visions and overall spatial development strategy should be more closely aligned to the work of SeaSpace.