Box 32 - Preferred Strategy for Water Supply and Wastewater Resource Management

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Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19140

Received: 26/01/2009

Respondent: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Representation:

We would support this approach in line with SE Plan policy NRM3, and would wish to work together with Rother District Council on this.

Full text:

We would support this approach in line with SE Plan policy NRM3, and would wish to work together with Rother District Council on this.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19289

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Ian Dunlop

Representation:

More housing means more population and more need for more water. It is a simple equation.
Limit housing growth is the only sensible solution.

Full text:

More housing means more population and more need for more water. It is a simple equation.
Limit housing growth is the only sensible solution.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19301

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Wealden District Council

Representation:

Support for safeguarding the potential need for the enlargement of Bewl Water Reservoir

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Support for safeguarding the potential need for the enlargement of Bewl Water Reservoir

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19311

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: South East Water Ltd

Agent: Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd

Representation:

South East Water welcomes Rother District Council's intention to encourage and support the efficient use of water resources as one of the proposed measures for tackling the challenges of climate change.

If it is the intention to maintain the high quality and improve the long term stewardship of the natural and built environment, taking into account the potential future consequences of climate change, then it is important to acknowledge that as part of the Core Strategy, that new water resources may well need to be developed within the plan period up to 2026.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19313

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: South East Water Ltd

Agent: Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd

Representation:

We welcome acknowledgement that additional water resources may need to be developed over the plan period and that land may need to be allocated accordingly.
The Core Strategy should show understanding of the water planning process. The draft Water Resource Management Plan includes a scheme to raise Bewl Reservoir.
The scheme,will not be needed until 2020 at the earliest. The commitment to safeguarding and allocating land to allow the raising of Bewl in the future is therefore fully supported.

The Core Strategy should have sufficient flexibility to accommodate other water resource schemes that may emerge in the water resource planning process.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19314

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: South East Water Ltd

Agent: Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd

Representation:

South East Water fully supports Rother District Council's intention to promote and encourage the provision of water supply in an efficient and sustainable way.
The Core Strategy should have sufficient flexibility to accommodate other water resource schemes that may emerge.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19315

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: South East Water Ltd

Agent: Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd

Representation:

It is considered safeguarding, in the absence of an allocation, will not assist in the delivery of schemes and allocation is essential. Section v should be amended, (additional text is underlined):

(v) Safeguarding the potential need for the enlargement of Bewl Water Reservoir and/or Darwell reservoir or other schemes that are identified through the water companies' statutory planning process and, if necessary, allocating land to ensure that capacity increases can be delivered in a timely fashion.

We would wish to see the inclusion of a further bullet point:

(vi) Supporting schemes to maintain and improve the water supply network within the District.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19316

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: South East Water Ltd

Agent: Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd

Representation:

South East Water welcomes the acknowledgement that water supply infrastructure and reservoir expansion, as necessary, will be needed to support the strategy. The need for additional water resources may however not be restricted to reservoir expansion and this should be reflected within the text.
We would recommend adding the following bullet point:
• Water resource development as identified in the water companies' statutory planning process.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19317

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: South East Water Ltd

Agent: Adams Hendry Consulting Ltd

Representation:

South East Water considers that Water Resource Management Plans should be added to the list of strategies and documents that will deliver the Environment Strategy set out within the Core Strategy.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19398

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Rother Environmental Group

Representation:

We recommend that a SPD on water is prepared to address the needs for water conservation (and flood mitigation).
New developments should be required to harvest rainwater.
This not only saves money but makes sense when there is less rainfall per head of population in the southeast than in Cairo.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19484

Received: 24/02/2009

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

We support the 'Preferred Strategy for Water Supply and Wastewater' in Box 32 .We consider that a particular reference to the environmental water quality would contribute to maintaining or improving the overall status of water bodies in Rother under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). We recommend that the wording of Criterion (iv) is amended as below.

Page 118 - Box 32 - Amend wording of criterion (iv) to read: "permit development only if it has no adverse effect on the environmental water quality and potential yields of water resources".

The Strategy could ensure the creation of buffer zones for any development that occurs near watercourses - this would help reduce their contribution of diffuse pollution from urban development.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19485

Received: 24/02/2009

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

The Environment Agency request that in order to protect vulnerable groundwater, development should avoid Source Protection Zones (SPZ) especially the most vulnerable SPZ1. In order for this to be ensured, we recommend that an extra criterion is added to The Preferred Strategy for Water Supply and Wastewater in Box 32 on page 118 related to the avoidance of SPZ1
Recommendation 12:
Box 32 on page 118 should include an extra criterion which should read: "(vi) Safeguarding groundwater quality by the avoidance of Source Protection Zone 1 as defined by the Environment Agency".
GWCL Comments

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19495

Received: 24/02/2009

Respondent: Southern Water

Representation:

Southern Water supports the need for contributions towards the provision of new or improved infrastructure to support development.


Southern Water supports the council's approach to securing the provision of water and wastewater infrastructure in a co-ordinated way and only permitting development if it has no adverse effect on the quality and potential yield of water resources.

Southern Water supports the inclusion of text which identifies our strategic water resource options for the South East, and the policy text stating the potential need to safeguard and, if necessary, allocate land for the enlargement of Bewl Water Reservoir and/or Darwell Reservoir.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19512

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Guestling Parish Council

Representation:

Box 32. Water Supply and Wastewater. A strategy to limit the creation of new water users and policies to conserve water are preferable to creating or extending reservoirs with the resulting loss of countryside.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20416

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Sussex Wildlife Trust

Representation:

SUDS may offer sustainable wastewater management alongside ecological benefits.