FA12

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Support

Focused Amendments to the Proposed Submission Core Strategy

Representation ID: 21240

Received: 15/06/2012

Respondent: Mr Maurice Goodwin

Agent: Mr Brett Moore

Representation:

I support the proposed amendment.

Full text:

I support the proposed amendment.

Object

Focused Amendments to the Proposed Submission Core Strategy

Representation ID: 21247

Received: 19/06/2012

Respondent: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Representation:

Removing the requirement to assess the potential of solar, wind and biomass energy, requiring only an assessment of the potential for CHP in very large schemes, seems a regressive step, particularly as all new housing developments must be 'zero carbon' by 2016. It is suggested that a requirement to assess the potential for low carbon and renewable technologies is retained in the policy.

Full text:

Removing the requirement for developments to assess the potential of solar, wind and biomass energy, requiring only an assessment of the potential for combined heat and power in very large schemes, seems a rather regressive step, particularly given the requirement for all new housing developments to be 'zero carbon' by 2016: most commercially available combined heat and power technologies are fuelled by gas and so contribute to reducing carbon dioxide emissions only by improving the efficiency of energy generation. It is suggested that the Council consider that the requirement to assess the potential for low carbon and renewable technologies is retained in the policy (without making reference to specific technologies, in order to retain the widest possible scope of technological solutions). However, we support the reduction of the threshold for requiring an energy strategy from 100 dwellings to 10 dwellings.

Object

Focused Amendments to the Proposed Submission Core Strategy

Representation ID: 21253

Received: 17/07/2012

Respondent: Croudace Strategic Ltd

Agent: Portchester Planning Consultancy

Representation:

The lowering of the thresholds at which a comprehensive energy strategy is required is objected to, in particular reducing the residential threshold from 100 houses to 10 houses.

Reducing the residential threshold to only 10 dwellings will place an unreasonable additional burden on smaller sites and will act as a disincentive for land owners/developers to bring their land forward for housing, at a time when the Government's primary objective for planning is to signifcantly increase the delivery of housing (especially affordable housing).

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Full text:

The lowering of the thresholds at which a comprehensive energy strategy is required is objected to, in particular reducing the residential threshold from 100 houses to 10 houses.

Reducing the residential threshold to only 10 dwellings will place an unreasonable additional burden on smaller sites and will act as a disincentive for land owners/developers to bring their land forward for housing, at a time when the Government's primary objective for planning is to signifcantly increase the delivery of housing (especially affordable housing).

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Support

Focused Amendments to the Proposed Submission Core Strategy

Representation ID: 21272

Received: 31/07/2012

Respondent: Ticehurst Parish Council

Representation:

Ticehurst Parish Council request that new developments should include sprinkler systems in new properties.

Full text:

Ticehurst Parish Council request that new developments should include sprinkler systems in new properties.