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Object

Proposed Submission Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan

Representation ID: 24068

Received: 02/12/2018

Respondent: Dr Steven Shaw

Representation:

In general I believe the plan to be legally compliant, but pre-populating the representations form in a way is that is most favourable to the Council is likely to be deemed as maladmininstrative by the Local Government Ombudsman. I do not believe that a consultation exercise that encourages respondents in a particular direction could possibly be considered as reasonable and proper. The correct process, given the likely outcome of an Ombudsman investigation, would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

Full text:

In general I believe the plan to be legally compliant, but pre-populating the representations form in a way is that is most favourable to the Council is likely to be deemed as maladmininstrative by the Local Government Ombudsman. I do not believe that a consultation exercise that encourages respondents in a particular direction could possibly be considered as reasonable and proper. The correct process, given the likely outcome of an Ombudsman investigation, would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

Given that I - and doubtless others - have drawn this to your attention, any decision to proceed without re-visiting the representations form would also likely be judged as maladministrative.

I do not believe that sufficient heed has been paid to the environmental impact of any plans to develop BEX9.

Further attention should be paid to the views of Natural England and the Environment Agency in regard to possible mitigation measures to prevent permanent and irreversible damage to the Pevensey Levels.

Object

Proposed Submission Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan

Representation ID: 24069

Received: 02/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Dominic Shaw

Representation:

I am not a lawyer, but I believe the plan to be legally compliant, but as my father (Stephen Shaw) has said the decision to pre-populate the representations form in a way is that is most favourable to the Council is likely to be deemed as maladmininstrative by the Local Government Ombudsman. I share his view that a consultation exercise that encourages respondents in a particular direction could possibly be considered as reasonable and proper. The correct process, given the likely outcome of an Ombudsman investigation, would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

As my parents have said, given that we have drawn this to your attention, any decision to proceed without re-visiting the representations form would also likely to be judged as maladministrative.

Full text:

I am not a lawyer, but I believe the plan to be legally compliant, but as my father (Stephen Shaw) has said the decision to pre-populate the representations form in a way is that is most favourable to the Council is likely to be deemed as maladmininstrative by the Local Government Ombudsman. I share his view that a consultation exercise that encourages respondents in a particular direction could possibly be considered as reasonable and proper. The correct process, given the likely outcome of an Ombudsman investigation, would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

As my parents have said, given that we have drawn this to your attention, any decision to proceed without re-visiting the representations form would also likely to be judged as maladministrative.

In respect of legal complaiance, as I have said the correct process, given the likely outcome of a Local Government Ombudsman investigation, would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

In respect of soundness, I do not believe the DaSa evidences that sufficient heed has been paid to the environmental impact of any plans to develop BEX9 - the impact upon the Pevensey Levels and the impact upon air quality for those living alongside Barnhorn Road.

Object

Proposed Submission Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan

Representation ID: 24071

Received: 02/12/2018

Respondent: Maple Walk (South) Road Maintenance Scheme

Representation:

Like my husband (Stephen Shaw), in general I believe the plan to be legally compliant, but pre-populating the representations form in a way is that is most favourable to the Council is likely to be deemed as maladmininstrative by the Local Government Ombudsman. I do not believe that a consultation exercise that encourages respondents in a particular direction could possibly be considered as reasonable and proper. The correct process, given the likely outcome of an Ombudsman investigation, would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

Given that we - and doubtless others - have drawn this to your attention, any decision to proceed without re-visiting the representations form would also likely be judged as maladministrative.

Full text:

Like my husband (Stephen Shaw), in general I believe the plan to be legally compliant, but pre-populating the representations form in a way is that is most favourable to the Council is likely to be deemed as maladmininstrative by the Local Government Ombudsman. I do not believe that a consultation exercise that encourages respondents in a particular direction could possibly be considered as reasonable and proper. The correct process, given the likely outcome of an Ombudsman investigation, would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

Given that we - and doubtless others - have drawn this to your attention, any decision to proceed without re-visiting the representations form would also likely be judged as maladministrative.

I do not believe that sufficient heed has been paid to the environmental impact of any plans to develop BEX9.

Further attention should be paid to the views of Natural England and the Environment Agency in regard to possible mitigation measures to prevent permanent and irreversible damage to the Pevensey Levels.

If such mitigation measures include - as they must - a degree of uncertainty and risk, I do not understand how the DaSA can properly include BEX9 given the number of alternative sites to the north of Bexhill where Central Government has funded the necessary road infrastructure.

Object

Proposed Submission Development and Site Allocations (DaSA) Local Plan

Representation ID: 24588

Received: 02/12/2018

Respondent: Mr Matthew Shaw

Representation:

Like my brother and father, I am not a lawyer, but the decision to pre-populate the representations form in a way is that is most favourable to the Council is likely to be deemed as maladmininstrative by the Local Government Ombudsman. I share his view that a consultation exercise that encourages respondents in a particular direction could possibly be considered as reasonable and proper. The correct process, given the likely outcome of an Ombudsman investigation, would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

Given that we have drawn this to your attention, any decision to proceed without re-visiting the representations form would also likely to be judged as maladministrative.

Full text:

Like my brother and father, I am not a lawyer, but the decision to pre-populate the representations form in a way is that is most favourable to the Council is likely to be deemed as maladmininstrative by the Local Government Ombudsman. I share his view that a consultation exercise that encourages respondents in a particular direction could possibly be considered as reasonable and proper. The correct process, given the likely outcome of an Ombudsman investigation, would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

Given that we have drawn this to your attention, any decision to proceed without re-visiting the representations form would also likely to be judged as maladministrative.

In respect of legal compliance, the correct process - given the likely outcome of a Local Government Ombudsman investigation - would be to halt the current exercise and start again.

I share my family's concerns about the extent to which, in regard to BEX9, the irreversible environmental impact upon a site of international importance and protection has been respected.

However, as a cyclist, I am particularly concerned about the potential dangers of the egress onto Barnhorn Road and the impact upon residents of Meads Road, Spindlewood Drive, Maple Walk and Maple Avenue, all of which are totally unsuitable for very heavy traffic volumes. The DaSA does not seem to have acknowledged the 'rat run' effects, nor the impact upon private roads like Maple Walk that have no pedestrian footways.

Like all cyclists, I am particularly concerned by the impact of potentially many more cars on air quality. The DaSA is ineffective and unjustified because it makes no mention of air pollution. (It also seems not to mention light pollution or noise pollution.)