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Representations on Deposit Joint Local Development Plan - STRATEGIC POLICY PS1

Representation ID: 1438

OBJECT Cyngor Gwynedd (Cyng/Counc Gareth Thomas)

Summary:

I am of the opinion that the consideration given in this Plan to the community strategy (Test of Soundness C4) is beneficial to this community, that is:
If the housing that are built aren't bought by the residents of the centre, there is every possibility that the builder will sell them to whoever he wishes, e.g. migrants, which would mean another reduction in the proportion of Welsh speakers.
Therefore, no housing should be built other than to meet local need that is the community of Penrhyndeudraeth.

Representation ID: 1432

OBJECT Cyngor Tref Penrhyddeudraeth (Mr Glyn Roberts)

Summary:

Penrhyndeudraeth Town Council is of the opinion that the Plan's approach to the community strategy (Test of Soundness C4) isn't beneficial to this community, that is: if the houses that are built aren't bought by the centre's residents, there is every chance that the developers will sell them to anyone they wish, e.g. migrants, which would mean another reduction in the proportion of Welsh speakers.

Representation ID: 1115

OBJECT Horizon Nuclear Power (Miss Sarah Fox)

Summary:

Horizon considers that in the absence of the SPG (cited as forthcoming in paragraph 7.1.4), it is unclear how this policy test will be applied. As currently drafted, this element of the Strategic Policy may risk becoming a barrier to economic growth and other aspirations in the Plan. Horizon submits that the paragraph needs to be amended to build in further flexibility and clarify, among other things, what is meant by "significant harm", the factors relevant to assessing potential harm, and how other policy objectives in the Plan will be weighed against this policy objective.

Representation ID: 958

OBJECT Hunaniaith (Debbie A. Williams Jones)

Summary:

The Strategic Policy is to be welcomed, but the Plan should be looked at in a more coordinated way to ensure that this policy is implemented to make certain that there are no other elements of the plan, such as the housing numbers policy, that militate against it.

Because of the unique nature of the County the Welsh language must be an important factor within the planning system. It is considered that the boundaries should be extended to protect the Welsh language and the vitality and viability of the Welsh language in Gwynedd's communities.
The Deposit Plan must reflect that the Welsh language is a lateral theme throughout the whole plan. Clarity is required of the way it is intended to protect the Welsh language.

Representation ID: 955

OBJECT Menter Môn (Helen Thomas)

Summary:

The Strategic Policy is to be welcomed, but the Plan should be looked at in a more coordinated way to ensure that this policy is implemented to make certain that there are no other elements of the plan, such as the housing numbers policy, that militate against it.

Due to the unique nature of the County there is a need for the Welsh language to be an important consideration in the planning system. Believe it is necessary to extend the boundaries to defend the Welsh language and vitality and viability of the Welsh language in the communities of Anglesey. The Deposit Plan needs to reflect the fact that the Welsh language is a horizontal theme throughout the whole Plan. Clarity is required over how it is intended to protect the Welsh language.

Representation ID: 937

OBJECT Cyng/Counc Alwyn Gruffydd

Summary:

The Strategic Policy is to be welcomed, but there is a need to look at the Plan in a more coherent way to ensure that this policy is implemented to ensure that other elements of the plan, such as the policy on housing numbers, does not militate against it.

Due to the unique nature of the county the Welsh language has to be an important consideration in the planning process. I believe that the development boundaries need extending in order to defend the language and our communities.

Representation ID: 885

OBJECT Mr John Tripp

Summary:

Remember need to,protect the language. Not enough done. Link to Local Agenda 21.

Representation ID: 874

SUPPORT Friends of Borth-y Gest (Tom Brooks)

Summary:

SO1 seeks to "safeguard and strenthen the Welsh language and culture and promote its use as an essential part of community life." We support PS1 especially where it records "The Councils will promote and support the use of the Welsh language in the Plan area. This will be achieved by: 1) using appropriate mechansisms to ensure that suitable measures that mitigate negative impacts are provided or a contribution is made towards them."

Representation ID: 800

OBJECT Jina Gwyrfai

Summary:

Promotion of the language as a basic principle? At the same time reference is made to 'mitigate negative effects'. These principles don't align. The language used isn't strong enough - 'encourage' bilingual signs, 'use of Welsh placenames'. Using 'encourage' isn't robust enlough. The conclusion is that the Welsh language isn't an important part of the Deposit Plan. No robust evidence is provided to demonstrate your real concern for the Welsh language. Using the Welsh language must be mandatory, working with the Language Commissioner to require Welsh names and signs, language impact assessment should be mandatory, every development for local people i.e. affordable

Representation ID: 797

OBJECT Cyngor Cymuned Botwnnog (Mrs Gwenda Roberts)

Summary:

The Plan states that everything needs to be bilingual. Shouldn't this be 'in Welsh' or bilingual. It must be remembered that we are in the Welsh language stronghold in the Llyn Peninsular.

Representation ID: 794

SUPPORT Tom Brooks

Summary:

I support strategic policy PS1 on Welsh Language and Culture especially where it records "The Councils will promote and support the use of the Welsh Language in the Plan area. This will be achieved by:
1. Using appropriate mechanisms to ensure that suitable measures that mitigate negative impacts are provided or a contribution is made towards them"

Representation ID: 793

SUPPORT Bangor Civic Society 1 (Don Mathew)

Summary:

Policy PS1 is supported.

Representation ID: 392

OBJECT Dr Richard Roberts

Summary:

The 'SO1 Protecting and strengthening the Welsh language' cannot be reconciled with a housing target of 7902 (which is based on migration) in the light of naturally static population growth projections and in light of the language results of the 2011 Census. The likely harmful impacts of the JLDP on the Welsh language can be honestly noted, expanding on the acceptance of those harmful impacts due to the priority given to any other strategic objective. That would estimate a more sophisticated evaluation of priorities in a real situation (it is naively suggested in the deposit version of the JLDP that all the objectives correspond with eachother). Another option would be to reconsider the number of houses that are suggested to be built during the plan period.

Representation ID: 339

OBJECT Miss Ffion Jones

Summary:

The Welsh Language Point 2

Representation ID: 279

OBJECT Mr Aled Evans

Summary:

The Welsh language

Restrict large developments in general

Representation ID: 127

OBJECT Home Builders Federation Ltd (Mr Mark Harris)

Summary:

Point 2 is considered over onerous and requires further clarification. Such impact would need to be tested and assessed this would normally be done through some form of 'impact assessment'. The policy should instead set thresholds above which an assessment is required. The words 'size & scale' need to be quantified. In setting a threshold for residential development care needs to be taken to not set it too low as this will discourage smaller builders due to the extra work and cost associated with new development.

Delete point 2 or reword to provide clarification as above.

Representation ID: 125

SUPPORT Cyngor Cymuned Llanystumdwy (Mr Richard J Roberts)

Summary:

2 states that proposals that cause significant harm to the character and lingusitic balance of communities due to their size, scale or location will be refused and 4 promotes the use of welsh place names for new development, house names and street names. We fully support these policies.

Representation ID: 73

SUPPORT Adran Cynllunio a Thai, Cyngor Sir Ddinbych (Angela Loftus)

Summary:

Support the inclusion of a policy within the Plan.

Representation ID: 72

SUPPORT Cyngor Tref Nefyn (Liz Saville Roberts)

Summary:

It is approved that PS1 noted that it is possible to refuse proposals based on their potential to cause significant harm to the character and balance of a community's language. The results of the 2011 Census regarding changes in a community's language profile should be considered as evidence when coming to an opinion about proposals' potential to change linguistic character. An impact on Welsh language communities should be a firm planning consideration in Gwynedd and beyond.

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