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Representations on Deposit Joint Local Development Plan - STRATEGIC POLICY PS15

Representation ID: 1805

OBJECT CPERA (Cynghorydd Elin Walker Jones)

Summary:

Certainly there is a need for housing within the city's community boundaries. Affordable housing is required; rented housing and housing for sale. Housing that is managed by Housing Societies if required. Family housing with three bedrooms, housing or flats for individuals or couples or small families; affordable houses/ flats with one, two or three bedrooms. Housing with suitable gardens for children. Children should be able to play safely in their gardens rather than in large green areas without fencing in front of houses. Work has already been undertaken to demonstrate a need for affordable housing in the county (GC, 2013)

Representation ID: 1685

OBJECT Cymdeithas yr Iaith (Dr Menna Machreth)

Summary:

The comments submitted by us in our document relate to housing growth, distribution and allocations, and address the impact of the Deposit Plan on the Welsh Language. The comments draw attention to the deficiencies in the language impact assessments and other documents relating to the Welsh language, and refer to the lack of evidence as well as unreliable evidence. The total numbers of housing growth for both counties and the growth distribution and the allocations within them should be reviewed. The review should be based on evidence deriving from studies of the following key factors: community need for housing, current housing stock, housing affordability, houses for sale/rent, 2011 Census data, a new language impact assessment in line with socio-linguistic principles.

Representation ID: 1684

OBJECT Dyfodol i'r Iaith (Dr Simon Brooks)

Summary:

The comments submitted by us in our document relate to housing growth, distribution and allocations, and address the impact of the Deposit Plan on the Welsh Language. The comments draw attention to the deficiencies in the language impact assessments and other documents relating to the Welsh language, and refer to the lack of evidence as well as unreliable evidence. The total numbers of housing growth for both counties and the growth distribution and the allocations within them should be reviewed. The review should be based on evidence deriving from studies of the following key factors: community need for housing, current housing stock, housing affordability, houses for sale/rent, 2011 Census data, a new language impact assessment in line with socio-linguistic principles.

Representation ID: 1683

OBJECT Canolfan Hanes Uwchgwyrfai (Geraint Jones)

Summary:

The comments submitted by us in our document relate to housing growth, distribution and allocations, and address the impact of the Deposit Plan on the Welsh Language. The comments draw attention to the deficiencies in the language impact assessments and other documents relating to the Welsh language, and refer to the lack of evidence as well as unreliable evidence. The total numbers of housing growth for both counties and the growth distribution and the allocations within them should be reviewed. The review should be based on evidence deriving from studies of the following key factors: community need for housing, current housing stock, housing affordability, houses for sale/rent, 2011 Census data, a new language impact assessment in line with socio-linguistic principles.

Representation ID: 1682

OBJECT Cylch yr Iaith (Ieuan Wyn)

Summary:

The comments submitted by us in our document relate to housing growth, distribution and allocations, and address the impact of the Deposit Plan on the Welsh Language. The comments draw attention to the deficiencies in the language impact assessments and other documents relating to the Welsh language, and refer to the lack of evidence as well as unreliable evidence. The total numbers of housing growth for both counties and the growth distribution and the allocations within them should be reviewed. The review should be based on evidence deriving from studies of the following key factors: community need for housing, current housing stock, housing affordability, houses for sale/rent, 2011 Census data, a new language impact assessment in line with socio-linguistic principles.

Representation ID: 1030

OBJECT Llywodraeth Cymru (Mr Mark Newey)

Summary:

The strategy of the plan is not questioned; however the growth limitation created by
policy wording for the main centres has not been justified. It would seem logical to
create growth limitations for the lower tiers rather than for the most sustainable areas.

Representation ID: 939

OBJECT Menter Iaith Bangor (Mrs Branwen Thomas)

Summary:

Too many houses to be built in Bangor. We are concerned about the impact on the Welsh language. A detailed study should be completed on the whole of the City of Bangor's housing needs (including Penrhosgarnedd) - needs to be defined as an entity. No such work has been undertaken in the past.

Undertake a detailed study on housing needs and the impact on the Welsh language in Bangor as one entity, rather than looking at a single ward (Hirael). Need to include Penrhosgarnedd as well.

Representation ID: 938

OBJECT Cyngor Cymuned Llanfihangel Esc (Alun Foulkes)

Summary:

Concerns regarding the overdevelopment of the village of Gaerwen in permitting too many houses, especially when there are already empty houses in the village. It is important that the houses which are built are appropriate for the location and that a number of affordable houses are permitted.

Representation ID: 936

OBJECT Richard Williams

Summary:

The figures show that in future, fewer houses will be needed in the Porthmadog area than in Penrhyndeudraeth. The residents of Porthmadog need better arrangements to ensure that there is a better stock of housing in the community. We cannot accept the argument regarding floods here in Port as there have never been floods here. There is a real need for development here in Porthmadog to improve our housing stock. Our young people and older people need new houses, not in Penrhyndeudraeth, but here, in their own community.

Representation ID: 911

OBJECT CPERA (Cynghorydd Elin Walker Jones)

Summary:

Research work at a community level was undertaken in several areas in Gwynedd, following consent from the Council to do this. Nonetheless, this did not take place in Bangor. Bangor's needs differ slightly from the rest of the County; it is a regional centre that is recognised as such by the Welsh Government, and therefore, in order to undertake such research in Bangor, there would be a need to carefully co-ordinate this, and also include Penrhosgarnedd, which is part of the Pentir ward. There is a need to look again at which parts of Gwynedd comes within Bangor's boundary.

Representation ID: 907

OBJECT Cyngor Cymuned Llanddeiniolen (Ms Eleri Bean)

Summary:

Forty houses have been apportioned to Deiniolen. On what basis are the authors of the plan stating that this many houses are required? Sadly there are 5 new houses in the middle of the village, which are empty, and the fear is that they will remain vacant. A detailed local need survey is required for every similar village, but unfortunately the proposed Plan doesn't include this at all. By undertaking a local survey the requirements of each community would be found - is the real need for housing for the elderly, rented housing etc. The plan guesses where housing should go.

Representation ID: 895

OBJECT Barton Willmore (Mr Mark Roberts)

Summary:

Housing growth should be directed to the largest settlements and areas on a proprtional basis reflecting those settlements size, role and function. 55% is directed to the sub-regional centre/urban service centres. 45% is distributed to villages/ clusters, resulting in a significant dispersal and diffusion of housing provision. Housing will be directed to areas with limited opportunities for modes of travel other than the car as well as limited opportunities for employment and key services and facilities. Need to direct at least 60% to the Sub-regional/ Urban Service Centres, 25% to local service centres and 15% to villages and clusters.

Representation ID: 868

OBJECT Hughes Bros Ltd - represented by Alyn Nicholls

Summary:

The sub-regional centre of Bangor and urban service centres, specifically Llangefni are capable of, and should, accommodate a greater percentage of the housing requirement in order to facilitate best use of resources and infrastructure and to deliver a sustainable pattern of development. Moreover, by indicating that "up to" 55% of the plan's growth should be located within main centres, the policy has the effect of placing a limitation which is not consistent with the strategy of the plan, particularly where developments could be accommodated without offending other policy objectives.

Representation ID: 842

OBJECT Jina Gwyrfai

Summary:

As an individual whose roots are in Barmouth, I feel strongly that there is no need for more houses in the town (or in Llanaber). The area is being ruined by overdevelopment and inward migration. I cannot find any evidence in the Plan or on grass roots level to justify constructing 91 new houses. Windfall developers are the only people who profit from these schemes. There is no consideration to the welfare of residents and the community. Remove Barmouth from the Plan.

Representation ID: 841

OBJECT Jina Gwyrfai

Summary:

There is no demographic need for more housing in Deiniolen - there are enough market/ vacant housing already. Safeguarding natural Welsh communities is what is important here. No more housing in Deiniolen (or the adjoining areas - Clwt y Bont, Gallt y Foel, Dinorwig). Generally only new housing according to natural growth for local people.

Representation ID: 838

OBJECT Cyngor Cymuned Llannor (Mr Haydn Jones)

Summary:

The Plan provides an indicative figure that there is a need to construct 40 houses in the village of Ffôr between 2011 and 2026. Planning permission has already been granted to construct nine houses which reduces the need to 31 houses. There is reference to a planning application for 40 houses on a site that has already been designated, but has not received planning permission. The Community Council does not support adding to the figure of 40 houses for the village of Ffôr. .

Representation ID: 837

OBJECT Cydbwyllgor Ymgynghorol AHNE (Cynghorydd Gruffydd Williams)

Summary:

New housing. There was concern about the level of housing provision in the Llyn area and the possible impact that could have on the community and the well-being of the Welsh language. There was specific concern about the provision for Botwnnog and Pwllheli, which seems excessive considering these settlements' size and character.

Representation ID: 836

OBJECT Cyngor Gwynedd (Cyng/Counc Ann Williams)

Summary:

I feel that the windfall provision of 82 properties is adequate for this area (Bethesda).
I greatly hope that the lands which have already been allocated for building are included in this figure, as there is already a substantial allocation for my ward. This would mean that the figure of 82 properties would already have been reached through planning permissions that have already been granted, and applications that are pending.

Representation ID: 835

OBJECT Cyngor Cymuned Tudweiliog (Mrs Glenys Peters)

Summary:

There is a lot of concern about over-development in Botwnnog and Pwllheli and that it will have a significant impact on the Welsh language.

Representation ID: 822

OBJECT Cyngor Cymuned Botwnnog (Mrs Gwenda Roberts)

Summary:

It is noted that 3% of new housing will be provided in the countryside during the Plan period. This is a very low number consideing the number of years that the Plan will be in operation. Again there is a need to attract young people to stay in their neighbourhood therefore there will be security in the future for our schools, heritage, etc.

Representation ID: 814

SUPPORT Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (Mr Noel Davey)

Summary:

A broad 'balanced' housing allocation policy, as consulted on last year, is proposed, comprising: up to 55% in Bangor and the main towns (including Caernarfon, Pwllheli, Porthmadog), at least 20% in Local Service Centres (including Abersoch, Criccieth, Nefyn), and up to 25% in smaller centres. We support this approach.

Representation ID: 730

OBJECT RCH Douglas Pennant represented by Carter Jonas (Mr Chris Bell)

Summary:

Objection to the restriction of growth in Llandygai to 8 windfall dwellings over the plan period and the drawing of the development boundary. Objection to the sustainability assessment for Llandygai (settlement score). The current approach actually puts at risk the viability of local services. Changes: a wider development boundary to permit an increased number of dwellings in Llandygai, which would better support the local services.

Representation ID: 729

OBJECT Cyngor Cymuned Llanystumdwy (Mr Richard J Roberts)

Summary:

Point (ix) states, 'Only development that complies with Planning Policy Wales and TAN6 will be permitted in the Open Countryside'.

We disagree with this as we feel that it closes the door on any development in the countryside, which is totally contrary to the nature of this area.

The Plan does not sufficiently address the indigenous nature of countryside developments, such as this area.

Representation ID: 701

OBJECT RCH Douglas Pennant represented by Carter Jonas (Mr Chris Bell)

Summary:

Objection to the restriction of growth in Talybont to 2 windfall dwellings over the plan period and the absence of a development boundary. Objection to the sustainability assessment for Talybont (settlement score). The current approach actually puts at risk the viability of local services. Change: a development boundary to permit an increased number of dwellings in Talybont, which would better support the local services.

Representation ID: 651

SUPPORT Friends of Borth-y Gest (Tom Brooks)

Summary:

Policy PS15 - Settlement Strategy - restricts coastal villages to "within development boundaries in-fill or windfall sites". An indicative potential of 10 such sites is allocated to Borth-y-Gest. We not that this is neither a target or a limit.

We support this policy especially "Development will be restricted to a scale and type to address community need for housing on windfall/ infill plots within development boundaries. No open market sites will be allocated in these Villages".

Representation ID: 482

OBJECT Mon a Gwynedd Friends of the Earth (Mr Richard Mills)

Summary:

The proposals in respect of distribution of housing growth are insufficiently compliant with national planning policy, which "advises that local development plans should secure a sustainable settlement pattern which meets the needs of the economy, the environment and health, while respecting local diversity and protecting the character and cultural identity of communities". Reduced focus on Bangor and the A55 corridor and more attention to smaller communities.

Representation ID: 461

OBJECT Tai Twnti Cyf represented by Mr P Lloyd

Summary:

1. Morfa Nefyn is a settlement suitable for modest open market housing growth.

2.Additional open market housing sites would not harm the plan strategy nor the welsh language.

3. Additional land could be allocated for housing or the development boundary extended to accommodate development. Two sites are suggested.

Representation ID: 354

SUPPORT WYG/Alliance Planning (Mr Mark Walton)

Summary:

Our Client, Admiral Taverns,supports the proposed location and distribution split of housing within sustainable settlements especially the importance of Service Villages in continuing to deliver up to 25% of the housing growth in the Joint Authorities area.

Representation ID: 347

OBJECT Mr Geoff Wood represented by WYG (Mrs Diane Ellis)

Summary:

In some circumstances, it may be appropriate to restore vernacular buildings (including abandoned dwellings) in the open countryside to help preserve local character and / or Welsh heritage. This type of development is not currently considered within the policy.

Add the following to part ix (Open Countryside) "In some cases, it may be acceptable to create a new dwelling or re-establish a previous dwelling in the open countryside if it involves the sensitive repair or refurbishment of a heritage asset that helps preserve local character or the Welsh culture."

Representation ID: 292

OBJECT Home Builders Federation Ltd (Mr Mark Harris)

Summary:

Consider more housing should be provided in the Sub-regional centres and urban service centres, as this would be more sustainable and provide housing in areas where the markets wants it.

Representation ID: 284

OBJECT Mr Aled Evans

Summary:

Dwellings strategy

Representation ID: 132

OBJECT Cyngor Tref Biwmares (Prof TW Ashenden)

Summary:

Insufficient weight has been given to the role of the Beaumaris/Llanfaes area as a suburb of Bangor. Demands on housing in Bangor are driven by the economic success of Bangor and the A55 corridor to the east. As a result the balance of housing allocation between the centres of Holyhead, Llangefni and Amlwch and Beaumaris/Llanfaes inappropriately favours Holyhead, Llangefni and Amlwch with a result that the current shortage of affordable housing in Llanfaes/Beaumaris will be made worse. A greater allocation of housing should be made to the Beaumaris/Llanfaes area.

Some of the allocation of new housing to Holyhead, Llangefni and Amlwch should be redirected to Llanfaes.

Representation ID: 83

OBJECT Cyngor Tref Biwmares (Prof TW Ashenden)

Summary:

The settlements between Llanfairpwllgwyngyll and Llanfaes operate as a suburb of Bangor. Demands on housing in Bangor are driven by the economic success of Bangor and the A55 corridor to the east. As a result the balance of housing allocation between the centres of Holyhead, Llangefni and Amlwch and the settlements along the Menai Strait inappropriately favours Holyhead, Llangefni and Amlwch with a result that the current shortage of affordable housing in this area will be made worse.
Some of the allocation of new housing to Holyhead, Llangefni and Amlwch and Bangor should be redirected to the settlements of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Menai Bridge, Llandegfan and Beaumaris.

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