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Representations on Deposit Joint Local Development Plan - STRATEGIC POLICY PS16

Representation ID: 1444

OBJECT Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resource Wales (Ymgynhoriadau Cynllunio

Summary:

Some allocations are located within or adjacent to landscapes that are registered by CADW as Landscapes of Historic Interest. While this isn't a statutory designation, Chapter 6 of Planning Policy Wales identifies that it should be a material planning consideration in the planning process and must be given due regard.

Representation ID: 1443

OBJECT Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resource Wales (Ymgynhoriadau Cynllunio

Summary:

A number of the allocated sites are located within, adjacent or in close proximity to the Llŷn and Ynys Môn AONBs. We remind you of the Authority's duty under Section 85 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, which requires public bodies to have regard to the purpose of conserving and enhancing the natural beauty of an AONB. It is considered that where an allocation has the potential to significantly affect the AONB and its associated boundary area, the site would need to be rigorously assessed in terms of adverse impact on the amenity and special qualities of the AONB.

Representation ID: 1439

OBJECT Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resource Wales (Ymgynhoriadau Cynllunio

Summary:

The possible impact of development on the favourable conservation status of protected species needs further consideration. Species present in Gwynedd and Ynys Mon include otters, bats and water voles. Relevant policies should ensure that proposed development assessed under the provisions of the Plan and on allocations give proper and full consideration to protected species in order to comply with relevant legislative requirements.

Representation ID: 1423

OBJECT NFU Cymru (Dafydd Jarrett)

Summary:

NFU Wales would like to make the following general comments about the Development Management Policies included in the draft Plan. The Plan should promote a high quality landscape acknowledging that agriculture has to play in it.

Representation ID: 1182

OBJECT Horizon Nuclear Power (Miss Sarah Fox)

Summary:

There is a typographical error in the introduction: It should be "effect", not "affect".
Horizon submits that greater flexibility needs to be included in these policies so that proposals predicted to have an adverse effect will be permissible subject to the identification and implementation of sufficient mitigation measures, supported by an appropriate implementation plan.
Rather than seek specific amendments to these policies Horizon proposes to rely on the Wylfa Newydd specific policies proposed above which would be the relevant policies against which to make consultation responses to the DCO application and to determine its associated development applications.

Representation ID: 1092

OBJECT Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resource Wales (Ymgynhoriadau Cynllunio

Summary:

With regards to Policy PS16 and AMG4 NRW questions the need for both these policies and if they should be incorporated into a single 'Biodiversity' Policy. A single policy, similar to Policy NTE/3 in the Conwy LDP, would provide the policy structure for safeguarding species of European, National and local importance as well as referring to the need to achieve the targets of the LBAP. The policy should include a hierarchy that clearly defines the level of protection afforded to sites and species and include reference to species included within Section 42 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1991 which the Authority has a duty to protect under the NERC Act (2006).

Representation ID: 900

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

Summary:

The AONBs are given an inappropriately low emphasis in the JLDP draft in comparison with the GUDP. There should be a much more explicit and positive local commitment to the statutory duties to protect nationally designated landscapes and their settings, in line with SP2, B8 and B14 in the GUDP. Explicit reference should be made to the AONB Management Plans.




Representation ID: 898

SUPPORT Bourne Leisure Ltd represented by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (Mr Arwel Evans)

Summary:

Bourne Leisure endorses PS16 in principle as it seeks to conserve and enhance the natural environment. The exceptional natural environment of Gwynedd, comprises the key visitor attraction of the area and therefore the desire to protect and where possible enhance the natural environment is supported by Bourne Leisure. Indeed the Destination Management Plan 2013-2020 states that 54% of visitors visited Gwynedd because of the scenery/landscape.

Greenacres and Hafan y Môr holiday parks are both located in environmentally sensitive locations. Bourne Leisure comments that this should not rule out development at these sites providing that the development is appropriate to the location and that commensurate mitigation measures can be implemented to mitigate both direct and indirect impacts.

Bourne Leisure would like to stress that not all development has the potential to negatively impact on key landscape, public views and open spaces.

Representation ID: 891

OBJECT Friends of Borth-y Gest (Tom Brooks)

Summary:

Conserving and enhancing the natural environment is a policy that we strongly support. We are not comfortable that the sites of local importance to Borth-y-Gest, namely the local nature reserves of Parc y Borth and Pen y Banc, and their adjacent ecological continuums are identified appropriately, in accordance with AMG4 local biodiversity conservation.

Table 23 is an important schedule of nature conservation designations but it makes no reference to local or non-statutory nature reserves and believe that this omission should be rectified. More over the constraints map is too indistinct to identify features definitively, but it is uncertain that Parc y Borth is clearly identified as a LNR and Pen y Banc is not and would like the omission corrected.

Representation ID: 812

SUPPORT Bangor Civic Society 1 (Don Mathew)

Summary:

Bangor Civic Society wish to support PS16

Representation ID: 806

OBJECT Cydbwyllgor Ymgynghorol AHNE (Cynghorydd Gruffydd Williams)

Summary:

AONB - there is no specific policy in terms of maintaining and safeguarding the AONB. Rather, there are general policies and a reference to national legislation and policy. It is believed that a specific policy is required to maintain and retain the AONB, similar to Policy B8 in the current plan.

Representation ID: 805

OBJECT Cydbwyllgor Ymgynghorol AHNE (Cynghorydd Gruffydd Williams)

Summary:

AONB Management Plan - this is a statutory plan and it is believed that reference should be made to it in the relevant policies.

Representation ID: 802

OBJECT Ty Mawr West ltd (John Hill) represented by Ty Mawr West ltd (John Hill)

Summary:

My client wishes to repeat his strongly held views that to designate the Nantlle Valley as a Special Landscape Area would be detrimental to the local economy which factor should be borne in mind in the detailed consideration of the possible adverse effects of such designation.

Representation ID: 493

OBJECT Mr Glyn Jones

Summary:

Stronger policy for AONB as regards requirement for appropriate level of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for proposed development and requirement to contact relevant landscape / planning officer for the authority to provide guidance on level of LVIA that is required.

Representation ID: 459

SUPPORT Bourne Leisure Ltd represented by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (Mr Arwel Evans)

Summary:

Bourne Leisure endorses PS16 in principle as it seeks to conserve and enhance the natural environment.

Representation ID: 429

OBJECT Cyngor Tref Ffestiniog (Mrs Ann Coxon)

Summary:

The Plan should include the fact that no planning application should be approved which significantly harms historic woodland, in line with Wales Planning Policy. It should be noted that every opportunity to plant trees in suitable areas should be taken, in order to improve the local environment.

Representation ID: 343

SUPPORT North Wales Wildlife Trust (Mr Chris Wynne)

Summary:

We welcome this policy and stress that the distinctive natural environment of Gwynedd and Anglesey includes rare, common and a suite of typical habitats and species. We suggest that this policy and associated text also includes reference to buffer zones to further protect green and blue infrastructure (point 5)
NB There seems to be an error on the contents link of the online document which links this policy to PS19

Representation ID: 325

OBJECT North Wales Wildlife Trust (Mr Chris Wynne)

Summary:

NB These comments are intended for PS16 but there seems to be an error on the contents link of the online document which links this policy to PS19

We welcome policy PS16 and stress that the distinctive natural environment of Gwynedd and Anglesey includes rare, common and a suite of typical habitats and species.

We suggest that this policy and associated text also includes reference to buffer zones to further protect green and blue infrastructure (point 5)

Representation ID: 311

OBJECT Cyfeillion LLyn (Mrs Sian Parri)

Summary:

A specific reference to protecting the AONB should be included in line with the AONB Management Plan in line with the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

Representation ID: 233

OBJECT Lafarge Tarmac Trading Limited represented by Pleydell Smithyman Limited (Mr Robert Price)

Summary:

This policy lacks clarity as to where it applies e.g. (not all landscapes and biodiversity assets are of the same value). The policy should relate to the local level rather than repeat national policy. If it is considered to apply to mineral extraction sites suggest changes as set out below.

Suggest a hierarchy for assessing environmental effects of development proposals notwithstanding other policies in the development plan. There should be a positive emphasis toward existing mineral extraction sites, or extensions to those sites over new sites. Temporary environmental effects should be viewed differently to long term environmental effects.

Representation ID: 232

OBJECT Ellesmere Sand & Gravel Company Limited represented by Pleydell Smithyman Limited (Mr Robert Price)

Summary:

This policy lacks clarity as to where it applies e.g. (not all landscapes and biodiversity assets are of the same value). The policy should relate to the local level rather than repeat national policy. If it is considered to apply to mineral extraction sites suggest changes as set out below.

Suggest a hierarchy for assessing environmental effects of development proposals notwithstanding other policies in the development plan. There should be a positive emphasis toward existing mineral extraction sites, or extensions to those sites over new sites. Temporary environmental effects should be viewed differently to long term environmental effects.

Representation ID: 165

OBJECT Rod Dixon

Summary:

This is listed as PS 19 under 7.5 in the contents table.

Change to PS16 in contents table.

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