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Representations on Deposit Joint Local Development Plan - POLICY AMG4

Representation ID: 1675

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: 1440

OBJECT Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resource Wales (Ymgynhoriadau Cynllunio

Summary:

We have not considered possible effects on all local or regional interests. Therefore, the possibility of adverse effects on such interests should not be ruled out, which would be relevant to your Authority's general duty to have regard to conserving biodiversity as set out in section 40 of the Natural Environment and Rural communities (NERC) Act (2006). This advice includes any consideration of the planned provision of 'linear' and 'stepping stone' habitats as defined in Article 10 of the Habitats Directive.

Representation ID: 1073

OBJECT Llywodraeth Cymru (Mr Mark Newey)

Summary:

It requires further re-drafting. As drafted the policy seems overly onerous for the consideration of development proposals on local non-statutory nature conservation designations.

Representation ID: 897

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

Summary:

AMG4 does not provide a positive basis for appropriate development to come forward and could stifle appropriate development.

Point 1 should be amended to state that only alternative sites that are reasonably related to the application site should need to be considered to satisfy this policy. Bourne Leisure considers that it is inappropriate to assess alternative sites that are not reasonably related to the existing site.

Point 2 should be amended to acknowledge that some developments already exist within areas of international, national and local biodiversity importance. Further development at these locations should be permitted as long as biodiversity is protected and enhanced.

Bourne Leisure considers it important for Anglesey and Gwynedd to take a balanced, pragmatic approach with regard to development proposals that have the potential to affect biodiversity.

Bourne Leisure notes that specific developments also have the potential to generate net gain in biodiversity value through habitat creation.

Representation ID: 888

SUPPORT Friends of Borth-y Gest (Tom Brooks)

Summary:

Policies AMG2, AMG3 and AMG4 related to features and qualities that are unique to the local landscape, coastal protection and local biodiversity conservation.

We support these policies which are in line with the objectives of the Friends of Borth-y-Gest.

Representation ID: 462

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

Summary:

Point 1 should be amended to state that only alternative sites that are reasonably related to the application site should need to be considered to satisfy this policy. Point 2 should be amended to acknowledge that some developments already exist within areas of international, national and local biodiversity importance. Further development at these locations should be permitted as long as biodiversity is protected and enhanced.

Representation ID: 333

SUPPORT North Wales Wildlife Trust (Mr Chris Wynne)

Summary:

We welcome the protection given to local biodiversity through this policy

Representation ID: 239

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

Summary:

Suggest the policy is repetitive of national policy, unwieldy and requires flexibility in the wording as no definition or hierarchy is set out in regard to mineral extraction sites.

Would suggest merge with Policy AMG5 and change in wording to first sentence to read "Proposals should where appropriate protect and enhance biodiversity that has been identified as being important to the local area."

Representation ID: 238

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

Summary:

Suggest the policy is repetitive of national policy, unwieldy and requires flexibility in the wording as no definition or hierarchy is set out in regard to mineral extraction sites.

Would suggest merge with Policy AMG5 and change in wording to first sentence to read "Proposals should where appropriate protect and enhance biodiversity that has been identified as being important to the local area."

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