Monthly Archives: July 2019

South Somerset Local Plan Revision

I suggest we send a village comment on the Revision of the South Somerset Local Plan.

One issue that occurs to me is the lack of transparency and village consultation on how the number of houses planned for Martock is worked out and also the lack of discussion around where they should be.  What we have experienced gives the impression that it has all been stitched up between SSDC and Barratts to get their housing number deficit under control.  I suspect this is not the case but we need clear evidence to show that it is not.

Another issue the surprising lack of dialogue between SSDC planners and those at the front line here in health and education.

A third is the fundamental unreliability of the data that everyone uses to assess flood risk because no flow measurements have ever been made – all are estimated.

If you have a suggestion put it in the ‘leave a reply’ box below.  It wont appear immediately but should be up within a day.

Andrew Clegg