West Suffolk Local Plan (Regulation 18) Issues and Options October 2020

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Mary Evans (Suffolk County Council) 22 Dec 2020

Part 2 - local issues Climate change Implications of the SA scoping report information

  • Comment ID: 382
  • Status: Accepted
West Suffolk Council should pioneer community car schemes where an electric driverless car is shared amongst residents in a rural area.
Mr Oliver Ingwall King 22 Dec 2020

Part 2 - local issues Climate change Implications of the SA scoping report information

  • Comment ID: 364
  • Status: Accepted
West Suffolk Decarbonisation Strategy. Existing and new developments should be considered, including transport and links to environment and biodiversity.
Mrs Melanie Shuttler 21 Dec 2020

Part 2 - local issues Climate change Implications of the SA scoping report information

  • Comment ID: 258
  • Status: Accepted
Electric cars require sufficient charging points. Make sure there are enough charging points as once electric cars become more affordable and as we near 2030, more and more charging points will be needed.
Dr Roger Merry 21 Dec 2020

Part 2 - local issues Climate change Implications of the SA scoping report information

  • Comment ID: 588
  • Status: Accepted
Suffolk has a high proportion of old, many thatched and listed properties where planning will not allow solar and other energy saving devices and no tax incentive is given to owners for protecting our heritage. Listed planning will often not allow solar panels and cost for older residents is prohibitive.
Luke Murray (Tribus Energy) 18 Dec 2020

Part 2 - local issues Climate change Implications of the SA scoping report information

  • Comment ID: 221
  • Status: Accepted
Supportive of renewable technologies such as solar and wind in West Suffolk. As West Suffolk is within the east of England irradiation (sunlight) levels are high compared to other parts of the UK and it has flat land, which is ideal for construction and is less visually intrusive, therefore making it an optimal area for solar development. Solar PV generation should therefore be supported in the local plan and continue to be a significant part of the renewable energy supply for West Suffolk area
Ms Deborah Cross 18 Dec 2020

Part 2 - local issues Climate change Implications of the SA scoping report information

  • Comment ID: 209
  • Status: Accepted
The Sustainability appraisal is a desktop exercise rather than an actual assessment of facilities. Infrastructure and congestion can lead to air quality issues including in Hundon but Part 3 of the Local Plan does not mention this. The SA does not say why rail stations are not likely to be delivered, or an existing one could serve a new settlement with good transport links. Options 1 and 2 are favoured by the SA,
Mr Leslie Guy C.Chem, MRSC 15 Dec 2020

Part 2 - local issues Climate change Implications of the SA scoping report information

  • Comment ID: 128
  • Status: Accepted
Electric cars are not always appropriate in rural areas and due to expense. There is a need for more charging points fuelled by renewable energies, and also to consider rural train enhancements - to reverse Beeching's decision which ripped up a third of our local railways devastating the network with over 2000 stations closed.