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

Comment ID 1222
Document Section Part 3 - settlements Towns Newmarket Newmarket View all on this section
Respondent Mr Andy Drummond View all by this respondent
Response Date 22 Dec 2020
Summary
WS146 & WS149. The rear of the site which is the old playing fields should be reserved as a site for a sports hub for George Lambton Playing Fields.
With respect to WS149 development should only be allowed with the restoration of QUEENSBURY LODGE AND A QUALIFYING HORSE RACING RELATED INDUSTRY ON SITE SUCH AS A TRAINING STARTER YARD.
Better railway station with more frequent stops. Only build on brownfield sites.
Comment

The rear of the site which is the old playing fields should be reserved as a site for a sports hub for George Lambton Playing Fields.

With respect to WS149 development should only be allowed with the restoration of QUEENSBURY LODGE AND A QUALIFYING HORSE RACING RELATED INDUSTRY ON SITE SUCH AS A TRAINING STARTER YARD.

Better railway station with more frequent stops. Only build on brownfield sites.

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Council Comments

Your comments are welcomed and have been noted. All responses will be carefully considered and will assist in the production of the next draft of the plan, the Preferred Options draft, which will be consulted on in early 2022. 

It is important to seek the views on all included SHELAA sites that have been submitted to us which could be suitable for development, but this does not mean that all or any sites in a particular village or town will be allocated. The next stage of the plan will set out the council’s preferred sites to meet the district’s overall housing requirement. This will be dependent on a variety of issues, including the consultation comments received, the overall distribution of growth, where the settlement sits within the hierarchy as well as infrastructure and environmental capacity issues.