PLYMOUTH AND SOUTHWEST DEVON JOINT LOCAL PLAN

The final consultation on the JLP started on March 15th and runs until 26th April.

Any comments made will be sent to the Planning Inspector who will examine the plan later in the year.  In particular, comment should focus on the “soundness” of the plan and whether it has been legally prepared and meets the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Soundness means that the Council has planned for the area’s housing, employment and infrastructure needs; that the JLP is based on sound evidence; that the JLP can be delivered by 2034; and that the JLP is consistent with national policy, and enables sustainable development.

For Modbury there has been a shift from the original proposal for 80 houses next to Long Park and now they suggest 40 houses on part of that site (site H in the questionnaire) and 40 houses on two fields at Penn Park (sites F & G in the questionnaire), in addition to the 93 currently being built at Palm Cross, a total increase over 20 years of 173.  The site in Poundwell has been removed.  See the map which shows the proposals.

This is a 26% increase on the number of houses in the Town of Modbury compared with a 15% increase in the whole local plan area and just 17% in Plymouth including Sherford.  Yealmpton has no increase at all which appears illogical.  See the table for the figures for all the main towns / villages.

The Parish Council has organised a public meeting, chaired by Gary Streeter, to hear your views on Friday 7th April at 7.00pm in the Memorial Hall and will be determining its response at the Parish Council meeting on April 10th.

 

One Comment:

  1. We have many concerns about the new housing proposals for Modbury, of which the following are a few :-
    1. The sheer number of proposed new housing – where is the evidence that this % of new housing is required in Modbury? (a high % compared to neighbouring villages)
    2. There is already a desperate parking issue in Modbury- especially in the summer months- and many regular blockages occur in the main street and adjacent streets during these times. How will a possible 300 resident’s cars help this situation?
    3. The proposed sites to the west of Modbury will not enhance the economy of the town as parking will become impossible and walking will be totally unsafe, as there are insufficient safe pathway links to the centre of the town. People will no doubt turn right coming out of the proposed sites and shop elsewhere (e.g. the large superstores)
    4. New housing should be restricted to smaller sites scattered around the town to avoid ‘new communities’ within the community as this will discourage integration and do nothing to enhance the community spirit that currently exists.

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