As Armiger in Mawr I have been vehemently opposed to forced monoglot development for years. Recently the aged lame duck County Councillor for Mawr, Ioan Richard, was forced to resign his community seat following furious popular protest against his attempted forced development, MA006. There were also strong protests and petitions against MA008, which is planned to saturate Richard’s land with unwanted housing. Richard was also in league with colonizing monoglots and so much for representative of the people. He must never be elected again. He scraped in last time due to a split opposition, and within a couple of years resigned his community seat. The proposed MA008 development can only be reached off Mountain Road, which is usually a potholed and always very bumpy private road, and up a very narrow driveway to Richard’s house, just wide enough for a car. MA008 is a grotesque absurdity which was heavily opposed in the first round and should be eliminated in the second round. There should be a stop to all monoglot immigration into Mawr, in order to save the language from imminent extinction, and a complete stop to all development by ruthless people who used to be in league with Richard. They always have a vulture’s eye open for open spaces however microscopic. One of them viciously threatened my first wife and was warned by the police. I had attempted to stop development of Cae Bach by buying it. I did so and was gazzumped. So I urge saturation of the Council with protest letters against MA008. I helped to stop MA007, in which the Somerset Trust, incredibly, tried to have the whole of the commonland Gelliwastad enclosed, no doubt for more turbines. This was and is an appalling insult to democracy. I think that MA006 has also been thrown out, and Ioan Richard with it. Richard is aged, in bad health with a bad heart, and suspected of being an internet troll (previous postings on this blog). He has indulged in vicious campaigns of animosity by e mail, and has been heavily criticised throughout South Wales for his language and imperial attitudes.
Armiger in Mawr
Sent: 06/03/2014 10:04:50 GMT Standard Time
Subj: LDP Update 2014
LDP Update 2014
LDP Preferred Strategy
Consultation on the Draft LDP Preferred Strategy concluded on 31st October 2013. More than 650 representations were submitted to the Council during the consultation, including comments relating to the supporting Background/Topic Papers.
The Planning Policy Team has been reviewing all of the representations received and finalising the Preferred Strategy document, which will be presented to Council Members this Spring. The Final version of the Preferred Strategy will serve as the agreed strategic framework that will underpin the Deposit LDP, which is anticipated for publication in 2015.
The Planning Policy Team is also progressing with a number of studies which will provide essential background information to the LDP.
Open Space Assessment
An assessment of open space provision across the County has recently been undertaken. The outputs from the Open Space Assessment will directly inform the LDP process by identifying wards with deficiencies of open space. In such areas provision will be increased in association with development proposals and throughout the County existing open spaces will be retained and improved where possible.
In order to ensure that all available open space provision has been accounted for the Council would welcome feedback from communities on its accuracy. Individual Ward maps highlighting actual provision and an open space typology can be viewed via: www.swansea.gov.uk/ldposa.
Strategic Transport Assessment
The Council intends to commission a County wide transport assessment of the key strategic development proposals identified in the draft LDP Preferred Strategy. This assessment will be an important element in demonstrating the soundness of the LDP, particularly in respect of quantifying the impact of its strategic proposals upon the transport network and demonstrating the sustainability of identified sites.
The strategic transport assessment will require traffic modelling and associated highway junction analysis in order to measure the impact of development scenarios and test potential mitigation measures. The Council intends to fund this commission by means of contributions from site proposers where development of such sites is considered likely to have a wider than local impact.
The Council welcomes expressions of interest from site promoters to part contribute to the financial cost of undertaking the commission. It is in the interest of site promoters, as well as the Council, to produce clear evidence that the LDP proposals will allow for the effective and efficient operation of the transport network and address existing traffic problems. It is also vital that LDP proposals are shown to accord with the overriding principles of sustainability and that evidence demonstrates the proposed sites will be highly accessible by modes other than the private car.
It is important to note that the commission will be arranged and managed by the Council alone without influence by other parties, irrespective of financial contributions. In addition, any contributions to the financial cost of the commission would be made without prejudice to the Council’s ultimate decision on whether to include any particular site within the LDP at Deposit stage.
Candidate Site Assessment
On 1st March 2012 the Authority reported that almost 400 Candidate Sites had passed through to Stage 2 of the Assessment Process which involves the detailed assessment of sites against the Candidate Site Assessment Methodology (available to view via: http://www.swansea.gov.uk/ldpcandidatesites). Over the past few months officers have been carrying out site visits and gathering the evidence required to complete the site assessments. The Authority has also been liaising with site promoters to identify those sites with the potential to deliver the emerging LDP strategic objectives and in some cases to discuss the extension or reduction of site boundaries.
It should be noted that Stage 2 also involves the consideration of additional sites, which were not put forward as Candidate Sites, which the Council considers may be suitable for inclusion in the LDP. These sites may be either privately or council owned sites.
Details of those sites which have not progressed through the Stage 2 of the assessment process will be reported to Committee during Spring/Summer 2014.
Stage 3 of the Process will begin once the Preferred Strategy has been finalised. This is an important stage which will filter out those sites which though available and deliverable are not of a scale or location which is compatible with the Plan’s Preferred Strategy for growth.
Once Stages 2 and 3 are complete, all sites which the Authority is considering for inclusion in the Deposit LDP will be publicised. This will give opportunity to comment on any new sites identified or any amendments to existing Candidate Sites proposed.
The Deposit LDP will provide a formal and final opportunity to comment on the sites.
For further information on any of the above then please contact the Planning Policy Team on: 01792 635081 or email: ldp
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