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Newark & Sherwood Local Development Framework Plan Review - Preferred Approach Town Centre & Retail

Preferred Approach Town Centre and Retail Questionnaire

Responses

List of answers to the specified question
ResponseOptionTextDate
#550343

Ref: 15/8/1

For the reasons given in response to Question 4, we do not agree with the proposed
amendments to NUA/MU/3. It is clear that the District Council should consider the
allocation of sequentially preferable sites before allocating any retail floorspace at the NSK site. In view of the updated floorspace capacity assessment, it is inappropriate to maintain the allocation of 4,000 sq. m comparison retail floorspace at the NSK site. In seeking to phase the provision of this floorspace to the period post-2031, there is no evidence that the Council has reconsidered the rationale for including retail floorspace in the allocation of the NSK site or the deliverability of such development at this site.

25 Jul 2017 16:38
#550285

Ref: 11/8/1

We have no issues with the wording of the policy of NUA/MU/3 and its flexibility to bring forward retail development to the site prior to 2031 if the need is demonstrated and the impact upon Newark and other centres is acceptable. Our concern simply lies with whether this site will genuinely become available given the apparent inactivity relative to the relocation of NSK since the adoption of the Site Allocations document in 2013. We are concerned at a potential 'lost opportunity' should other appropriate retail interest arise and no alternative large site to NSK is available in the town. Hence we have responded to Question4 suggesting the drafting of a policy that could consider alternative sites. Such policy could however be caveated to first consider availability of the NUA/MU/3 allocation.

25 Jul 2017 14:50
#539859

Ref: 8/8/1

No, in view of our responses above we sugges the following policy wording

In preparing such phasing retail development will come forward in the latter part of the Plan Period (post-2021). Earlier delivery of retail will only be supported where it has been demonstrated that the impact on the viability and vitality of Newark Town Centre and the wider network of Centres is acceptable;

12 May 2017 10:03
#533977

Ref: 9/8/1

Historic England has no objection to the revised wording of NUA/MU/3

 

18 Apr 2017 09:54
#533974

Ref: 5/8/1

We have no issues with the wording of the policy of NUA/MU/3 and its flexibility to bring forward retail development to the site prior to 2031 if the need is demonstrated and the impact upon Newark and other centres is acceptable. Our concern simply lies with whether this site will genuinely become available given the apparent inactivity relative to the relocation of NSK since the adoption of the Site Allocations document in 2013. We are concerned at a potential 'lost opportunity' should other appropriate retail interest arise and no alternative large site to NSK is available in the town. Hence we have responded to Question4 suggesting the drafting of a policy that could consider alternative sites. Such policy could however be caveated to first consider availability of the NUA/MU/3 allocation.

 

18 Apr 2017 09:45
#524677

No comment.

24 Feb 2017 20:34
#524237

Ref:4/8/1

Yes

24 Feb 2017 09:05
#521944

Ref: 10/8/1

Yes

17 Feb 2017 20:38
#521601

Ref: 2/8/1

Yes.

16 Feb 2017 00:04