Type of issues to be addressed under this heading:

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3 To be in keeping with our uniquely rich landscape
4 The trees in the village provide important visual amenity, particularly where they occur in groups or copses, such as along the stream to the east of the village, to the north of the Waterworks, west of Old Bincombe Lane, around the new Sutton Farm house, and along Plaisters Lane. These are remnants of what were previously more extensive areas of trees. Official planning policies (the NPPF and Local Plan) do not give sufficient protection to ensure that these assets are protected.
The 1999 Village Survey identified a number of important views, where there are extended views of the countryside from the roadside. Only one of these has been lost (the view of the hills from by the Mission Hall). The other views continue to be important, and should be protected.
The open gap between Sutton Poyntz and Preston must be protected.
The open farmland along the valley to the east and towards Chalbury in the west must be protected.
With the help of the Local Authority (as owner of the pond), we need to make sure the pond does not silt over and the reeds do not get out of hand.
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6 Ensure sympathetic use of space.
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8 Outside the development boundary, agricultural pasture and natural cover for wildlife should not be encroached upon. Ref, “Community Survey, 2007” page 28 (see attached copy of questionnaire response).
I would however make exception for the provision of an unobtrusive location for sports and/or a children’s playground.
9 Yes
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12 Protect rural views, environmental habitats.
13 Village identity & geographical boundaries kept.
Rural aspect of the village & agricultural practices maintained.
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17 [The response numbered 17 proved to be a front sheet only]
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21 My main concern is over the development of the village, people seem to want to build on every scrap of land (regardless).
22 Enjoy local walks and countryside and wildlife, look after woodlands and trees.
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25 Avoid development which will alter the character of the village and its beauty.
26 Include.
27 Include.
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29 Projects to develop renewable energy, e.g. solar power, wind power.
30 To maintain the 'village' atmosphere.
31 Include.
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33 Retain open spaces (both in and around the village) and seek a recreational/community sports field.
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35 Maintain agricultural use of land.
36 No wind turbines or solar panels in fields.
37 Maintain areas round pond and footpaths.
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39 see comments overleaf regarding preserving the rural quality of Plaisters Lane.
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41 see comments overleaf regarding preserving the rural quality of Plaisters Lane.
42 include
43 include
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48 All of the above headings as listed are important.
49 Retain open gaps and views to countryside.
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51 Probably all of them as they affect living every day but particularly Land use and Conservation, Housing and Planning, Transport.
52 What is acceptable/unacceptable, allowable/not allowable, we must try to conserve the surrounding area as sensitively as possible
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56 Protect the natural agricultural use for the village & surrounding area.
57 Needs to be protected
58 At all costs the surrounding area should be protected. No building on any surrounding fields or open spaces.
59 A village green would be nice.
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62 Maintain status quo.
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64 Maintain the farmed surroundings
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66 Respect village heritage
67 Policies to control
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72 Appropriate use of farmland – ie not campsites like Northdown Farm
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I’m realistic enough to understand that farming around us is not going to make anyone rich.  Consequently the farmers diversify and this is ok up to a point.  I’m fine with camping (even for more than now) but I’d like visibility of their long-term intentions rather than having to react to the sudden publication of a planning application.  
For sure, some of the farming land is owned by Property Developers and it’s absolutely clear what their intentions are.  Our Plan should recognise the fact and turn it to our advantage – let us choose which fields can be ‘sacrificed’ for new housing…

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