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Q2. Do you have any comments on the Draft Objectives, or any additional objectives to suggest?

Representation ID: 3442

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Leicestershire County Council

Representation Summary:

Q2. Draft objectives. Built Environment. No reference to wider cultural heritage and historic environment. Notable omission being the lack of recognition of Harborough's rich and well preserved rural heritage and historic landscape, including substantial and well preserved areas of ridge and furrow (e.g. Historic England's 'Priority Townships': Gumley, Hallaton, Hungarton, Mowsley, Owston & Newbold, Saddington, and Thorpe Langton.

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Q3. Which Housing and Employment Option(s) do you favour? You can select a single option, a number of options or suggest a new option. You can also tell us which options you don't like.

Representation ID: 3444

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Leicestershire County Council

Representation Summary:

Detailed appraisal of the heritage implications of each of the main housing options are required. At best superficial consideration of the issues have been included in the submitted documentation and supporting Sustainability Appraisal.

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Q4. Do you have any comments on the proposed criteria-based policy to replace Limits to Development?

Representation ID: 3447

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Leicestershire County Council

Representation Summary:

Proposed Settlement Development policy. Seems inconsistent with the range of options proposed, notably Options 6-9, e.g. Criteria 3, 4, 5, 9. We, however, support the inclusion of specific criteria to retain and enhance the historic environment (Criteria 10-12).

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Q5. Which is your preferred Option for Development in the Countryside?

Representation ID: 3449

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Leicestershire County Council

Representation Summary:

Development in the Countryside. Section is entitled 'housing' but Option 1 appears to encompass wider development, e.g. renewable energy. Are these housing or wider development policies? We support the inclusion of significant architectural and historical features being identified as a constraint to to development, however this should be extended to encompass archaeological remains.

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Q8. Which Strategic Distribution Option(s) do you favour? You can select a single option, a number of options or suggest a new or hybrid option or suggest another location.

Representation ID: 3457

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Leicestershire County Council

Representation Summary:

Options A and B pose concerns with regard to the impact upon the nationally important designated archaeological remains of the deserted medieval village of Bittesby, its setting and landscape character, and upon the survival of undesignated heritage assets within the development area, the latter including Bittesby House. In addition the proposed development will impact significantly upon the wider historic landscape, with particular concern identified in respect of Option A and impact upon setting of the conservation areas at Ullesthorpe and Claybrooke Parva. Option C poses similar impacts upon the local heritage, including the conservation area at Cotesbach.

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Q13. Do you have any comments on the potentail retail sites? (Set out in Appendix I)

Representation ID: 3459

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Leicestershire County Council

Representation Summary:

The town centres sites identified within the Plan are all situated within the historic settlement cores of Market Harborough or Lutterworth. Development of these sites will need to give particular regard to the impact of development proposals upon the historic environment and buried archaeological remains in order to demonstrate their sustainability and offer appropriate mitigation to their archaeological impacts.

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