BCCG’s representations submitted to TAYPlan Proposed Plan
1: Seek changes or Support as written
We need to know whether your representation is seeking a change or whether it is supporting the part of the
Proposed Plan that you are making representations on.
Question 1: Please tick one of the following to tell Support as written
us if you seek a change to or if you support as
written part of the Proposed Plan -Seeking a
change = you want to see a change (however
major or minor). -Support as written = you wish
to see it stay as it presently and do not wish to
see it change.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Your answer will generate question 3.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 2. Location Priorities
us which chapter your representation relates to.
You chose - 2. Location Priorities
We need to know the page and section of the Location Priorities Chapter that you wish to comment on.
Question 3: Please tick one of the following to tell Page 9: Policy 1 - the whole policy
us the page and section you are commenting on.
4: Supporting (which part)
If you are supporting part(s) of the Proposed Plan as presently written and do not wish to see it change this is where you need to tell us specifically which part.
Use Question 5 to tell us why.
Question 4: Please tell us which part(s) of the Proposed Plan you are supporting and wish to remain unchanged.
We support the whole policy as proposed. We particularly support the statement that development in rural areas should only be considered where it can be accommodated and supported by an existing settlement and genuinely contributes to the objectives of the plan and meets specific local needs or supports regeneration of the local economy.
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4.
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
As a general principle we feel that any development of existing small rural settlements should not
encroach on agricultural land and that the pace and scale of all development should always be
appropriate to the existing character and density of the settlement so that such small settlements are not "swamped" and they retain their sense of community.
1: Seek changes or Support as written
We need to know whether your representation is seeking a change or whether it is supporting the part of the
Proposed Plan that you are making representations on.
Question 1: Please tick one of the following to tell Support as written
us if you seek a change to or if you support as
written part of the Proposed Plan -Seeking a
change = you want to see a change (however
major or minor). -Support as written = you wish
to see it stay as it presently and do not wish to
see it change.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 3. Shaping Better Quality Places
us which chapter your representation relates to.
You chose - 3. Shaping Better Quality Places
We need to know the page and section of the Shaping Better Quality Places Chapter that you wish to comment on.
Question 3: Please tick one of the following to tell Page 11: Policy 2 Part A - covering resilience
4: Supporting (which part)
If you are supporting part(s) of the Proposed Plan as presently written and do not wish to see it change this is where you need to tell us specifically which part.
Question 4: Please tell us which part(s) of the Proposed Plan you are supporting and wish to remain unchanged.
We strongly endorse the presumption against development in areas vulnerable to flood risk and rising sea level.
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4.
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
We do not consider that significant development in the Carse of Gowrie is appropriate due to the risk of flooding. The Strategic Environmental Assessment indicates that large areas within the Carse are already at medium to high flood risk which would increase with any sea level rise due to climate change.
As far as we are aware little or no investigation has yet been carried out into flooding issues in relation to smaller watercourses or run off from the Sidlaws. The land north of the Higher Carse road is steeply rising land and its valleys form the route for the natural water courses that run off into the flood plain.  As a result of the topography and soils the flood plain land has significant water run offs and this results in regular flooding. In some areas the existing drainage system and the ancient "Pows" cannot cope with the existing water and consequently there are problems with repeated flooding and serious drainage issues that affect both residential property and agricultural land, inspite of money spent on maintenance of these systems. We doubt if even more regular maintenance of the Pows and drainage ditches would alleviate the problems. As well as risk to any new development we are concerned that increased water run-off e.g. from the Sidlaws would exacerbate existing problem areas. With climate change we are told that rainfall is likely to increase and the Carse therefore has the twin threat of flooding from rising sea levels and increased rainfall. We would wish it noted that many parts of the Carse north of the A90 are as low lying, poorly drained and prone to flooding as areas to the south of it and the arguments against development due to flooding and drainage concerns in the Carse are as relevant to this area.
1: Seek changes or Support as written
We need to know whether your representation is seeking a change or whether it is supporting the part of the
Proposed Plan that you are making representations on.
Question 1: Please tick one of the following to tell Support as written
us if you seek a change to or if you support as
written part of the Proposed Plan -Seeking a
change = you want to see a change (however
major or minor). -Support as written = you wish
to see it stay as it presently and do not wish to
see it change.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Your answer will generate question 3.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 4. Managing TAYplan's Assets
us which chapter your representation relates to.
You chose - 4. Managing TAYplan's Assets
We need to know the page and section of the Managing TAYplan's Assets chapter that you wish to comment on.
Question 3: Please tick one of the following to tell Page 13: Policy 3 Natural and Historic Assets
us the page and section you are commenting on.
4: Supporting (which part)
If you are supporting part(s) of the Proposed Plan as presently written and do not wish to see it change this
is where you need to tell us specifically which part.
Use Question 5 to tell us why.
Please do NOT write 'see attached'.
Question 4: Please tell us which part(s) of the Proposed Plan you are supporting and wish to remain unchanged.
We support the whole policy of safeguarding habitats, sensitive green spaces etc etc in the second
paragraph.
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4.
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
There are areas of remarkable natural beauty in the TAYPlan area of which we should be proud. For example the Carse of Gowrie provides a combination of gently undulating fertile farmland with hedges and field boundary trees, a network of predominantly unclassified roads with scattered trees, shrubs and wild flowers, large estates including Fingask and Rossie Priory both Designated Landscapes, mixed woodland and historic orchards. The area already provides valuable wildlife corridors and we would like to see these further enhanced. It is an area where, particularly north of the A90, villages have by and large retained their original character. They fit well into the existing landscape, many houses fronting directly on to the unclassified single track road network and villages nestled into the valleys or at the foothills of the Braes. These hamlets have a long established sense of place and community and have evolved sympathetically in their rural setting. These are places that have evolved a characteristic form of development that cannot be replicated on a large scale and deserve to be cherished and conserved. In our view the accepted need to develop requires to be carefully balanced with the need to preserve the historic and the natural environment.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 6. Housing
us which chapter your representation relates to.
You chose - 6. Housing
We need to know the page and section of the Housing chapter that you wish to comment on.
Page 17: Policy 5 Part C - covering land releases
surrounding Dundee and Perth Core Areas
Question 3: Please tick one of the following to tell us the page and section you are commenting on.
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
In the current economic climate that seems unlikely to change in the short to medium term to maximise the ability to deliver development and transport infrastructure that would have economic benefits to the wider area development should be focussed on the main settlements of Perth and Dundee. Focussing on development in the Dundee and Perth Core areas would reduce the contribution to climate change as it reduces the need to travel. Development of the Carse of Gowrie would inevitably increase travel demand as there are limited local services and most residents work and socialise in either Perth or Dundee. There is a limited public transport system and inevitably there would be an increased car use with its detrimental effects on the environment with carbon emissions. The existing roads infrastructure in the Carse, and in particular in the Braes of the Carse area is totally inadequate for any significant development.
Question 1: Please tick one of the following to tell Support as written
us if you seek a change to or if you support as
written part of the Proposed Plan -Seeking a
change = you want to see a change (however
major or minor). -Support as written = you wish
to see it stay as it presently and do not wish to
see it change.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Your answer will generate question 3.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 11. General comments on the whole Plan
us which chapter your representation relates to.
4: Supporting (which part)
If you are supporting part(s) of the Proposed Plan as presently written and do not wish to see it change this
is where you need to tell us specifically which part.
Use Question 5 to tell us why.
Question 4: Please tell us which part(s) of the Proposed Plan you are supporting and wish to remain unchanged.
We wish to offer our general support for and endorsement of the policies contained in the whole of the proposed Plan
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4.
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
We consider that all of the relevant factors have been considered and due weight has been given to them in the Proposed Plan.
BCCG’s representations submitted to TAYPlan Proposed Plan
1: Seek changes or Support as written
We need to know whether your representation is seeking a change or whether it is supporting the part of the
Proposed Plan that you are making representations on.
Question 1: Please tick one of the following to tell Support as written
us if you seek a change to or if you support as
written part of the Proposed Plan -Seeking a
change = you want to see a change (however
major or minor). -Support as written = you wish
to see it stay as it presently and do not wish to
see it change.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Your answer will generate question 3.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 2. Location Priorities
us which chapter your representation relates to.
You chose - 2. Location Priorities
We need to know the page and section of the Location Priorities Chapter that you wish to comment on.
Question 3: Please tick one of the following to tell Page 9: Policy 1 - the whole policy
us the page and section you are commenting on.
4: Supporting (which part)
If you are supporting part(s) of the Proposed Plan as presently written and do not wish to see it change this is where you need to tell us specifically which part.
Use Question 5 to tell us why.
Question 4: Please tell us which part(s) of the Proposed Plan you are supporting and wish to remain unchanged.
We support the whole policy as proposed. We particularly support the statement that development in rural areas should only be considered where it can be accommodated and supported by an existing settlement and genuinely contributes to the objectives of the plan and meets specific local needs or supports regeneration of the local economy.
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4.
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
As a general principle we feel that any development of existing small rural settlements should not
encroach on agricultural land and that the pace and scale of all development should always be
appropriate to the existing character and density of the settlement so that such small settlements are not "swamped" and they retain their sense of community.
1: Seek changes or Support as written
We need to know whether your representation is seeking a change or whether it is supporting the part of the
Proposed Plan that you are making representations on.
Question 1: Please tick one of the following to tell Support as written
us if you seek a change to or if you support as
written part of the Proposed Plan -Seeking a
change = you want to see a change (however
major or minor). -Support as written = you wish
to see it stay as it presently and do not wish to
see it change.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 3. Shaping Better Quality Places
us which chapter your representation relates to.
You chose - 3. Shaping Better Quality Places
We need to know the page and section of the Shaping Better Quality Places Chapter that you wish to comment on.
Question 3: Please tick one of the following to tell Page 11: Policy 2 Part A - covering resilience
4: Supporting (which part)
If you are supporting part(s) of the Proposed Plan as presently written and do not wish to see it change this is where you need to tell us specifically which part.
Question 4: Please tell us which part(s) of the Proposed Plan you are supporting and wish to remain unchanged.
We strongly endorse the presumption against development in areas vulnerable to flood risk and rising sea level.
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4.
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
We do not consider that significant development in the Carse of Gowrie is appropriate due to the risk of flooding. The Strategic Environmental Assessment indicates that large areas within the Carse are already at medium to high flood risk which would increase with any sea level rise due to climate change.
As far as we are aware little or no investigation has yet been carried out into flooding issues in relation to smaller watercourses or run off from the Sidlaws. The land north of the Higher Carse road is steeply rising land and its valleys form the route for the natural water courses that run off into the flood plain.  As a result of the topography and soils the flood plain land has significant water run offs and this results in regular flooding. In some areas the existing drainage system and the ancient "Pows" cannot cope with the existing water and consequently there are problems with repeated flooding and serious drainage issues that affect both residential property and agricultural land, inspite of money spent on maintenance of these systems. We doubt if even more regular maintenance of the Pows and drainage ditches would alleviate the problems. As well as risk to any new development we are concerned that increased water run-off e.g. from the Sidlaws would exacerbate existing problem areas. With climate change we are told that rainfall is likely to increase and the Carse therefore has the twin threat of flooding from rising sea levels and increased rainfall. We would wish it noted that many parts of the Carse north of the A90 are as low lying, poorly drained and prone to flooding as areas to the south of it and the arguments against development due to flooding and drainage concerns in the Carse are as relevant to this area.
1: Seek changes or Support as written
We need to know whether your representation is seeking a change or whether it is supporting the part of the
Proposed Plan that you are making representations on.
Question 1: Please tick one of the following to tell Support as written
us if you seek a change to or if you support as
written part of the Proposed Plan -Seeking a
change = you want to see a change (however
major or minor). -Support as written = you wish
to see it stay as it presently and do not wish to
see it change.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Your answer will generate question 3.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 4. Managing TAYplan's Assets
us which chapter your representation relates to.
You chose - 4. Managing TAYplan's Assets
We need to know the page and section of the Managing TAYplan's Assets chapter that you wish to comment on.
Question 3: Please tick one of the following to tell Page 13: Policy 3 Natural and Historic Assets
us the page and section you are commenting on.
4: Supporting (which part)
If you are supporting part(s) of the Proposed Plan as presently written and do not wish to see it change this
is where you need to tell us specifically which part.
Use Question 5 to tell us why.
Please do NOT write 'see attached'.
Question 4: Please tell us which part(s) of the Proposed Plan you are supporting and wish to remain unchanged.
We support the whole policy of safeguarding habitats, sensitive green spaces etc etc in the second
paragraph.
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4.
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
There are areas of remarkable natural beauty in the TAYPlan area of which we should be proud. For example the Carse of Gowrie provides a combination of gently undulating fertile farmland with hedges and field boundary trees, a network of predominantly unclassified roads with scattered trees, shrubs and wild flowers, large estates including Fingask and Rossie Priory both Designated Landscapes, mixed woodland and historic orchards. The area already provides valuable wildlife corridors and we would like to see these further enhanced. It is an area where, particularly north of the A90, villages have by and large retained their original character. They fit well into the existing landscape, many houses fronting directly on to the unclassified single track road network and villages nestled into the valleys or at the foothills of the Braes. These hamlets have a long established sense of place and community and have evolved sympathetically in their rural setting. These are places that have evolved a characteristic form of development that cannot be replicated on a large scale and deserve to be cherished and conserved. In our view the accepted need to develop requires to be carefully balanced with the need to preserve the historic and the natural environment.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 6. Housing
us which chapter your representation relates to.
You chose - 6. Housing
We need to know the page and section of the Housing chapter that you wish to comment on.
Page 17: Policy 5 Part C - covering land releases
surrounding Dundee and Perth Core Areas
Question 3: Please tick one of the following to tell us the page and section you are commenting on.
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
In the current economic climate that seems unlikely to change in the short to medium term to maximise the ability to deliver development and transport infrastructure that would have economic benefits to the wider area development should be focussed on the main settlements of Perth and Dundee. Focussing on development in the Dundee and Perth Core areas would reduce the contribution to climate change as it reduces the need to travel. Development of the Carse of Gowrie would inevitably increase travel demand as there are limited local services and most residents work and socialise in either Perth or Dundee. There is a limited public transport system and inevitably there would be an increased car use with its detrimental effects on the environment with carbon emissions. The existing roads infrastructure in the Carse, and in particular in the Braes of the Carse area is totally inadequate for any significant development.
Question 1: Please tick one of the following to tell Support as written
us if you seek a change to or if you support as
written part of the Proposed Plan -Seeking a
change = you want to see a change (however
major or minor). -Support as written = you wish
to see it stay as it presently and do not wish to
see it change.
2: Which Chapter of the Proposed Plan
We need to know which chapter of the Proposed Plan you wish to make a representation on.
Your answer will generate question 3.
Question 2: Please tick one of the following to tell 11. General comments on the whole Plan
us which chapter your representation relates to.
4: Supporting (which part)
If you are supporting part(s) of the Proposed Plan as presently written and do not wish to see it change this
is where you need to tell us specifically which part.
Use Question 5 to tell us why.
Question 4: Please tell us which part(s) of the Proposed Plan you are supporting and wish to remain unchanged.
We wish to offer our general support for and endorsement of the policies contained in the whole of the proposed Plan
5: Reasons
This is where you can explain the reasons for your answer to question 4.
Question 5: Please tell us why you think this
We consider that all of the relevant factors have been considered and due weight has been given to them in the Proposed Plan.