North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Challenges and Choices Part 1: Challenges for the Future

Comment ID 29562849//1
Document Section Local Plan 2038: Challenges for the Future Further Comments Further comments View all on this section
Respondent Nick Baker View all by this respondent
Response Date 21 Sep 2020
Comment

I am writing to make a submission of my views to the Council’s consultation on the new Local Plan. I am extremely concerned that, as it stands, the current version ignores some extremely important issues which have got to be confronted and dealt with properly.

I support building more local homes so they are more affordable for local people to rent or buy. But they need to be in the right places. We should build ‘up not out’ in central Weston and Bristol itself, to create elegant and good-looking 4 or 5 story town houses (not tower blocks or skyscrapers) in a style that matches the best of what is here already. It would bring much-needed investment and jobs to places like central Weston, and create greener and more sustainable communities by cutting commuting because people could live closer to work. Plus it would create life and buzz so town centres would be ‘alive after five’.

I hope you will listen and include my views when you respond with your revised and improved new version of the plan.

Summary
I support building more local homes so they are more affordable for local people to rent or buy. But they need to be in the right places. We should build ‘up not out’ in central Weston and Bristol.
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