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

Comment ID 29563073//1
Document Section Local Plan 2038: Challenges for the Future Further Comments Further comments View all on this section
Respondent Nigel Gibbs 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 believe we must stop the so-called ‘garden village’ (really a small town) which the previous plan wanted to put near Churchill, and create new green belt to protect the countryside around villages like Congresbury, Sandford, Langford and Churchill from urban sprawl forever. The extra houses are much-needed, but should be built in vibrant and sustainable town and city centre communities like Weston and Bristol, rather than concreting over important wildlife habitats and leisure spaces, and clogging up already-overloaded and narrow rural roads with even more rush hour car traffic. I hope you will listen and include my views when you respond with your revised and improved new version of the plan.

Summary
I believe we must stop the so-called ‘garden village’ (really a small town) which the previous plan wanted to put near Churchill, and create new green belt to protect the countryside around villages.
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