Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Comment ID 3326273/CSCD/2
Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Spatial Policies Background View all on this section
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Response Date 19 Feb 2010
CS5- Landscape and the Historic Environment
We are particularly pleased to endorse the aspirations in CS5 and look forward to working with you on the delivery of this policy. We commend the approach towards local designations for historic parks and gardens and the introduction of a scheme to register buildings of local interest.

CS10 - Transportation and Movement
The principle of upgrading the strategic transport infrastructure for North Somerset is not an issue for us. However, we would reiterate the importance of considering the historic environment and the impact of major transport infrastructure proposals can have either in one significant change or cumulatively upon it. Manual for Streets by CABE and Streets for All by English Heritage provide national policy guidance consistent with the public realm and image ambitions. To be effective the DPD should clarify when this advice should be used to inform development and how it will be applied to assess it. In particular, the introduction of the Rapid Transit routes raise major issues in how historic structures such as bridges and existing historic infrastructure features may be treated /adapted and incorporated into such schemes without harming their historic significance. Associated public realm can also be potentially harmful to historic assets without careful management. New roads and by-passes can also have potential issues for the historic environment and need to be thoroughly investigated as part of an environmental assessment for such projects.