Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Comment ID 3347041/CSCD/3
Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 2: Visions and Objectives VIS 3: Clevedon Vision [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Feb 2010
NHSNS considers that the visions for North Somerset and each settlement (VIS 1, VIS 3, VIS 5, VIS 6) should make reference to the need for healthcare facilities in urban areas. To this end, the following amendments are proposed:

"VIS 3: Clevedon Vision
The employment base will have strengthened allowing more opportunities for residents to work locally. HEALTHCARE SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED AS NECESSARY AND IMPROVED. Increasing numbers of those who travel to work outside Clevedon will make the journey by public transport, cycle or shared car journey. Access by public transport within Clevedon and between the other towns will be improved."

NHSNS requires flexibility to be able to respond to changing circumstances with regards major development, or population increases. On this basis, we consider that the Core Strategy should set a commitment to provide healthcare facilities accessible to all settlements within North Somerset.

This is consistent with Government advice contained within Planning Policy Statement 12 (PPS 12), which requires (para 4.46) Core Strategies policies to be flexible and effective at dealing with changing circumstances.