North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

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DavidJ 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 24660545//5
Strongly supported
LAresident 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 39279329//6
There needs to be development in smaller rural villages to support the local population, shops and services which will aid people to carry out activities local to where they live rather than involve regular travel to nearby towns /cities. This should be supported by suitable communications structures, supporting changing retail and working habits.
Persimmon Homes Severn Valley 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 31975457//5
Policy SP6 is unduly onerous and restrictive. It does little to support the delivery of new homes on the edge or adjoining existing villages – where such development is not isolated nor readily connected and accessible to other complementary uses. This is a policy shift in emphasis from the adopted local plan. Further it does not align with draft Policy SP5. Given that the Council does not have an up-to-date 5 year housing land supply, it is therefore appropriate for Policy SP6 or an additional
John Simmons 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 29222433//2
Although I support much of what is proposed the size, type, tenure and range of housing must reflect local community needs, and Churchill simply does not need more housing estates. Churchill has already taken 300+ houses with unplanned speculative developments in the pipeline totalling 218 with a further 196 in the Draft Local Plan. This will nearly double the size of the village. Our roads are already congested, schools are full, the doctor's surgery cannot cope and green spaces and good quali
Banwell Parish Council 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 3984769//3
We welcome the recognition of the detrimental cumulative impacts of development. But we are very concerned as to who will make that judgement, North Somerset Council, the Parish, or the developer? Regarding 'placemaking' there is a specific need in Banwell to extend the projected Spatial Gap to include two fields close to the village. While the Ten Acre field adjacent to the Brewers Arms Public House is already protected as an Ancient Monument it can be seen as part of the 'Gap'. More importantl
Congresbury PC 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 32767009//7
SP6: Villages and rural areas Overall, we support the policies outlined to ensure sustainable development in villages. We welcome the strengthening of settlement boundaries, but are disappointed there are still some statements that would allow speculative applications (see below). The proposed large changes to the settlement boundary to Congresbury was not discussed with the Parish Council before this document was released. We are disappointed that we were not involved in pre-consultation discus
Kate McKee 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 18479073//1
I support this policy strongly. In particular, I think it is of utmost importance that the villages retain their separate character and identity and do not start to merge into the surrounding, larger towns.
Woodstock Homes Limited 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 39307873//5
Whilst we agree that the four key settlements proposed for future growth under draft Policy SP5 are sequentially the most sustainable locations to consider first, we object to the limitations draft policy SP6 seeks to impose on the opportunities for development at North Somerset villages by grouping all 'villages' together under one single blanket approach. The Council's Rural Settlement Paper (2022) notes that there are 42 villages in North Somerset, which span ranges in size, services and faci
M7 Planning 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 38810881//29
Whilst we agree that the four key settlements proposed for future growth under draft Policy SP5 are sequentially the most sustainable locations to consider first, we object to the limitations draft policy SP6 seeks to impose on the opportunities for development at North Somerset villages by grouping all 'villages' together under one single blanket approach. The Council's Rural Settlement Paper (2022) notes that there are 42 villages in North Somerset, which span ranges in size, services and faci
Barratt Homes (Easton in Gordano) 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements

  • Comment ID: 31021601//7
The emerging Plan appears to provide only a 2 tier settlement hierarchy, namely Towns comprising Weston, Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead, with the remainder of all settlements within North Somerset falling within the all-encompassing 'Villages and Rural Areas' policy/category. Whilst we agree that the four Towns are the most sustainable locations that should be considered first from a sequential perspective to accommodate future growth, the remaining settlements, namely Villages do not all per
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