North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

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Gillian Sanders, Wessex Water 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 4209761//1
We welcome the requirement for new development proposals to demonstrate they avoid adverse environmental impacts such as water pollution. Development proposals must not be permitted which adversely affect the quality or quantity of water resources. In addition to the general requirement to 'Address the climate emergency' the policy could also make clear the requirement for development to minimise the use of mains water, incorporating water saving measures and equipment, to ensure a resilient wat
Environment Agency 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 1020673//1
We support the policy of sustainable development especially in addressing the climate change emergency. Particularly in minimising areas at risk of flooding, delivery of carbon zero development, protection of green and blue infrastructure, biodiversity improvements and avoiding environmental impacts. In addition to encouraging resource efficiency, waste minimisation and recycling and ensuring new development is energy / carbon neutral in the future.
M7 Planning 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 38810881//26
The proposed development of Land at Ladymead Lane, Langford, will be carefully designed using good place‐making principles to make efficient use of the site, whilst respecting the site‐specific context of its surroundings. It will strongly accord with the policy requirements of draft Policy SP1.
Congresbury Parish Council 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 7688737//3
Congresbury Parish Council supports these objectives but would like to see additional detail on the last objective of 'Avoid adverse environmental impacts such as ground, water and air pollution'. This should clearly say that new developments should have sustainable water supply and environmental sensitive waste water systems. While the objective is trying to avoid pollution, it should be expanded to enhance our environment.
Graham Getty 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 39307841//1
Whilst a zero carbon ambition is very laudable the wording to the effect that all applications to install solar panels or wind turbines will be supported in principle is concerning, especially as such a wide area is in scope. For example in and around Bleadon. These initiatives could have a devastating impact on the rural nature of such areas, and on wildlife. Sustainable development plans must be thoroughly vetted and only accepted in exceptional circumstances where their visual and environment
Barratt Homes (Easton in Gordano) 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 31021601//6
The presumption in favour of sustainable development is at the heart of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and relates to both plan making and decision taking. North Somerset Council has provided a list of requirements that development proposals should, where appropriate, demonstrate if they are to be considered sustainable – which we believe to be well thought out and acceptable. We consider the proposed allocation and subsequent development of Land West of the Breaches to be in acc
ESB 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 39255585//2
Prioritising active travel is great, but development should also be designed to deter car use. For example, cars should be required to exit housing estates onto main roads only, with no possibility of cutting through country lanes. This will keep the lanes safe and pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. The Council should consider insisting that estates are designed in a way that is common in parts of Europe: the houses are on cul-de-sacs, which are wide and pleasant road-paths with turning cir
John Alison Land and Research… 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 39309281//2
* The policy identifies that it will support delivery of zero carbon development. Whilst the aim to support such development is not disputed the policy and supporting text should make clear that this is not a mandatory requirement. * The NPPF (paragraph 152) identifies that the planning system should "…support the transition to a low carbon future in a changing climate". Paragraph 154 further notes new development should be planned in ways which: "…can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, su
Aston & Co UK Ltd + Bloor Home… 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 39316257//2
This policy is supported in principle, if it can add clarity about the aspirations for and delivery of sustainable development within North Somerset, although there is clearly overlap with the NPPF. The aspiration to see that Sustainable Development is realised in North Somerset over the plan period is agreed, however some of the detail of the policy set out in the bullet points may be best included as accompanying text to the policy rather than as part of the policy itself. Many of the bullet p
Winford Parish Council 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP01: Sustainable development SP01: Sustainable Development

  • Comment ID: 28893793//2
Why no specific mention of protection for the greenbelt?
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