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Alan Morris 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 30708033//5
5) Presentation – key diagram We note that the draft contains polices in words only, and a detailed policy map. In the final document, a simplified map of the key proposals would help, as required by NPPF, paragraph 23: "Broad locations for development should be indicated on a key diagram, and land-use designations and allocations identified on a policies map."
Amanda Grundy 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 1018753//5
The spatial strategy directs most new development to locations within or close to larger settlements which should help to create less car dependency for new communities; however, no spatial strategy avoids impacts on the natural environment and increasing development in urban areas can present challenges for mitigating impacts. It is also notable that all the proposed strategic growth areas and a large number of proposed housing allocations are greenfield sites, as are most new road transport r
jennahm 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 39305601//5
Villages were the original 20-minute community It is not necessarily true that development at villages is less sustainable. This particularly applies to villages in NS 2038 that have a settlement boundary. Villages are important to the character of NS. Before cars, villages were the original 20-minute communities. Villagers could access local services and amenities within a 20-minute walk. The NS population is older than average across the UK. The older people in our village who have been there
Tim 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 31110817//5
The character and size of local villages with poorer services and public transport should therefore be respected.
Banwell Parish Council 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 3984769//1
'The amount of development at villages and in the countryside will relate to local community need'. How will this be determined? If it is by a Neighbourhood Plan, then Banwell will be disadvantaged as we did not develop one on the advice of North Somerset Council Officers in the light of the expected development at Wolvershill.
Congresbury PC 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 32767009//5
SP3: Spatial strategy Congresbury Parish Council has supported the strategy of new residential areas being closer to urban areas to provide jobs etc. While we are pleased to see 'The amount of development at villages and in the countryside will relate to local community needs', we are disappointed that North Somerset Council has included a site in its consultation that already goes against this statement. The development identified as Pineapple Farm is not what the community wishes so should be
John 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 16174017//1
I believe that Weston has a population of about 77,000 living in about 24,000 homes. The target the government has set you is to the equivalent of a new town only a bit smaller than Weston! In the past places like Harlow in Essex or Milton Keynes were built when housing was needed at large scale. Have NSC considered building a compact new town? It would be a large undertaking but you would stand a better chance of fulfilling all your aspirations to sustainable travel and energy consumption, and
Taylor Wimpey 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 21579777//7
Taylor Wimpey supports the proposed spatial strategy, which seeks to prioritise housing and economic growth at the most sustainable locations which benefit from a range of facilities, services, jobs and opportunities for active travel and public transport. The need to avoid areas of flood risk is acknowledged. At this stage, the Local Plan seeks to make provision for a minimum of 20,085 new dwellings over the plan period in accordance with the government's standard method and the most recent aff
John Beringer 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 31048545//12
The policy is good, but ignoring the very great benefits of the Vale site is a serious omission. You recommend building on greenfield land in Backwell, so why not the Vale?
Nick Matthews 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP3: Spatial strategy SP3: Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 9143457//4
Policy SP3: Spatial Strategy 3.9 This draft policy sets out the overall approach for the location of development within North Somerset over the plan period. We provide comments in relation to individual aspects of the policy wording in turn below. 1. 'The Local Plan makes provision for a minimum of 20,085 new dwellings and 70 ha employment land within North Somerset over the plan period 2023-2038.' 3.10 As previously outlined within Representations made in response to the Pre-Commencement Docume
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