North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

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Amanda Grundy 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 1018753//6
While we are pleased to see the reference to the climate and nature emergencies, green infrastructure, and biodiversity net gain; this policy should be setting out, at a strategic level, what will be expected from new development. We consider it could be strengthened by including a specific reference to nature recovery and the contribution that new development will be expected to make to local and/or strategic objectives set out in the GI strategy and, in due course, the local nature recovery pl
Mr P Bennett 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 31028513//3
Q: How can we increase the quality of new development in North Somerset to create attractive new communities? New development can also secure the provision and ongoing management of new green infrastructure, which can serve a variety of social and environmental purposes. Publicly-accessible open space can provide opportunities for recreation and outdoor exercise, therefore promoting good physical health and social interaction as sought under paragraph 92 of the Framework. Green infrastructure c
DavidJ 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 24660545//4
SP4. Placemaking. It is unclear how 'collaboration with local communities' can/will take place to ensure better outcomes. Parish Councils know their communities well and have a lot to offer in terms of knowledge of local needs but are often ignored. This must change to achieve the placemaking policies aspired to in this plan and to ensure that Parish Councils can attract sufficient volunteers to represent an inclusive demographic. Younger people will not waste their time if they are ignored.
John Simmons 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 29222433//1
Although I support the general principles of SP4 I would highlight that there is: * Not enough emphasis is placed on recognising the clear identity and character of villages such as Churchill. * Too much development/ urbanisation in villages. * No infrastructure to support the level of development proposed for Churchill
jennahm 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 39305601//6
We feel it is important that NS Council translates the Placemaking criteria into clear, measurable, indicators, in order to continually monitor the success of whether the development "creates attractive new communities". This should be done not just during the design phase but periodically throughout the life of the development. The measures will be clearly stated and results made transparent and can be applied objectively to all NS Council's developments. We think Placemaking is an active proc
Banwell Parish Council 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 3984769//2
We welcome the need for Community Engagement Statements from developers. It needs to be more than just consulting the Neighbourhood Plan, (see SP3 above). There needs to be a separate consultation on each development as an expectation of the planning process.
Congresbury PC 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 32767009//6
SP4: Placemaking Congresbury Parish Council supports this policy and welcomes a better involvement of local community. However, this must happen, and we must have a step change in engagement from the current poor level of engagement from both North Somerset Council and developers. We welcome the need for 'Community Engagement Statements' by applicants and developers, but this should not be just another tick box exercise that they can use to show support, when there isn't the support.
Taylor Wimpey 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 21579777//8
Taylor Wimpey supports a robust placemaking approach that is carried out, including appropriate collaboration with local communities in order to create a development that responds to the local context, demonstrates quality architecture and creates healthy, sustainable communities. The Vision Document submitted sets out the initial rationale and masterplanning concepts that will be subject to further stakeholder collaboration and developed as the scheme progresses with the aim to contribute to st
Nick Matthews 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 9143457//5
Policy SP4: Placemaking 3.24 This draft policy encourages robust design processes to be carried out, taking into consideration the eight bullet points outlined. Taylor Wimpey support this aspiration and share the objective of creating high quality places that respond to their local context and create safe, attractive and desirable buildings and spaces which function well to serve the community. 3.25 In the context of a positively worded policy however, the final bullet point is unnecessary and t
Ian Jewson 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP4: Placemaking SP4: Placemaking

  • Comment ID: 39520801//5
SP4 Placemaking - object This policy seeks to impose unreasonable requirements on new development which go beyond what is expected by the NPPF. Whilst design policies should be developed with local communities it is unrealistic to expect local communities to collaborate on design matters due to their subjective nature. In many cases local communities do not wish to accept development, even when it is allocated in the development plan, and could use this to unreasonably delay proposals. The pol
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