North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

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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//4
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
Phil 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: 29308449//2
* I support the provisions of Policy SP6 which serve to control the scale and form of development at the Villages. The policy defines villages as those settlements (beyond the four main towns) which are defined by settlement boundaries on the Proposals Map. The Proposals Map makes no distinction between Backwell, Yatton and the other rural villages in this regard. Accordingly, it follows that Policy SP6 applies to Backwell and Yatton. * I welcome the policy requirements to ensure that new devel
ESB 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: 39255585//6
These are fine objectives, but you have totally ignored them in your allocation of housing to Backwell. The proposals for new housing in Backwell are completely at variance with most of the principles of SP6. In no way can the proposed new houses for Backwell be "readily assimilated" or "enhance the local character". A 60% increase in no way "reflects community needs". They inevitably will cause "significant adverse impacts on local services and infrastructure". They will not "maximise opportuni
South West Housing Association… 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: 31234337//5
SP6: Villages and Rural Areas We note that draft Policy SP3 states that "The amount of development at villages and in the countryside will relate to local community needs." This is recognised in the justification text for draft Policy SP6 "However, there will be local needs to be addressed and development is focused on the more sustainable settlements." While there is no specific mention of Rural Exception Sites in draft Policy SP6, draft Policy SP8 does provide an opportunity to deliver such s
Phil Neve 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: 25488961//6
Rural communities should be allowed to bring forward or support small developments outside settlement providing they are a) of at least 50% affordable rent housing b) built to net zero carbon and/or certified Passivhaus Standard.
Mr & Mrs Bevan (Bramleys Sandford) 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: 39309313//2
* The approach to development at villages and in rural areas has changed in that there is no longer a permissive approach to development of certain scales adjacent to their settlement boundaries (as set out in Policies CS28, CS31 and CS32 of the Core Strategy). This permissive approach was required to help boost the supply of housing in the context of the examining Inspector's (well founded) concerns that the initially proposed strategy may not meet the housing requirement in full. * If the Coun
Lichfields (on behalf of Highg… 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: 39325825//2
The emerging Plan provides 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 perform a uni
Ham Green Residents and other… 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: 28903201//5
Again, as in SP3 and SP5, Pill and Easton-in-Gordano is a rural village constrained by its Green Belt which has prevented its development into a semi-urban settlement that offers only a limited range of retail premises with some either closed or providing non-essential services. The Pill Precinct is tired, in need of modernisation and exhibits signs of anti-social behaviour, which disincentivises some sections of the community from accessing its limited range of services in preferring to go else
John Beringer 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: 31048545//14
This is nonsense. How can the scale of development planned for Backwell be for local needs, and not harm the community and environment?
CPRE Avonside 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: 20273121//8
CPRE are unsure as to the benefits of settlement boundaries where they've previously been 'washed over' in Green Belt, unless it felt that in proposed release of Green Belt will provide more pressure for development in these areas? All communities should have clear policies to reinforce local distinctiveness, address local need and to not have adverse impacts. We support the re-use of previously developed land in rural areas provided it meets the requirements indicated. We are not supportive of
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