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Phil 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 29308449//3
* I strongly object to the proposed policy SP7, in particular the proposed removal of land from the Green Belt at East Backwell and the limited extent of land proposed for removal from the Green Belt at Yanley Lane. * As set out within our representations to the "Choices" consultation, land should only be removed from the Green Belt through the Local Plan process where there is evidence of exceptional circumstances, as defined by the NPPF, paragraph 141. The LPA must be able to demonstrate that
John Simmons 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 29222433//3
40% of North Somerset is Green Belt, and this is both strangling the southward development of Bristol and causing the urbanisation to jump the Green Belt to urbanise rural villages instead. Exceptional circumstances do exist for use of Green Belt close to Bristol city with its easily accessible infrastructure and where people can cycle/walk to employment. This was clearly demonstrated at the Public Examination of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan in 2018. Green Belt should be replaced/ext
Tegan 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 31111745//5
SP7: Green Belt To re-iterate, releasing land from the Green Belt for new housing is not an 'exceptional circumstance'. This Local Plan is not conducive to the Climate emergency. It should not be attempted. How can we be sure that developers will keep to their word? In an online article shown here: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jul/05/housebuilder-taylor-wimpey-opposed-plans-cut-new-home-emissions Taylor Wimpey publicly opposed the government plans to slash carbon dioxide emission
Francesca Parmenter 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 28585601//2
Draft Policy SP 7 - Green Belt HLM raises concerns in relation to the presentation of this policy insofar as determining a strategy that includes removal of land from Green Belt, when there are other reasonable options for meeting the need for development that require further examination before such conclusions can be reached. Our comments in relation to SP3 set out our concerns insofar as the inadequacy of assessment in relation to exploring other opportunities for supply, which includes the ne
M7 Planning 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 38810881//5
We consider that unconstrained, edge of settlement sites should be a clear priority for the Council's direction of residential growth, as is supported by the current adopted Policy CS32. Additionally, we support the Council's recognition that the densification of existing urban areas will not meet all residential development needs; the significant scale of housing need is such that additional sites will also need to be brought forward for residential development. In this vein, suitable developme
ESB 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 39255585//7
As transport links appear to be the principal criterion for location of new homes, it would make sense to maximise building near to Bristol, which is far and away the biggest area of employment. There should be an additional new settlement near Yanley Lane (as well as the 2,500 proposed above), to the south of the A38 and Motel, of perhaps 1000 homes. This would be more much sustainable than building on green belt near Backwell because: * Cycling distance to most areas of Bristol is only a few
Barratt Homes (Easton in Gordano) 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 31021601//12
Do you support the conclusion that it is necessary to consider locations for development within the Green Belt? North Somerset is highly constrained namely in respect of flood risk, statutory nature conservation designations (Ramsar and SSSI) as well as the Mendip Hills AONB. We do not believe that it is possible nor desirable to meet the housing requirement for North Somerset in a sustainable way without exploring development opportunities within the existing Green Belt. We entirely agree wit
Ben Moss 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 27342689//3
Any loss of Green Belt should be compensated by an equivalent or larger area of undeveloped green space, that should then be managed to deliver higher biodiversity, carbon sequestration and other sustainability benefits.
LAresident 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 39279329//7
We believe that there are no exceptional circumstances that should allow the Woodspring / Ashton Vale development to go ahead given that it is know there are 11,000 other unit sites available and these other options have not been exhausted before even considering Green Belt land. If offered the choice of building on Green Belt or on their existing available sites, housing companies will always choose to build on Green Belt first due to the better profit margin - even more so where agricultural l
South West Housing Association… 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP7: Green Belt SP7: Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 31234337//6
SP7: Green Belt There is a pressing need for North Somerset to build more homes. Therefore, it is imperative that North Somerset takes a proactive plan led approach and allocates sufficient sites in the new Local Plan. The NPPF permits alterations to Green Belt boundaries through the production of a new Local Plan where exceptional circumstances are fully evidenced and justified. For this reason, we support the Council's decision to release land from the Green Belt as a result of exceptional ci
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