North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

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jennahm 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 39305601//12
Agree with the Plan
Bath and North East Somerset C… 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 32925633//8
It is noted that a minerals safeguarding area is identified on the policy maps north of Nempnett Thrubwell (identified as Freemans Quarry off the A38 near Bristol Airport within the local plan policy SP12). Within this area a preferred minerals working area and areas of search for minerals have been identified. Given the proximity to the boundary B&NES would request further dialogue and engagement on the approach to minerals working.
Tarmac 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 29254593//1
This comment relates to safeguarding, either in response to policy SP12 or perhaps policy DP29. It is important to safeguard the associated facilities at Stancombe located in the northern part of the site (not currently included in the mineral safeguarding area under SP12). This area contains the concrete plant, bagging plant, access road, laboratories, offices and welfare facilities and constitutes an integral part of the Stancombe operations. The NPPF para 210 (part e) requires the safeguar
Amanda Grundy 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 1018753//12
As noted in the SA, the Mineral Safeguarding Areas lie within North Somerset and Mendip Hills Bats SAC Zone A and B designated as being of importance for Horseshoe Bats, which indicates the areas importance in relation to this species. The policy needs to recognise the use of the area by SAC bats and stipulate that suitable mitigation will be required to protect bats in accordance with the Bats SAC SPD
Wrington Parish Council 28 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 1019201//15
Supported and approve of the re-use of aggregate materials wherever possible.
Environment Agency 28 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 1020673//10
We would recommend the inclusion of the highlighted red comments within the policy: "Mineral resources will be protected through the identification of a Minerals Safeguarding Area for carboniferous limestone as defined on the Policies Map. Existing and recently permitted carboniferous limestone workings will be safeguarded from inappropriate development which could adversely affect mineral production. The Council will plan for a steady and adequate supply of aggregates, by encouraging provision
Backwell Parish Council 26 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 20589121//8
North Somerset Council has indicated that 38 million tons of crushed rock will be required to fulfil their proposed needs to complete the housing and infrastructure proposed in the Local Plan for the period 2023 /38. In order to meet these quantities, they have indicated that Quarries that are in or neighbouring Backwell (Stancombe and Freemans quarries) would need to take up further areas of land to excavate. The close proximity of the areas required to achieve this high tonnage will seriously
M Pearson 25 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 21991329//12
no comment
KMR 22 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 30361825//10
I support the policy but wish to make the point that the two active quarries are in, or close to the Parish of Backwell and they generate significant volumes of traffic which add to all the other congestion.
Shortlands 21 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP12: Minerals SP12: Minerals

  • Comment ID: 29187873//34
Too many houses too much pillage of the ground required. Mineral - all 3 quarries in the north of NS have been afforded exceptional rights of expansion– ALL NEAR Backwell which is significant for local traffic & of course noise; at some point this strategy needs to change, the quarrying close to residential areas it can't go on ad infinitum. Looking on an aerial map the implications are huge and in danger of being overlooked. The traffic through and adjacent to our village with these 3 expansi
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