North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

Comment ID 39255585//6
Document Section North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP6: Villages and rural areas SP6: Villages and rural settlements View all on this section
Respondent ESB View all by this respondent
Response Date 29 Apr 2022
Please select one of the following statements:
  • Support the policy allocation with amendments (provide details in the comments box below)

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 opportunities to reduce the need to travel” if they become dormitory communities for Bristol.  The proposals for Backwell are outside the settlement boundary and are not "of an appropriate scale and design" and would "adversely affect the landscape or character of the area."