North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

Comment ID 20273121//12
Document Section North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP11: Green infrastructure and historic environment SP11: Green infrastructure and historic environment View all on this section
Respondent CPRE Avonside 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)

We appreciate that generally there is a presumption in favour of development, but the Local Plan gives some opportunities to contain and retain some of our important green spaces and landscape.
It appears that within this policy the strategic ‘driver’ is for development in these spaces which surely is at odds with recognising the wellbeing benefits to be gained from green spaces and for the protected status of the AONB. We should be starting with a presumption against development in these areas with the evidence for development without harm to the community and environment being provided by the applicant for development.