Site Allocations Plan March 2016

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Amanda Grundy 26 Apr 2016

Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Introduction Purpose of the document

  • Comment ID: 1018753//1
The draft Plan appears to be in general accordance with higher tier plans and policies and although we do not have detailed knowledge of individual allocations; based on the material provided and in so far as statutory designated sites and landscapes are concerned, we would not expect the Plan policies (taken collectively) or the majority of proposed development sites to result in significant impacts
Amanda Grundy 26 Apr 2016

Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Schedule 1: Proposed large sites for residential development over 10 dwellings (Sites marked with a * are mixed use sites). Weston-super-Mare Birnbeck Pier*

  • Comment ID: 1018753//2
Concerned about the proposed allocation at Birnbeck Pier. This site appears to be located on Birnbeck Island, which lies entirely within the Severn Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Severn Estuary is also designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar site. This is a highly sensitive location in terms of ecology and in our view development here has the potential to result in significant adverse effects on the qualifying features
Amanda Grundy 26 Apr 2016

Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Sustainability Appraisal Sustainability Appraisal

  • Comment ID: 1018753//3
In most respects we are satisfied that the assessment of proposed allocations against the SA objectives has been adequately detailed and systematic and apparently based on a reasonable understanding of site characteristics. However, given the high level of legal protection afforded to the Severn Estuary, a more detailed assessment will be needed to demonstrate that including land at Birnbeck Pier in the Site Allocations Plan is justified and sound.
Amanda Grundy 26 Apr 2016

Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Evidence Base Evidence Base

  • Comment ID: 1018753//4
Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) We note that the Council intends to finalise the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) at the Publication stage and trust that the proposed allocation at Birnbeck will be carefully considered as part of this assessment.