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Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS8: Minerals Planning in North Somerset CS8: Minerals Planning in North Somerset

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/7
  • Status: Accepted
Policy CS8 mentions the active aggregates quarries at Stancombe near Flax Bourton and Durnford near Long Ashton, both of which are close to the Bristol to Taunton railway line. FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) suggests that, in order to reduce the environmental impacts of these mineral workings, the Core Strategy and proposed Development Management DPD should consider the feasibility of transporting aggregates quarried at these sites by rail.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS1: Addessing Climate Change and Carbon Reduction CS1: Addessing Climate Change and Carbon Reduction

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/8
  • Status: Accepted
None of the ten guiding principles set out in Policy CS1 mentions the potential of modal shift to rail to contribute to carbon reduction. FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) urges the addition of the following guiding principle to CS1: 'encourage increased use of the railway for passenger and freight transport by improving rail infrastructure and reopening stations'.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 2: Visions and Objectives VIS 5: Portishead Vision

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/9
  • Status: Accepted
FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) strongly supports the reinstatement of passenger services on the railway line from Portishead to Bristol. We are, however, dismayed to read that a rapid transit link is being considered as an alternative. For the reasons we have set out under CS10, we urge that the words 'or rapid transit' are deleted from the second paragraph of VIS 5.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS9: Green Infrastructure CS9: Green Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/1
  • Status: Accepted
FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) urges that disused railway corridors should be protected so that they can be used as cycle tracks. The disused lines between Yatton and Clevedon, Congresbury and Blagdon, and Yatton and Winscombe are currently protected in Policy T/8 of the Replacement Local Plan, but that policy is scheduled to be replaced by the Core Strategy. FOSBR urges that equivalent protection should be included in CS9 and in the planned Green Infrastructure Strategy.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 5: SW Bristol Urban Extension Emerging Guidelines for Development

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/2
  • Status: Accepted
FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) urges that the 'critical transport infrastructure' mentioned in guideline (2) should include reopening the station at Long Ashton. This would serve both Long Ashton itself, a village that generates significant commuter traffic into Bristol, and the development proposed for the Yanley area.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 4: Area Policies CS31: Market and Coastal Towns CS31: Market and Coastal Towns

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/4
  • Status: Accepted
FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) urges that the words 'rapid transit' should be deleted from the sentence: 'For Portishead the re-opening of a rail/rapid transit link to Bristol is a priority'. See our fuller comments under CS10.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 4: Area Policies CS30: Weston Urban Extension Key Diagram Weston Urban Extension

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/5
  • Status: Accepted
FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) urges that the 'rail and bus improvements' mentioned as key requirement (9) should include consideration of a new station for the Weston bypass line, which is adjacent to the development proposed for the former Weston Airfield site. Such a station would enable access to the site and surrounding area, and mitigate the environmental effects of its development.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 2: Visions and Objectives Priority Objectives

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/10
  • Status: Accepted
FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) is dismayed that none of the priority objectives makes any mention of improvements to North Somerset's rail infrastructure. FOSBR urges that such improvements, in particular the restoration of passenger services on the Portishead line, should be included as priority objectives. This would contribute to carbon reduction and a greener environment.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 4: Area Policies CS32: Service Villages CS32: Service Villages

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/3
  • Status: Accepted
FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) urges that reopening of the station at Uphill should be considered, since Uphill is included in the list of settlements where the service village policy will apply. A station at Uphill would be served by the existing local train service between Bristol and Taunton, and would serve both Uphill itself and neighbouring communities.
Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 4: Area Policies CS29: Weston-super-Mare Town Centre CS29: Weston-super-Mare Town Centre

  • Comment ID: 3329249/CSCD/6
  • Status: Accepted
FOSBR (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways) supports the policy of 'minimis[ing] the generation of car trips by concentrating uses around the train station and improving the public transport infrastructure', and of 'creating an office quarter around the railway station on a number of vacant or underused sites in this location'.
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