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Deleted User 23 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 2: Visions and Objectives VIS 1: North Somerset Vision

  • Comment ID: 3330977/CSCD/1
  • Status: Accepted
Development will respond to the challenge of Climate Change is too passive, too adaptive and does little to stress the need for mitigation of climate change rather than simply adapting to its effects.
Deleted User 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 5: SW Bristol Urban Extension Chapter 5: Introduction

  • Comment ID: 3330977/CSCD/7
  • Status: Accepted
The principle that any new development should 'minimise the impact on climate change through the promotion of sustainable resources and efficient buildings including energy and waste provision" is far too weakly worded.
Deleted User 19 Feb 2010

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

  • Comment ID: 3330977/CSCD/3
  • Status: Accepted
There is a need for a new over-arching priority on mitigating climate change and addressing the issue of peak oil.North Somerset Council must devote time and resources to this issue to ensure that the highest standards of development are met as soon as possible. The Core Strategy is an opportunity to create a set of best-practice planning policies on low-carbon development and also to transform the way that people live and work in existing settlements.
Deleted User 19 Feb 2010

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

  • Comment ID: 3330977/CSCD/2
  • Status: Accepted
The need to reinstate the rail link between Bristol and Portishead is immediate. This should take priority over junction improvements at M5 J19 as the long term impact will be far greater. The council should also include Pill area and additional train stops to assist inevitable commuting from this growing service village. The development of the Marina area over the last 5-10 years without the provision of quick and economical public transport links to Bristol makes a mockery of the system.
Deleted User 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: 3330977/CSCD/4
  • Status: Accepted
The policy is missing a core section of content about reducing the climate impact of existing settlements. If new developments built during the strategy's lifetime will comprise only around 10% of the total stock, 90% of the climate emissions from buildings remain unaddressed.There appears to be no information on the Council's approach to promoting the upgrade of existing housing stock. There is no mention of the renewable resources available within the area.
Deleted User 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 6: Delivery CS34: Developer Contributions to Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 3330977/CSCD/8
  • Status: Accepted
Developers must be expected to contribute to renewable energy infrastructure as well as the more standard transport, leisure etc. Contributions should be fully integrated into designs, not bolted-on to meet building requirements. District-scale solutions such as district CHP, and community scale bus and cycle ways should be a priority to ensure that carbon abatement is optimised and can be effectively monitored. Less intrusive technologies should also be encouraged.
Deleted User 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS2: Delivering Sustainable Design and Construction CS2: Delivering Sustainable Design and Construction

  • Comment ID: 3330977/CSCD/5
  • Status: Accepted
See comments against CS1 which apply to both sections
Deleted User 19 Feb 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS10: Transport and Movement CS10: Transport and Movement

  • Comment ID: 3330977/CSCD/6
  • Status: Accepted
The transport schemes proposed appear to prioritise road improvements over the provision of better public or low-carbon transport, despite the fact that N Somerset already has above-average car usage. While some rural usage is inevitable there could be much more ambitious targets to connect service villages and towns as well as facilitating clean travel to Bristol.