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Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities CS16: Affordable Housing CS16: Affordable Housing

  • Comment ID: 936033/CSCD/7
  • Status: Accepted
There needs to be a more robust approach to achieving affordable housing targets. The standard should be 33%. Where there is strong local support and in some rural areas, higher percentage can apply. For example, in the Elliott's site proposal, it would be argued that the employment part of the development will support only 24 open market dwellings, hence the other 16 (or 40%) should be affordable housing. In general, in rural areas the threshold should be 6 (yielding 2 affordable).
Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities CS17: Residential Sites Providing Affordable Housing Only CS17: Residential Sites Providing Affordable Housing Only

  • Comment ID: 936033/CSCD/8
  • Status: Accepted
There needs to be a more robust approach to achieving affordable housing targets. The standard should be 33%. Where there is strong local support and in some rural areas, higher percentage can apply. For example, in the Elliott's site proposal, it would be argued that the employment part of the development will support only 24 open market dwellings, hence the other 16 (or 40%) should be affordable housing. In general, in rural areas the threshold should be 6 (yielding 2 affordable).
Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 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: 936033/CSCD/1
  • Status: Accepted
I strongly support the Core Strategy approach as set out on page 21 - 47.
Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities CS18: Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople CS18: Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

  • Comment ID: 936033/CSCD/9
  • Status: Accepted
This policy is in a hopeless muddle. Some of the aims are contradictory and have proved to be undeliverable. The figures given in 3.280 do not take into account the fact that the Environment Agency has objected to planning permission being given to a site. The attitude of the council towards this community has been irresponsible with the aim of 'Delivering strong and inclusive communities'. The notion that 'Preference will be given to... expansion of existing sites' is totally unacceptable.
Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 2010

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

  • Comment ID: 936033/CSCD/2
  • Status: Accepted
I support this strategy.
Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering a Prosperous Economy CS21: Retail Hierarchy and Provision CS21: Retail Hierarchy and Provision

  • Comment ID: 936033/CSCD/10
  • Status: Accepted
Strong support for the policy to 'resist the loss of small scale shops including neighbourhood and village stores...'. It is important to set an upper limit for scale of development in service villages, so no new development has the effect of reducing the range of local shops and facilities.
Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 2010

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

  • Comment ID: 936033/CSCD/3
  • Status: Accepted
I do not support the investigation of a new road link between the M5 and South Bristol as the presumptions behind the supposed need for this road link are directly contrary to many of the aspirations and strategies expressed in CS1 - CS6. There is no detail to relate to the aim to 'improve road and personal safety' such as reduced speed limits.
Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering a Prosperous Economy CS23: Bristol International Airport CS23: Bristol International Airport

  • Comment ID: 936033/CSCD/11
  • Status: Accepted
This chapter is both vague and muddled. The aim of 'reducing leakage to airports outside the South West' is ludicrous as it assumes hundreds of new flight destinations with near empty aircraft. Surface journeys to Heathrow by bus have no adverse environmental effect, in fact every passenger would have to travel separately by car for the surface journey to have greater impact than the equivalent extra air miles. This chapter reads like a timid damage limitation document.
Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS11: Parking CS11: Parking

  • Comment ID: 936033/CSCD/4
  • Status: Accepted
I disagree with the pressure to increase parking spaces allocated for individual private dwellings. Instead, residential road designs should include more flexible use parking bays, which do not obstruct the pavement or the carriageways. Road width should be sufficient for emergency vehicles and buses where required, but should not be wide and straight enough for speeding vehicles. Residential speed limits should be 20mph everywhere (link to CS10).
Tom Leimdorfer 27 Jan 2010

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

  • Comment ID: 936033/CSCD/12
  • Status: Accepted
I broadly support this strategy. With respect to Congresbury, the vacant site of the former Elliott's works presents a 'one-off' development opportunity within the settlement boundary for a mixed employment and residential site. Congresbury Parish Council supported my outline suggestions for the site (attached) and we have also had positive feedback from several residents.
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