Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS8: Minerals Planning in North Somerset CS8: Minerals Planning in North Somerset [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 3329249/CSCD/7
Respondent Friends of Suburban Bristol Ra… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Feb 2010
Current Status Accepted
Policy CS8 mentions the active aggregates quarries at Stancombe near Flax Bourton and Durnford near Long Ashton. Although both these quarries are close to the Bristol to Taunton railway line, the paragraph on the potential impacts of mineral working does not mention the possibility of serving them by rail.

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.