Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 2: Visions and Objectives VIS 6: Service Villages Vision [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 3326273/CSCD/1
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Feb 2010
Current Status Accepted
Whilst we accept the principle of spreading development around the plan area rather than focusing on one area, we do have some concerns over the impact of potential small-scale growth in some of the villages identified. In all cases you need to be able to demonstrate the environmental capacity of these settlements. Irrespective of whether there are conservation areas or not, all these settlements will have characteristics that should be understood and help to influence the form of future development within them. The views expressed in VIS7 should also apply to this vision in terms of maintaining identity. Where there are historic assets there will be a need to be a considered approach taken to ensure that they are preserved and that this should also include the setting of the asset.
- Banwell- This is Conservation Area with a number of designated historic buildings within it. There are also two scheduled monuments within the vicinity of the settlement including the site of the Roman villa to the north of West Street within the conservation area and the Roman Camp that is situated in Banwell Woods.
- Congresbury. - A conservation area with an historic core based around the Church.
- Hutton- a conservation area with several listed buildings.
- Long Ashton (and Yanley) - Several conservation areas are designated in the general area with a large number of listed buildings within them. The close proximity of Ashton Court and its historic Park to the north east and the Scheduled Monuments of the Roman town and associated features the west and a deserted medieval farmstead to the north west of the village provide a large number of heritage constraints.
- Uphill - The main heritage assets to this settlement are within the conservation area that is designated around the manor house. This conservation area forms an important strategic gap between Uphill and Weston Super Mare and should not be compromised by any development.
- Wrington- Conservation Area within the settlement with a number of historic buildings. Barley Wood Historic Park and Garden to the east of the village is close enough to be potentially affected.