Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Comment ID 3347041/CSCD/5
Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 2: Visions and Objectives VIS 6: Service Villages Vision [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Feb 2010
NHSNS considers that the visions for North Somerset and each settlement (VIS 1, VIS 3, VIS 5, VIS 6) should make reference to the need for healthcare facilities in urban areas. To this end, the following amendments are proposed:

"VIS 6: Service Villages Vision
By 2026 service villages will become thriving rural communities and a focal point for local housing needs, services, HEALTHCARE and community facilities. They will become more self-contained in terms of providing jobs and serving the local and surrounding community for all their day-to-day needs."

NHSNS requires flexibility to be able to respond to changing circumstances with regards major development, or population increases. On this basis, we consider that the Core Strategy should set a commitment to provide healthcare facilities accessible to all settlements within North Somerset.

This is consistent with Government advice contained within Planning Policy Statement 12 (PPS 12), which requires (para 4.46) Core Strategies policies to be flexible and effective at dealing with changing circumstances.