Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 5: SW Bristol Urban Extension Chapter 5: Introduction [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 3330977/CSCD/7
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Feb 2010
Current Status Accepted
Comment
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. Notwithstanding an objection in principle to any development, should it be forced on North Somerset through the adoption of the RSS, the wording should be more along the lines of:

"The new development should be zero carbon to carbon negative. At the maximum housing numbers of 9,500, the developer will have the economies of scale to not only ensure that all new homes are zero carbon and very low waste, but that provision is made to reduce the carbon footprint of neighbouring settlements. This will be achieved through joint working with Bristol City Council to ensure the provision of heat mains into existing housing inside the city boundary, and where possible also into existing housing in Long Ashton".
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