Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS3: Environmental Risk Management CS3: Environmental Risk Management [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 3371009/CSCD/3
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
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Response Date 03 Mar 2010
Current Status Accepted
In respect of the criteria for the Sequential Test the requirement for the area of search to be the whole of North Somerset appears to be applicable to any development proposed in the Service Villages or the smaller settlements. This is considered unrealistic and counter-productive to maintaining the focus on the needs of such settlements. This should be amended to say that with regard to the Service Villages or smaller settlements it is the Service Village or smaller settlement and its immediate environs and economic hinterland that is the relevant area of search.

In respect of item 2 c) thereunder, any Council land so identified must have already been formally declared to be surplus and be genuinely available for purchase by private treaty. Otherwise it cannot be said to be genuinely available to the applicant of any such planning application which falls to be considered under such criteria.