Site Allocations Plan March 2016

Document Section Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Introduction Purpose of the document [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1017697//1
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Response Date 26 Apr 2016

We understand that the Site Allocations Plan is being prepared in the context of the adopted Core Strategy. However, the Council should have regard to the emerging Joint Spatial Plan which is being prepared in conjunction with Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City and South Gloucestershire Councils. The 2015 Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) covering the four authorities identified a need to deliver 85,000 homes between 2016 and 2036. This equates to 4,250 homes every year and is nearly 30,000 more than originally planned for across the region.

The emerging growth options which have been identified in the Joint Plan all identify Weston-Super-Mare as an area for "urban intensification". Therefore, whilst the emerging Site Allocations plan is being prepared in the context of the Core Strategy targets, the Council should pay regard to the emerging context of housing needs in the area