North Somerset Core Strategy Consultation on consequential changes to remitted policies CS6, CS14, CS19, CS28, CS30, CS31, CS32, CS33

Document Section North Somerset Core Strategy Consultation on consequential changes to remitted policies CS6, CS14, CS19, CS28, CS30, CS31, CS32, CS33 Housing Land Supply [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 4003009//1
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 07 Nov 2015
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The latest core strategy policy of increasing the number of planned houses in North Somerset by 50% is quite clearly unsustainable as the infrastructure simply does not exist to support it.

Take for example the Council's recent decision to approve a new housing development at North End Yatton where I used to live.200 new houses which means in all probability 400 more cars plus delivery

vehicles plus refuse collection vehicles etc.most of which will use  

Yatton High St.to access the single supermarket,bank,primary school,doctors,dentist,library,opticians,vets,hairdressers,post

office etc.,a narrow hopelessly congested road used every few minutes by bulk stone lorries from Stowells which are totally inappropriate on a road which is reduced to a single lane for large parts of it by parked cars .

A development which is utter madness as so many pointed out to you and which you took absolutely no notice of and are thus likely to do the same over these latest proposals-until election time that is.

And with the core strategy proposal to increase housing development by 50% the same thing is going to happen all across the area.

These new residents will not be working locally because there aren't the jobs in these areas,they will mostly be traveling to Bristol which means even more congestion on the major routes in and out of the city with no improvement in road capacity planned to accommodate it.In fact planning policy seems to be to reduce road capacity rather than increase it with your obsession with turning roadspace into bus and cycle lanes which remain unused for most of the time whilst motorists are forced to sit idly by on gridlocked roads with businesses,the engine drivers of our economy the main sufferers.

It is pointless to rely on developers contributions to fund infrastructure improvements because it won't happen on anything like the scale needed and it is equally unlikely that central government will fund it either directly or indirectly so this latest proposal must be rejected until such time that there is a cast iron guarantee of major infrastructure improvements to support it.

Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
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