Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Wrington Parish Council 29 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Mendip Spring garden Village Q15. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Mendip Spring Garden Village?

  • Comment ID: 1019201//44
The proposals for a ‘garden village’ at Mendip Spring are premature and considered unsustainable. Until the JSP formal examination process has been concluded however, further consultation is only at best hypothetical and may be unachievable.
Wrington Parish Council 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q4. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these?

  • Comment ID: 1019201//4
Portishead is also to consider “small scale Green Belt releases” which again contradict NSC’s policy of protecting Green Belt boundaries. This is the thin end of the wedge.
Wrington Parish Council 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Banwell Garden Village Q13. Do you have any comments on the Concept Diagrams and Alternative Scenarios set out?

  • Comment ID: 1019201//12
Acceptable in principle, but subject to strict planning controls as to activities and size of any buildings to be erected. (No huge warehouses or similar such as those seen alongside the M5 around the M5/M48 junction area.) Alternative scenario 2 is worthy of further consideration. It clearly separates Banwell from the proposed ‘garden village’ and steps outside the flood plain, and is therefore sensible.
Wrington Parish Council 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Nailsea Q23. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Nailsea?

  • Comment ID: 1019201//20
“…balancing the demographic profile” Fine words but what precisely does this mean in reality?
Wrington Parish Council 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q36. What role do you think that residential developers should play in helping to deliver employment? Should the specific link between housing and employment be maintained.

  • Comment ID: 1019201//28
Yes. It is stated in the preceding paragraphs that the policy has seen an improvement in the delivery of employment within WsM, so why change what appears to be working?
Wrington Parish Council 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q46. Should the Local Plan identify suitable land for large-scale renewable energy development to support new development?

  • Comment ID: 1019201//36
Yes, but let’s not trash Green Belt or AONB or good agricultural land with photovoltaic or solar farms. North Somerset has enough already.
Wrington Parish Council 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q5. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these?

  • Comment ID: 1019201//5
Green Belt is greatly valued by residents, not only for its ‘strategic gap’ value but also as a constraint on planning and development and should not be depleted. It has a strong visual amenity value and changes should be resolutely opposed (including Bristol Airport). Where Green Belt land is however low value and largely derelict, it may be appropriate to sacrifice it for the greater benefit to the community and the environment.
Wrington Parish Council 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Banwell Garden Village Q14. Are there any other options you would add for accommodating strategic growth within the Garden Village near Banwell?

  • Comment ID: 1019201//13
Please ensure that infrastructure arrangements are in place before building commences.
Wrington Parish Council 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Nailsea Q24. Do you agree with the principles set out for Nailsea and would you suggest any changes to these?

  • Comment ID: 1019201//21
The proposed new road appears to cut across the existing station car park. How will the loss of spaces be compensated for? The increase in ‘commuter’ traffic will generate more car travel and it would be naïve to think that other than only a small percentage of ‘incomers’ will use cycles or walking as an alternative, clean form of transport.
Wrington Parish Council 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q37: How else can the Local Plan help to maintain and increase employment growth associated to Weston-super-Mare?

  • Comment ID: 1019201//29
No comment, however it is important to recognise that an over-emphasis on employment growth in WsM and its associated housing will quickly ruin what is attractive about living in North Somerset.
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