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Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q22. Are there any other options you would add for accommodating strategic growth within Backwell?

  • Comment ID: 10410369//4
TW do not consider there to be alternative options to accommodate strategic growth at Backwell due to the existing Green Belt designation.
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q21. Do you have any comments on the concept diagrams and alternative scenarios set out?

  • Comment ID: 10410369//15
TW are supportive of the current extent of the Backwell SDL and its indicative capacity of 700 dwellings. We would however note that there is a balance to be had between the overall land take of the Backwell SDL and reflecting the design principles currently proposed in terms of provision, e.g. green infrastructure, recreation space and development density, etc.
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q3. 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: 10410369//1
TW welcome the preparation of the NLP and broadly agree with the main issues presented in the Issues and Options document and the identification of Land at Grove Farm, land at Burnt House Farm and Rodney Road as the Backwell SDL. However, discussed below are those elements of the NLPIO that TW wish to provide comment on.
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Submitted Sites Submitted sites

  • Comment ID: 10410369//12
This document sets out TW’s response to the emerging NLP and the associated evidence base related to the Backwell SDL only and supports the promotion of land that TW has interests in at the Backwell SDL (including land at Grove Farm, land at Burnt House Farm and Rodney Road).
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q22. Are there any other options you would add for accommodating strategic growth within Backwell?

  • Comment ID: 10410369//16
TW do not consider there to be alternative options to accommodate strategic growth at Backwell due to the existing Green Belt designation.
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 10410369//5
TW contend that the affordable housing thresholds currently proposed in the JSP are inconsistent with national guidance. As detailed in previous representations to the JSP consultation stages, TW would argue that it is more appropriate to set out the affordable housing requirement in the four authorities emerging Local Plans, with each authority continuing to set differing affordable housing zones where necessary.
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Submitted Sites Submitted sites

  • Comment ID: 10410369//7
TW support the early preparation of the NLP and broadly agree with the main issues presented in NLPIO and the identification of the Backwell SDL and Rodney Road as part of this wider allocation.
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q3. 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: 10410369//13
We note that consideration will be given to local Green Belt amendments in the NLP. The existing Green Belt designation comes up to the South side of Chelvey Lane and the access to the Backwell SDL from the A370 goes through the Green Belt and could be considered for a local Green Belt amendment to form a more permanent boundary
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q3. 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: 10410369//8
2.2 TW are in general agreement with the issues and challenges identified in the NLPIO with regards to the potential development of Rodney Road and the wider SDL.
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q20. Do you agree with the principles set out for Backwell and would you suggest any changes to these?

  • Comment ID: 10410369//2
TW are generally supportive of this proposed vision and the majority of the design principles set out for the Backwell SDL. However, they do question the rationale and justification of the second design principle whereby the Council require the delivery of the new Station Road to A370 link in advance of development commencing, coupled with modifications to Station Road. Significance of horseshoe bats are recognised.
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