Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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CPRE Avonside 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q42. Do you have any views on our intended approach to Woodland Neighbourhoo

  • Comment ID: 20273121//16
This approach to Green Belt development appears to ignore the fact that residents with smaller homes are subject to restrictions. Because a house may be secluded and within large grounds it certainly does not mean that a large extension would have little impact on the Green Belt. This proposed policy appears to favour the few and we would question whether this has any equalities impacts?
CPRE Avonside 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: 20273121//3
Nailsea should be a self-contained location providing local jobs. Frequent congestion shows importance of sustainable transport before development. New west/east roads would destroy important heritage/landscape. Nailsea-Backwell transport corridor would harm Backwell Lake and this sensitive area. The new ‘Visions’ being prepared should respect the landscape and work to enhance the setting of the towns. Backwell services are not capable of supporting extensive housing. Maintain strategic gap.
CPRE Avonside 10 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: 20273121//5
The consultation suggests that protection of the Green Belt would not extend to Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead. There needs to be conformity of policy both across North Somerset and the West of England. A proper Green Belt review is required for the whole of the West of England. Should a review release Green Belt, consideration should also be given to how the prevention of urban sprawl can be contained by extending current Green Belt boundaries.
CPRE Avonside 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Banwell Garden Village Q10. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Banwell?

  • Comment ID: 20273121//10
Any Garden Village should be separate from Banwell and not impact on its character. Use current roads and promote public transport. A Banwell bypass will only increase traffic. Housing/employment design a challenge given proximity to AONB. Floodplain/ecological issues will not be able to be mitigated. Industrial/distribution units do not bring a substantial number of jobs. Employment uses should be focused on smaller local businesses recycling profits back into the community and reducing travel.
CPRE Avonside 10 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: 20273121//4
Portishead has motorway connections which although not ‘sustainable’ provide routes north/south. It has had considerable development but is yet to see delivery of the rail line to Bristol and beyond. Frequent congestion on the M5 and to Bristol emphasises the importance of sustainable transport before development. Safeguarding and delivering the rail route should have been an imperative. The new ‘Visions’ being prepared should respect the landscape and work to enhance the setting of the towns.
CPRE Avonside 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q6. 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: 20273121//6
The consultation recognises the key issues for the central parishes’ in that they contain internationally protected habitats and floodplain area. Protecting the individual character and environment of existing villages would be impossible given the volume of development proposed. There are no policies capable of addressing the issues of these proposals.
CPRE Avonside 10 Dec 2018

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: 20273121//11
CPRE do not support the proposal for ‘Mendip Spring Garden Village’ which would cause considerable damage to the environment of North Somerset and permanently change the rural nature of the area. It would facilitate unnecessary new roads from M5 to Bristol Airport serving only to satisfy the ambitions for airport growth.
CPRE Avonside 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Transport Q39. Are there any other transport issues or challenges that have been missed? How can they be addressed in the Local Plan?

  • Comment ID: 20273121//12
Transport issues listed on page 80 of the consultation set out exactly why plans should concentrate on mass transit and public transport. Shifts in behaviour and a travel that requires us to be more active can have a positive impact on our health. CPRE report – The end of the road? attached, provides evidence that road building is not the answer.
CPRE Avonside 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Bristol Airport Q38. What are your thoughts on the four proposed options for a Bristol Airport policy in the new Local Plan 2036? Do you have a preferred option?

  • Comment ID: 20273121//13
Existing policy rightly encourages optimum use of the existing Green Belt inset. Local communities have lost confidence that Bristol Airport will deliver on its commitments as previous S106 agreements have not all materialised. The airport has already exploited its opportunities for permitted development and utilised Green Belt for car parking and new development which has had a negative impact on the south side of the airport. Option 1 (retain existing policy) is the only option acceptable.
CPRE Avonside 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q1. 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: 20273121//1
CPRE North Somerset comments on the Weston-super-Mare SPD are still relevant and are attached. Despite the considerable effort to improve the seafront, more focus is needed on the heart of the town. All of the key issues are reliant on the regeneration of the town centre. More needs to be done with retailers and developers to maximise capacity of the High Street and adjacent shops. Residential accommodation above shops would help to make the area a more vibrant and safe community.
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