Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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M Abbott 19 Nov 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: 20988417//2
The rules governing green belt to the south west of Bristol need to be changed. The Green Belt is not sacrosanct or untouchable, but, rather than build on a very small portion of this, NSC would rather build 2,800 houses in the countryside adjacent to the Mendip hIll. The area is far more environmentally, ecologically and landscape sensitive than the Green Belt.
M Abbott 19 Nov 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q7. 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: 20988417//3
Mendip Hills The Mendip Hills are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Planning Policy is meant to conserve and protect AONB. The proposed development is adjacent to the Mendip Hills and will damage them. The environmental/ecological damage would be permanent-impossible to mitigate against.
M Abbott 19 Nov 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: 20988417//1
Opposed to Mendip Spring garden village because housing should be built adjacent to Bristol, damage to AONB, creation of permanent eyesore.
M Abbott 19 Nov 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Local Housing Growth Settlement Boundaries Q9. What are your views on the options for revised settlement boundaries?

  • Comment ID: 20988417//4
These need to be rigorously maintained: 1.to avoid north Somerset villages merging together. 2.To prevent inappropriate development of green field sites/countryside 3.to preserve the character and landscape of individual villages. NSC's own Landscape Character Supplementary guidelines support this view.