Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Lesley Hegarty 10 Dec 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: 21244545//5
Recent amendments to local policy (CS32) have significantly eroded the efficacy and purpose of settlement boundaries of Service Villages. If rural communities are to be maintained as part of the make up of North Somerset then a rigorous settlement boundary policy should be re-instituted and adhered to.
Lesley Hegarty 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q19. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Backwell?

  • Comment ID: 21244545//6
I have the same objections to this as to the Mendip Spring Garden Village. It is fundamentally flawed and will be found to be unsound at the JSP examination.
Lesley Hegarty 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: 21244545//1
Object to the proposed Mendip Spring Garden Village
Lesley Hegarty 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: 21244545//7
A Banwell bypass will simply create major traffic problems for neighbouring villages. More imaginative traffic planning should be adopted. The cost and environmental damage and traffic congestion in other villages means the bypass will fail a cost/benefit analysis.
Lesley Hegarty 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: 21244545//2
Green Belt policy requires updating or interpreting in favour of development in locations close to jobs and public transport.
Lesley Hegarty 10 Dec 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: 21244545//3
The Mendip Spring Garden Village proposal will be found to be unsound due to its proximity to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Lesley Hegarty 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Local Housing Growth Settlement Hierarchy Q8. What are your views on the options for a revised settlement hierarchy?

  • Comment ID: 21244545//4
The current hierarchy should be maintained