Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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South West Harp Planning Consortium 11 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 21472001//3
We agree that it would be useful to have more guidance in the new Local Plan on how the Council will approach the matter of flood risk and residential development, and consider this in light of the benefits of delivering the urban living agenda. This would significantly assist the Council in prioritising development locations and fast tracking development proposals with limited impacts on flood risk.
South West Harp Planning Consortium 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q43. Do you have any views on our intended approach to Health Impact Assessments?

  • Comment ID: 21472001//2
Should include specific guidance on what's required in an HIA
South West Harp Planning Consortium 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: 21472001//1
Incorporate a wider definition of affordable tenures and a new assessment of local housing needs. Include an allowance for at least 10% of dwellings on major developments as affordable home ownership. Set target for affordable housing. Be ambitious in setting a percentage requirement and threshold(s) for affordable housing. Should introduce a policy aimed at first-time buyers and renters, and seek to allocate land specifically. Policy should encourage and enable affordable housing.
South West Harp Planning Consortium 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q52. What are your views on our proposed policy approach to electric vehicle charging points?

  • Comment ID: 21472001//4
A dedicated developer’s guide and specification should be produced in support of the policy, Such a policy should also ensure that while schemes are future proofed for eventual uptake of electric vehicles, this should not prejudice the delivery of affordable housing which remains one of the most critical priorities for the Council.
South West Harp Planning Consortium 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q54. Are there any other policy areas you feel need to be considered – either new policies, or amendments to an existing policy?

  • Comment ID: 21472001//5
Allow flexibility for older persons' accommodation outside settlement boundaries.