Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 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: 21487905//6
We suggest that a blend of Options 1 and 2 should be considered for the next stage of the NLP Consultation. Some settlements should be re-assessed and moved further up the hierarchy to allow for smaller-scale growth to come forward, and an additional tier should be included between Service and Infill villages. This again would allow for smaller-scale growth to come forward in these settlements.
Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q36. What role do you think that residential developers should play in helping to deliver employment? Should the specific link between housing and employment be maintained.

  • Comment ID: 21487905//14
We do not agree that the specific link between housing and employment should be maintained. In the past this link has hindered the delivery of housing which is desperately needed in Weston-super-Mare in particular, which in turn hinders economic growth.
Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 Dec 2018

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: 21487905//19
5.45 We agree that the redevelopment and regeneration of urban sites and greenfield sites on the edge of Weston-super-Mare, within areas benefiting from flood defences is a wider sustainability benefit that outweighs flood risk. A policy detailing this would benefit decision makers in the Council. However, we question whether such a policy would comply with national guidance and suggest legal advice is taken on this matter.
Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 Dec 2018

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

  • Comment ID: 21487905//1
We have previously submitted representations in respect to land west of the M5 and east of Trenchard Road. We now propose that this land be allocated for residential development in the North Somerset Local Plan Review (2018 – 2036), to contribute to non-strategic growth levels.
Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 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: 21487905//7
It is our view that Option 1 should be pursued; we do not agree that the current policy which allows sites to come forward adjacent to the settlement boundary for up to 75 dwellings should be removed. This is because the policy currently provides flexibility to allow for development to come forward in sustainable locations. North Somerset Council have consistently been unable to demonstrate a five year housing land supply.
Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q49. Do you have any views on our intended approach to development on previously developed land in the countryside? What type of sites may be suitable for residential redevelopment?

  • Comment ID: 21487905//20
We agree that expanding the list of uses would be beneficial to allow previously-developed land in the countryside to be redeveloped for other purposes.
Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 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: 21487905//8
We support the proposals for Banwell Garden Village and would direct the Council to our separate representations on this matter.
Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q53. What are your views on our proposed approach to Green Infrastructure?

  • Comment ID: 21487905//21
Whilst we agree with the approach to Green Infrastructure it is important that a thorough review is undertaken of the potential areas to be designated under this policy, to ensure that the land being selected actually does contribute to the purposes of GI and there are incentives to improve the land for ecological purposes. As discussed in previous sections of this statement, we do not agree that the northern parcel of land west of the M5 should be sterilised as Green Infrastructure. Whilst the
Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 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: 21487905//2
The Local Plan could address this by allocating a minimum of 2,000 dwellings on sites (by combining non-strategic growth and ‘urban living’, which we go on to discuss under question 27) of less than 500 dwellings in size, on a mix of brownfield and greenfield sites for development. Provision of additional housing supply will slow the rate of inflation and ensure choice and competition in the market, a key requirement of the NPPF.
Hayes Family and Mr Cope 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Banwell Garden Village Q11. Do you agree with the principles set out for Banwell Garden Village and would you suggest any changes to these? We consider that establishing the principles is a fundamental step towards developing the detail for development in these areas.

  • Comment ID: 21487905//9
We agree with the majority of the principles set out for the Banwell Garden Village proposals but our specific concerns are set out in separate representations in relation to these objectives.
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