Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q34. What do you think are the needs of current and future businesses that might want to operate in the town? What sort of premises and infrastructure do businesses need? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21179361//8
Respondent KMH1 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 08 Dec 2018

Weston is largely retail and construction, now that most heavy industry has disappeared. There is an opportunity to turn the area into a tech hub because land could be cheaper than in Bristol, Plus. Or become an exemplar in sustainable living industry. Avoiding construction of legoland estates. And if any garden villages have to go ahead, use these as best practice examples to try out environmental features that are not driven by developer profit; e.g. natural flood attenuation, Suds, homes that recycle dirty water. Thus not high density and certainly below 25% density. But please, no unnecessary roads that on balance will damage the social fabric of existing settlements.

Yes to tech hubs, and build on the construction and trades to create more environmentally friendly spaces, but certainly not densely packed monolith houses that will lead to a Locking Castle type development dumped onto Banwell, Mendip Spring or Nailsea.