Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q33. Do you agree that the delivery of employment and employment premises remain important to Weston-super-Mare? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 3585697//7
Respondent jerb44 [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Dec 2018

Most developments in North Somerset have required provision for business units. These have not been enthusiastically taken by businesses for many reasons but commonly because they are too remote. No evidence has been presented to show that the proposed housing developments although large would be large enough to sustain significant numbers of business units. There is therefore a significant and unmitigated risk that excessive and unsustainable amounts of commuting will result.

No evidence presented to show that businesses will be attracted to the proposed business areas.