Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 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? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1045633//5
Respondent Cleeve Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 16 Nov 2018
Comment

CPC do not agree with some issues identified in this section. If we believe that climate change is one of the most serious issues facing mankind, greenbelt should not be released for the expansion of Bristol Airport, likewise for park and rides within the greenbelt for airport car parking. Park and Ride car parks will increase vehicle use. But we do consider that land inside the South Bristol Link should be considered for housing as this would be more sustainable and take away from the need for new, costly road infrastructure.

We do not consider that the greenbelt should be reviewed through the Hierarchy or Settlement boundaries with the exception of land inside the South Bristol Link. Cleeve Parish is surrounded by green belt which supports a strategic rural gap between Weston and Bristol.

Summary
Green belt should not be released for the expansion of the airport.
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