Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Transport Q39. Are there any other transport issues or challenges that have been missed? How can they be addressed in the Local Plan? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1045633//13
Respondent Cleeve Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 16 Nov 2018
Comment

CPC considers that the proposed NSC Local Plan will only increase congestion due to further expansion at Bristol Airport and housing developments being developed in the wrong locations.  This has the knock on impact of increasing carbon emissions. 

The Local Plan needs to consider major changes due to its unsustainability. If the airport cap remains at 10 mppa the upgrade in infrastructure would be vastly reduced. The Bristol Transport Strategy July 2018 shows that ‘building more roads leads them just to be filled up, with buses then caught in congestion’ and a recognition that underground light rail systems is more than twenty years away. We have seen the constant delay of Portishead railway and so cannot see that a rail link will materialise to Bristol Airport. A mass transit may well not cause the behavioural change necessary to be successful with the vast percentage of passengers still travelling by car.

CPC will comment on the four potential park and ride sites situated in Green Belt once the transport studies have been made available.

Summary
Further expansion of the airport will increase congestion.
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