Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Mendip Spring garden Village Q16. Do you agree with the principles set out for Mendip Spring Garden Village and would you suggest any changes to these? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21242625//1
Respondent K Hanson [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018

Referring to 4.2 (p 42) Mendip Spring (Churchill) Garden Village (the 2,800 houses and major new roads here in Churchill) we think the following key words might help you.  (Numbers refer to specific questions in the I & O document).

4.2 (p 42) Questions 15-18 Mendip Spring (Churchill) Garden Village

 "I am totally opposed to the proposals for the SDL of Mendip Spring/Churchill. The Local Plan 2036 consultation for Mendip Spring/Churchill Garden Village (4.2) is premature. It is not appropriate for North Somerset Council to conduct a consultation when very significant issues have yet to be addressed through the joint Spatial Plan (JSP) process and formal examination. It is wrong to predict or presuppose the outcome of the JSP examination by the Independent Inspectors." ALSO

  • Houses should be built near to the jobs in Bristol. Mendip Spring/Churchill SDL is 15 miles from Bristol (the main source of employment)
  • Transport infrastructure is environmentally damaging.
    • Increased use of cars puts a significant, unnecessary and costly strain on existing transport infrastructure.
    • Pollution - impact of a significant increase in car journeys to and from Bristol where there is a very significant air quality problems.
Opposed to the Mendip Spring Garden Village