Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q6. 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 4092257//1
Respondent Puxton Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 12 Dec 2018

The Parish of Puxton (the villages of Puxton & Hewish) is not provisioned for within this plan. It is a busy Parish, adjacent to the area’s busiest motorway junction, on a critical highway artery through North Somerset. It is a small but vital community of homes and businesses. It appears that it is to go forward to a time approaching the mid-point of this century with nothing provisioned for in terms of its future. This despite the possible infrastructural pressures resulting from the the proposed Banwell Garden Village an bypass projects immediately to our south.

Puxton – never known to have been flooded - is on a tidal flood plain and has no settlement bounddaries. It has therefore tended to be discounted for development purposes over the years. However, there is likely to be pressure during the coming decades of the plan period,for small scale development within the Parish, even if just to hold itself together as a vibrant community. Our concerns have prompted us to provide further comments relating to settlements, below.

Parish of Puxton not provisioned for within the plan