Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q44. Should a new policy aspire to net zero carbon new development? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21390721//1
Respondent D Roy [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 04 Jan 2019

The concept of an urban village for housing does not fit with the environmental issues of carbon reduction as discussed by the UN currently, IE reducing Carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 in order to maintain global temperature rise to below 1.5C and prevent catastrophic flooding and species extinction globally.

  1. Carbon reduction of 50% by 2030 will not be met by building roads and houses away from cities where there is increased transport and no current large employers within cycling or walking distance, the plane also, does not include low energy rail links .
  2. Electrification of cars will reduce some carbon emissions but with 20% or electricity from renewable sources the plan should be showing a 30% carbon reduction for commuters to be sustainable and comply with un requirements.
  3. Bristol council are currently planning a 50% carbon reduction by 2030
  4. Bristol airport expansion cannot achieve 50% carbon reduction by 2030


Concept of urban villages doesn't fit with environmental issues of carbon reduction.