Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Garden Villages and New Communities What is proposed for North Somerset? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 20126113//6
Respondent Jan Murray [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Jan 2019
Comment

3. Section 4. (p 28) Garden Villages and new communities.

3.1. This section is full of airy descriptions of utopian ideals. The reality is very

different. It is interesting to note the Sustainability Assessment Scoping

report that should feed into the Issues and Options consultation asks of each

plot of land put forward in this area, “Are there any specific site

circumstances e.g. abnormal costs, high infrastructure costs, low value land

that might affect site viability?” The answer given was “No”. This is quite

simply absurd. The transport infrastructure and mitigation of pluvial flood

on the land alone create ‘abnormal building costs’.

3.2. Public transport by bus to Bristol jobs will take too long to be viable.

3.3. By train, residents will need a car to get to Yatton Station which means

increased traffic on Stock Lane and crossing the A370 onto the B3133 to go

through Yatton. Where are the plans to:

3.3.1. Mitigate the already congested (at peak times) junction of the B3133 at

Congresbury?

3.3.2. Increase parking at Yatton Station to accommodate those living in the

Churchill/Mendip Spring dormitory town that NSC will have created?

 

Summary
3. Section 4. (p 28) Garden Villages and new communities is full of airy descriptions of utopian ideals. Public transport by bus to Bristol jobs will take too long to be viable. By train, residents will need a car to get to Yatton Station which means
increased traffic on Stock Lane and crossing the A370 onto the B3133 to go
through Yatton.
No plan present to mitigate the already congested (at peak times) junction of the B3133 at Congresbury, or raise parking at Yatton Station
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