Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q33. Do you agree that the delivery of employment and employment premises remain important to Weston-super-Mare? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 17440577//5
Respondent Highways England [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Jan 2019

We welcome the recognition that there needs to be a strong emphasis on a robust strategy to deliver local employment opportunities, particularly at Weston-super-Mare, in order to reduce the need to travel and thus the pressure that outward commuting puts on the M5 and its junctions.

The JSP sets out the overall scale of employment change to 2036 and a high-level strategy for the distribution of growth. We understand that in North Somerset, this distribution will focus on Weston-super-Mare, Bristol Airport and Royal Portbury Dock. With regards to Weston-super-Mare, we look forward to learning more about the proposed allocations, including their location, likely transport implications and any necessary mitigation proposals.


welcome recognition for a robust strategy to deliver local employment opportunities.