Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Submitted Sites Submitted sites [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 14896737//6
Respondent Alder King (M Cullen) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 11 Jan 2019
Comment

Land at Wyndhurst Farm

The University of Bristol’s site at Wyndhurst Farm measures 3.2 hectares and is located adjacent to the Service Village settlement boundary of Langford. It is sustainably located with easy access to many day to day services available within reasonable walking and cycling distance of the village core. It is wedged between the A38 to the south and Langford Road to the north. The ‘Esso’ garage and Saint Mary’s church are located on the western boundary of the site.

According to the Council’s current development plan there are no planning policy constraints affecting the site.

Requirement for small sites

In addition to the SDLs, the University of Bristol supports the local housing growth that is required across North Somerset to meet ‘non-strategic’ requirements. The second part of the representations provide responses to the relevant consultation questions in section 3 of the ‘Issues and Options’ consultation document.

The consultation document rightly highlights the need for ‘non-strategic’ development in sustainable locations across the district. The intention is that this will help to ensure that a wider range of sites are available in a variety of locations to provide greater choice. Furthermore, sites under the ‘non-strategic’ umbrella could range from anything from 50 to 499 dwellings, which will provide greater flexibility in the market and should help to ensure an increased and more consistent rate of delivery of new homes over the plan period.

 

Summary
The University of Bristol’s site at Wyndhurst Farm is sustainably located, adjacent to the Service Village settlement boundary of Langford. The consultation document rightly highlights the need for ‘non-strategic’ development in sustainable locations across the district.
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