Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 1019521//2
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q2. 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]
Respondent GVA Grimley [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 07 Dec 2018
Comment

This list of key issues fails to recognise the significant under provision of new family and affordable housing within the town given the distinct lack of strategic residential allocations in the existing or emerging Plan. The key issues should fully reflect the requirement to encourage and enable young people and families to remain in the town (as well as attracting new young people and families). We note the reference to new housing sites being identified in the town but these need to be deliverable in the short to medium term rather than a contingency site.

The issues should also recognise the challenges to bringing forward existing employment sites such as St Modwen’s land West of Kenn Road and explore options such as mixed use opportunities to facilitate their delivery.

 

Summary
fails to recognise the significant under provision of new family and affordable housing within the town.
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