Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 1019521//15
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q54. Are there any other policy areas you feel need to be considered – either new policies, or amendments to an existing policy? [View all comments on this section]
Respondent GVA Grimley [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 07 Dec 2018
Comment

Strategic Gaps

St Modwen seeks a review of the Strategic Gaps policy given the significant area of North Somerset that is covered. Concerns were raised at the Site Allocations Part 2 Examination in Public with regards to the robustness of the evidence base supporting the proposals and we would wish to see a further review. The St Modwen former Moss land extension site at Locking (SHLAA reference HE1832) has been discounted in the SHLAA on the basis of falling within the designation despite it being in a sustainable location (in the centre of the Weston Villages) and adjacent to future development. The site could make a significant contribution to the identified housing requirement within Weston.

Protection of employment sites

As we have noted above (Employment) we would wish to see a robust and commercially evidenced review of the employment allocations being carried forward as the Atkins Employment Land Review cannot be relied upon for this purpose.

 

Summary
Review of strategic gap policy required.
Robust and commercially evidenced review of employment allocations required.
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