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Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM11

  • Comment ID: 1018753//5
  • Status: Accepted
DM11 Landscape - we welcome the references to landscape character, dark skies and tranquillity.
Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM12

  • Comment ID: 1018753//6
  • Status: Accepted
DM12 Mendip Hills AONB - we broadly support this policy but advise a reference to the AONB Management Plan would help to ensure proposed development takes account of AONB objectives.
Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM15

  • Comment ID: 1018753//7
  • Status: Accepted
DM13 Mineral working, exploration, extraction and processing - we advise a link could usefully be made to Green Infrastructure particularly with respect to the phasing and restoration of mineral sites.
Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM19

  • Comment ID: 1018753//8
  • Status: Accepted
DM19 Green infrastructure - we broadly welcome this policy but advise the principles and requirements for GI should feature throughout the Plan to better reflect its multi-functional and cross-cutting nature. We would expect green infrastructure requirements to feature strongly in the Place Making policies. We also advise the Council to consider preparing a green infrastructure strategy as this would provide an opportunity to identify a strategic GI framework for North Somerset that reflects an
Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM1

  • Comment ID: 1018753//1
  • Status: Accepted
DM1 Flooding and drainage - we would welcome a specific reference to seeking biodiversity enhancement .
Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Glossary Glossary

  • Comment ID: 1018753//9
  • Status: Accepted
Glossary For clarification please note the suggestion in the Glossary that all National Nature Reserves (NNR) are also Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is not strictly correct, although there is often a strong correlation the boundaries do not always coincide, for example a small part of Gordano Valley NNR is not within a SSSI.
Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM2

  • Comment ID: 1018753//2
  • Status: Accepted
DM2 Renewable and low carbon energy - we note the policy states that where impacts are insurmountable, or considered of particular harm, applications may be refused. We consider it likely that some areas will be unsuitable for some types of renewable energy, for example due to landscape and/or ecological constraints. The Plan will need to ensure these interests are clearly identified and protected.
Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Development Management Policies SP1

  • Comment ID: 1018753//10
  • Status: Accepted
Emerging Proposals map The proposals map does not currently show national or European designated sites. These designations need to be added and should include designated sites that are shared with neighbouring authorities. Potential Development Sites We are unable to provide comments on individual sites ahead of further environmental assessment. For all allocations, further information needs to be presented to show that the allocations are consistent with local policies and the National Pl
Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM9

  • Comment ID: 1018753//3
  • Status: Accepted
DM9 Nature conservation - the policy needs to recognise the international importance and high level of protection afforded to the Severn Estuary, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar site. We also advise the policy should be strengthened by seeking net gains in biodiversity in accordance Page 2 of 4 with NPPF paragraph 9.
Natural England 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM10

  • Comment ID: 1018753//4
  • Status: Accepted
DM10 Trees - we advise a link could usefully be made to Green Infrastructure