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Wessex Water (Ruth Hall) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 21470177//13
Request that the LPA consult Wessex Water prior to identifying areas where they consider wider sustainability objectives outweigh flood risk considerations..
Avon Wildlife Trust 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 21314273//39
We would strongly support the adoption of stronger policy to support in decision making regarding flood risk. In particular, we would urge the Council to encourage the use of upstream thinking and natural flood management as ways of delivering multi-functional green infrastructure to support with reducing flood risk while also providing recreation opportunities, supporting biodiversity and making use of natural processes to help clean water.
Mr C Booy 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 21501569//5
National policy on flood risk does not allow for the flexibility to consider sites such as that put forward here.
J Gower-Crane 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 21242753//15
Why does tourism accommodation have different development criteria to permanent accommodation?
Alex Child 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 17440193//10
The intended approach that policy will make clear that the development of urban sites within areas benefiting from defences is normally a wider sustainability benefit to the community that outweighs flood risk is supported.
wwarden 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 2670977//19
In this case, the last sentence in particular is noted and it is therefore expected that land and villages which have experienced flooding in the past, and which are still at risk, will not be appropriate for development, Wrington for example. Also, my impression is that NSC has disregarded the potential impacts of rising sea levels. Any increase in sea levels will increase the local flood risk and it could be that the flood defences referred to will not be adequate.
Aston 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 20338913//45
Flood risk is a primary consideration. Should not discount Green Belt.
Dave Akam - David Lock Associates 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 21472033//12
HLM have proven expertise and ability to successfully plan and implement development within protected flood zones within the Somerset Levels.
Persimmon Homes Severn Valley 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 14590529//20
We think it is important to introduce policy guidance for flood risk in a wider sustainability context. It is clear however that any balancing of benefits against risk will have to be undertaken on a case by case basis but we consider that would be better informed by policy guidance which sets out what needs to be considered through a criteria base policy to inform the balances that need to be assessed in any Flood Risk Assessment accompanying a planning application.
Bruce Poole 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q48. Do you have any views on our intended approach to flood risk?

  • Comment ID: 20583553//29
We support your approach not to encourage development in flood risk areas within the parish of Bleadon.