Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21314273//40
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q49. Do you have any views on our intended approach to development on previously developed land in the countryside? What type of sites may be suitable for residential redevelopment? View all on this section
Respondent Avon Wildlife Trust View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

There is an inherent view that previously developed land is of limited ecological value. This is not true and is reflected in the production of the Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land description of priority habitats for the UK. We therefore believe that particular ecological scrutiny should be given to proposals to develop on previously developed land.

Summary
There is an inherent view that previously developed land is of limited ecological value. This is not true and is reflected in the production of the Open Mosaic Habitats on Previously Developed Land description of priority habitats for the UK. We therefore believe that particular ecological scrutiny should be given to proposals to develop on previously developed land.
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