Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 2670977//10
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Transport Q39. Are there any other transport issues or challenges that have been missed? How can they be addressed in the Local Plan? View all on this section
Respondent wwarden View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

I’ve noted the various issues listed in the Plan and, particularly, the reference to congestion. As proposed, it’s hard to see how any new M5 junction 21a link could lead to anything other than increased congestion in Bristol, obviously impacting on emissions and air quality. Under ‘challenges’ the need to improve air quality is highlighted, but airport growth on anything like the scale proposed by BA certainly won’t help.

Summary
I’ve noted the various issues listed in the Plan and, particularly, the reference to congestion. As proposed, it’s hard to see how any new M5 junction 21a link could lead to anything other than increased congestion in Bristol, obviously impacting on emissions and air quality. Under ‘challenges’ the need to improve air quality is highlighted, but airport growth on anything like the scale proposed by BA certainly won’t help.
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