Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 20338913//45
Document Section 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? View all on this section
Respondent Aston View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Dec 2018

Flood risk must remain a primary consideration in directing future development to the lowest risk areas - especially in light of IPCC Special Report on Limiting Global Warming October 2018 and recent world and local events. Surprised and concerned that land outside areas of risk are discounted because of Green Belt but sites in flood zones made it through initial screening process. We have considered extent of Green Belt and included a report. Concerned that current site selection process has failed to take account of JSP Green Belt reviews. Need similar flexible approach in North Somerset to that undertaken at Keynsham - to avoid placing housing in areas of flood risk or unsustainable locations.



Flood risk is a primary consideration. Should not discount Green Belt.