Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 20127937//20
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 Wrington Village Alliance View all by this respondent
Response Date 30 Nov 2018
Comment

Flood Risk - The current policy of permitting development in Tidal (not Fluvial) Flood Zones should be widened so that it is not just urban sites which benefit from tidal flood defences that can be developed, but also villages and other rural areas eg SDLs which similarly are protected by the same sea defences which protect Weston-Super-Mare and Clevedon can also be developed. The Issues and Options document bases its conclusion on the incorrect statement “that smaller settlements are not so high a priority for … the maintenance and improvement of flood defences”. This is not the case for Tidal defences where it is the same defences that protect both the urban and rural settlements.

Summary
Flood Risk - The current policy of permitting development in Tidal (not Fluvial) Flood Zones should be widened so that it is not just urban sites which benefit from tidal flood defences that can be developed, but also villages and other rural areas eg SDLs which similarly are protected by the same sea defences which protect Weston-Super-Mare and Clevedon can also be developed.
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