Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Comment ID 8135201//3
Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM13 View all on this section
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Response Date 19 Apr 2013

Since it deals with development sites, it is part of the role of the Sites and Policies Plan to provide for the definition of Green Belt boundaries if and when the strategic part of the Local Plan, the Core Strategy, changes the general extent of the Green Belt.  The Sites and Policies Plan, through this policy or preferably an additional Green Belt policy, should therefore at least explain how Green Belt boundaries will be dealt with, with what criteria for their definition for instance.  This would be likely to be by making the new Green Belt boundary co-terminus with the extent of new development in areas formerly designated as Green Belt, subject to incorporating green infrastructure and making use of natural and evident boundaries and edges. The Sites and Policies Plan will need to take this role further as it goes through its further stages and as the context changes however.  In relation to an urban extension to the South West of Bristol as promoted by these submissions by Peter Brett Associates, the Plan will need to identify the changed Green Belt boundary by policy wording and on the Proposals Map.