Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Natural England 10 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q19. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Backwell?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//9
Broadly supports the principles for the garden villages and urban extensions at Nailsea and Backwell; but will be critical that further iterations are informed by robust ecological evidence and supported by suitable strategic mitigation solutions.
Natural England 10 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q43. Do you have any views on our intended approach to Health Impact Assessments?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//14
Well connected and high quality GI will be an essential element of planning for healthy living.
Natural England 10 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q1. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//2
JSP HRA identifies likely significant effects from increased recreation on these European sites. There will be a need for suitable mitigation measures and strategic solutions to be agreed as part of the WoE GI Plan.
Natural England 10 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q6. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//7
Area contains a range of environmental sensitivities and so accommodating transport infrastructure etc. without resulting in adverse effects will be extremely challenging. It will be critical therefore that development options for these areas are informed by robust ecological and landscape evidence and supported by strategic mitigation solutions.
Natural England 10 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q46. Should the Local Plan identify suitable land for large-scale renewable energy development to support new development?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//15
Climate change threat recognised. Renewable energy can have negative as well as positive effects on wildlife, landscape etc. New local plan present opportunity to identify where technology should best be accommodated. pleased that adaptation and role of GI is recognised.
Natural England 10 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q2. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//3
Site to the east of the M5 at J20 is in close proximity to Tickenham, Nailsea & Kenn Moors SSSI and Court Hill SSSI. Norton Wood, which includes areas of ancient woodland, and beyond that Gordano Valley SSSI (and NNR) are located to the north of the site. Development in this location has the potential to significantly impact on sensitive habitats.
Natural England 10 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Urban Living Q27. What are your views on the proposed options for increasing urban living?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//10
Expect the enhancement and suitable management of urban parks and green spaces to be a priority for the North Somerset Local Plan and for the WoE GI Plan.
Natural England 10 Jan 2019

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?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//16
Would like to see policies that seek to maximise natural solutions that secure multiple benefits for society, for example, using tree planting to moderate heat island effects and SUDS to address flooding.
Natural England 10 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q3. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//4
Implications of development at Nailsea and Backwell on internationally protected habitats and floodplain areas have been recognised as key issues, but further evidence will be needed to identify and protect key bat habitats and landscape features and to inform measures needed to improve and protect water quality.
Natural England 10 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Bristol Airport Q38. What are your thoughts on the four proposed options for a Bristol Airport policy in the new Local Plan 2036? Do you have a preferred option?

  • Comment ID: 1018753//11
Essential that any changes to the green belt/airport boundary are informed by robust evidence to ensure key ecological and landscape features on and off-site are identified and protected and that any off-site mitigation requirements are secured in accordance with the principles and priorities of the WoE GI Plan.
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