Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

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: 1019521//7
Seek clarification that proposed minimum densities wouldn't be applied to existing Weston Villages.
GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

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: 1019521//1
Support re-assessing the existing employment led approach to ensure it remains fit for purpose.
GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q36. What role do you think that residential developers should play in helping to deliver employment? Should the specific link between housing and employment be maintained.

  • Comment ID: 1019521//11
St Modwen looking to work with council and other key stakeholders to modernise policy position (employment led strategy). Need to move away from specific job requirements.
GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q54. Are there any other policy areas you feel need to be considered – either new policies, or amendments to an existing policy?

  • Comment ID: 1019521//15
Review of strategic gap policy required. Robust and commercially evidenced review of employment allocations required.
GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q33. Do you agree that the delivery of employment and employment premises remain important to Weston-super-Mare?

  • Comment ID: 1019521//8
Acknowledge importance of aspiring to deliver employment led development in WsM, however challenging market reality must be acknowledged.
GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q37: How else can the Local Plan help to maintain and increase employment growth associated to Weston-super-Mare?

  • Comment ID: 1019521//12
Policy will need to respond to changing employment market - emergence of non-traditional B class and flexible working.
GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

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: 1019521//2
fails to recognise the significant under provision of new family and affordable housing within the town.
GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q34. What do you think are the needs of current and future businesses that might want to operate in the town? What sort of premises and infrastructure do businesses need?

  • Comment ID: 1019521//9
Balanced approach needs to be taken, oversupply of land/premised will suppress values and make development unviable.
GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

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?

  • Comment ID: 1019521//13
Local plan will need to address balance between parking standards and issues of transport section and density aspirations elsewhere in document.
GVA Grimley 07 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Local Housing Growth Settlement Hierarchy Q8. What are your views on the options for a revised settlement hierarchy?

  • Comment ID: 1019521//3
Reservations about implementation of proposed options as smaller lower tier settlements have seen high levels of developments ahead of larger towns - Clevedon being prime example.
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