Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Christopher Day 04 Feb 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Banwell Garden Village Q10. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Banwell?

  • Comment ID: 21228385//6
The sections on Banwell and Banwell Garden Village contain a high degree of wishful thinking, in particular with regard to transport infrastructure and employment. Question 12, demonstrates that North Somerset Council has no concrete proposals to offer on employment. I do NOT support these proposals.
Christopher Day 04 Feb 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Banwell Garden Village Q14. Are there any other options you would add for accommodating strategic growth within the Garden Village near Banwell?

  • Comment ID: 21228385//7
As the proposal for Banwell Garden village is based on a doubtful premise, it is I fear hard to take these proposed alternatives seriously.
Christopher Day 04 Feb 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Mendip Spring garden Village Q15. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Mendip Spring Garden Village?

  • Comment ID: 21228385//8
The section on Churchill and the 'Mendip Springs Garden Village' contain the same level of wishful thinking as those on Banwell, in particular with regard to transport infrastructure and employment. I do NOT support these proposals, which would place a significant area of rural land under tarmac.
Christopher Day 04 Feb 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q7. 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: 21228385//3
The plan pays little attention to the issue of the proximity of its proposed 'garden villages' to the Mendip Hills AONB.
Christopher Day 04 Feb 2019

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: 21228385//4
The 3 proposed options are equally flawed as they give no serious consideration to the strategic use of poor quality green belt land.
Christopher Day 04 Feb 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Local Housing Growth Settlement Boundaries Q9. What are your views on the options for revised settlement boundaries?

  • Comment ID: 21228385//5
I do NOT agree with proposals to alter settlement boundaries. I draw your attention to North Somerset Council's Landscape Character guidelines.
Christopher Day 08 Dec 2018

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: 21228385//2
I do NOT agree that a key issue is 'the form, delivery, design etc of the proposed garden villages in Banwell and Churchill' A key issue should be to establish why this proposal is given so much preference in the Local Plan.
Christopher Day 08 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q7. 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: 21228385//1
North Somerset Council should abandon the plans for so-called 'garden villages' in the Banwell and Churchill areas, concentrating instead on development in the area between the South Bristol Link and the outskirts of Bristol, close to jobs and established transport infrastructure. 'Sprawl from Bristol' will do considerably less long term damage to the environment of North Somerset then 'sprawl' over the Central Parishes.