Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Parish Councils Airport Association 02 Dec 2018

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: 21278401//3
Garden Villages will increase A38 traffic. Commuting to/from Bristol, passing Bristol Airport, will increase congestion on the A38 and gridlock South Bristol Link. Commuters will find alternatives on rural lanes and the A370. Support light rail or mass transit to the airport subject to environmental sustainability and no harm to residents on the route. Access to it should be available to commuters from, e.g. the Chew Valley. Question how it will avoid Green Belt impact, also timing of delivery.
Parish Councils Airport Association 02 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: 21278401//6
Lack of detail constrains comment. Car emissions from airport/housing will increase – plan must change. Transport Topic Paper 8 ignores cumulative traffic impacts of Bristol Airport and SDLs. Airport growth appears incompatible with road traffic/emissions reduction aims. Objects to Park and Ride in Green Belt – undermines openness and adds to noise/light. Objects to its use for airport parking. Little said in additional West of England papers and no diagram given of location suggested.
Parish Councils Airport Association 02 Dec 2018

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: 21278401//7
Local Plan HIA must consider impacts of ground and air noise from Bristol Airport. Night flying is detrimental to well being. Day time noise also affects quality of life. Recent Chief Medical Officer report states Local Authorities’ responsibility to ensure residents’ health is not impacted by noise as well as air quality. Planning application for airport expansion should be expected to have independent HIA.
Parish Councils Airport Association 02 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: 21278401//5
There is a major issue of airport offsite car parking. The PCAA call for a Supplementary Planning Document on offsite car parking which supports local communities and protects the greenbelt.
Parish Councils Airport Association 02 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q52. What are your views on our proposed policy approach to electric vehicle charging points?

  • Comment ID: 21278401//8
The PCAA support the National Infrastructure Assessment July 2018 by the National Infrastructure Commission that Local Authorities should be preparing for 100 per cent electric vehicle sales by 2030. This would include local authorities working with charge point providers to allocate 5 per cent of their parking spaces (including on-street) by 2020 and 20 per cent by 2025 which may be converted to electric vehicle charge points. This should also happen at Bristol Airport.
Parish Councils Airport Association 02 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q5. 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: 21278401//1
Through permitted development rights, Bristol Airport has developed more Green Belt than was allowed in 2011, e.g. extra car parking and an aircraft stand, and relocated consented development from north to south, in Green Belt, e.g. the administration block. No reason to remove Green Belt on and surrounding the Airport. It will only exacerbate problems of noise, surface transport, parking and further urbanise a rural area. Green Belt allows tight control over airport activities.
Parish Councils Airport Association 02 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q53. What are your views on our proposed approach to Green Infrastructure?

  • Comment ID: 21278401//9
Difficult to respond without proposed green infrastructure plan. Possible that, with housing, roads and airport expansion, green infrastructure will be insufficient to mitigate biodiversity loss/environmental harm. Parts of the plan need to be changed, reduced or not taken forward. JSP has failed to consider cumulative environmental impacts of development at the airport. The Local Plan documentation should provide this information.
Parish Councils Airport Association 02 Dec 2018

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: 21278401//4
Unbalanced wording – no mention of economic disbenefits, environmental harm of flying or impacts on residents. Support Option 1 because of environmental impact of growth beyond 10 mppa. Do not support Option 2. Do not support Options 3/4, due to many uncertainties surrounding issues such as road improvements, delivery of light rail, likelihood of electric autonomous cars to reduce need for land take and to free up space from car parking. Lastly, environmental impacts uncertain and unknown.
Parish Councils Airport Association 02 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: 21278401//10
All policies contained in the Local Plan should be considered in respect of how they meet, and are consistent with, the fifth carbon budget 2028 – 2032 which has been set by the UK government. North Somerset Council should publish a detailed carbon action plan in order that the public can view how carbon emissions will be reduced.
Parish Councils Airport Association 02 Dec 2018

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: 21278401//2
Garden Villages will increase A38 traffic. Commuting to/from Bristol, passing Bristol Airport, will increase congestion on the A38 and gridlock South Bristol Link. Commuters will find alternatives on rural lanes and the A370. Support light rail or mass transit to the airport subject to environmental sustainability and no harm to residents on the route. Access to it should be available to commuters from, e.g. the Chew Valley. Question how it will avoid Green Belt impact, also timing of delivery.