Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Matt Griffith 10 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: 21403105//3
Local Plan proposals do not reflect national policy on sustainable transport.
Matt Griffith 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Garden Villages and New Communities What is proposed for North Somerset?

  • Comment ID: 21403105//4
We believe the current JSP and the concentration of Strategic Development Locations ‘beyond the green belt’ will lead to a significant diversion of financial resources, which the West of England estimates at £2 billion, including £1.8 billion of public subsidy, towards transport investment that would be better spent elsewhere and which would be better able to support economic growth in the region.
Matt Griffith 10 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: 21403105//7
We welcome the clear recognition in the draft that the Airport’s growth ambitions are warmly welcomed and that current growth at the Airport is clearly constrained by existing planning policy – notably the tight constraints imposed by the existing Green Belt designation for existing and adjoining land within and next to the airport. Option 4 may be more preferable.
Matt Griffith 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Garden Villages and New Communities What is proposed for North Somerset?

  • Comment ID: 21403105//2
Rationale and benefits of building closer to Bristol not applied to housing strategy. Clear Local Plan aims and issues have not merited an assessment of what chosen or alternative spatial locations means for transport mitigation costs, congestion costs and levels and carbon emissions. Local Plan does not set out how spatial locations, and their alternative options, would help to demonstrate how the Plan could contribute to meeting the target of a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035
Matt Griffith 10 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: 21403105//1
We also welcome the continued focus on urban regeneration and urban living for Weston Super Mare. Weston Super Mare has seen significant progress in urban regeneration and in attracting greater level of investment, more city centre homes and a better cultural and leisure offer. We want to see this continue and welcome the plan’s ambitions to continue with this focus within North Somerset’s broader development ambitions.
Matt Griffith 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Q35. What would help to attract more businesses to invest and grow here?

  • Comment ID: 21403105//5
Support for approach to ensuring sufficient employment land safeguarded.
Matt Griffith 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Bristol Airport and Royal Portbury Dock

  • Comment ID: 21403105//6
Business West welcomes the continued inclusion of Strategic Employment Locations in the draft Local Plan Issues and Options paper for Bristol Airport and Bristol Port – given the importance of these two locations as regional strategic assets, their underpinning vital importance for local, regional, national and international connectivity and their potential for future employment locations.