Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Introduction How the housing requirement will be met:

  • Comment ID: 21579777//2
The key issues and suggested approaches in relation to Weston-super-Mare pre-suppose that it is desirable and / or correct to continue to focus growth towards the town through the new Local Plan, in isolation from any nuanced consideration of supply and demand. There is already sufficient land to maintain existing absorption rates for over 33 years. The balance of jobs to homes in Weston-super-Mare has not resulted in enhanced self-containment.
Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 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: 21579777//9
The Vale, as an alternative location for development, requires no infrastructure investment from the public purse and is able to deliver development in a highly sustainable location, with demonstrable market demand for residential, where there has already been significant public investment in road and bus infrastructure (South Bristol Link Road and MetroBus).
Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 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: 21579777//14
There is no prevailing form of technology associated to electric vehicle changing points at present (nor is there likely to be prior to the adoption of the Local Plan). Therefore we consider that the policy approach should support the principle of their inclusion but leave it to the market to choose whether they should be delivered. This will help to ensure that policy does not endorse a particular technology that may swiftly become obsolete.
Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q40. Are there any other options for how the Local Plan can deliver self-build and custom housing schemes?

  • Comment ID: 21579777//10
Many people that are interested in self-build as a housing option are looking for something that is different and unique to the type of housing that is typically delivered on larger allocated sites. As such, co-locating parcels of self-build within wider developments is not necessarily the most feasible way of meeting any demand that exists.
Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 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: 21579777//3
We object to the current consideration of matters associated to Green Belt for a number of reasons. Firstly, at this Issues and Options stage of the plan making process, NSC should not and cannot soundly reach the conclusion that there is no need to revise Green Belt boundaries to accommodate large scale housing.
Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 21579777//11
This is a strategic matter than is being set by the JSP and the Local Plan should take the lead from it. The Council’s definition of affordable housing should be updated to reflect the contents of the Revised NPPF (July 2018).
Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 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: 21579777//4
As set out in our introduction, we continue to object to the draft JSP and its identification of Banwell and Churchill SDLs. However, the key issue facing these two areas, which are amongst the most remote and poorly connected in North Somerset, is how they could possibly accommodate the largest amount of growth proposed within NSC (Banwell and Churchill SDLs combined) without unmitigatable, irreversible and unviable environmental, social and economic impacts.
Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 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: 21579777//6
Concern regarding the extent of reliance on ‘Urban Living’ in Weston-super-Mare as a source of housing supply and the evidence to back this up.
Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Submitted Sites Submitted sites

  • Comment ID: 21579777//1
Promotion of an alternative SDL at south west Bristol called The Vale which comprises circa 300 hectares of land capable of accommodating a major mixed-use new community including approximately 4,500 dwellings, employment opportunities, new schools, shops, leisure and community facilities, as well as a significant volume of public open space, in a highly sustainable form and in a highly sustainable location.
Taylor Wimpey - The Vale 12 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: 21579777//5
The consultation document takes the approach of “rebranding” the Banwell and Churchill SDLs as ‘Banwell Garden Village’ and ‘Mendip Spring Garden Village’. However, neither the proposed Banwell or the Churchill SDLs meet even the majority of the criteria for such a description. The Vale is the obvious alternative to development at Banwell and Churchill.
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