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Mendip Hills AONB unit 29 Jan 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: 698049//16
The Banwell and Churchill SDLs (strategic allocations) are still to be tested through the Joint Spatial Plan examination. As set out in our comments dated 8 January 2018 to the Joint Spatial Plan consultation, we have strong concerns regarding the proposed allocation of Banwell and Churchill garden villages
Mendip Hills AONB unit 09 Jan 2019

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: 698049//2
The Mendip Hills AoNB is a factor regarding implications of proposed Bristol airport expansion, as airport is within setting of AoNB.
Mendip Hills AONB unit 09 Jan 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: 698049//9
Regarding q11: These SDLs (strategic allocations) are still to be tested through the Joint Spatial Plan examination. As set out in our comments dated 8 January 2018 to the Joint Spatial Plan consultation, we have strong concerns regarding the allocation of Banwell and Churchill garden villages.
Mendip Hills AONB unit 09 Jan 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: 698049//6
In terms of proposals for settlement boundary reviews, we would highlight that such a review take into consideration the Mendip Hills AONB boundaries particularly as relates to settlements of Banwell, Churchill, Winscombe, Bleadon, Hutton, Sandford, and Blagdon.
Mendip Hills AONB unit 09 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q49. Do you have any views on our intended approach to development on previously developed land in the countryside? What type of sites may be suitable for residential redevelopment?

  • Comment ID: 698049//13
Re p.90, development of previously developed land in the countryside, : Policy considerations should include consideration of the purpose of conserving and enhancing natural beauty in relation to, or affecting land within the Mendip Hills AONB
Mendip Hills AONB unit 09 Jan 2019

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: 698049//11
Bristol Airport is within the ‘setting’ of the Mendip Hills AONB. Proposed policies should ensure that any development proposals include consideration of the nationally protected landscape and the special qualities of the AONB.
Mendip Hills AONB unit 09 Jan 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: 698049//1
Concerned about the Banwell and Churchill SDLs.
Mendip Hills AONB unit 09 Jan 2019

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

  • Comment ID: 698049//7
We have strong concerns regarding the allocation of the proposed Banwell and Churchill garden villages.Potential development proposals outside of the boundaries of AONBs that may have an impact within the designated area are also covered by the ‘duty of regard’.
Mendip Hills AONB unit 09 Jan 2019

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: 698049//15
We are supportive of the development of an emerging West of England Green Infrastructure Plan and opportunities to link into the wider strategic GI movement networks within AONBs to encourage healthy lifestyles. We would welcome involvement in the development of the emerging document to support access to the Mendip Hills AONB, whilst ensuring that the impact on the inherent sensitivities, special qualities and character of the protected landscape are carefully considered.
Mendip Hills AONB unit 09 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Local Housing Growth Where will the non-strategic sites be?

  • Comment ID: 698049//4
Sites adjacent to settlement boundaries which fall partly within the AONB and which propose housing of 10 units or more should be excluded re SHLAA Part 1 assessment. Part 2 assessment should include reference to sites within setting of AoNB.
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