Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Aston 11 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 20338913//40
Conversion of holiday accommodation to residential should be considered case by case based on its merits. There may be locations that are highly unsustainable but others will be close to existing services and facilities and one policy option is to encourage/consent live-work units. If an applicant can demonstrate that fibre to the premises is now available, why not consent such use and open the prospect for a use that will not increase commuting and can provide rural economic activity.
Wraxall and Failand Parish Council 08 Jan 2019

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 7800929//18
The re-use of isolated rural buildings in the countryside should be encouraged for rural and agricultural workers, provided that they are no longer suitable for agricultural use.
Bleadon Parish Council 13 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 20583553//14
The reuse of isolated rural buildings in the countryside is practical. However, care must be taken to ensure that incremental expansion in the number of buildings in one location does not happen.
Congresbury Parish Council 13 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 7688737//35
We require further information on this subject before commenting.
The Belmont Estate 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 21425377//10
The Estate is keen to expand as a rural business and tourist offering to enable the enjoyment of its heritage assets for existing and future generations. At present, planning policy is somewhat restrictive of new development under Policy DM57 which takes a less pragmatic approach to new development than the NPPF. The Estate therefore welcomes the opportunity for a full review of this policy to ensure it is suitably flexible and line with the provisions of the NPPF.
J Gower-Crane 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 21242753//17
Should not compromise the aims of the parish.
wwarden 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 2670977//21
There was a period when a number of landowners were granted planning permission for building conversion for holiday use. However, it has been alleged that in some cases there was very little holiday use, or even none, and the conversions were used for residential. It would be better to formalise this, consider each site/building on its merits and then, if considered appropriate, grant permission but with clear conditions on use.
Grassroots Planning 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 20823937//4
Flexibility required for one off hotel uses on land in acceptable locations
Hoddell Associates (Quinton) 09 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 21484897//8
In our view there ought to be less restrictive policies applying to the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside in order that such properties can then, on a balanced judgement, contribute to meeting the acknowledged significant housing shortage that currently exists.
Kenn Parish Council 08 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q50. Do you have any views on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use in the countryside? What approach should future policies take?

  • Comment ID: 2557121//3
Existing licensed holiday home park owners who are permitting their holiday homes to become permanent places of residence, should not be able to circumvent the planning process regarding change of use, also should not be able to avoid have existing enforcement notices disregarded.
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