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 Q53. What are your views on our proposed approach to Green Infrastructure?

  • Comment ID: 20338913//42
A strategic approach on large sites as suggested would be welcomed in principle but is likely to be difficult to coordinate/deliver in practical terms.
Natural England 10 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: 1018753//17
Welcome proposed approach to GI.
Natural England 10 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: 1018753//1
A need at this early stage, to obtain sufficient ecological and landscape evidence to inform detailed site allocations and to ensure habitat features that are important for functioning ecological networks are identified and can be protected. Supports the use of the Defra biodiversity metric as a tool to be used in conjunction with ecological advice to quantify biodiversity net gain in the terrestrial environment.
Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council 10 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: 711873//20
Our NRA hosts extensive natural assets – Leigh Court (registered historic park), seven unregistered parks/gardens, two Green Flag sites (Abbots Pool and Watchhouse Hill), two local nature reserves, seven wildlife sites and a long stretch of the Avon/Severn Estuaries. These assets are inter-reliant and we particularly welcome the concept of ecological zones which recognise the interdependence of different elements of landscape and ecology – woodlands and open fields, rock cliffs and water edges.
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.
Wraxall and Failand Parish Council 08 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: 7800929//20
In all SDLs considered important to address mitigation to ensure surface water is effectively managed.
C Brabner-Evans 04 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: 21389473//3
Would like to see North Somerset set an ambitious plan for green infrastructure through local plan review process.
WENP 04 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: 21389665//23
Support the Council’s proposed approach of a strategic solution
Bleadon Parish Council 13 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: 20583553//17
The preservation of existing habitats and creation of new ones for a range of species is of high importance. In particular, the creation of species-specific wildlife corridors linking habitats is essential for increased biodiversity.
Persimmon Homes Severn Valley 10 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: 14590529//22
The approach to environmental and ecological mitigation will need to accord with the recent European Court of Justice Rulings. Appropriate assessment of habitats is required in plan-making and decision-making wherever there is a potential impact on a habitat site, regardless of any mitigation measures proposed. Policies in the emerging Local Plan should reflect this emerging approach.
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