Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Mendip Spring garden Village Alternative scenarios [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21230177//5
Respondent S Moore [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Dec 2018
Comment

I am fundamentally opposed to the proposal to place a Garden Village at this site - regardless of the options provided. This is not a sustainable approach to development, and does not make sense from an environmental, social or economic perspective. I also think it's inappropriate to be consulting on the details of this proposed settlement before the verdict of the Independent Inspector is known. 

I am also particularly unclear about the problem that the proposed Churchill Bypass is intended to address. The diagrams provided are unhelpful as they just show the road disappearing into open countryside. The JSP plans are no clearer. The implication is that this road would just funnel traffic further up the A38, which would still be a single carriageway road, so it would add to rather than alleviate the problems with the A38 in and out of Bristol.

Summary
I am fundamentally opposed to the proposal to place a Garden Village at this site - regardless of the options provided. This is not a sustainable approach to development, and does not make sense from an environmental, social or economic perspective. I also think it's inappropriate to be consulting on the details of this proposed settlement before the verdict of the Independent Inspector is known.
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