Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 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? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 20823937//4
Respondent Grassroots Planning [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

Q50 (Holiday accommodation in the countryside): We do not comment on the conversion of holiday accommodation to residential use, but consider that future policies should be worded to allow some flexibility for “one-off” hotel uses on land in acceptable locations, where for example it would complement an extension to the airport (as supported by other policies) and therefore help support tourism and the expansion of the airport and the many economic benefits this would bring to the south west. This is in line with the NPPF, which confirms that planning policies should enable sustainable growth and expansion of all types of business in rural area, including through well-designed new buildings and sustainable rural tourism and leisure developments, which respect the character of the countryside.

Summary
Flexibility required for one off hotel uses on land in acceptable locations
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