Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 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? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21267393//1
Respondent J White/Dodd [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 13 Dec 2018
Comment

Object to proposed new villages, for the following reasons:

Proposals would put an intolerable strain on existing infrastructure, particularly roads, in the surrounding villages. Although there are some proposals to improve infrastructure, experience tells us that this invariably  lags behind housing development, often by some years, and it is often shelved completely.

The only housing which is needed in the area, is affordable housing, to allow young people to stay and breathe new life into the village. We do not, emphatically need 3 and 4 bed 'executive dwellings for professional people who inevitably commute to Bristol, thereby putting further strain on the roads.

Summary
Oppose garden villages. Doubtful of accompanying infrastructure. Affordable housing is only thing required.
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