Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q3. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 8119457//1
Respondent Brockley Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 13 Dec 2018
Comment

The JSP is flawed and our objections to it stand; in particular:

A. The environmental effects are serious and possibly illegal in terms of its impact on the foraging range of the greater horseshoe bat.

B. The transport needs have not been adequately addressed and the likely funding shortfall will probably mean that if planning approval is given, development will proceed before adequate transport infrastructure is in place.

C. Backwell will be changed from a country village (albeit a large one) to a dormitory town with overloaded facilities.

D. Brockley's population will nearly double and we will be subsumed into Backwell.

E. The proximity of new development to Chelvey will detract from the open environment around this ancient hamlet.

F. We are concerned about the potential loss of agricultural land to house building in North Somerset and specifically associated with the proposed Grove Farm development. This is an irreplaceable asset whose importance is likely to increase with time in the light of climate change and rising sea levels, and continuing population increase.

 

Summary
JSP flawed - due to environmental, transport, unsustainable increase in populations, loss of agricultural land reasons
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