Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q54. Are there any other policy areas you feel need to be considered – either new policies, or amendments to an existing policy? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21389665//1
Respondent WENP [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 04 Jan 2019
Comment

The Document identifies the protection and enhancement of the environment as an issue, but does not present clarity on how it might address it. We would strongly urge mechanisms to increase adoption of SuDS in new development. Where well designed, natural flood management systems can yield multiple benefits for recreation, biodiversity and water quality as well as flood management. It is significantly more challenging to retrofit such schemes so we would urge the Council to require such consideration at the pre-application stage.

Summary
Strongly urge mechanisms to increase the adoption of SuDS in new development.
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