Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Employment Bristol Airport and Royal Portbury Dock [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21403105//6
Respondent Matt Griffith [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

Business West welcomes the continued inclusion of Strategic Employment Locations in the draft Local Plan Issues and Options paper for Bristol Airport and Bristol Port – given the importance of these two locations as regional strategic assets, their underpinning vital importance for local, regional, national and international connectivity and their potential for future employment locations. We also support the review of the green belt policy in relation to Bristol Airport (see below) to enable its long term development which will be transformational for the region.

We would be keen to understand in more detail what their designation as Strategic Employment Locations means in practical terms in terms of what additional employment land would be granted and what this means for employment creation and new opportunities for businesses within the region.
Bristol Port

We welcome the possibility that there could be additional land supply in and around Portishead to meet demand for high growth businesses linked to port activities.

Summary
Business West welcomes the continued inclusion of Strategic Employment Locations in the draft Local Plan Issues and Options paper for Bristol Airport and Bristol Port – given the importance of these two locations as regional strategic assets, their underpinning vital importance for local, regional, national and international connectivity and their potential for future employment locations.
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