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 4417537//12
Respondent Local Access Forum [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 08 Jan 2019
Comment

The main thrust of the LAF's argument is that ALL the new walking/cycle paths which are mentioned in the document should become multi-user paths as defined above. Making multi-user access a specific requirement for all new land development gives NSC a once in twenty years opportunity to upgrade and improve the public rights of way network AT LITTLE OR NO COST TO ITSELF. Multi-user paths represent the best use of public money as they are open to the widest range of users.  If time and effort is taken to make sure that these new multi-user paths, which will be sorely needed, are linked in to the existing network, then NSC stands to gain not just in terms of reduced traffic and improved safety, but also in making these new communities pleasant places to live.  At the same time, it will be able to promote more tourism and make significant improvements in getting people to adopt more healthy lifestyles.  The LAF therefore asks that the planners and developers work closely with both the Council's own Rights of Way Department and the LAF to bring about what will be a huge benefit to the area.

Summary
The new walking/cycle paths which are mentioned in the document should become multi-user paths.
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