Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q7. 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 21444865//3
Respondent H Parry [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Jan 2019
Comment

Planning policy is meant to conserve and protect AONB’s – promotion of the Mendip Springs SDL will damage this AONB

The proposed Mendip Spring/Churchill development is adjacent to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  

The area is more environmentally, ecologically and landscape-sensitive than the Green belt immediately south of Bristol.

The environmental/ ecological damage would be permanent – to mitigate against.

Summary
Planning policy is meant to conserve and protect AONBs – promotion of the Mendip Springs SDL will damage this AONB. The area is more environmentally, ecologically and landscape-sensitive than the Green Belt immediately south of Bristol. The environmental/ ecological damage would be permanent.
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