Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q1. 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 14590529//2
Respondent Persimmon Homes Severn Valley [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

As the largest town in North Somerset offering a wide range of services and facilities, it is of some concern that no new allocations are proposed, whilst development close to the town at Banwell and also Churchill will add to road journeys into and out of the town. The timing of development in relation to the provision of the proposed new motorway junction and the Banwell (and Churchill) bypasses is therefore critical if traffic conditions in Weston-super-Mare and congestion issues at J21 are not to become worse.

We comment further on the employment-led strategy in section 6, and support the intention to review that policy.

We recognise that further growth can be realised by achieving higher densities. This should include the option to revisit existing master plans for the undeveloped areas in Weston Villages, as well as locations in the town centre and urban intensification on the A370 corridor.

Summary
Concern that no new allocations are proposed in Weston-Super-Mare. Recognise that further growth in the town can be realised by achieving higher densities. This should include revisiting master plans for undeveloped areas in Weston Villages.
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