Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Mendip Spring garden Village Q17. Do you have any comments on the Concept Diagrams and Alternative Scenarios set out? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 20126113//12
Respondent Jan Murray [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Jan 2019
Comment

THIS IS A TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE, UNSUSTAINABLE AND UNDELIVERABLE

SDL. We reiterate our total opposition to not only the proposals for Mendip

Spring Garden Village (New Town) but also to the Local Plan Issues and

Options consultation being carried out before the results of the JSP Public

Examination are known.

The scale of development is completely inappropriate for a rural area. It is ill thought

through, lacks joined-up thinking, needs proper placemaking and planning to create a

coordinated approach. NSC has not got the resources needed to ensure a proper new

town as described by the pat statements giving the impression of a utopian ‘garden

village’ (new town almost the size of Wells) can be appropriately delivered. The SDL

of Churchill/Mendip Spring is 16 miles from the main source of employment – Bristol

or 9 miles from Weston-S-Mare (not 3-4 as indicated in almost every document).

The reality is a far cry from even the Garden Village principles as set out in The Town

and Country Planning Association’s ‘Understanding Garden Villages’.

 

Summary
THIS IS A TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE, UNSUSTAINABLE AND UNDELIVERABLE
SDL. We reiterate our total opposition to not only the proposals for Mendip
Spring Garden Village (New Town) but also to the Local Plan Issues and
Options consultation being carried out before the results of the JSP Public
Examination are known.
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