Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Bristol Airport Q38. What are your thoughts on the four proposed options for a Bristol Airport policy in the new Local Plan 2036? Do you have a preferred option? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 17440577//6
Respondent Highways England [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Jan 2019
Comment

The I&OD and the JSP identify Bristol Airport as a Strategic Employment Location within North Somerset. We continue to work with Bristol Airport to better understand the future aspirations for growth, the development of the Masterplan for 20 million passengers per annum and the highways and transport implications of the proposed development.

We assume that the proposals for growth at the Airport (as a Strategic Employment Location) have been tested through the JSP, but we would welcome further clarification on the detail of the assessment, the likely impact on the SRN and the scale and nature of any necessary mitigation.

We note that the Bristol South West Economic Links Transport Study (BSWEL) will look to understand the constraint and opportunities to growth, including intervention options along the A38. Highways England is currently a board member for the BSWEL study and we look forward to better understanding how any interventions identified will be brought into policy in the JSP and North Somerset Local Plan.

Summary
Assume that the proposals for growth at the Airport have been tested through the JSP, but would welcome further clarification on the detail of the assessment, the likely impact on the SRN and the scale and nature of any necessary mitigation.
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