Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q4. 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 711873//12
Respondent Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Jan 2019
Comment

The two Parish Councils are engaged in preparation of a joint Neighbourhood Plan with the Neighbourhood Plan Area (NPA) covering the two parishes including parts of Royal Portbury Dock. There is also a Community Land Trust (Pill and District Community Land Trust) aiming to provide affordable housing for local people within the area.

2.4 Portishead

The A369 is at full capacity at peak times and carries heavy traffic throughout the day through the Neighbourhood Plan Area. Residential and/or employment growth generated around Portishead and/or to meet the needs of Royal Portbury Dock are likely to increase traffic, some of which would filter onto the A 369.  We are concerned about the impact of expansion at Portishead and welcome measures to reduce traffic congestion on routes to Bristol, improve accessibility to the M5 and Bristol through highway and public transport improvements and deliver the Portishead rail line.  

Summary
A369 is at capacity at peak times and carries heavy traffic. Residential/employment growth generated around Portishead and/or to meet needs of Royal Portbury Dock is likely to increase traffic, some would filter onto A369. Concerned about expansion of Portishead, welcome measures to reduce traffic congestion to Bristol, improve M5 and Bristol accessibility through highway/public transport improvements and deliver Portishead rail line.
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