Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q44. Should a new policy aspire to net zero carbon new development? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 20338913//34
Respondent Aston [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 11 Jan 2019
Comment

The starting point for a Replacement Local Plan and recognition of climate change must be a serious consideration of use of Environment Agency data. North Somerset has an out of date Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) and the update work currently being commissioned by NSC is limited in scope. The stage 1 and stage 2 NSC SFRAs by Royal Haskoning are now 10 years old. If they are examined in detail, the original documents left unanswered questions and recommendations have been left without any follow up (see Appendix A – Flood Risk Report). We consider that neither the West of England JSP or the NSC Replacement Local Plan can or should be developed without this essential missing data.

 

Yes, a new policy should aspire to zero carbon new development that is situated within Flood Zone 1 and has no dependency upon flood defences.

 

Summary
Yes, a new policy should aspire to zero carbon new development that is situated within Flood Zone 1 and has no dependency upon flood defences. Need to update the SFRA.
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