Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Banwell Garden Village Q14. Are there any other options you would add for accommodating strategic growth within the Garden Village near Banwell? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21503905//5
Respondent The Haynes Family [View all comments by this respondent]
Agent Grassroots Planning
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

3.36 As set out above, we consider that land between Summer Lane and the M5 should be allocated as part of the Garden Village development. Our suggested amendments to the masterplan for the Garden Village proposes that additional land be earmarked for employment use and potentially some housing. Additionally, this extra land lends itself to providing supporting infrastructure, including water attenuation, noise bunds, and to provide strategic ecological mitigation. This land could also accommodate more formal sport and recreation activities, such as sports pitches on the edge of, and closely linked to the proposed Garden Village.

3.37 Using this land for such uses will ensure that the development potential of the central area can be maximised for housing, education and the creation of a new centre. This will ensure the most effective use of land, in accordance with the NPPF, which seeks to ensure that developments make optimal use of the potential of each site (para 123).

4.0 CONCLUSION

4.1 As set out in the preceding sections of this statement, we consider that land to the east and west of Summer Lane should be allocated within the new Local Plan 2036, to help deliver and facilitate significant housing, employment land and other community benefits as one of the key strategic development locations identified within the emerging JSP.

4.2 It is essential the Garden Village allocation is holistic and takes into account all land uses and supporting infrastructure required. This will ensure that the development opportunity is maximised to ensure the most efficient use of land and sustainable development, in accordance with the aspirations of the JSP and the NPPF. Including the land we have identified to the west of the currently identified area within the site allocation will allow flexibility to provide supporting infrastructure in a more efficient and holistic way.

4.3 We believe that our client’s land should be included within the Garden Village site allocation as it offers a significant opportunity to facilitate the delivery of a new Garden Village, providing much needed housing, employment land and supporting infrastructure to ensure the he creation of a sustainable, self-contained community which has access to everyday facilities and amenities. In our view, and as demonstrated on the Masterplan, contained at Appendix A, this land is key to the success of the Garden Village.

4.4 We therefore urge the Council to enter into discussions with our client, including liaising via the workshop process, to allow them to partake in the process of shaping this important development for North Somerset and to secure their land for inclusion within it.

Summary
We consider that land between Summer Lane and the M5 should be allocated as part of the Garden Village development. Our suggested amendments to the masterplan for the Garden Village proposes that additional land be earmarked for employment use and potentially some housing. Additionally, this extra land lends itself to providing supporting infrastructure, including water attenuation, noise bunds, and to provide strategic ecological mitigation.
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