Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Introduction Why do we need a new local plan? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 20589121//3
Respondent Backwell Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 07 Dec 2018
Comment

Notwithstanding BPC’s concerns regarding the release of this Issues and Options paper ahead of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) examination, it is recognised that this paper is based on the JSP as submitted to the Secretary of State. The submitted JSP remains draft and subject to scrutiny at examination, which will certainly result in modifications to the plan. So, the Local Plan will need to evolve to reflect the adopted version of the JSP rather than the Submission version. For that reason, BPC welcomes the reassurance at page 4 that the Issues and Options document is not a draft plan and so cannot be relied upon by developers or promoters. It should therefore be regarded as an exploration of the issues that could inform the future Local Plan’s spatial strategy, the allocation of land and the delivery of infrastructure, in the event that the JSP is adopted in a form comparable to the Submission version. BPC’s comments on the Issues and Options Paper should be read in that context and without prejudice to the in-principle objection to the Backwell and Nailsea Strategic Development Locations and associated planned infrastructure.

Summary
The submitted JSP remains draft and subject to scrutiny at examination, which will certainly result in modifications to the plan. So, the Local Plan will need to evolve to reflect the adopted version of the JSP rather than the Submission version.
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