North Somerset Core Strategy Issues & Options (October 2007)

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CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 2. Preparing the Core Strategy 2.1 Preparing the Core Strategy

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/1
  • Status: Accepted
Predictions in population growth is at the core of much of the proposed changes and CPRE believe that it is essential that proposals are evidence based and should adopt a plan, monitor and manage approach. We are concerned with the speed and uncertainty in the new planning process. Fear that economics will override the environment priorities.
CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 4. Strategic Objectives 4.2 Question 2

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/4
  • Status: Accepted
We would support the bullet point strategic objectives but contend that the overall requirement to predict 26,000 new homes and then provide them is irresponsible, damaging to the environment and quality of life.
CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 3. The Vision 3.2 Question 1

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/2
  • Status: Accepted
The question of an urban extension to the South West of Bristol and into North Somerset should be looked at in the context of both sub-regional AND district policies. We are concerned that the environment of these rural areas should not be compromised by irresponsible expansion of Bristol International Airport and the activities of the Port. Need to resolve issue of out commuting in Weston before building more houses.
CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 4. Strategic Objectives 4.1 Strategic Objectives

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/3
  • Status: Accepted
Question the evidence of need for 26,000 new homes in North Somerset. Sustainable communities can only be such if they are accompanied by employment growth and appropriate community facilities. We support a plan, monitor and manage approach. We would emphasis that co-ordination between all stakeholders should be such that it includes the local community and all groups including CPRE who may make a useful contribution to the debate on 'sustainable communities'.
CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 5. Main Issues 5.7 Culture, Leisure and Recreation

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/10
  • Status: Accepted
Tourism will only be successful if we have a place visitors want to visit. The environment is key, both in the rural areas where leisure activities such as cycling and walking can be undertaken and Weston-super-Mare who, to provide a quality experience will need other factors such as quality accommodation.
CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 5. Main Issues 5.8 Retail

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/11
  • Status: Accepted
Priority should be given to local producers cutting down on food miles and supporting local smaller enterprises. Any new retail should be in the 'heart' of the community and not on the outskirts.
CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 5. Main Issues 5.10 Design

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/13
  • Status: Accepted
Quality in terms of design, eco-friendly and effective 'place making' is essential from the outset. This should be achieved by ensuring developers work to the highest standard from the outset and not be an ambition for later.
CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 5. Main Issues 5.11 Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/14
  • Status: Accepted
We support the need for appropriate infrastructure including schools, GPs surgeries, community centres, play areas, etc delivered alongside housing giving consideration for the need to upgrade deficiencies in existing provision.
CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 5. Main Issues 5.12 Flood Risk

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/15
  • Status: Accepted
Much of the proposed development is at risk of flooding and this will not be resolved only by coastal protection. Thoughts should be given within the design of homes to give them greater protection from damage. This will be especially important if homeowners find it more difficult to obtain insurance in these circumstances.
CPRE 18 Dec 2008

Core Strategy Issues & Options 5. Main Issues 5.13 Energy

  • Comment ID: 1059617/CSI&O/16
  • Status: Accepted
Improving energy efficiency is to be applauded and the use of new energy techniques and reduction in demand. What's better for the environment can also in the long term, cost less.
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