North Somerset Core Strategy Issues & Options (October 2007)

Core Strategy Issues & Options

10. Employment

 
The proximity of communities in North Somerset to the Bristol, access to the M5 Motorway, the loss of manufacturing and tourism related employment and significant housing development, particularly in Weston-super-Mare has resulted in high numbers of people commuting out of our towns and villages. This puts pressure on the road network and has created an increasingly unsustainable pattern of development.
Addressing the imbalance between jobs and homes is central to the existing and emerging strategy for Weston-super-Mare. In order to address the current imbalance at Weston-super-Mare the Council will use a ratio of 1.5 jobs per new home on large sites. This will ensure all new housing development is led by sufficient employment opportunities as well as works to reduce the current imbalance.

Question 10

Question 10
What level of self-containment (currently 64%) should we be aiming for in Weston-super- Mare by 2026?

Question 11

Question 11
Should a ratio of 1.5 jobs per home in Weston-super- Mare be applied to all new developments? Should a similar figure be used elsewhere in the district?

Question 12

Question 12
How do we assess the amount of additional employment required in our other towns and for the South West Bristol urban extension?