North Somerset Core Strategy Issues & Options (October 2007)

Core Strategy Issues & Options

12.0 South West Bristol Urban Extension

Introduction

The draft Regional Spatial Strategy sets out a requirement for an urban extension to the south west of Bristol, to accommodate around 9,000 dwellings. The broad form and function of this extension needs to be determined in the Core Strategy.
All new development will have to conform to the principles of sustainable development, high quality design and environmental standards and minimum density requirements. The urban extension will be expected to provide an excellent example of design and construction.
At this stage however it is important to identify the more local principles for development. We would therefore like to hear your views on the following:

Question 13

Question 13
What aspects of North Somerset's or Bristol's character should be incorporated into the design to ensure that it is local to our area and distinctive from other towns in the UK?

Question 14

Question 14
What sort of density are we aiming for? Are we aiming at urban, suburban or a more spreadout form of living, or a combination of all three?

Question 15

Question 15
Are there any particular service or infrastructure requirements required for the new and existing communities which would enhance the quality of life for residents, for example, leisure, transport, parking and other facilities?

Question 16

Question 16
What mix of uses is required? How much affordable housing? What types of housing and in what proportions, for example, high rise or low rise?
 

Question 17

Question 17
What existing green space should be incorporated into the design and what new areas should be provided?
Four possible approaches to the location of the development are suggested below. At this stage none of the options show precise boundaries, they should be viewed as only general locations and broad principles.
 

Option A - Green Infrastructure Led Strategy

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SWBristol OptA + text

Option B - Heritage Led Strategy

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SWBristol OptB + text

Option C - Transport Led Strategy

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SWBristol OptC + text

Option D - Existing Settlement Led Strategy

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SWBristol OptD + text

Question 18

Question 18
Which option do you prefer? A, B, C or D and why?