Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Other Sites in Weston-super-Mare

Policy WSM 22

 

Areas of restricted subdivision

Core Strategy Policy

CS15: Mixed and Balanced Communities

Replacement Local Plan Policy

H/6: Flats, conversions and housing in multiple occupation

Policy Intentions:

  • Restore more mixed and balanced communities in these areas.
  • Reduce the concentrations of one bed flats in areas where there are increasing social problems.
     
  • Address some of the practical issues that the conversions from traditional housing to flats cause in terms of shortage of on street parking, noise, waste storage etc.
  • Prevent environmental decline, as lower levels of owner occupation can, in some instances, also lead to lower standards of maintenance.

Background

Parts of Weston, comprised largely of older terraced housing, have over time experienced problems of subdivision of housing into flats. This has increased the density of these areas, led to social pressures and parking problems, a greater turnover of population and a decline in their environmental quality. The areas where these pressures are most acute have been identified and a policy approach proposed which seeks to resist further subdivision.

Policy WSM 22: Areas of restricted subdivision

Within the Areas of Restricted Subdivision shown on the Proposal Map no further conversions from houses to self-contained flats will be allowed. Any further subdivision of flats previously converted will not be permitted.

A separate evidence paper has been produced detailing research to investigate the proportion of types and sizes of dwellings across North Somerset to inform the policies on mixed and balanced communities. The document can be viewed here.

WSM 23

Bournville community area

 

Core Strategy Policies

CS12: Achieving High Quality Design and Place-making

CS15: Mixed and Balanced Communities

Replacement Local Plan Policies

No relevant policy.

Policy Intentions:

  • Support regeneration initiatives.
  • Increase job opportunities and access to employment.
  • To provide a better mix of housing which will appeal to the broader housing market.
  • Improve the physical environment/access.
  • Support the local centre as an area for retailing and local facilities.
  • Support measures to change perceptions of the area.

Background

This is a new policy designation to support proposals to support initiatives to regenerate the Bournville area. 

Policy WSM 23: Bournville community area

WSM23 bournville community area

Within the area shown on the Proposals Map as the Bournville community area the council will support proposals and initiatives:

  • To regenerate hard to let properties.
  • Which increase the range of housing tenures and encourage a better mix of types and styles of housing to appeal to a broader market.
  • To improve and enhance the socio-economic conditions.
  • To improve accessibility, gateways and interconnectivity with adjacent areas, the town centre, employment opportunities and the new development at Weston Villages.
  • To enhance the local centre as the focal point of the community and measures to support the maintenance and development of existing facilities.

Policy WSM 24

Waste management site, Warne Road, Weston-super-Mare

 

Core Strategy Policy

CS7 Planning for Waste

Other policy

West of England Joint Waste Core Strategy, Policy 5

Policy Intention:

  • Allocation of site for residual waste treatment facility.

Background

This site is already allocated for this purpose in the adopted West of England Joint Waste Core Strategy, so is included here for information purposes only.

 

Policy WSM 24: Waste management site, Warne Road, Weston-super-Mare

Land at Warne Road, Weston, as shown on the Proposal Map is allocated for development involving the treatment of residual wastes.

Policy WSM 25

Waste management facilities, Aisecombe Way, Weston-super-Mare

 

Core Strategy Policy

CS7 Planning for Waste

Other policies

North Somerset Waste Local Plan policy WLP11

West of England Joint Waste Core Strategy, policy 5 

Policy Intention:

  • To allocate area for waste management facilities.

Background

The adopted West of England Joint Waste Core Strategy (JWCS) identifies a need for residual waste treatment capacity in the south west part of the West of England, including Weston, and allocates a strategic area B as an area of search, which includes the site at Aisecombe Way.

It is appropriate that the Sites and Policies Plan allocates the specific site for waste management facilities, to include a new residual waste treatment facility and also replacement waste management facilities. The council identified a need for improved facilities for waste transfer and household waste recycling on the site.

 

Policy WSM 25: Waste management facilities, Aisecombe Way, Weston-super-Mare

Land at Aisecombe Way, Weston as shown on the Proposals Map is allocated for waste management facilities, to include replacement waste management facilities and new residual waste treatment facilities.

Development proposals should:

  • be phased to allow for the continuous operation of a waste transfer station and household waste recycling centre at the site to the satisfaction of the council; and
  • respect the living conditions of nearby residents.

Policy WSM 26

Park and ride provision at Weston-super-Mare

 

Core Strategy Policy

CS10: Transportation and movement

Replacement Local Plan Policies

No relevant policy.

Policy Intention:

  • To safeguard land for the provision of bus based Park and Ride, including car parking and bus interchange facilities.

Background

The Core Strategy identifies the need for a park and ride site at Weston-super-Mare and a preferred site on the former Airfield is safeguarded in the Weston Villages SPD.

 

Policy WSM 26: Park and ride provision at Weston-super-Mare

Land shown on the proposals map is safeguarded for a bus based Park and Ride facility at Flowerdown Bridge / Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare. Development will not be permitted if it would prejudice the implementation of this scheme.