South Gloucestershire New Local Plan Phase 1 Responses

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Response #937136

Response #937136
From CEG and the Charfield Landowne…
Agent Hannah Gillett - Lichfields
Date Started: 23 Apr 2021 12:35. Last modified: 23 Apr 2021 12:35
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Information on the Local Plan

 

To view the Phase 1 Issues and Approaches document including the sections referred to in this questionnaire, please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/LocalPlan2020.

1: Understanding who is responding

Please help us understand the type of groups and people that are responding and engaging with the preparation of our new Local Plan, by choosing which one of the following stakeholder groups you best represent.

You must choose one option to be able to submit your response.

You must provide an answer to this question.

Developer, land agent or site promoter
If other, please state:
«No response»

2: Issues

We have set out 55 issues which our Local Plan will need to consider.

The 55 issues are set out in this section of our document.  

Do you agree that these are the right issues for our plan to consider?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

3: Issues

Would you like to comment on any of the issues or add new issues? Please note the name of the issue in your comments, or tell us what additional issues you think our plan should consider.

Please see accompanying covering letter.

4: Priorities

Do you agree with the potential priorities?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

5: Priorities

Do you have any comments on the potential priorities?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

6: Strategy- Where will development go

Do you agree with the five building blocks (Urban Areas, Urban Extensions, Market Towns, Rural Villages, New Settlements)?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

7: Strategy- Where will development go

Do you have any comments on the five building blocks (Urban Areas, Urban Extensions, Market Towns, Rural Villages, New Settlements)?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

We agree that the building blocks represent a broad range of areas where housing growth might be located and they should not be mutually exclusive.

We appreciate that housing requirements have not yet been fixed, however, the evidence base for the emerging JSP indicated that there was a very significant need for housing. Despite the JSP being withdrawn that position has not changed. Given the scale of housing need, it is helpful that the Issues and Approaches document acknowledges that the likelihood of meeting requirements in the urban areas is low. There will only be so much development that renewal, regeneration and re-use of urban and Brownfield land can provide.

There should not be an over-reliance on development to the North and East of Bristol (Building Block 2). Significant expansion has occurred here in recent years, and more growth is planned. The Local Plan will, therefore, need to ensure that a tipping point is not reached in terms of further growth becoming unsustainable. The challenge is to recognise the benefits of locating development around Bristol as a sustainable location, but also the reality that seeking to locate too many homes in the North/East Fringes of Bristol could impact upon delivery rates and consequently investment in the local area. Housebuilders will only ever be able to maintain a set number of outlets working on site at a given point in time. Allocating more housing in an area already benefitting from a high amount of commitments is unlikely to have a proportionate impact upon housing delivery as developers will not necessarily be able to increase the number of working outlets by an amount relative to the size of the allocation/permission. It also must avoid overconcentrating growth in locations which already have significant commitments, which could risk delay and stagnation in housing delivery.

The Local Plan must ensure that opportunities for growth and infrastructure investment are provided across the District and in locations which provide the greatest potential to unlock economic growth and improve sustainable connectivity. We, therefore, support the inclusion of Building Block 4 because rural villages and settlements have an important role to play in supporting sustainable economic growth. More specifically, Building Block 4 ensures that a number of different housing market areas are penetrated in order to meet geographical need and to ensure a consistent stream of housing completions. This will mean that different areas are able to benefit from the investment that new development can deliver.

8: Strategy- Where will development go

Do you agree with the initial guiding principles?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

9: Strategy- Where will development go

Do you think we have missed any key, initial guiding principles?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

10: Urban Lifestyles

Do you agree with our Urban Lifestyles approach to investigate further change and growth in our urban areas?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

11: Urban Lifestyles

Do you have any comments on the Urban Lifestyle approach to investigate further growth and change in our urban areas?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

12: Urban Lifestyles

Do you agree with the areas where the Urban Lifestyles approach should be investigated?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

13: Urban Lifestyles

Do you have any comments on individual locations we have set out, or other locations which should be investigated for an urban lifestyles approach for further growth and change in our urban areas?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

14: Creating Sustainable Rural Villages and Settlements

Do you agree with our proposed approach to the national policy issues highlighted,  like flood risk, the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Green Belt, and other planning considerations and issues?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

15: Creating Sustainable Rural Villages and Settlements

Do you have any comments on our proposed approach to investigate an appropriate level of growth in our rural villages and settlements?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

16: Creating Sustainable Rural Villages and Settlements

Are there any other planning issues you think we should consider?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

17: Policies

Do you agree with the range and scope of policies we are proposing to include in our new Local Plan?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

18: Policies

Do you have any comments on the range and scope of policies we are proposing?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

19: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Climate Change and Mitigation

Do you agree with our proposed policy approach?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

20: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Climate Change and Mitigation

Do you think there are any other issues we should consider in this policy?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

21: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Energy Management in New Development

Do you agree with our proposed policy approach?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

22: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Energy Management in New Development

Do you think there are any other issues we should consider in this policy?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

23: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy System

Do you agree with our proposed policy approach?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

24: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy System

Do you think there are any other issues we should consider in this policy?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

25: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Creating well-designed places

Do you agree with our proposed policy approach?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

26: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Creating well-designed places

Do you think there are any other issues we should consider in this policy?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

27: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Parking Requirements

Do you agree with our proposed policy approach?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

28: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Parking Requirements

Do you think there are any other issues we should consider in this policy?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

29: Appendix 2: Draft policies: NSIPs and Related Development

Do you agree with our proposed policy approach?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

30: Appendix 2: Draft policies: NSIPs and Related Development

Do you think there are any other issues we should consider in this policy?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

31: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Nuclear New Build

Do you agree with our proposed policy approach?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

32: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Nuclear New Build

Do you think there are any other issues we should consider in this policy?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

33: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Oldbury A Station - Decommissioning

Do you agree with our proposed policy approach?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

34: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Oldbury A Station - Decommissioning

Do you think there are any other issues we should consider in this policy?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

35: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Radioactive Waste

Do you agree with our proposed policy approach?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't Know

36: Appendix 2: Draft policies: Radioactive Waste

Do you think there are any other issues we should consider in this policy?

Please see accompanying covering letter.

Q37

Phase 1 General or Other Comments

«No response»

Q38

Consultation ‘Other’ comments (Call for Sites, WECA and SDS, Evidence base, other strategies, planning applications)

Land to the South of Charfield.

Q39

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