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North Somerset Site Allocations Plan (Consultation Draft)

Submitted on 10 March 2016

<p>Message from North Somerset Council Consultations</p> <p>Dear Sir or Madam</p> <p><strong>Site Allocations Plan (Consultation Draft) March 2016&nbsp;</strong><br /> Consultation Period Thursday March 10th&nbsp;2016 &ndash;Thursday April 28th&nbsp;2016</p> <p>What is the purpose of the Site Allocations Plan?<br /> The Site Allocations Plan brings forward detailed site allocations that complement the strategic context set out in the Core Strategy.</p> <p>The principal task of the Site Allocations Plan is to identify the new residential allocations necessary to deliver the Core Strategy shortfall, taking into account the need to provide deliverable sites to ensure the Council can maintain a five year housing land supply. In addition the plan reviews existing and the identification of new allocations covering, for example, employment uses, as well as designations to safeguard or protect particular areas such as local green space or strategic gaps.</p> <p>What&nbsp;stage is the document at?<br /> The Site Allocation Plan is at the Consultation Draft stage . &nbsp;All responses received from this consultation will be taken into account when finalizing the plan and submitting it to the Secretary of State for examination. An earlier consultation draft&nbsp;&nbsp; was consulted on in February 2013&nbsp; but work on this was delayed due to the uncertainty over the&nbsp; Core Strategy housing target. Because of the increase in the Core Strategy housing target it is felt necessary to consult further</p> <p>Where can I view and make comments on the plan?<br /> Hard copies of the Written Statement and proposed allocation plans can be viewed at the following locations:</p> <p>Your local library &ndash; for library opening hours see:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/libraries">www.n-somerset.gov.uk/libraries</a></p> <p>Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, BS21 6FW.<br /> The Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.</p> <p>How can I talk to Planning Staff about the Site Allocations Plan ?<br /> Planning officers will be available to discuss the content of the plan at the following locations and times :</p> <p>Monday March 21st&nbsp;4-7pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Weston Library</p> <p>Tuesday March 22nd&nbsp;h&nbsp;4-7pm &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nailsea Library</p> <p>Wednesday March 23rd&nbsp;4.30 -7pm &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Churchill Primary School</p> <p>Thursday March 24th&nbsp;4-7pm &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Portishead Library</p> <p>Tuesday March 29th&nbsp; 4-7pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Clevedon Library</p> <p>Wednesday March 30th&nbsp;4-7pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Congresbury School Rooms</p> <p>Thursday March 31st&nbsp;4-7pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yatton Library</p> <p>Monday April 4th&nbsp;4-7 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Winscombe Community Centre</p> <p>The best and preferred way to comment on the plan is to make comments online by visiting :&nbsp;<a href="http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/sitesandpolicies">www.n-somerset.gov.uk/sitesandpolicies</a></p> <p>You can also email comments to:&nbsp;planning.policy@n-somerset.gov.uk&nbsp;or</p> <p>Write to: Planning Policy and Research, Post Point 15, North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.</p> <p>Closing date for comments is&nbsp;midnight on Thursday April 28th&nbsp;2016.</p> <p>Contact North Somerset Council on 01934 426177.</p> <p>Yours faithfully</p> <p>Graham Quick</p> <p>Local Plan Team Leader</p>




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