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North Somerset

North Somerset covers an area that stretches from the Severn Estuary and River Avon in the north to the Mendip Hills in the south. More than two thirds of the district is rural with around half of the land in Green Belt (map to come).

The population of the area has increased rapidly over recent years, with new development focused particularly on the four main towns of Weston-super-Mare, Portishead, Clevedon and Nailsea.

This new development, not being employment led, has increasingly added to the numbers that commute out of the area each day to Bristol, Bath and beyond.

Lack of adequate public transport, particularly in the rural areas, is one of the reasons that North Somerset is among the highest numbers of car owners in the country.

Development and Urbanisation

Because of our proximity to the two major cities of Bristol and Bath and also having Bristol International Airport and Portbury Docks in our area, we are under increasing threat of further development and urbanisation.

We work to preserve the landscape of North Somerset, protecting the natural environment and encouraging responsible quality development that recognises local character.

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Our response to the 'North Somerset Local Plan 2036 (JSP) – Generating Ideas' consultation

CPRE North Somerset welcomes the opportunity to comment on the North Somerset Local Plan 2036 – Generating Ideas consultation.

We fully appreciate that North Somerset has been and is subject to speculative development as a result of the issues with the Core Strategy but feel this ‘dialogue’ with North Somerset residents and communities is premature given that the West of England Joint Spatial Plan has yet to be considered ‘sound’.

CPRE Avonside believes the JSP proposed vision as identified in the JSP Publication document November 2017 is not capable of delivery.

Download our response to 'North Somerset Local Plan 2036 – Generating Ideas' consultation

More sites could be released for development in North Somerset

An increase in housing sites will make defending our local countryside from ever more housing and roads all the more difficult, whilst failing to ensure that new housing gets built out quickly.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

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