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barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 1: Introduction Relationship to the Regional Spatial Strategy

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/3
  • Status: Accepted
We support North Somerset's position on maintaining the Green Belt and opposing the South West Bristol Urban extension. We oppose the proposal to increase the scale of development at Barrow Hospital, though consider there might be the opportunity for park and ride, potentially linked to rapid transit? South West Bristol Urban Extension is currently on hold pending the election, there is a view that Chapter 5 should now either be binned or re-examined, to retain the Green Belt.
barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Further Comments Content

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/10
  • Status: Accepted
We see priorities as being: 1/ good and sustainable infrastructure ahead of any development, 2/ Link road to the airport to be by the shortest and least damaging means to bring best relief to the village, 3/ retention of as much Green Belt as is possible, 4/ size of any development to be within the limits of infrastructure, so as to avoid severe delays and chaos on A370 and A38 and to be sustainable and low carbon usage, and to be well designed and compatible with the landscape.
barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering a Prosperous Economy CS23: Bristol International Airport CS23: Bristol International Airport

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/4
  • Status: Accepted
Cap growth until appropriate road infrastructure is in place. Reflect UK Aviation Report on Climate Change. 8mppa is closer to the natural limits of the road network and junctions which are overloaded at 10mppa. Reducing rate of growth will help control carbon emissions. The concept of "leakage" on surface routes to other airports is not realistic given better surface and public transport connections elsewhere. Development at BIA must be seen in the context of Policy CS3.
barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS6: North Somerset's Green Belt CS6: North Somerset's Green Belt

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/5
  • Status: Accepted
We strongly support the North Somerset position on Green Belt as at 3.105. We are concerned about the debate in Chapter 5 if this arises and have concerns on the latest draft Green Belt assessment analysis which appears to underestimate the value of Green Belt, countryside and setting around Barrow Gurney, Barrow Hospital and the Barrow Reservoirs. We are concerned about the possible implications of this, and will comment further.
barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS10: Transport and Movement CS10: Transport and Movement

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/7
  • Status: Accepted
We note that the South Bristol Link (Red route) Item 3 is currently being progressed. Whilst we have reservations about the effectiveness for local communities, this should give a small measure of relief to Barrow Gurney and should be accompanied by measures for deterring traffic through the village. We are pleased to see from the Key Diagram that item 9, Barrow Gurney Bypass is retained; this is strongly supported.
barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Ensuring Safe and Healthy Communities CS27: Sport, Recreation and Community Facilities CS27: Sport, Recreation and Community Facilities

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/8
  • Status: Accepted
We think there is something missing concerning rural communities and safe access to public transport. For communities such as ours which are not well served by public transport, we should like to see the policy promoting safe footpaths to the nearest bus stops, eg. in our case the A370 Cambridge Batch and A38 stops.
barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities CS13: Scale of New Housing CS13: Scale of New Housing

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/1
  • Status: Accepted
The position of 17500 new homes across N. Somerset by 2026 (CS13 page 69) is not entirely clear, but we noted 9000 at Weston-super-mare and that no new large scale housing allocations are proposed anywhere else in the district; Clevedon, Nailsea and Portishead remain the focus for development opportunities. (Re opening of the Portishead to Bristol line proposed or bus rapid transit).
barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 2: Visions and Objectives VIS 6: Service Villages Vision

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/2
  • Status: Accepted
Service villages in our area are Long Ashton and Backwell, with a focus on small scale jobs, services and community facilities, new housing to maintain or improve self containment. Barrow Gurney is in the category of "smaller settlements and countryside", with "development strictly controlled to protect the character of these areas".
barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS5: Landscape and Historic Environment CS5: Landscape and Historic Environment

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/6
  • Status: Accepted
It should be noted that Barrow Gurney village is currently proposed as a Conservation Area and is being formally assessed by North Somerset. As such should be added to the list at page 42 section 3.93. 3.93 may be appropriate to mention Tyntesfield as Grade I listing.
barrow gurney parish council 01 Mar 2010

Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Delivering Strong and Inclusive Communities CS14: Distribution of New Housing CS14: Distribution of New Housing

  • Comment ID: 1047777/CSCD/9
  • Status: Accepted
Within South Bristol the priority is regeneration of "brown field" urban areas; their concern is that development of green field Green Belt land could prejudice these objectives. We support the Core Strategy approach to local affordable housing with sensible conditions. We note the Green Belt is a key policy constraint within the north of the district, related to higher order settlements in Bristol. Supported. We note CS18 Gypsies-Travellers includes sensible caveats.