Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Comment ID 3569313/CSCD/2
Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 1: Introduction Relationship to the Regional Spatial Strategy View all on this section
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Response Date 15 Mar 2010
Comment
The HCA has major concerns with the Council's proposition to remove the proposed South
Bristol urban extension from the Core Strategy, resulting in a 9,000 dwelling shortfall from
RSS requirements. The HCA's objectives are to ensure that the urban extension delivers
affordable housing in a balanced and integrated manner, in parallel to delivering community
and physical infrastructure in a phased manner. The second objective for the HCA of the
urban extension is to realise the potential of South Bristol as a destination and tackle in a
comprehensive manner, the identified regeneration and deprivation issues associated with
the area.
In light of the above mentioned involvement, the HCA therefore has concerns with the
Council's contrary approach to the RSS, which has been tested through Examination, and
also subject to confirmation from the GOSW that there is no need for the RSS to be approved
before progress on Core Strategies can be made (21st December 2009 letter to LPAs). The
HCA also seeks to ensure that North Somerset Council and Bristol City Council work together
to address all the issues within South Bristol in a comprehensive and managed approach.
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