North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

Comment ID 32468929//1
Document Section North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies Strategic Policies View all on this section
Respondent Uphill Village Society View all by this respondent
Response Date 29 Apr 2022
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  • Support the policy allocation with amendments (provide details in the comments box below)

The Society would strongly oppose the proposed residential site adjacent to the railway of the Bleadon Hill Road by Devils Bridge. This will seriously damage the green area so beneficial to both Uphill, Bleadon hall and the entrance into the town. It will create a danger in additional traffic in an already dangerous area. See area marked A on attached map.

We question why the Local Green Spaces identified in and around Uphill to not extend to cover The Plantation and Golf course abutting Uphill Road South and Uphill Road North and why they do not include all the nature reserves, to the south of the village not just the Uphill Hill LNR.  designated a local green save to provide protection from potentially damaging development in future. See areas make B on attached map.See areas mark B on attached map.

As an essential safeguard to the village we would wish to see the green belt areas abutting the A370 and marked C on the attached map protected as a Local Green Space to limit potentially damaging future developoment which would destroy the village community.