Site Allocations Plan March 2016

Comment ID 14818817//1
Document Section Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Schedule 1: Proposed large sites for residential development over 10 dwellings (Sites marked with a * are mixed use sites). Nailsea Trendlewood Way View all on this section
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Response Date 26 Apr 2016

I am not against some development on the Trendlewood fields but it should be in keeping with the surrounding area, taking account of the extensive wildlife in the area, the bungalows opposite and detached houses around it. In addition careful consideration needs to be given to the access roads into Nailsea. Whilst access to the site itself is noted as good, the main routes to Bristol are already severely congested at peak times and dangerous. 

Station road, the main route to Bristol that residents in the Trendlewood fields site are likely to use, has already been the subject of a widening project due to the number of accidents along it. Yet, despite this, much of the road has only a single pavement, no white line and of course there is the single track bridge to negotiate. The road is also the main access to Backwell Comprehensive with the children walking and cycling to school and many school coaches and cars. It is the cumulative impact on the major routes into Nailsea, of all the proposed new development, that is most concerning and will impact on the residents of Backwell and surrounding villages as well as on those in Nailsea.

There is a real need in the area for quality housing for the retired well, who wish to downsize, but who are not yet ready for a flat or apartment. This is an ideal site for such housing, whether it be bungalows or houses, that could be appropriately appointed for independent living for older residents and there are any number of specialist developers who could provide this. The site already has a bus stop adjacent and has relatively level access to Nailsea centre and to Nowhere Wood. Providing such accommodation would, in turn, free up a number of larger family homes bringing younger people to help to regenerate the town. Further, such a development would at least be giving some respect to wishes of the lady who generously bequeathed this land to the charities.