Site Allocations Plan March 2016

Comment ID 14830273//2
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 West of Engine Lane View all on this section
Respondent Matthew Thomas View all by this respondent
Response Date 28 Apr 2016

Inclusion of the land to the west of Engine Lane as an allocated housing site and therefore extending the settlement boundary erodes the very purpose of the settlement boundary as defined in this document.

The land is owned by the Town Council and was bought for the purposes of recreation.  Despite comments by the Town Council that there is no public access to this land it is used by dog walkers, horse riders and walkers for recreation purposes.  The Town Council themselves had previously requested that this land be allocated as Local Green Space.

The area highlighted on the proposals map includes land currently owned by the Rugby Club as well as land owned by the Town Council that includes a covenant restricting it's use for housing development.

The density of housing proposed is not in keeping with the current housing in the area and is higher than current average density of housing.

There will be a vast increase in traffic in the area caused by this development and others (all concentrated on the west end of Nailsea).

The combination of sites proposed removes all safe dog walking and informal recreation space that is "fenced in" in the vicinity.

If some form of development is to go ahead despite the obvious issues this will cause, and against the wishes of local residents then we request that:

  • The number of houses is reduced to a level where the density of housing will be more in keeping with the surrounding housing.
  • The height of the development should be restricted to a maximum of two storeys to be in keeping with the surrounding housing and minimise impact the landscape and on current residents.