Site Allocations Plan March 2016

Comment ID 1018753//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). Weston-super-Mare Birnbeck Pier* View all on this section
Respondent Amanda Grundy View all by this respondent
Response Date 26 Apr 2016

We are concerned about the proposed allocation at Birnbeck Pier. This site appears to be located on Birnbeck Island, which lies entirely within the Severn Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Severn Estuary is also designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Area (SPA) and Ramsar site. This is a highly sensitive location in terms of ecology and in our view development here has the potential to result in significant adverse effects on the qualifying features of the national and European designated site