Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Comment ID 8046881//1
Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Dwellings in the Countryside DM48 View all on this section
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Response Date 19 Apr 2013
I strongly support the Strategic Gap between Nailsea and Backwell.It should become part of the green belt because of its high landscape and amenity value. It has policies protecting its biodiversity.It is the most important undeveloped land in the area and defines the character of Nailsea.Development would  have a detrimental impact on the whole town as discussed when there were consultations on routes for electricity pylons.
Sites within the settlement boundary for residential accommodation are available for households of one or two people. These would be close to the town centre and reduce traffic generation and should be developed first.
These sites are:
1.Local Green Space on junction of Blackberry Way and Station Road.
 There is overprovision of open space in Nailsea partly due to land not suitable for building as mines lie too close to the surface. There is better open space provided nearby and this area is little used. It has little amenity value.
2.Shops .There is expected to be less demand for shops in Nailsea so some should be converted to housing. This would help keep remaining shops open.
3.The Glassworks site should be allocated for housing.
I support the proposal to build in the north west of Nailsea but design guides should enable the minimal loss of landscape value.Nailsea at the moment has little impact on the landscape when viewed from the surrounding hills and countryside and this should be maintained.