Site Allocations Plan March 2016

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 Land at North West Nailsea [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 8128001//1
Respondent Mrs S J Askham [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 26 Apr 2016

While I do accept that there is a need for new housing, I do not agree with the intention to allow developers to build homes at such a high density to maximise their profits.[The Marina in Portishead is a rabbit warren for the inhabitants with no privacy @ a road system which beggars belief.]

In Yatton, Congresbury, & now Nailsea , the Council has met with stern opposition .We all share the common view that the infrastructure is not there to support such an intensity of construction. I would remind councillors that you are elected to serve your constituents & there is a lot of anger out there. We don’t have the space for such an assault on our countryside-defy the Government’s demands & you will have our support.

I am particularly concerned about the inclusion of the site from Watery lane to Pound Lane in your proposals. I have personally been involved in campaigns against Westbury Homes & Crest Nicholson who invested a lot of time & money to get plans passed but were thwarted by our efforts. Nothing has changed since 2005;indeed one could argue that our position has strengthened by recent events in the whole country which are put firmly at the door now of climate change. The Nailsea Action group have responded with a very detailed document, which I endorse, & therefore will not reiterate some of the evidence which they have compiled. I have a much more simplistic approach-an aerial view of Nailsea shows very clearly that the proposed NW site slopes very quickly to the SSI beneath it & the hedgerows & the trees are of paramount importance to it’s survival-a concrete jungle would destroy it.

This land has had a plethora of industrial intervention-mines, sewerage works- & the National Grid has still to move the pylons. Some developers have openly admitted that they would not work this site because this site because it presents too many problems. Why, therefore, would the Council want to pit it in their plan.

 A more restrained approach, I say yes-but 1000+ homes for Nailsea-no way. We need to improve the Town; a more moderate approach would lead to a better integration & progress for everyone.

Yours Sincerely,

Susan Askham