Site Allocations Plan - Main Modifications Consultation

Document Section Site Allocations Plan - Main Modifications Consultation MM14 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 14811233//1
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 31 Oct 2017

If additional housing is forced upon the council for Nailsea, it is imperative that the council takes action to keep and secure existing open space accessible for both existing and additional Nailsea residents:

Site Allocations Plan examination: further residential site assessments

Further to earlier comments submitted to the Inspector and to North Somerset Council on 18 August 2017, I believe that Youngwood Lane should not be included as an additional site  for reasons previously stated in response to planning application already received. However, if Youngwood Lane is to be added as an additional allocated site, then I agree with the  suggestion of NAG that, as previously requested, the Land South of the Uplands should be removed. With the inclusion of Youngwood Lane, the Uplands site represents a very small proportion of the allocation at only 50 houses. As previously stated in their original response to the Site Allocation Plan, and in their subsequent submissions to the Inspector, the status of this land is contested. At the Hearings in May, the Council representatives conceded that it was surprised that the land was available for the SAP, as it was known to them to have been public open space for many decades. It would appear to have been accidentally omitted from a list submitted from Nailsea Town Council to North Somerset Council identifying public open spaces in Nailsea at the time just prior to the draft SAP’s construction. This land has been considered as open space and is used extensively by the public as Open Space. The inclusion of Youngwood Lane as an allocated site further diminishes the “Green Lungs” of the West of Nailsea and increases the need to maintain green open space in this area.

I would also be grateful if you could advise whether the Inspector has yet visited the Uplands site as she stated she would do and where I can view her comments following this visit.