Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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F Parry 13 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Bristol Airport Q38. What are your thoughts on the four proposed options for a Bristol Airport policy in the new Local Plan 2036? Do you have a preferred option?

  • Comment ID: 21271873//6
My preferred options are Options 1 and if necessary 2. There are already plenty of airplanes in our skies, albeit Backwell is fortunate not to sit directly under Bristol airport flight paths.
F Parry 13 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q19. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Backwell?

  • Comment ID: 21271873//1
Local community views ignored. Backwell would become a small town with insufficient services. Proposed road and transport hub would destroy character.
F Parry 13 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Transport Q39. Are there any other transport issues or challenges that have been missed? How can they be addressed in the Local Plan?

  • Comment ID: 21271873//7
Need to address funding for major transport infrastructure. How will bottleneck on A370 into Bristol be addressed? Where will the new households find employment?
F Parry 13 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q20. Do you agree with the principles set out for Backwell and would you suggest any changes to these?

  • Comment ID: 21271873//2
Vigorously opposed to the principles. Well-related development is not possible, criteria will count for little when setting itself is built over. Congestion at crossroads and new access to A370 will be massively unpopular. Smaller spread out developments would have less of an impact.
F Parry 13 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q21. Do you have any comments on the concept diagrams and alternative scenarios set out?

  • Comment ID: 21271873//3
I believe it is too early to be considering alternative scenarios given that proposed development does not have approval yet at JSP level. I am greatly concerned that the concept diagrams appear to show the western corner of the Backwell Playing Fields forming part of the proposed development.
F Parry 13 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q22. Are there any other options you would add for accommodating strategic growth within Backwell?

  • Comment ID: 21271873//4
No, apart from reducing the number of proposed households dramatically and spreading them around the village area rather than focusing on a single “housing estate”, the only option I support for accommodating strategic growth within Backwell is the Village Neighbourhood Plan. I would suggest that reassessing greenbelt allocations at “The Vale” would be a far more effective way to meet national homebuilding targets.
F Parry 13 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Nailsea Q23. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Nailsea?

  • Comment ID: 21271873//5
The combined impact on the local area of the Nailsea development alongside the proposed Backwell development would place an impossible strain on the area’s transportation links and public transport networks. It could be argued that Nailsea as a town is better equipped with services and amenities to support large scale additions than Backwell, but I would suggest that numerous smaller developments would be integrated far better than one mammoth development of over 2.5k homes.