Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q3. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21161857//1
Respondent R Hart [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 29 Nov 2018

In reference to Question 3 on this document I am extremely concerned about the suggestions to revise the green belt boundary and especially the proposal to take land out of the Green belt on the Northern boundary of Nailsea currently within the Wraxall boundary. Without repeating all the important purposes of the Green belt the need to maintain a strategic boundary between Nailsea and Wraxall is extremely important and to prevent the town sprawl over the countryside. The nature of the village of Wraxall and the town of Nailsea are fundamentally different in character and this difference should be preserved   The suggestion that any development on the existing available land on the other side of Nailsea is "remote" from the town centre is spurious. This valley in Wraxall, currently in the Green Belt is of outstanding natural beauty. Indeed, John Betjeman( the poet) referred to the drive on the road through Barrow Gurney and Wraxall to Clevedon as one of the most beautiful in the country. It is to protect this beauty that the new power cables to cross this valley are to be buried at great expense. It is, therefore, extraordinary that anyone would suggest building on this land if there could possibly be land available elsewhere. The land is also part of the setting for the historically important ancient building of Birdcomb Court. I strongly object to any proposal to remove this beautiful and important countryside from the Wraxall Green Belt. 

I object to Wraxall Green Belt being developed as part of Nailsea