Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 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? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 8113089//13
Respondent National Trust [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018

Our response to the Nailsea and Backwell proposals, and their associated highway infrastructure, stems from the Trust owning and caring for special places including Tyntesfield to the east of Nailsea, and Cadbury Camp on the Tickenham ridge.


All the scenarios show the same indicative road link eastwards to the A370, so we have no specific comments on the relative merits of the scenarios.


It is however noted that on page 32, in the “Plan A: Clevedon to Bristol transport schemes” diagram, there is a blue line showing the proposed new road from Nailsea/Backwell crossing the railway and joining the A370 at Farleigh. It is understood that this would involve an underbridge to cross the railway. This proposal is likely to have much less impact on the views and setting of the historic parkland and other heritage assets at Tyntesfield than the indicative route set out in the Joint Spatial Plan.


Also in relation to “Plan A: Clevedon to Bristol transport schemes”, and as we have noted in relation to the Joint Spatial Plan, the “long term potential link” to the M5 junction 20 shown in yellow would run across open countryside could negatively impact on the wider landscape, and on the views and settings of heritage assets such as Cadbury Camp on the Tickenham Ridge.

Comments on proposals in particular new highway infrastructure