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 21243681//1
Respondent J Court [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018

Objection to the proposals of new houses and roads in and around the Backwell / Nailsea area.

Backwell would lose its whole feel and sense of the thriving local village that it currently is. The proposed number of new houses plus all new connecting roads would mean both Nailsea and Backwell would just become a part of one large urban sprawl in which both would lose all identity.


The proposed new link road between Station Rd and Flax Bourton would have a huge detrimental effect on the tiny village of Flax Bourton as traffic makes its way through there and on to the Long Ashton bypass, which is already jammed with traffic during rush hours, without the added volume that new houses would bring.

Also there appears to be little thought ever given to the affects on the countryside and animals and birds that live in these habitats. Backwell is lucky to have countryside around its borders which we know from experience homes a variety of wildlife some of it sadly not too common these days.

Objection to proposals around Backwell and Nailsea