Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21271873//1
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Backwell Q19. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Backwell? [View all comments on this section]
Respondent F Parry [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 13 Dec 2018

I am deeply disappointed that local community views expressed in response to the initial publication of the JSP on 2017 have been ignored in the options presented in the Local Plan.

  • Sensitive development would not be enough to integrate 700 new homes into the village of Backwell, which would expand the village beyond recognition. In fact it would become a small town with insufficient services and transportation.
  • Local services would be insufficient to cope with such a massive influx given that Backwell already services neighbouring villages and hamlets such as Flax Bourton and Chelvey
  • There is no indication of funding or timescales to support the major transport infrastructure needed for the new Backwell development.
  • The proposed road across Backwell Common would destroy the character of the landscape  
  • Turning Backwell into a transportation hub with a park and ride carpark at the train station and link road across Backwell Common will destroy the village as we know it.
Local community views ignored. Backwell would become a small town with insufficient services. Proposed road and transport hub would destroy character.