Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21271873//2
Document Section 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? [View all comments on this section]
Respondent F Parry [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 13 Dec 2018
Comment

I vigorously oppose the principles set out for Backwell.

  • I do not see how “well-related” development is possible on this scale without ruining the village of Backwell
  • Retaining historic palettes, styles, hedgerows and field names will count for little when the setting itself has been built over.
  • Congestion at Backwell Crossroads is already optimised, and a new access onto the A370 will be massively unpopular if indeed it could every be built (financial and physical impacts could be prohibitive)
  • I don’t agree that a single residential development block is the best way to increase housing, instead smaller spread out housing developments would have much less impact on the social fabric of village
Summary
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.
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