Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Banwell Garden Village Q10. Do you have any comments on the proposed vision for Banwell? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21279105//1
Respondent L Zuccolo [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 14 Dec 2018

The fact that you (NSC) are spending a lot of money on this local plan before the JSP has even been considered this matter is DEEPLY troubling. Is it that you don't care what anyone thinks? Is there an agenda we should know about? Is it that you are that arrogant that you think it's a done deal regardless? It's very hard to trust an organisation where skulduggery seems to be so open.

It's so unfair that NSC are putting residents under unnecessary stress before the JSP. It's not healthy to have this issue hanging over us.

For Backwell. A massive road, destruction of wildlife, noise, light pollution, a multistory carpark. Really?! Come come now, is that right that people who have been living in a peaceful village now have to live in a transport hub?! To think people will sit back and give you a big thumbs up whilst you violate them is frankly laughable.

It would seem that Backwell would be paying an extremely high price. Taking on a lot of heavy lifting in terms of traffic and building. It basically means that we won't exist anymore. It's TOTALLY disproportionate. Below is a very short list of the issues.

  • 700 Houses on Grove Farm doubling our population • Car Park Expansion at Nailsea & Backwell Train Station • Park & Ride for Trains and Metrobus • Backwell becoming a “Transport Hub” serving a much wider area  • A Link Road and Metro Bus (lite) Road linking the Nailsea SW development to Backwell and eventually going on to the M5 at Clevedon • Road running next to Backwell Lake and out onto Station Road. Bringing traffic in from the Motorway and surrounding areas • A New access Road from Chelvey Road to Grove Farm. Meaning all traffic from the 700 houses would emerge out on to the A370 at Backwell. • New access roads at Rodney Road and Moor Lane on to Grove Farm • New roads linking Nailsea. (depending on where Nailsea’s 3,200 new houses are allocated). • Noise • Light pollution • Stress and extinction of some of our local wildlife including bats, Kingfishers, Otters etc
700 new houses in Backwell is unsustainable