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 21482657//3
Respondent Nailsea Unit Trust (c/o Elland… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018

The key issues and strategies for addressing these issues are supported. However, it would be helpful to add wording to the following issues to improve their effectiveness:

4) The need for new transport infrastructure, including new roads, the potential future role of the rail station, opportunities for public transport improvements, cycling and walking. These measure will need to be considered in respect of strategic connections but also linking new and existing communities through to their respective town centres at Nailsea and Backwell.

6) Protecting Nailsea town centre from the development of town centre uses which are not complementary to the role and function of the town centre. Major new housing development brings an opportunity to further improve and enhance Nailsea town centre. Opportunities for higher density development, including new residential uses in the town through redevelopment or upward extension / conversion.

7) The potential strategic growth at SW Nailsea will be remote from the existing town centre. Improvements in public transport and walking / cycling routes to Nailsea town centre must be a priority with some additional, complementary services provided in a defined local centre for the proposed urban extension.


The key issues and strategies for addressing these issues are supported. Minor additions to wording suggested.