Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 18184193//3
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Nailsea Q25. Do you have any comments on the concept diagrams and alternative scenarios set out? View all on this section
Respondent J Howard View all by this respondent
Response Date 13 Oct 2018

Alternative scenario 3 does not deliver Vision for Nailsea and creates pressure for unsustainable, disconnected and poorly located development to the west, which will have serious ecological impacts and impact on the vitality of the town centre.

 The strategic gap needs to respect Backwell lake and designated ecological areas as well as reflect natural (flood plain , river courses) as well as physical barrier of the railway line, which all form a natural strategic gap. Adopting this approach enables as much sustainable development as close to the station/transport hub as possible. Scenario 1 achieves this better than 2. Scenario 3 does not enable sustainable development. More development close to the station reduces unsustainable development to the west to meet housing needs.


Alternative scenario 3 does not deliver Vision for Nailsea. All other scenarios to a greater or lesser extent (alternative scenario 1 is more effective) achieve the Vision and have a greater chance of delivering the masterplan principles.