Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21228833//1
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Nailsea Q26. Are there any other options you would add for accommodating strategic growth within Nailsea? View all on this section
Respondent Stuart View all by this respondent
Response Date 09 Dec 2018

I am specifically commenting on to the parts that affect the area north of Nailsea; the strip of land between the present housing and the woods. At present this land is used by locals for recreational purposes. Adding more houses and a by-pass to this area will lock local residents in an urban area and deprive them of a natural recreational area that is used by all for walking, enjoying nature and exercising dogs.

While it will free up traffic though Nailsea it will also increas traffic through Tickenham but more importantly it will deprive Nailsea businesses of vital customers. Historically all by-passes have had significant effects on the local economy and exceptionally few were positive. While it will reduce the volume of traffic through the north of the town it will mean that commuters are less likely to make a detour and stop to buy those daily essentials.

Considering that the town centre struggles as it is, these changes could be the final nail in the coffin and turn Nailsea into the Bradley Stoke of North Somerset.

North Nailsea by-pass will increase traffic in Tickenham and Wraxall as well as kill off businesses and jobs thus increasing traffic and have a negative effect on the community.