Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21229985//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 Joan View all by this respondent
Response Date 09 Dec 2018

Nailsea Town Council in their comments propose taking the land between Nailsea and Tower House Woods out of the Green Belt.  I can find no evidence or reason why this area should be taken out of the Green Belt.  It is a wildlife corridor, part of the river floodplain and is valuable amenity land.  It is vital green space for the whole of Nailsea which is a great asset to the town providing access to wildlife and it is well documented that access to wildlife areas and open skies benefits people's wellbeing.  Also taking one area out of the Green Belt would create a precedent for other areas and Green Belt should be sacrosanct.

Nailsea does need more affordable housing to attract younger people to the town but not at the cost of losing good wildlife habitat within Green Belt.  NTC propose making a countryside park next to the River Yeo.  This would not replace the special wildlife habitat that currently exists.  There are more suitable areas which are not in the Green Belt and brown field sites should be used first.

Land to the North of Nailsea should not be taken out of the Green Belt.