Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21270049//1
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]
Respondent Mrs JK [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 13 Dec 2018

I wish to raise my concern and objection to Nailsea town councils plans to remove the greenbelt to the north of Nailsea.

I would like to express the importance of keeping green belt that is presently accessible for all and crucial for all residents to have easy access to.

This particular area which is under Wraxall parish council is a haven for wildlife-Otters, deer, owls, Herons to name a few.

Although these appear not to be important to Nailsea council I wonder where they feel their residents can find such similar wildlife diversity or ecological diversity?

It is an area of outstanding beauty and it borders with the woods that are safely walkable from Nailsea.

If we are to grow as a town we need green space too, People value green space for many personal reasons,. My husband had a mental health breakdown last year and having green space/woods and water helped him to recover as it had done for many others.

We must not underestimate the impact on our town if the green belt is not protected.

Where are children supposed to play, learn and have freedom?

The national strategy to keep people active, maintain health and mental well being. We need to enable the local people easy access to green spaces that you do not have to access by car!

If Nailsea town council proposals are considered people/children will have to get in cars to go and seek fresh air/woods and freedom.

How are the young people of the future to learn about the environment/enjoy growing up in protected areas of wilderness and not man made green areas that are not the same.

The land to the north of Nailsea is pretty unique with the fields ,river and ancient woodland that will ultimately die if not supported by the surrounding buffer of the land.

The areas either side of this land are of scientific interest .rather than remove the green belt in the middle it would make sense to protect it further so that it can be there for years to come and for Nailsea residents to enjoy.

The green belt are the lungs of Nailsea, with all proposed increase in cars/pollution etc we need to have green space to level the environmental impact.

Why are we not considering the impact of removing the green belt??

I am also aware that Nailsea town council know of the environmental issues with the land with regards to very significant flooding every year, the importance of historical settlements underneath the land. How is it acceptable to turn over green belt when there are so many reasons for it to be protected.

I feel that Nailsea town council have been very underhanded about these proposals. A few years ago when these issues were being raised Nailsea town council moved the time of a very important public consultation meeting on the day and many of the public were unable to attend.

Nailsea town council have not advertised their intentions regarding this land very openly-one article in the times paper and one in the Nailsea magazine.

I wonder are Nailsea council not meant to have a public meeting? It feels wrong that a such a huge decision is made in a very private way.

I would like to be advised of the next steps and processes.

Many of Nailsea’s residents who live to the north of Nailsea are still unaware that Nailsea are proposing such dramatic changes to green space, how is this democratic if people are not informed.

I wish very much to support North Somerset council views that this land needs to be protected for all the reasons I have listed.

Object to Nailsea Town Councils plans for GB release