Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21286369//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 M Price View all by this respondent
Response Date 17 Dec 2018

I am writing with regards to the proposed Local Plan 2036 for North Somerset, specifically the development of the valley between Nailsea town and Tower House Wood.

I am strongly opposed to Nailsea Town Council’s vision for the valley. The development of this area would be a disaster for local residents and the loss of the Green belt would be huge.

Not only is the valley an archaeologically sensitive area, it provides vital green space and an important wildlife habitat. Development would be detrimental to wildlife. In addition there is a real risk of polluting the nearby River Yeo, causing yet more harm to the environment.

Aside from the environmental impact, any structures built on this land are at risk of flooding – you only have to look at the fields after a period of rain to see this is a certainty.

Development on this site is actually of no benefit to local residents. The area is too far away from the train station or any local amenities to be viable. This would just mean extra traffic in and around the town. Are there any plans for large business to also move into the area, thus providing more jobs? As it is, the majority of people living in Nailsea commute out to larger towns and cities. There needs to be housing where the work is.

In short, I strongly support these plans being shelved and other areas considered for development instead.


Opposes development between Nailsea and Tower House Wood