Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21307617//2
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 K Stradling View all by this respondent
Response Date 20 Dec 2018
Comment

Having lived in Nailsea virtually all my life, I have seen many changes in 73 years, some good, some not!

Nailsea is now joined up with what were also villages, such as Wraxall, and building is occurring in the direction of Backwell, with the proposed removal of Greenbelt and building on the valley, Nailsea will no longer be a village/ town in its own right, it will be a part of a supertown, including, the other towns and villages around it. There is No infrastructure in place to support this.

If this valley looses its Greenbelt status, the habitat for huge amounts of wildlife and therefor the wildlife will disappear. These include Otters, Kingfishers, Horseshoe Bats, slow worms and many many more. This land is also  next to land that has SSSI  status . This valley is prone to flooding, we often have swans swim along the floods in the fields beside us. Over the last few years a piece of land that backs onto our garden and borders the land in question, had industrial unit and storage space plus hard standing put down, in doing this they significantly raised the ground level and has made our garden much wetter, and boggy. These natural drainage areas are so important, also it has pushed wildlife into an even smaller area.  Some protected oaks were stripped of all there branches leaving just trunks standing, and the land is littered with around 40 shipping containers, tanks etc, that never move, and are an eye sore. We have now a restricted outlook and if they remove the Greenbelt it will be gone forever.

Our Children's children need and deserve a future that includes green land and not stories of what was.

I sincerely hope that the Greenbelt is here to stay.

Summary
Nailsea is now joined up with what were also villages, such as Wraxall, and building is occurring in the direction of Backwell, with the proposed removal of Greenbelt and building on the valley, Nailsea will no longer be a village/ town in its own right, it will be a part of a supertown, including, the other towns and villages around it. There is No infrastructure in place to support this.
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