Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21389473//2
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Nailsea Q24. Do you agree with the principles set out for Nailsea and would you suggest any changes to these? View all on this section
Respondent C Brabner-Evans View all by this respondent
Response Date 04 Jan 2019

The Woodland Trust has particular concerns about the potential impact on Towerhouse Wood from the proposals for development around Nailsea set out in the Issues and Options consultation.

The close proximity of a large residential development to Towerhouse Wood could have numerous adverse impacts on the health of the site. Currently the valley acts as a protective buffer and area of undeveloped and natural habitat adjacent to Towerhouse woods. By replacing this natural area with a residential development there will be a dramatic change in the intensity of the land use. This will expose Towerhouse woods to a variety of outside influence also known as 'edge effects, which may impact negatively on the site. it is likely that there will also be a significant recreational impact from increased visitor numbers should the development go ahead.


Potential for adverse impact of residential development on Towerhouse Wood