Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 21484577//1
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 J Cayzer View all by this respondent
Response Date 18 Dec 2018

Response to the Nailsea Workshop Feedback Report which was published during the Issues and Options consultation:

Nailsea School is not at capacity and this should be considered. The main point around a " new secondary " school that should be highlighted is that this does not mean a new school as a unit, but the development will generate sufficient numbers for an additional school but these of course could be accommodated within existing schools.

There are also comments re Backwell School - "new students will put pressure on them due to additional applications" and that Nailsea School cannot expand are both assumptions which we would like to question. 

There are also comments re pupils being driven to school as they are applying out of the catchment area for local schools. Numbers are Nailsea School have risen year on year in recent years. Local schools for local students is happening as set out in the wishes of North Somerset Council and as supported by our local community.

Comments responding to and correcting/querying comments made at the Nailsea Urban Extension workshop as set out in the feedback report.