Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Comment ID 706241//9
Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM19 View all on this section
Respondent Nailsea Town Council View all by this respondent
Response Date 16 Apr 2013

The Town Council continues to believe that the Core Strategy (CS6) is fundamentally flawed by not addressing a planning consideration as critical as Green Belt. This approach undermines the planning goals of sustainability, self-containment and mixed and balanced communities.

The area of land proposed as a Strategic Gap should be designated as Green Belt.

The Town Council continues to support employment development on the north east side of the town on land which is within the Green Belt (Replacement Local Plan Inquiry 2006). Without this development the aspiration for employment-led growth for Nailsea is critically constrained. The Town Council’s proposals would result in a major net increase in the area of land around the Town subject to Green Belt protection.