Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Comment ID 1020673//3
Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM19 View all on this section
Respondent Environment Agency View all by this respondent
Response Date 19 Apr 2013

DM19-Green Infrastructure


The criteria suggests that the corridor of most watercourses could justifiably be allocated as Local Green Space on the grounds of biodiversity (the freshwater environment is so small compared to land and sea), reducing flood risk (setting back and allowing access to maintain) and public access/ recreation. 


The list of Local Green Space does include the banks of the New Blind Yeo but otherwise seems to miss several waterside sites.  A key site where this is relevant is where there is a proposed housing allocation north west of Nailsea.  This abuts the Parish Brook which lies within the Tickenham, Nailsea and Kenn Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It is recommended that a 12 metre strip against the Brook (half of which would be within the SSSI) is designated as Local Green Space.