Appeal to stop Nailsea development

PUBLISHED: 09:00 31 March 2013

Concern over development plans for Nailsea.

Concern over development plans for Nailsea.


CAMPAIGNERS are urging people to join an appeal to stop 450 homes from being built in Nailsea.

The North West Nailsea Protection Group is asking residents to go to Nailsea Town Council’s planning and environment committee meeting to voice their objections to the development.

The group is concerned the committee is going to accept proposals to develop the north-west edge of the town in exchange for better protection of the land between Nailsea and Backwell.

The designation for mixed-use development of the fields behind Causeway View and Godwin Drive is proposed in North Somerset Council’s Sites and Policies Development Plan Document (DPD).

But the campaign group believes the proposal will damage the town and members are hoping to persuade councillors to reject the policy in favour of development which would improve the town.

David Gray, a member of the North West Nailsea Protection Group, said: “Nailsea has a chronic shortage of one and two-bedroom accommodation for downsizing and for starter homes, but the town already has the highest proportion of three-bedroom homes in the district.

“The town council recognises this and we support its request for a relevant policy.

“We will be asking the town and district councils for policies to provide more accommodation, like Woodhill Views and Hobbs Court, Sycamore House and the old medical centre are excellent locations in the town centre. A good public attendance at the town council committee meeting will help councillors understand the strength of residents’ feelings.”

The town council’s planning and environment committee is meeting at the Tithe Barn, Church Lane, on April 3 at 7.30pm.

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