Green space saved from development

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 February 2017

Resident Andy Cole next to the land.

Resident Andy Cole next to the land.

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Controversial plans to build a three-storey home on an important green space in Nailsea have been rejected.

The triangular piece of amenity land in Station Road is used by hundreds of people who live nearby and is an access point to Nowhere Wood and Trendlewood Park.

The owner challenged North Somerset Council’s decision to reject the application, but the appeal has now been dismissed by the planning inspector.

Cllr Andy Cole, who represents Nailsea for North Somerset, said: “The appeal inspector conclusively supported the reasons I and the local community put forward in our submissions to the inspectorate to uphold North Somerset Council’s decision to refuse planning permission.

“The main issue was the effect on the character and appearance of the area. The overriding conclusion of the appeal inspector was that a proposed dwelling would cause unacceptable harm to the character and appearance within the street scene, an opinion I strongly agree with.

“I also totally support comments made by the planning inspector stating the presence of such a substantially built form on the site would significantly erode the open and undeveloped characteristics of this much cherished amenity.”


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