Proposal for hundreds of new homes in Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 November 2018

Developer reveals plans for 600 homes in Nailsea.

Developer reveals plans for 600 homes in Nailsea.


A developer wants to build hundreds of homes off Nailsea’s Clevedon Road.

Land Value Alliance has written to North Somerset Council to find out whether an environmental impact assessment is required for the development.

The proposal consists of up to 600 homes, open space and employment land to the north of Nailsea – east of Clevedon Road and west of Bristol Road.

Nailsea Town Council clerk Ian Morrell said: “The interest in this land by a developer has been known about for some time, but it cannot be considered for development without a partial review of the greenbelt.

“The town council has been requesting a review of the greenbelt for many years so that all potential development sites can be considered in a rational, objective analysis leading to a development masterplan for the town.

“Although this is not a planning application, the request made to North Somerset Council by the developer is significant part of the process of sites being promoted to fulfil the housing targets in the North Somerset Local Plan.”

MORE: Council calls for review of greenbelt due to plans for detrimental settlement.

In the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) housing strategy, 2,575 homes along with five schools, shops and community facilities have been allocated for Nailsea. An additional 725 homes could be added after 2036.

The town council is calling for greenbelt review which could free up land in the north and spread out the new development.

MORE: Town earmarked to take thousands of new homes.

In its screening report, the developer states: “While the site is located within the greenbelt, the fundamental aim of greenbelt policy is to prevent urban sprawl, it is not an environmental designation.

“The proposed development will be residential-led mixed use comprising around 600 dwellings and two hectares of employment land with a strategic green infrastructure strategy and significant areas of community open space.”

The report continues: “The introduction of a new residential population may lead to some demand on nearby community facilities such as primary schools, local healthcare facilities and secondary schools.

“However, it is considered any effects that may require mitigation as a result of the proposed development and the increase in population would be secured by financial contributions through the Community Infrastructure Levy.”

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