Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q7. Do you agree with these or are there other challenges or issues which we have not included and how might the Local Plan address these? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21242401//4
Respondent J Lyons [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 21 Nov 2018
Comment
  1. The proposed Mendip Spring/Churchill development is adjacent to the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The development will destroy the landscape and tranquility of the countryside beside the AONB.
  2. This area of the proposed Mendip Spring/Churchill is more environmentally, ecologically and landscape-sensitive than the Green Belt immediately south of Bristol. 
  3. The environmental/ecological damage would be permanent. Once the countryside has been lost to tarmac and concrete it is lost forever. Independent reports state that such destruction would be impossible to mitigate against.
  4. Light pollution would be invasive and highly detrimental to wildlife and the tranquility of the countryside.
Summary
Mendip Spring proposals would destroy landscape adjacent to Mendip Hills AONB which is more environmentally, ecologically and landscape sensitive, with invasive light pollution.
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