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 1078625//3
Respondent GELLYBELLY [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Dec 2018
Comment

The proposed Mendip Spring/Churchill development is right under the shadow of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The area is more environmentally, ecologically and landscape-sensitive than the Green Belt immediately south of Bristol. Any development would cause environmental and ecological damage and this would be permanent. The site itself is called Mendip Spring for a reason, it is low lying wet ground on the whole with its own unique habitats. The rivers fed by this area would ultimately suffer from any large scale development.

Summary
Proposed Mendip Hills development is next to AONB which is more environmentally, ecologically and landscape-sensitive than the Green Belt immediately south of Bristol.
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