Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document North Somerset Issues Q3. 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 21390881//1
Respondent E Griffiths [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 04 Jan 2019
Comment

The idea of 6 to 700 houses all with cars coming on to the already congested A370 appals me. Backwell already has roads which can only just cope with the existing traffic.

The land around Backwell and Nailsea station, with the bus stops close by, has ample room for growth but for various reasons this is being ignored, The exit of Moor Lane onto Station Road should have been addressed at the time both Amberlands and the Bryant development were built. The council never enforced the then proposed second railway arch or the right hand lay-by on Station Road into Moor Lane. Why not?

The width of Station road will always be a problem unless some of the adjacent land is purchased and used to widen it. The Station is a godsend to Backwell and its close proximity to the village should be utilised. There is land available already marked as ‘potential building land’ in Moor Lane for houses to be built within walking distance of the available transport links. I appreciate Backwell has to grow to meet future needs along with other country villages but it must be done with more consideration.

Summary
Backwell too congested for 6-700 additional houses
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