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 21229601//3
Respondent Alice Barratt [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 09 Jan 2019
Comment

In relation to question 7 regarding Mendip Hills.

The proposed Mendip spring/Churchill development is adjacent to the Mendip hills an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). This area is more environmentally, ecologically and landscape sensitive than the green belt immediately south of bristol.

The environmental/ecological damage would be irreversible.

There would be an increased amount of pollution in this very sensitive area.

The development would also be clearly viewed from many places on the Mendip hills, a place visited for its outstanding natural beauty. An ugly urban sprawl would ruin this beauty.

People should be encouraged to walk or cycle to work. It is not possible to walk or cycle to Bristol, W-S-M, or Bristol Airport from the Mendip Springs/Churchill garden village development.

 

Summary
Mendip Spring development is adjacent to the Mendip Hills AONB. This area is more environmentally, ecologically and landscape sensitive than the Green Belt immediately south of Bristol. The environmental/ecological damage would be irreversible. There would be increased pollution in this very sensitive area. The development would also be clearly viewed from many places on the Mendip Hills - an ugly urban sprawl would ruin this beauty. People should be encouraged to walk/cycle to work.
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