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BLEADON PARISH ACTION GROUP
Map of Proposed Developments in BleadonSchool & 250 Houses Proposal Image

 

 

The above maps indicate development in and around Bleadon (click images to enlarge. PDF of school site).

 

If you are concerned about any application we encourage you to familiarise yourself with the information, on the left and below, so that you are informed about the process. It may also help you decide how best to comment to NSC, the Planning Authority that makes decisions based on their Local Plan Core Strategy and Development Management policies.

 

 

CURRENT ACTION GROUP ACTIVITY

 

Although there is NO APPLICATION ON THIS SITE AT PRESENT the Action Group is currently preparing to object to a proposal for a School & 250 houses that was recently suggested by Sutherland PLS, the developer's agent. Background Information on the site:

  • Bleadon Village New #89 August 2011 Sanders' Survey of Development in the Village.  80% of residents say 'NO'. "A total of 283 consultation forms were filled in".
  • Sanders' Hearing and Supplementary Hearing statements question the designation of the fields adjacent to Bridge Road and potential use as a school. Sanders made a submission re: SAP "in relation to land at Bleadon due to their proposed designation under the Site Allocations Plan as proposed “Strategic Open Space” and the failure of the LPA to consider a proposed mixed residential and community use at the Site"
  • Developer's Open Day 13 Sept 17 at the Village Hall.

 

If you would like to contact the Action Group, or to get more actively involved, then please see the facebook page and/or use the contact form below.

 

Bleadon Action Group on Facebook

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

 

If you want to comment on an application or make public representatives aware of your views, you can:

As wildlife natural habitats are being constantly threatened, specific or general information about animals and plants  may be helpful to defend an application, as they may be protected, rare, or unusual. Environmental information can be submitted either directly to NSC or via a representative group.

  • Comment directly to North Somerset on a submitted application
  • Write to Avon Wildlife Trust, or other organisations, at any time so that they can collate supporting information on the Bleadon Environment throughout the year(s)
  • Write to CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England)
  • Write to Natural England

 

WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY of the Bleadon Parish Action Group?

 

The group was formed following an Open Meeting on 13 September 2017 in the Jubillee Hall by the landowners' property development agent. The open day informed the public of the potential application for a school and 250 houses on land adjacent to Bleadon and Bridge Road, known locally as 'Sanders Fields'.

 

A household 'letter drop' and public meeting was arranged by concerned residents and held on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at the Coronation Hall. The packed meeting, including our BPC and NSC Ward Councillors, seemed to unanimously agree to object to any such application that may be forthcoming. Consequently, 14 residents volunteered to participate in an 'Action Group' to further research and discuss this and other related housing development issues within our area. The aim of the group is to raise knowledge and awareness within our community, with assistance from five other resident 'activists', to prepare the public to comment to the Planning Authorities accordingly when required.

 

On this page there are various links to policy documents and other information that has relevance to potential applications within Bleadon., including the National Government Policies and Strategies that seem to be driving these attacks on our rural identity. Also, housing growth in the wider North Somerset area.

 

 

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