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Our town is a very nice town
And now Nailsea wakes up to the horror that its population could grow by 50 per cent in the next decade.
Once upon a time the residents of Engine Lane were horrified that first a junior football pitch, then a leisure park and then homes for a few would be built in the green fields opposite.
Now a new reality - thousands of houses are being proposed.
North Somerset councillor for West End James Tonkin supported by town councillors John Philips, Mike Bird, Rod Lees and Julie Petford organised a public meeting to 'challenge the soundness' of the proposals on Friday, December 15 at 7.45pm Scotch Horn Leisure Centre.
To read a report of this meeting click HERE.
The consensus is people need homes but thousands off Engine Lane and a road pencilled in for running across Backwell lake?
A continuous stream of people viewed exhibition at Tithe Barn this month - see photos below.
No one was happy but they were quietly polite.
The full plans can be viewed by clicking HERE.
Or read more on November front page click HERE.
To read a letter sent to the villagers of Backwell by the parish council, Backwell Residents Association and Backwell Resistance click HERE.
It encourages all residents to comment on the proposals to build 700 houses on Grove Farm adding' our village faces a huge and imminent threat to its future'.
Long time coming...newspaper front page in 1980s, Backwell has held its meeting and is planning its defence
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