Housing developer swoops to buy aerospace factory

PUBLISHED: 07:48 18 January 2018

The factory site bought by Newland Homes looks set to be converted into housing.

The factory site bought by Newland Homes looks set to be converted into housing.

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A property developer has agreed to buy a factory plant in Claverham.

The UTC Aerospace Systems site, in Bishops Road, has been bought by Newland Homes for an undisclosed sum.

The future of the 14-acre site has been uncertain since UTC announced job losses in 2014. The factory was put on the market last year.

Claverham Future – which has been working on draft neighbourhood plan proposals for three years – believes the site is the most suitable area for housing the village has. A referendum on whether to adopt the plan is being held today (Thursday).

Simon Richardson, Newland’s associate land director said: “Securing this brownfield site is another milestone in our growth.

“We look forward to working with North Somerset Council and Claverham Future in bringing forward plans for the redeveloping this site.”

A planning application is due to be submitted this year.

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