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No plans for new school despite hundreds of homes being built in Yatton

PUBLISHED: 08:30 14 October 2017

Construction work at Arnolds Way began back in late-2015.

Construction work at Arnolds Way began back in late-2015.


Detailed drawings showing how more than 100 homes, a primary school and care apartments could look on the outskirts of Yatton have been revealed.

Bloor Homes has over the past two years developed North End at Arnolds Way by building a bigger roundabout and 150 homes in the first phase of its housing scheme.

It already has outline planning permission for a second phase of ‘up to 200 homes’, but needs a more definite plan ratified by North Somerset Council before construction can commence.

That reserved matters application was submitted this week and shows Bloor wants to build an additional 107 homes, while leaving room for a care village and school.

Bloor says the decision to reduce housing numbers is not unusual.

Its spokesman added: “The outline application for up to 200 homes covered the whole site, whereas the reserved matters application we submitted in September only covers the land for open market homes.

“A second application for extra care housing will be submitted by a specialist provider at a later date. This will include around 60 apartments which should result in around 167 homes in total.

“It’s not unusual for there to be a difference between the number of homes applied for at the outline and reserved matters stages. The number of homes in an outline application is an approximate ‘up to’ figure, and reserved matters applications often vary in number due to market demand at the time based on density and the mix of homes.”

Bloor is allocating room for a school, but it will be the council’s responsibility to build it. While the authority has no immediate plans to do so, it concedes it may be necessary in future if Yatton children are not to face a commute to Clevedon or beyond.

MORE: Bloor to provide £1million in S106 funding to North Somerset Council.

It was only at last month’s Yatton Parish Council meeting that villagers raised concerns over a lack of places at the village’s schools.

A council spokesman said: “In supporting the principle of local schools for local children there is an expectation pupils living in this development would want to be educated in Yatton.

“The council has agreed to accept a land allocation as a proportionate contribution from this developer, in lieu of a financial contribution toward the need for infrastructure within the village.”

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