Council refuses Locking housing plan over road safety fears

PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 December 2017

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Plans to build new bungalows in Locking have been refused by North Somerset Council amid fears about road safety.

Nick Bartlett had applied to create eight bungalows on vacant land to the north of Leafy Way and Bartletts Way in Locking, but the district council’s planning and regulatory committee decided the increased traffic into and out of the site on to a proposed access way from the A371 would be unsafe.

The planning officers report says: “The proposal will result in an intensification of vehicle movements to and from the site from Locking Moor Road.

“The application does not demonstrate that a safe means of vehicle access can be achieved.”

The application led to a number of objections from nearby residents who raised concerns about drainage issues, sewage and noise pollution.

Locking Parish Council also strongly objected to the plans.

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