Next phase of Haywood Village development given go-ahead

PUBLISHED: 15:50 03 April 2018


A 630-place primary school could be built as part of the next Haywood Village development stage.

Persimmon Homes Severn Valley has received planning consent to build the next 57 homes on the former Weston airfield site.

Around 900 homes have already been built at Haywood Village with the development earmarked for 1,650 homes in total.

Persimmon Homes Severn Valley managing director Steve Roche says it remains ‘committed’ to ‘creating a new community’ at Haywood Village.

He said: “This is the next stage of our major transformation of the former airfield.

“This is one of our major developments.

“It is not just about building homes but about creating an entire new community, which ultimately will have a positive impact on the local economy.

“Our first phase consisted of 900 homes with contributions to education which saw the construction of a primary school including a nursery and community facility.

“We are still successfully building at our Oakwood View development but this recent news confirms our ongoing commitment to Weston.”

The consent also requires the developer to provide extra nursery facilities, a sports pavilion with pitches, and play areas for children.

Road improvements will also be made as part of the next phase of development.

Mr Roche added: “Our agreement with North Somerset Council will also see highway infrastructure improvements in the surrounding area in addition to enhancing public transport and contributing to the existing secondary school and neighbouring health facilities.”

Persimmon is also carrying out building work to the 93-home Oakwood View development near Haywood Village.

Building on the next phase of Haywood Village is planned to start in the summer.

Work first began on the former airfield site in 2013.

North Somerset is in need of 25,000 new homes under the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP).

The JSP is being implemented by the West of England Combined Authority and is designed to plan for more than 100,000 homes which are needed across the West Country up to the year 2036 to meet housing and transport needs.

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