Could a new hotel, offices and housing be built on Weston-super-Mare’s outskirts?
PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:49 09 November 2017
A hotel and office building are among the latest development ideas to be proposed for one of Weston’s business parks.
Moor Park Ltd has asked North Somerset Council for outline planning permission to build houses, offices, a gymnasium, crèche, café and hotel at its development in Laneys Drove.
The site, which is located next to Weston Helicopter Museum off Locking Moor Road, is currently home to warehouses, businesses and a coastguard office.
The proposed development will cover 59,434 sqm of land, 35,348 sqm of which is a greenfield site and will also include allocated parking and greenery.
The new residential area, which has already been named as Moor Parklands, would be built on the greenfield site with approximately 115 houses planned with access from the A371 roundabout.
The plans also detail a number of green open spaces, a park, ponds and rhynes in Moor Parklands.
The developer also wishes to build a hotel with a café, crèche and offices within the business park itself.
In the planning submission, agent Rocke Associates says: “The application proposals are for mixed-use development comprising residential and commercial uses which will complement each other, and existing and future residential and business communities within the context of the site.
“In addition to new employment floor space, the proposals include supporting facilities which are now widely regarded as being necessary to support a successful business environment.
“The commercial uses will contribute to job growth in their own right, both directly through the personnel it will employ, and indirectly through enhancing the site and its wider context as a business location through the provision of supporting facilities.”
“High quality public realm and spaces are proposed as part of the development.”