Almost £1million given to council’s Parklands Village project

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 February 2018

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A grant of almost £1million has been given to boost plans for more than 1,700 homes and a primary school at Locking Parklands.

North Somerset Council has received a grant of £930,974 from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to help open up land for the proposed Parklands Village development.

The money will be used to fund the council’s share of the costs of providing utilities, including electricity and water supply, ahead of the homes and school being built. St Modwen will pay for the rest as the development partner of Homes England which owns the remainder of the land.

Council leader Nigel Ashton said: “The funding will help us ensure the necessary infrastructure is put in place quickly, opening up the land for housing delivery at a key development location and taking pressure off other areas.”

Work to put the infrastructure in place will be carried out later this year.

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