Road opens in ‘pivotal moment’ for new development

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 June 2014

Carl Haley cutting the ribbon alongside the chairman of North Somerset Council David Hitchins.

Carl Haley cutting the ribbon alongside the chairman of North Somerset Council David Hitchins.

Neil Phillips Photography

A MAJOR new link road in Weston has been opened as part of the transformation of the old airfield into a residential development.

About 2,500 homes are to be built in Haywood Village and the new Cross Airfield link road connects it to the A371 and Winterstoke Road.

In its first phase, Persimmon Homes will build 900 homes at the site, which will range from two to four bedrooms in size.

It will be located in the new Enterprise Area which aims to create 10,000 jobs by 2026.

Carl Haley, Persimmon Homes managing director, said: “The landscape of this part of Weston is changing dramatically bringing much-needed homes to the area as well as new commercial premises within the Junction 21 Enterprise Area.

“These are exciting times and the opening of this road is a pivotal moment in the creation of this residential development.”

North Somerset Council leader Nigel Ashton said: “The creation of the new village will be a real boost to the local economy, both in its creation as well as the regeneration and expansion of the nearby business park known as Weston Business Quarter.

“Since its inception, this has been a crucial part of our planned development within North Somerset.”

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