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Could a school and 250 houses be built in Bleadon?

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 September 2017

The proposed development on Sanders Fields, in Bleadon, off the A370. Picture: Sutherland Property and Legal Services Ltd

The proposed development on Sanders Fields, in Bleadon, off the A370. Picture: Sutherland Property and Legal Services Ltd

Sutherland Property and Legal Services Ltd

A primary school and 250 houses could be built on the outskirts of a North Somerset village.

Planning consultants Sutherland Property and Legal Services Ltd held an open day in Bleadon’s Coronation Hall, in Coronation Road, to get residents’ views on its proposed £15million development.

The consultants would like to build 250 houses on Sanders Field, which is adjacent to the A370.

Company director Amanda Sutherland told the Mercury the development would also include a £3.4million primary school which would take 410 children.

She added: “At present 58 children within the village have to be based elsewhere and they go to 14 different primary schools across Weston.”

The company will also consider introducing a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights and upgrading the existing junctions from the village onto the A370.

Ms Sutherland said: “As a responsible developer it is important we not only look at what we want to do but also what the existing situation is.

“The scheme will also supply 30 per cent affordable housing to assist those members of the community looking for housing which enables them to stay in the village where currently house prices are well beyond the means of those starting out on the housing ladder.

“What we are proposing is around a fifth of the land will be used as school land and associated playing fields, which we would hope to open to community use, and the remaining will be used for housing development.”

But not all Bleadon residents were impressed with the plans, as more than 160 people visited the consultation event last week to make their views heard.

A previous development was proposed in 2011 on Sanders Fields, but was met with opposition from villagers.

Ian Gibson, who has lived in the area for 10 years, had concerns the village would become ‘just another suburb of Weston-super-Mare’ if this build goes ahead.

He said: “We said no to the 2011 development as we did not want sports facilities because we don’t really need them.

“This development will double the size of the village and take us a bit closer to Weston.

“I think the majority of the village feel the same as I have not heard anyone speak highly of this development.”

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