Villager forum to discuss home plan

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 June 2015

Model house with design drawings

Model house with design drawings


NEIGHBOURS in Locking will have the chance to mull over a planning application which could result in an extra 145 homes being built.

Locking village, which has a population of about 2,800, is the target of would-be developers Gladman Ltd.

The Cheshire-based company has its hopes set on building the estate on a field parallel to South Road, with access from Elm Grove.

Locking Parish Council has already publicly announced it will not be supporting the application, but is yet to deliver a formal comment to the planning authority, North Somerset Council.

The parish council is calling a public viewing in order for villagers to see the plans and discuss their opinions with the parish clerk.

Residents spoke about the plans at the most recent parish council meeting and mentioned concerns about traffic monitoring equipment which has appeared on the street, with some speaking at the parish council meeting suggesting it infringed on their privacy.

The development lies outside the village boundary, and council chairman Janis Grant said: “There’s no indication at all of the village boundary, there’s no sign of which is brownfield and which is greenfield, no mention of what else is going on in the area and no mention of the Persimmon development (in the application).”

A number of developments have already been agreed in the area surrounding Locking, including 1,600 homes on the old airfield.

North Somerset ward councillor for Locking Elfan Ap Rees also attended the meeting and said there has been ‘no proper consultation’.

He said: “In the application itself when they talk about the traffic they have given some figures and arrows showing presumably traffic but the key thing is what traffic is already like in Elm Grove. It doesn’t show that.”

The parish council is holding the Elm Grove forum from 6-8pm on June 18 in the village hall in Grenville Avenue.

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