Allotment deal for new homes

PUBLISHED: 15:00 30 July 2011

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MORE than 20 new allotments will be created in Weston as part of a wider plan for homes in the town.

North Somerset Council’s south area committee approved the planning application for the development off Old Mill Way at a meeting on July 14.

The plan, by Persimmon Homes, will see 46 homes built and 21 gardening plots created either side of the railway line.

The homes will consist of two-bed apartments in three-storey buildings plus two and three-bed houses, terraced and semi-detached.

At the meeting, councillors approved the plan, but many voiced unhappiness because the number of allotments was initially higher.

In early discussions with North Somerset Council, the developer had planned to create 48 plots.

Councillor Clive Webb said: “I think the developer has ended up getting away with a very good deal here.”

Members approved the application on condition the allotments are created and given to Weston Town Council before work on the homes begins.

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