Big changes on estate?

PUBLISHED: 13:30 14 December 2012


CHANGES to a Weston estate could see fewer deprived households in one location, a better mix of properties and improved job opportunities.

North Somerset Council’s executive committee met on Tuesday to discuss a new vision for the district called the sites and policies development plan document, and within it are proposals for the Bournville estate.

Following the adoption of the core strategy in April 2012, the document is the first public stage in the preparation of the detailed plan which determines future development in North Somerset until 2026.

It outlines several intentions for policy including ones to ‘change the perception of the area’, ‘reduce the concentration of deprived households in one location’ and ‘provide a better mix of housing’ to appeal to the broader housing market.

It also says North Somerset Council will ‘support initiatives aimed at improving the perception of the area as a vibrant suburb of Weston’ and ‘pro-actively support initiatives to improve and enhance the environment and social fabric of the area and stimulate enterprise and innovation.’

The draft plans are expected to go out to public consultation next February.

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