Bleadon planning comment deadline extended

PUBLISHED: 17:30 05 June 2015

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'SHOCKED' neighbours who only found about a housing development after reading it in the Mercury will now get longer to comment on the planning application.

Two weeks ago the Mercury reported how Johnstone Land Company wants to build 60 homes off Wentwood Drive on the border of the Oldmixon estate and Bleadon.

Kevin Hambley, who lives in Highfield Road adjacent to the proposed new development, has started an action group against the scheme.

He said the neighbourhood had not been told of the proposals, and told the Mercury: “It was a bit of a shock to us when we read about the application.

“None of the residents have been informed at all.”

The original deadline for consultation was June 4, but North Somerset Council has extended this to June 23 for comments.

A spokesman for the council said: “There has been a delay between us registering this outline planning application and sending out neighbour notification letters and we would like to apologise for that.

“We would like to point out that this delay does not adversely affect or prejudice the residents because they have still been given the same time to comment on the planning application as everyone else.”

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