Churchill set for more housing after plans for 41 homes unveiled

PUBLISHED: 13:30 09 June 2017

Edward Ware Homes wants to build 41 houses in Churchill.

Edward Ware Homes wants to build 41 houses in Churchill.

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A North Somerset village which has already been earmarked for more than 200 new homes could now receive 41 more after a developer unveiled plans for a new housing estate.

Hundreds gathered for the meeting at Churchill Primary School.Hundreds gathered for the meeting at Churchill Primary School.

Bristol-based developer Edward Ware Homes has applied to North Somerset Council for outline planning permission to build off a busy road in Churchill.

The developer wants to build alongside the A38 Bristol Road, near the crossroads which leads towards Burrington Combe.

Simon Jenkins, director of land acquisition at Edward Ware Homes, said the proposed development is a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to build homes in an ‘ideal’ and ‘well-connected’ location.

He added: “The location is close to everything Langford and Churchill have to offer, as well as established local public transport routes.

“It’s an ideal location to help meet housing need from the local and wider community, just off the A38 Bristol Road, and we’re working very hard to ensure that it is designed in such as way that integrates seamlessly with the local community.

“We’re excited by the plans, but we want to ensure that the detail responds to the aspirations of the local community before they are finalised.

“Therefore, we would encourage as many local people as possible to let us know their thoughts by visiting our Facebook page or getting in touch with us directly.”

The council has already approved three large applications in Churchill and Langford totalling 219 homes in the past year – with 176 in Pudding Pie Lane and 43 in Says Lane.

Those developments received fierce criticism from both Churchill and Langford Parish Council and Churchill and Langford Residents’ Action Group.

The parish has also been earmarked as a potential location for a 5,400-home garden village in the Weston of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s – which is made up of four local authorities – Joint Spatial Plan (JSP).

Villagers turned out in numbers last month for an urgent meeting to discuss current housing issues affecting the parish and the potential implications of the JSP – with many fearing continued development will negatively affect the community, infrastructure and the landscape.


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