Consultation on estate regeneration

PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 January 2013

New homes

New homes


A REGENERATION plan designed to change the perception of Weston’s Bournville estate will be put out for consultation by North Somerset Council.

Reducing deprived housing in the area, increasing job opportunities and improving access are just some of the ideas floated in the authority’s local development framework plan, which was heard at the Bournville Area Residents’ Association (BARA) meeting.

Councillor Ian Parker brought the plans to the group’s attention on Monday night and advised members to make a formal representation.

Reviving the estate is an idea which was previously presented to Cllr Parker by the community-based housing service Alliance Homes.

He told members of BARA it planned to build new homes, a food store, a 75-room care facility and demolish flats, which would be replaced with houses.

He said: “This would have been quite a radical development, but the plan has been shelved.

“It now begs the question how the North Somerset plan will be achieved.”

Public consultation about the ideas will begin tomorrow (Fri) and run for two months.

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