Council objects to Parklands proposal

PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 June 2012

An artist's impression of the new housing

An artist's impression of the new housing

St Modwen

LOCKING Parish Council is to object to the planned second stage of the housing development at the former RAF Locking site.

Developer St Modwen and the Homes and Communities Agency last month applied to North Somerset Council to start phase two of its £400million development at Locking Parklands.

But the parish council has agreed to write to the authority with its objections, saying the developers have not stuck to conditions for development that had previously been agreed.

Councillor Noel Walter said: “We aren’t very happy with it and would go to the extent that we would object to the application.

“The developers have not complied with some of the conditions in phase one.”

He said that under the conditions laid down at the beginning of the development, some commercial properties and other facilities should have been built before residents started to move into the completed phase one houses.

Keys were handed over to the first homeowners of phase one homes last month.

Councillor Walter said the lack of infrastructure on the site could lead to an increased burden on facilities in the area, including Locking Village Surgery and Weston General Hospital.

Councillors voted in favour of objecting to the proposal and writing to North Somerset to register their concerns.

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