Council’s plan for link road

PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 February 2016




North Somerset Council has submitted its planning application for the new £10million link road connecting Locking Parklands and West Wick to the motorway.

The proposed 2.2km road, dubbed the ‘north south spine road’, will stretch from the A370 West Wick roundabout to the A371 near Locking, connecting thousands of homes on the edge of Weston-super-Mare.

It would pass through council-owned land, through the Mead Realisations development and St Modwen’s Parklands site.

The council hopes to have the road open by the summer of next year to connect people living in the Parklands with a new primary school.

In its planning application, the council says the new road would also entice new businesses and said: “There is the opportunity to attract major new employers to this part of Weston which has good access to the M5, good public transport connections to the town centre and a high quality physical environment.

“A landscaped spine road, with tree planting and water features, can provide a high quality ‘address street’ for new office development.”

The plans are for the single-carriageway road to have a speed limit of 30mph, with a footpath and cyclepath beside, separated by a grass verge.

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