Developer enlists school's support

PUBLISHED: 09:13 13 March 2006 | UPDATED: 08:58 24 May 2010

PROPOSALS to build a housing development in a village have been resurrected despite being turned down last year. Developer Hallwave wants to build 10 homes with garages in High Street, Claverham. North Somerset Council refused plans to build 13 homes from

PROPOSALS to build a housing development in a village have been resurrected despite being turned down last year.Developer Hallwave wants to build 10 homes with garages in High Street, Claverham.North Somerset Council refused plans to build 13 homes from the same developer on the same site at a meeting in December.More than 40 letters of objection from residents were received by the authority. Councillors said the houses would over develop the site and cause parking problems.In the new scheme, Hallwave has reduced the number of houses it wants to build and says it has been consulting residents. It has also appealed against the decision to turn down the first application.Yatton Parish Council has already asked North Somerset to refuse the second application, claiming the tall three-storey houses would ruin the rural appearance of the village.The company wants to tear down a house in High Street to make room for the homes and also wants to build a new access road.When the application was considered last year, residents said the plans would be dangerously filling the surrounding roads with parked cars.A Hallwave spokesman said in a letter to North Somerset Council supporting the application: "Court de Wyck Primary School headteacher Chris Hailstone is very supportive of the proposed development."He sees it as a prime opportunity to bolster the falling role at the school."In addition, a meeting was also held with the nursery school leader, who has also expressed support and stated the site entrance and improved pavements would improve the safety going to the playgroup and help the falling numbers at the playgroup."The planning application has been developed after an open consultation with the community. The scheme now incorporates a reduction in density which will meet the concerns of the parish council.

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