Developer to appeal against planning red light for elderly people's homes

A PROPERTY developer is to appeal against North Somerset Council's decision to reject its plans for a derelict rubber factory in Worle. An application by developer McCarthy & Stone to build 58 homes on the former Fussells site in Station Road was refused

A PROPERTY developer is to appeal against North Somerset Council's decision to reject its plans for a derelict rubber factory in Worle.An application by developer McCarthy & Stone to build 58 homes on the former Fussells site in Station Road was refused at North Somerset Council's west area committee on November 16.The plans, which were deferred so the developer could give more information on the number of affordable homes on the site, extra parking and the protection of a cycle path, were amended to include some extra details.But councillors still refused the application because they said provision had not been made for additional community facilities.A McCarthy & Stone spokesman said: "We are disappointed with the decision and we will lodge an appeal by the end of the month."We stand by our position that our proposals provide much needed housing for the elderly and ease long term uncertainty about the future of a blighted plot of land in Worle.


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