Estate developers must look at 'hall' plans agains

DEVELOPERS putting together a blueprint to transform one of Clevedon's most prestigious seafront sites have been told to go back to the drawing board.

DEVELOPERS putting together a blueprint to transform one of Clevedon's most prestigious seafront sites have been told to go back to the drawing board.Architects at developer Stride Treglown have been working with North Somerset Council planners to draw up proposals for the Clevedon Hall Estate.Plans for the 7.6 hectare site include 130 new homes, some affordable housing, a 70-bed nursing home and new offices.Work will also be carried out to the walled garden and new community facilities for the people of Clevedon.But councillors have vetoed the blueprint, claiming it does not address the concerns of the community.They are also concerned at the density of homes planned for the site and the effect the new properties will have on the nearby road network.Clevedon councillor Ian Bates said: "There is still an awful lot of work to do on these plans."We have gone through this consultation period and in my opinion, the developers have not taken into consideration the views of local people."There are many issues which still need to be addressed."Clevedon Hall was originally built in 1850 as a residential property for local businessman Conrad Finzel.The hall remained a residential property until World War II and between 1945 and 1991 was used as a boarding school before being converted into offices during the 1990s.


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