Factory flats go-ahead

BOSSES at a property development company have finally been given the green light to build 45 apartments on a derelict rubber factory. McCarthy & Stone has put pen to paper and will now turn the former Fussells rubber factory in Station Road, Worle, into a

BOSSES at a property development company have finally been given the green light to build 45 apartments on a derelict rubber factory.McCarthy & Stone has put pen to paper and will now turn the former Fussells rubber factory in Station Road, Worle, into a site for dozens of homes for the elderly.A spokesman for the company said: "McCarthy &Stone has received full approval. The only thing outstanding is the completion of the section 106 agreement, which is a contribution towards community facilities."The factory is coming down as we speak. The current owners are undertaking the demolition and we will take over the site by the end of May."We will then start work as soon as possible."McCarthy & Stone's application includes 33 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments.A total of 13 affordable homes are included in the latest plans. They will be contained in a separate block of flats on the site.Originally an application to build 58 homes for the elderly was refused at North Somerset Council's west area committee.The company submitted a new planning application which included more affordable homes and one more car parking space.


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