Further concerns over Weston housing

CONCERNS are growing about the possibility of Weston turning into a ghetto .

CONCERNS are growing about the possibility of Weston turning into a 'ghetto'.

The comments were made at a Weston Town Council meeting where members said too many affordable housing developments have been concentrated in the town.

Councillor Will Collins said: "I don't want to live in a ghetto.

"If we allow additional, cheap, one bed-roomed flats to be built we won't be attracting professional people to work here."

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Cllr Mark Canniford said: "Unfortunately not all people are professionals and we have a duty to provide a mix of homes for people to live in no matter who they are."

The debate was sparked by a discussion about the provision of future affordable housing in North Somerset.

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Council members concluded that any more developments should be spread evenly across the district and should be built in an area with employment opportunities for those moving there.

The quality of some of the houses provided at a lower cost was also criticised by Cllr Morris.

The town council's views will be sent to North Somerset Council as part of a consultation on future affordable housing developments.

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