Road linking to Weston housing development is open

PUBLISHED: 18:00 04 May 2018

The Runway linking the road to Haywood Village earlier this year.

The Runway linking the road to Haywood Village earlier this year.

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A road running through Weston-super-Mare’s Haywood Village development can now be used by motorists.

The Runway links the A371 with Winterstoke Road, and is part of the Persimmon Homes housing project.

It opened at lunchtime on Monday.

Cllr Nigel Ashton, leader of North Somerset Council, said: “The completion of the Cross Airfield Link is another milestone in the progress of Junction 21 Enterprise Area as a major employment destination.

“The new road infrastructure constructed by Persimmon at the old airfield ensures the whole area is fully accessible to developers and employers, and demonstrates the success of our employment-led approach to the regeneration of the area.”

Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, executive member with responsibility for highways, said it was a good option for avoiding Herluin Way and Hutton for Oldmixon residents.

Steve Roche, managing director at Persimmon Homes Severn Valley, added: “The opening of the road is a significant investment, and one we hope will help to relieve traffic in the Weston area.

“With the safety of our residents and the public as our priority, we have worked closely with North Somerset Council to develop a traffic-management design to help control traffic speed through the access road.

“Haywood Village is one of our major developments. Our focus is not just about building homes but creating an entirely new community, while enhancing the surrounding areas with the public in mind.

“We hope the newly opened road, with its revised plans, confirms our ongoing commitment to the people of Weston.”

Access to The Runway from the A371 had been available for some time, but the opposite end of the road joining the Winterstoke Road roundabout opposite Lidl was incomplete until this week.

Work on the 900-home Haywood Village development began back in 2013.

It also included the Haywood Village Academy which opened in 2016, with classes from reception to year two currently open.

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