Head joins protest against flat conversion proposals

A HEADTEACHER has added his name to a long list of people protesting against a development in Worle. Residents living in Greenwood Road in Worle have been circulating a petition to try to stop the development of a house there into three flats. This week,

A HEADTEACHER has added his name to a long list of people protesting against a development in Worle.Residents living in Greenwood Road in Worle have been circulating a petition to try to stop the development of a house there into three flats.This week, Bruce Dale, headteacher at Mendip Green First School, which is at the end of street, added his signature to the 26 others.He said: "The main reason I signed the petition is because of the road and the amount of cars in it."Getting through for parents is a nightmare and if the development went ahead it would mean even more cars and blockages."I feel sorry for the residents and for parents and children."A person living in the road approached me with the petition and I was more than happy to sign it."Residents have handed over their petition to North Somerset councillors Astra Brand and Jenny Gosden, who represent the Greenwood Road area.Cllr Brand said: "The applicant wants to turn the property into three flats with a rear extension."The residents say there is already too much traffic in the road first thing in the morning and at school picking-up time."If council officers decide to allow it to proceed I will call the application in and ask the council's west area committee to look at it."Graham Newbury, who has submitted the application, has said the new flats would be in keeping with the current building and the proposed extension would be rendered to match.Mr Newbury was approached about the development but declined to comment.

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