Homes and allotment plan

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 October 2010

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FIFTY new homes could be built as part of a housing masterplan on the outskirts of Weston.

Persimmon Homes wants permission to build the houses plus 21 gardening allotments either side of the railway line off Old Mill Way in West Wick.

The homes development would consist of two-bed apartments in three-storey buildings plus two and three bed houses, terraced and semi detached.

The developer says half the houses would be part of an affordable scheme for first-time buyers.

In a supporting statement, a spokesman said: “The mix of house types and accommodation would meet the local and national market demand for two and three bed houses and apartments with associated garages and parking.

“These proposals should ensure a supply of good quality housing of good design that will respond to the local area’s demand.

“The build form should be designed to reflect that of any surrounding recent and approved development.”

The development would also include allotments to the north side of the railway line on the 7.5-acre site.

Footpaths would be drawn across the development and there would be a public open space and small nature reserve.

Outline permission for the original total development, much of which is currently being built, was granted in 2003.

As part of it, Persimmon said it would provide more than £1million for highways improvements and another £1million for affordable housing, as well as a site for a new school, a business park and improvements to community facilities at Locking Castle District Centre.

North Somerset Council expects to make a decision on the planning application by the end of December.

Residents can comment on it by visiting www.n-somerset.gov.uk

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