Homes for old caravan park?

CONCERNED residents are vowing to fight off plans to build homes on a former mobile home park in Clevedon. Developer Spring Residential and landowner Peter Eccles have submitted plans to build 14 homes on part of the former Byways Caravan Park at Strode R

CONCERNED residents are vowing to fight off plans to build homes on a former mobile home park in Clevedon.Developer Spring Residential and landowner Peter Eccles have submitted plans to build 14 homes on part of the former Byways Caravan Park at Strode Road.But the move to build a mix of two and two-and-a-half storey homes on the 0.43 hectare site has prompted concern from people living at the mobile home park who say the properties will overlook their homes and ruin their privacy.One resident, who did not want to be named, said: "Our home is just a few metres away from the development."They say they are 2.5 storey buildings, but technically they are three storeys with windows in the roof which will mean they will look straight down on to the back of us."We will lose our privacy completely. We are also very concerned about the amount of traffic this development will cause to the site."If there are 14 homes there are going to be at least 14 cars, if not more, and the area is already congested enough."This is not the first time plans for houses on the caravan site have been put forward.Developers have applied to build there before but the plans were refused both by local councillors and at an appeal by a Government planning inspector. The whole site was previously used as a mobile home park but was split into two in 2001.Clevedon Councillor John Norton-Sealey organised a site visit so fellow councillors could inspect the site and residents could raise their concerns.And at a meeting of the town council's planning and environment committee on Monday night, councillors recommended the scheme be refused on the grounds that the properties were too high and the density of houses planned for the site was too high.


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