Homes plan 'too tall'

PUBLISHED: 12:02 24 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:30 24 May 2010

ANGRY residents are to lobby councillors at a site visit to inspect plans to develop a former Clevedon coach depot into houses. Developers Rollohomes Ltd has

ANGRY residents are to lobby councillors at a site visit to inspect plans to develop a former Clevedon coach depot into houses.Developers Rollohomes Ltd has submitted plans to build eight houses and six flats on the former Clevedon Motorways depot at Strode Road.Councillors are due to visit the site today (Wed) to take a closer look at the plans, which have prompted a wave of objections from local residents.A summary of objections to the scheme has now been drawn up and will be handed to councillors at the site visit.Residents say the plans are out of keeping with surrounding properties and the proposed three storey buildings are too high.They are also concerned traffic from the new properties will cause congestion at an already busy junction, which could lead to accidents.A concerned resident told the North Somerset Times: "One of our main concerns is the parking and the impact it will have on the already busy Strode Road."The developers are proposing to keep a building called the Old Coach House as part of the site."Why can't that old building be demolished to make more room for parking?"The proposed homes are also out of keeping with neighbouring properties."My house dates back to 1890 and others on the Fearnville Estate are 1930s properties."These are very modern homes and don't fit in."Other developments in the area have had to be in keeping, so why not this one?"A similar scheme to develop the 0.14 hectare site was thrown out by councillors last year.

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