Plan for 70 new homes on edge of Worle revealed

Land off Anson Road in Kewstoke. Google.

The site where the 70 news homes could be built - Credit: Google

Plans for 70 new homes north of Weston will help tackle the housing crisis and climate emergency, a major landowner says. 

Mead Realisations hopes to redevelop agricultural land on the edge of Worle to build 60 houses and 10 flats, with 30 per cent of them “affordable”. 

It says the site off Anson Road will be “barely visible” from a distance but the topography will frame residents’ views out across the estuary. 

The developer said: “The aspiration for the project is to be an exemplar of sustainable design, with the form and fabric going beyond standard regulations.

“The site would act as a natural extension to the village of Worle and would therefore benefit from all the local amenities that exist within the village which includes schools, local shops and a high street that is densely populated with restaurants, medical centres, and other shops.

“The land abutting Anson Road can provide a blueprint for how sustainable developments can be conceived to address both the housing crisis and climate emergency.” 

The homes would benefit from solar panels and heat pumps, with electric car charging points also mooted. 

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The plans include 120 parking spaces and vehicle access via a T-junction onto Lower Norton Lane. A third of the site would be undeveloped with a large area of green space, a community orchard, planting, a pond and the extension of a patch of woodland. 

Mead Realisations added: “In addition to providing much-needed housing, including affordable housing, there are numerous other significant economic benefits that would arise from the proposed development. 

“The provision of construction jobs and jobs in associated trades is an important economic consideration and benefit arising from the proposed development.

“The proposed development will assist in meeting the council’s housing requirement during the plan period through the delivery of market and affordable housing to meet the needs of present and future generations. 

“The development will provide a key social role in supporting and building a strong, vibrant and healthy community and will make an important contribution to affordable housing provision in the area.” 

North Somerset Council will consider the application, reference 21/P/3529/OUT.