Landscaping to restore 'jewel'

A SEAFRONT landmark is about to undergo major changes to its appearance. A specialist stone company is set to revamp parts of Knightstone Island as work on the site comes to a close this Spring. The firm will landscape and renovate public areas of the isl

A SEAFRONT landmark is about to undergo major changes to its appearance.A specialist stone company is set to revamp parts of Knightstone Island as work on the site comes to a close this Spring.The firm will landscape and renovate public areas of the island, while Redrow Homes continues to create luxury housing on the private areas.North Somerset Council has awarded a contract worth more than £120,000 to Afan Landscapes. The company will create a 'rock skirt' around the island's edge along the public footpath. This will involve putting an attractive rock formation between the buildings and the footpath, while seating will also be built into the rocks.A rockery will also be created in the middle of the carriage drive and it is hoped the landscaping project will fit in with the rest of the seafront.North Somerset councillor John Crockford-Hawley, responsible for strategic planning and transport, made the decision to award the contract.He said: "Come the summer we shall see Knightstone arise as a seafront jewel after many years of neglect and decay."High quality apartments will add a touch of residential style and help boost local businesses with an increased demand for restaurants and other leisure facilities.


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