MAP: See where North Somerset Council plans to build 700 homes – right next to the Locking Parklands development

PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:19 11 January 2017

Locking Parklands.

Locking Parklands.

Archant

North Somerset Council is planning to build a little more than 700 homes – as well as retail and office space and a new primary school – right next to Locking Parklands.

The council has hired London-based consultancy firm CH2M to draw up a planning application for land it owns at Locking Head Drove.

Plans to build 711 homes to create ‘Parklands Village’ have now been submitted to the council.

If approved the development would not be built until the council’s £10million road connecting Locking Parklands and West Wick is finished.

The planning application for Parklands Village says it has been ‘designed to integrate’ with nearby developments already under way at Locking Parklands and developments planned for the surrounding area by Mead Realisations Ltd.

The application says consultation on the various Weston Villages developments has been ‘extensive’ and adds: “The site is in close proximity to existing local services and facilities.

“The applicant is committed to providing a range of new facilities and services to benefit new and existing residents.”

Parklands Village will house a mixture of properties – with 30 per cent of them set to be affordable homes – including 374 detached or semi-detached houses, 208 terrace houses, 140 apartments and six flats above garages.

However, Weston Town Council has already made its objections to the plans clear and commented on the application to say it would be an ‘overdevelopment’ of the area and ‘not in keeping’ with its surroundings.

Similarly Banwell Parish Council wants the application to be refused and said it would exacerbate traffic issues within the village.

Parklands Village will also include a primary school which will be able to cater for 420 children.

North Somerset Council has also said it will make financial contributions to pay for preschool and secondary school provisions elsewhere in the district.

It is also prepared to pay £125,000 across five years to ensure community bus services are available at Parklands Village as well as paying more money to help with improvements to junction 21 of the M5.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 20:00

Two of the West Country’s top performing choral groups will bring their melodic tunes to Weston this Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A Cheddar school has been praised for its ‘shared vision for care and inclusion’ by an education watchdog.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Parking in Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar will be free on the two Saturdays before Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

A Somerset village has been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds to create a community hub after enduring months of problems.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A plan to build futuristic magnet train between Weston and Bristol has been proposed to avoid the creation of a ‘dormitory town the size of Wells’.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:50

A blue plaque commemorating one of Weston’s most famous architects will be dedicated this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

More than 7,500 hoax calls were made to police and ambulance services in Somerset over the past three years.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:00

Burnham’s Princess Theatre is set to get a makeover after the town council’s bid for a major Government grant was approved.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:06

A seven-year-old boy was rescued from the mud at Brean after he became stuck while out exploring with his family.

Read more
Brean
Yesterday, 08:00

Replacement play equipment at a Worle park will finally be installed next year.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists