'Money must be spent in Nailsea'

NAILSEA councillors are calling for 106 money allocated to affordable housing to be spent in the town.

NAILSEA councillors are calling for 106 money allocated to affordable housing to be spent in the town.

More than £645,000 was given to the town by developers building an old people's home at 83 Silver Street as part of a 106 agreement and North Somerset Council has said more than £620,000 of the money must go towards providing affordable housing.

But town councillors are worried the cash may be spent in other areas as there are currently no sites earmarked for low priced properties in Nailsea.

At the town council's strategy development committee meeting on January 23, chairman Mary Ponsonby said: "If the money is going to affordable housing we want to see that it is earmarked for Nailsea and not spent in other areas."


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The committee agreed to ask Councillor Jan Barber, North Somerset's ward councillor for Nailsea, to voice its views to North Somerset to ensure the cash is spent in the town.

The remainder of the 106 money was allocated to other services in Nailsea.

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