New 70-home bid for village?

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 October 2015

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UP TO 70 new homes could be built in a North Somerset village if a planning application goes ahead.

A developer has expressed an interest in building the new homes, including roads and landscaping, off Bridgwater Road in Bleadon.

Savills, an estate agent and land auctioneer in Bristol, is acting as the agent for the proposed bid.

North Somerset’s countryside has been inundated with planning applications recently as the council has battled the Government over how many homes need to be built to meet demand. North Somerset Council had announced plans to build 14,000 homes before 2026, but the Government intervened to bring that target up to 21,000.

Uncertainty over the future of housing has left a void in the council’s planning strategy and developers have submitted an influx of planning applications.

North Somerset district councillor for Bleadon Terry Porter addressed Bleadon Parish Council about the number of applications for the village and surrounding area.

He said: “It is a worrying time because the thing that worries most people is planning. It is getting very frustrating the number of changes to planning put through by the Government.”

A number of bids and planning applications have been submitted for Bleadon, including an outline application for 79 homes on Bleadon Hill.

There is also an outline bid for 60 homes off Wentwood Drive and another developer has revealed hopes to build 24 homes off Amesbury Drive.

Another 42 new homes are being built at the site of the old quarry.

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