New plans for hall

FRESH plans to develop one of Clevedon's most prestigious seafront sites have been submitted. Developers Spring Residential has submitted an application to North Somerset

FRESH plans to develop one of Clevedon's most prestigious seafront sites have been submitted.Developers Spring Residential has submitted an application to North Somerset Council to build homes at Clevedon Hall.Over the past 18 months, architects Stride Treglowan has been working to draw up a development brief with the authority for the site.Spring Residential planning manager David Morris said: "The original plan was to prepare a design brief for the site."However, following many months of consultation it became clear that a detailed planning application would provide everyone with more certainty about the detail of the proposed development."The current application has been strongly influenced by some of the issues highlighted during the consultation process."The application includes a reduction in the amount of land to be developed than that suggested in previous proposals.The former St Brandon School buildings at the front of the site are to be demolished and re-landscaped to improve the setting of the hall and the seafront. The plans include 123 homes, ranging from apartments to cottage style properties and larger, detached homes.In addition there will also be a 50-bed nursing home which will create approximately 40 new jobs.The main hall and surrounding buildings will continue as offices for local businesses.The proposals also include 37 affordable homes to help young people in the town get on the housing ladder.North Somerset Council will also be seeking a number of planning benefits from the development including contributions towards affordable housing, local education and improvement to road safety and parking in the seafront area.Mr Morris added: "Clearly there may be those who feel the site should not be developed for housing at all."Unfortunately this is not a luxury the hall can afford."Our plans will preserve the main building, reinstate a significant part of the original parkland and provide much needed new housing within Clevedon."We hope the town will welcome it.


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