New school and animal hospital planned

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 August 2012


A NEW animal hospital and a primary school are just two of the facilities that could soon be created as part of a major development on the outskirts of Weston.

Developers have submitted an initial planning application for 1,600 homes, a 60-bed care home, shops, offices, restaurants and takeaways for land off Wolvershill Road in West Wick.

The school and animal hospital are also part of the proposals, handed to North Somerset Council by the Manor Farm Consortium of landowners and developer Mead Realisations.

There would also be five hectares of playing fields, to accompany the planned primary school.

Andrew McLauchlin of Harvest Lane, West Wick, is among those objecting to the plans.

He said: “To be honest I am stunned at the total destruction and level of depravity shown by North Somerset Council.

“First two so called home building companies build vile looking prison houses on lovely open fields and caravan parks, tearing down some of the most beautiful trees while going along.

“Now to cap it all we have this potential eyesore application to round off the total wipe out of every open field in Weston.

“For what? Warehouses and factories in Weston are standing empty.”

The development would provide much-needed extra primary school spaces for the Weston area, as well as a 5,500sqm supermarket and petrol station.

The main access points for the site would be off Wolvershill Road and Churchland Way and these could be approved without developers having to come back with a further application, as they will have to with the other parts of the proposal.

No timescale has been set for the development.

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