Parklands chapel to get a makeover

PUBLISHED: 18:00 30 October 2015

Locking Parklands

Locking Parklands

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A CHAPEL at the former RAF Locking could soon be getting a facelift if a planning application goes ahead.

The developer behind Locking Parklands, St Modwen, is looking to refurbish the building to serve the new community.

According to the design and access statement, St Modwen said: “This application seeks approval for the installation of doors and window openings, together with an enhanced pedestrian footpath and external raised access platforms.”

The chapel was going to be refurbished once the development was complete but St Modwen now says it wants to carry out the work ‘as soon as possible’.

The building has largely been empty since it was first bought by developers in 2002 and people in Locking have been eager to see it refurbished.

During a community consultation, people suggested using the building for a preschool and groups such as brownies, as well as for parties and events.

A St Modwen spokesman said: “There have been some one-off events in the building and roof repairs have recently been undertaken, however, there is a danger of it falling into a state of disrepair and this refurbishment project is integral to the building’s ongoing use into the future.”

The application can be viewed on North Somerset Council’s planning portal.

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