Phase two for £400million development

PUBLISHED: 11:28 16 May 2012 | UPDATED: 11:58 16 May 2012

An artist's impression of the new housing

An artist's impression of the new housing

St Modwen

THE second phase of housing at the former RAF Locking site has been launched with a new planning application to the council.

Developer St Modwen and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have asked North Somerset Council for a green light to build a further 150 homes as part of the burgeoning £400million development at Locking Parklands.

If approved by the authority, St Modwen will build a mixture of properties ranging from one bedroom to four bedroom detached homes.

The majority will be sold privately, with 30 per cent allocated as affordable housing.

The first phase of the development will see 100 homes created at the site, with the first 34 properties released to the open market in November, the majority under the HCA’s home buy direct scheme.

Another 30 have been sold to the Sovereign Housing Association as affordable housing and are now nearing completion, while work on the final 36 properties is expected to be completed by November.

Rupert Joseland, St Modwen’s South West regional director, said: “We have constructed the first homes to a higher standard than required by building regulations, making each home up to 25 per cent more energy efficient than the standard newly built home, which is proving very popular.

“The proposals are for the next phase to be built to the same high standards and to have a similarly modern, clean architectural style with large windows and generous living accommodation all adding to the offering.”

Jay Lambe, HCA area manager, added: “This planning application forms an important part of our ambitions to create local homes, jobs and opportunities at Locking Parklands.

“These are exciting times for the project and the wider area which stands to benefit from the scheme. It’s really pleasing to see it all coming together after work of partners over recent months.”

A decision is expected by August 2.

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