Plans for 83 homes in village fields

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 April 2016

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Fresh proposals to build more than 80 homes in ‘greenfield, agricultural land’ on the edge of a North Somerset village have been revealed.

Developer Redcliffe Homes says it is in the process of putting together an outline planning application for about 83 homes on Cox’s Green, in Wrington.

The site in question is opposite the Havyatt Industrial Estate, in Havyatt Road, and is located outside of Wrington’s settlement boundary.

The plans came to light after planning agent GL Hearn contacted North Somerset Council to ask whether Redcliffe would need to submit an environmental impact assessment (EIA) prior to applying for outline planning permission.

EIAs are usually carried out when a development could potentially have an adverse impact on the environment in which is built and GL Hearn asked for the council’s advice due to the size of the proposed site.

The developer’s application said: “On behalf of Redcliffe Homes, we will shortly be submitting an outline planning application for residential development.

“The site is located outside but adjoining the residential development boundary of Wrington and is greenfield, agricultural land.

“The site comprises two fields and additional, smaller paddocks which form part of Oakdene Farm.”

Although the full details of the application have not yet been revealed, documents uploaded to the council’s planning website show the development will include a provision for open space and landscaping and access will come directly from Havyatt Road.

The developer has also assured the council it will submit a flood risk assessment, biodiversity statement and a transport assessment as part of its planning application.

The southernmost part of the site is also located in a flood plain. However, according to GL Hearn, no houses will be built within this area.

The application said: “The site will include a significant amount of open space in the southern part of the site.

“The site is not within or located near to any environmentally sensitive areas (and) no dwellings would be located within (the) flood zones.

“It is considered there will be no significant environmental effects arising from the proposal.”

To view more information on the proposal, log on to North Somerset’s planning website.

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