Puxton Park expansion gains support
PUBLISHED: 20:00 02 March 2012
PLANS to expand Puxton Park have gathered pace after gaining local support.
The £2million extension at the attraction has been backed by Puxton Parish Council.
If approved by North Somerset Council, the 2,000 sq metre extension could provide 40 jobs in a new garden centre, gift shop and expanded restaurant.
Solar roof panels will also be fitted and water mains replaced through the harvesting of rain water from the roof.
Nearby residents have been consulted and no objections have been lodged by the Environment Agency.
Parish council chairman Andy McKenzie said: “Our point of view is that Puxton is a well-run and managed business and the garden centre will bring employment into the community, which can only be a good thing.
“The plans are sensible and sensitive and everything they have done in the past has been to a high standard, so we are sure they will do a good job.”
If successful, the park’s managing director Alistair Mead says work will begin in the autumn, with completion expected in 2013.
He said: “After a successful first five years we are once again reinvesting at Puxton Park creating around 40 jobs, plus a further 20 jobs during the construction phase.
“We invest in new attractions every year and we will continue this investment in the future.”