Residents up in arms over plans for Portishead High Street

RESIDENTS in Portishead are outraged at the proposals to build homes on amenity land at an important entrance to the town.

RESIDENTS in Portishead are outraged at the proposals to build homes on amenity land at an important entrance to the town.

Linden Housing Group wants to build seven detached houses on the land at 149 High Street which is the gyratory triangle between St Joseph's School, Gordano School and The Albion pub.

Traffic problems already exist around this area and residents are concerned about the added hazards an access road in to the site will bring.

Cassandra Ball who has a nine-year-old daughter at St Joseph's School said: "As I understand it the access road to the dwellings would be opposite St Joseph's School. This is a very busy stretch of road, traffic there is already chaotic at certain times of the day and I think it will pose another danger for our children. On top of that, the rural setting is lovely at the entrance to our High Street, more houses would spoil it completely."


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Portishead and North Weston Town Council planning committee objected to the planning application that will now go before North Somerset Council.

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