Streetlife users concerned by plans for more houses

PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 February 2015

Model house with design drawings

Model house with design drawings


A proposal to build 79 homes on Bleadon Hill has been the subject of some heated discussion on Streetlife this week.

Developer Clifton Emery Design wants to build a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes on the land at the top of the hill, which straddles Bleadon Parish Council and Weston Town Council boundaries.

The planning application for the development was formally submitted to North Somerset Council at the end of January. Residents have until February 25 to comment on the proposal.

Patrice S spoke on behalf of the Bleadon-Hillside residents’ group and said: “We are concerned about the additional cars, builders’ trucks etc that will be on roads here, especially Totterdown Lane which is already a rat run.”

Peter C agreed, and said: “It would be an eyesore from almost any point of view and will seriously compromise road access, which is already dodgy due to the narrowness of the roads.”

Twink C, meanwhile, acknowledged the need for more housing in the area but was concerned about the lack of infrastructure, saying: “I know that we need more low cost building, but the roads there are not suitable for more traffic and there is no infrastructure to support this number of houses, such as a doctor, school or local shop.”

Anyone wishing to find out more about the proposal should visit the North Somerset Council website or attend the next Bleadon Parish Council meeting on March 10.

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