Village gets 106 cash - £190,000

PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 October 2011

Archant

A NORTH Somerset village is set to benefit from a major £190,000 cash injection.

Plans are afoot to spend the large amount of money, which has come from developers, in St Georges.

The area, which has seen a significant amount of development over the past few years, will benefit from enhanced play facilities and improved open spaces.

The money is set to be spent in the following areas of the village:

■ Locks Paddock, Brimbleworth Lane.

■ The Poplars.

■ The Ridings.

■ 5, Rose Cottages.

■ Land adjacent to Walford Avenue
 and Jesmond Road.

■ Land adjoining Pastures Avenue.

The enhancements will be funded through section 106 money, a pot of cash that comes from developers who build in the area which is earmarked for nearby community facilities.

A report on the plans is set to be signed off by North Somerset Council executive member for parks and green spaces, Peter Bryant.

It says: “The area of St Georges has seen significant development over the past few years.

“This development has secured a large amount of section 106 funding for improvements to the public open space in the area.”

Play facilities will be created adjacent to the Walford Avenue and Jesmond Road area, but specific details of open space improvements for the rest of the area are yet to be revealed.

The funding has to be used by the council within a set time-frame or the developer can reclaim it.

The council says other sites were considered for enhancements, but were thoughtto be less suitable.

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