£15m development will create dozens of homes in Weston

PUBLISHED: 08:00 30 July 2018

An artist's impression of homes at Keepers Gate. Picture: Lovell

An artist's impression of homes at Keepers Gate. Picture: Lovell

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Work to build 50 homes near Weston-super-Mare's Oldmixon estate will begin this winter.

Developer Lovell has revealed proposals for a £15million development, called Keepers Gate, in Wentwood Drive.

Thirty five three and four-bedroom homes will be for open market sale while 15 two, three and four-bedroom homes will be affordable properties from Liverty, the South West’s largest housing association.

The two-year construction programme is set to start in winter, and the first homes will become available for sale in December.

Lovell regional managing director Kate Rees said: “We are thrilled to have acquired this fantastic site which is minutes from stunning Somerset countryside and just a short distance from the imposing sweep of Weston Bay, with views stretching across the Bristol Channel to Wales.

“Our properties will make the most of their amazing setting, featuring light-filled contemporary interiors, perfect for modern lifestyles.

“We are confident they will appeal to a range of purchasers, including first-time buyers, downsizers and families looking to upsize at Keepers Gate.

“As well as an impressive stretch of the North Somerset coastline on their doorstep, buyers will gain all the advantages of an established residential location on the fringes of this well-connected and characterful seaside town.”

Lovell will create a number of training opportunities through development, including apprenticeships and work placements, giving people the chance to learn skills and gain experience by working on the construction programme.

North Somerset Council’s executive member for planning, highways and transport, Elfan Ap Rees, believes the development will help Weston’s growing employment numbers.

He said: “We are desperate for more housing and Government is pressing us to deliver this.

“Weston is a growing town and we are creating more employment opportunities, which leads to more housing requirements.

“It is better to build somewhere that is sustainable and close to the main town rather than on greenbelt land.”

For more information, log on to www.lovellnewhomes.co.uk

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