Yatton housing plans advance

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 July 2015

The current Oxford Instruments site in North End Road, Yatton.

The current Oxford Instruments site in North End Road, Yatton.


A PLANNING application which could see another 55 houses being built in Yatton has been submitted to North Somerset Council.

The application has been submitted by housing developer Redrow Homes, and concerns land off North End Road which is currently occupied by manufacturing company Oxford Instruments.

The brownfield site, which is more than a hectare in size, would be accessible from both North End Road and Wemberham Lane.

Planning permission for houses to be built on the Oxford Instruments site was initially granted in 2006; however, it is understood Redrow has submitted this latest application in order to allow the firm time to find new premises.

In a letter submitted to North Somerset Council planners, a spokesman for Redrow Homes said: “The site is still occupied by a manufacturing company which will need to find an alternative site to relocate to before the land can be released for housing.

“This is likely to take some time, and therefore to secure planning permission for housing over a longer period, Redrow is making this further outline planning application.”

The application comes as the final details, known as reserved matters, for another housing application in Yatton – this time for 150 homes – were approved by North Somerset Council.

The development, located off Arnolds Way at the north end of the village, will see 150 new homes being built along with offices, cycle and footpaths, sports pitches, play areas and allotments.

Developer Bloor Homes will be responsible for contributing £224,900 towards sustainable transport and road safety improvements and £210,000 towards primary school education, with substantial financial contributions towards secondary school education, a new preschool building, a community hall and Yatton’s bus network and library also required.

Michele Rose, sales director for Bloor Homes South West, said: “The development provides the opportunity to celebrate the site’s assets and positively integrate with Yatton.

“The proposal will also include a generous six hectare network of green space.”

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