25,000 new North Somerset homes move closer to reality

PUBLISHED: 17:58 14 November 2017

Thousands more homes need to be built in North Somerset,

Thousands more homes need to be built in North Somerset,

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Plans to build 105,000 homes across the West of England over the next two decades have taken a step forward this afternoon (Tuesday).

In the past few minutes, North Somerset Council’s executive committee has agreed to press ahead with the draft joint spatial plan (JSP) which outlines where 25,000 homes should be built in the district by 2036.

Its leader Nigel Ashton said it is ‘probably our least worse option’.

The plan will go out to public consultation before being reviewed by the Government next year.

Of the 25,000 houses for North Somerset, space for about 14,000 has already been allocated within the council’s core strategy up until 2026.

The JSP though does suggest room for a further 2,575 homes in South West Nailsea and 700 for west of Backwell should be found.

The plan though says infrastructure would need to be delivered at the same time as new homes for it to work.

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