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Detailed designs for unpopular housing scheme are advanced

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 April 2018

Liam Fox with the disgruntled residents.

Liam Fox with the disgruntled residents.

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A housing developer says its scheme for the edge of Wrington will benefit villagers in the long run – despite the application being hugely unpopular.

Last December Redcliffe Homes won permission, on appeal, to build 59 homes off Coxs Green and it has now gone back to North Somerset Council with more detailed plans, which must be passed before construction work can begin.

Redcliffe says the ‘large’ village of Wrington can cope with the extra homes.

In its latest application, is adds: “The application is for a sensitively designed residential development.

“It will use the local character within the surrounding areas and assets of the site to develop a scheme with its own sense of place, creating high quality accessible amenities in the form of open space and road improvements for both the existing and new residents.”

The application was opposed by many villagers when it first came to light in 2016 and the Wrington Vale Alliance (WVA), which sought the assistance of North Somerset MP Dr Liam Fox.

Protestations about the potential to increase Wrington’s flood risk and about road safety were enough to convince North Somerset Council to initially reject the scheme, but did not carry enough weight at last year’s appeal hearing.

Sally Bartlett, of the WVA, said the decision was the ‘worst possible outcome’ for Wrington.

The latest application though sheds more light on the exact make-up of the housing estate.

About a third of the homes – 18 in total – will be made affordable and available to housing associations as per North Somerset Council guidelines.

The design also seeks to ‘improve pedestrian and cycling links’ for its homeowners and to a playground and sports fields.

The application adds: “In order to improve pedestrian access between the site and the centre of Wrington, it is proposed to provide a new footway link from Coxs Green through the narrow section of carriageway between the junction with Havyatt Road and the Burnett Industrial Estate.

“In addition, the junction of Coxs Green and Havyatt Road will be realigned so that improved visibility and a new footway connection into the site can be provided.”

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