Farm’s plan to redevelop site for housing attracts mixed response

PUBLISHED: 08:05 30 September 2018

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The owners of a farm have had mixed reviews to its potential plan to redevelop the site for housing.

Rectory Farm, in Yatton, is one of the bigger sites North Somerset Council has been approached about in a recent appeal for possible housing sites (see page 7).

Oliver Matthews, from the farm, has been encouraging people to air their thoughts on the area being used for housing, as reported by the Times earlier this summer.

MORE: Farmland could be used for housing.

He said: “To date the family have been thrilled by the level of public engagement as a result of the consultation webpage, a Facebook campaign reaching in excess of 3,085 people and newspaper articles published in both the Times and Weston Mercury.”

He said about half of respondents were against the idea, a third supported redevelopment and the rest had not expressed an opinion.

Supporters said it would increase housing options in Yatton, while critics said greenfield land would be lost.

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