Developers are hoping to fit more homes on a small housing development planned at the edge of a North Somerset town.

Planning permission had already been granted to build six homes on the field off West End Lane in Nailsea next to the entrance to the rugby club and work had started on the site.

But now a new developer is buying the site, and wants North Somerset Council to grant planning permission to build nine homes instead.

A planning statement submitted with the application said: “Freemantle Developments have entered into contract with the landowner to buy the site and consider the approved scheme to be undesirable to the market in terms of its architectural design, appearance, and layout. 

“It is also considered that the housing mix could be improved through the delivery of a greater number of smaller units, which would help to meet local need and demand for lower priced two and three bedroom housing.”

Freemantle is proposing building five three-bed houses, two four-bed houses, and two semi-detached two bed houses.

Developers said that the homes would take up a smaller footprint than the six which were previously granted planning permission as they would be smaller.

The statement added: “The proposed siting and arrangement of the houses, combined with the more traditional architectural design approach and palette of materials, would ensure that the development appears in keeping with the character and appearance of this part of Nailsea, and sensitive to the rural hinterland.”

You can view and comment on the application here: