Backwell laboratory could be demolished to make way for homes

PUBLISHED: 16:11 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:11 28 February 2017

The plans have been submitted to North Somerset Council.

The plans have been submitted to North Somerset Council.


A former BT Radio Research Laboratory in Backwell could be knocked down and houses built in its place.

Planning permission is being sought for the development, almost three years after a similar application was turned down.

Marketing agent Knight Frank says the site had been advertised for sale to other businesses but no offers materialised.

SPANA Trust Corporation wants to build four homes in Long Lane and says the buildings on site now are ‘derelict and unsafe’.

Concerns over transport access saw a previous housing application refused, but SPANA believes it is the best use for the site.

It argues that the number of car journeys to the homes would be no different to when the laboratory was open.

North Somerset Council will have the final say.

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