Controversial Yatton homes plan is deferred

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 February 2016

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A developer’s plan to build 170 homes in the north end of Yatton has taken a setback after North Somerset Council’s planning committee deferred the application until its next meeting.

Hallam Land Management wants to build off Arnolds Way and its proposal, which would include a number of affordable homes, had been recommended for approval by the council’s planning officers.

However, the authority’s planning committee voted last week to defer the decision until its next meeting. This was because another developer – Bloor Homes – has also applied for outline planning permission to build 200 homes close to Hallam’s site and councillors felt it would be beneficial to consider both applications at the same time.

Yatton councillor Jill Iles, who proposed the deferral, said: “I really feel this is to the advantage of members – they can see exactly what is happening at this site and will be able to look at both reports when they come in next month.”

The No Moor Development campaign group’s spokesman Steve Bridger said: “The Hallam development would make living in Yatton much worse.

“Why should Yatton be the sacrificial lamb on the housing target altar?”

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