First Yatton housing phase approved
PUBLISHED: 11:04 02 November 2015 | UPDATED: 11:04 02 November 2015
Plans for a 150-home development on the outskirts of Yatton have been given the go-ahead this week.
Bloor Homes had already been granted outline planning permission by councillors but needed to present more detailed plans regarding drainage, house designs and materials before being able to proceed.
North Somerset Council agreed to these plans on Friday.
Bloor Homes’ planning director Mike Kerton said that despite some local opposition there had been strong interest in the site since it was granted outline planning permission last year.
He said: “We have had a steady stream of calls and contacts over the past six months, mainly from younger people looking to get on the housing ladder and local contractors bidding for work.
“I think this news is going to be welcomed by a lot of people.”
The development has been opposed by hundreds of villagers who are concerned about its impact on traffic and also fear it will exacerbate ongoing concerns over a lack of school places and doctors.
Bloor Homes is also seeking planning permission for a second phase of about 200 homes. The firm says it would provide land for a school to be built too.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Arnolds Way roundabout, Hallam Land Management is seeking permission for up to 170 houses.
Developers have earmarked several sites in Yatton for new homes, and the council will have to decide in the coming months which ones can be built.
However, Yatton Parish Council has asked the district authority to refuse Taylor Wimpey’s plan for up to 60 homes in Stowey Road, citing concerns over the impact of nearby roads, ecology and flooding among others.