Nailsea affordable homes

A NEW affordable housing development is one step closer to being built in Nailsea after plans were submitted to North Somerset Council.

Alliance Homes, formerly North Somerset Housing, wants to build nine homes on land off Whitesfield Road, following positive feedback from residents.

The proposal is for four two-bedroom flats, one two-bedroom bungalow, one four-bedroom house, two two-bedroom houses and one three-bedroom house.

If given the green light building work will start next autumn to be completed by summer 2013.

The land, owned by North Somerset Council and Alliance Homes, was once home to Nailsea Air Training Corps and, until eight years ago, a children’s play area.

A spokesman for Alliance Homes said: “The scheme was designed in consultation with local residents and plans modified to include additional parking for residents of Ivy close and those who use the forecourt and garages for parking.”

The company dismissed objections from residents concerned about the lack of play area saying the equipment had been removed ‘many years ago’.