New homes to replace timber yard

PUBLISHED: 18:38 30 March 2015 | UPDATED: 18:38 30 March 2015


A FORMER timber supply site is being demolished to make room for a new housing development in Clevedon.

Work has started on building seven homes on the site of the former Staddons timber yard in Parnell Road which moved to the Tweed Road Industrial Estate three years ago.

The planning application proposes building five three-bedroom houses and two two-bedroom houses, with each allocated two off-street parking spaces. These would be accessed to the east of the site via Parnell Road, which the application states will also improve pedestrian safety by reducing the number of vehicles parked on the street.

Within the rear parking area there 
will be two communal refuse storage locations which are within easy reach 
of the houses and suitably located for collection. A recycling area is also proposed.

The scale of the houses has been designed to match the heights of other homes in the nearby area, with all houses built to two storeys high with private gardens.

The materials that will be used on each house will be a mixture of render and timber-clad walls with traditional pan-tiled roofs.

The parking area will be created using a mixture of light grey brick paving and conservation setts.

The initial planning application for the site was to build 11 homes consisting of seven houses and four flats but this was rejected after North Somerset Council said the plans would overdevelop the site, there was insufficient on-site parking and that the apartments facing Parnell Road were poorly designed.

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