Parking concerns over Campbell’s Landing flat plans

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 July 2018

Campbells Landing, Clevedon.

Campbells Landing, Clevedon.

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A derelict pub which has ‘blighted’ Clevedon’s seafront for years could be transformed into flats, despite objections.

Campbell’s Landing could be transformed from a restaurant into six one and two-bedroom apartments, but people have concerns about the loss of a potential ‘commercial asset’ and replacing it with flats in an area where parking is already ‘at capacity’.

The pub closed its doors in 2014 and has since had several attempts to be revived – all of which have been unsuccessful.

The Yeatman family, which run Weston-in-Gordano’s The White Hart, had hoped to create a steakhouse and boutique hotel but rising costs saw them, drop the plans.

But the residential scheme has not won much support in Clevedon.

One Grove Road resident, in their submission to North Somerset Council, said: “I am pleased to see a viable proposal coming forward for this historic building.

“However the plans would generate a significant need for parking in an area which is already at capacity. I can confidently state the local road networks do not have sufficient capacity to accommodate the resulting demand.”

A Kenn Road homeowner said: “This proposed development would cause the loss of a community asset in a prime location which has potential to be of benefit to visitors, residents and the local economy through public amenity, tourism and employment.”

And a neighbour said he was ‘pleased’ the building would be ‘saved from ruin’ however stressed the poor parking needs in the area.

They added: “We are already severely lacking in available parking spaces in the immediate and surrounding area.”

There was some support for the application, with some saying it will ‘greatly enhance’ the area.

Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust said: “We have watched the deterioration of this landmark building with growing concern.

“The current state of dilapidation has blighted Clevedon’s historic waterfront. While residential development is not ideal it may well offer the only commercially viable solution.”

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