New homes coming to Nailsea
We have received planning approval in March 2021 for a Reserved Matters planning application for a residential development of up to 168 new homes on land off Netherton Wood Lane, Nailsea. The application includes the provision of 30% affordable homes, ensuring that local people are able to live and work in the local area.
The Reserved Matters planning application is for the first phase but also includes infrastructure roads for the wider development and a safeguarded route for a potential future link road.
The development, which is accessed from a new through route from St Mary’s Grove, gives us an opportunity to deliver a mixed development of homes, from one-bedroom apartments up to five-bedroom family homes, with parking and public open space.
The proposals submitted to North Somerset Council reflect the comments received from pre-application discussions.
The proposals form part of the first phase of a development which received outline planning permission in November 2019 for 450 homes. The remaining 282 homes will be sought for planning consent at a later date.
The proposed development site is located on the south-western edge of the town of Nailsea and is well located to Bristol which lies 16km to the east with good cycle and train links to the city.
The Reserved Matters application forms part of the first phase of three.
The layout for the first phase of the schemehas been shaped through the discussions with the planning authority.
Key elements of the proposed development are as follows:
The scheme has been designed to work within the constraints and opportunities of the site to create a sustainable development
Up to 168 new high-quality homes
A mix of property types and sizes, including apartments and detached houses
Provision of affordable housing (30%)
New through route from St Mary’s Grove to the junction of Youngwood Lane and Netherton Wood Lane
Car parking will be provided for residents and visitors, in line with Local Authority policy requirements and standards
Proposed pedestrian/cycle routes throughout the development, in order to encourage and facilitate walking and cycling for local journeys
Additional secondary and tertiary roads to provide access to outer edges of development
Drainage strategy includes a number of proposed attenuation ponds within the development
Potential route safeguarded for link road which may come forward in the future
A new children’s play area to be provided within an area of green open space
Retention of existing trees and vegetation wherever possible
Additional planting to filter views of the development and respect the countryside setting.
We believe our proposals will carry wider benefits to the community beyond the provision of new homes. These benefits will include a number of financial contributions that will be made towards the local community as part of our proposed development, in agreement with the relevant local authorities.
These will be in the form of a Section 106 Agreement and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Further details of these contributions will be released once finalised with the council.