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Land off Moor Lane

Moor Lane - Backwell - Somerset

An outline planning application for the land off Moor Lane was consented on 21st December 2017.

Further to this, we have prepared and submitted a Reserved Matters submission for the 65 dwellings on 24th January 2018 and is currently being considered by North Somerset Council.

  • Overview

    Land off Moor Lane

    We can confirm that the outline planning application was consented 21st December 2017. Following this we have prepared a Reserved Matters submission for 65 dwellings which was submitted 24th January 2018 and currently being considered by North Somerset Council.

  • About the site

    The proposed development site

    The proposed development site is a mix of previously developed land and paddock and covers an area of 7.25 acres. It is located to the north of Moor Lane, south of Station Close, and west of an existing residential area.

    The land has been allocated for residential/commercial development in North Somerset Council's Local Plan and is also identified as a suitable location in the newly-adopted Backwell Neighbourhood Plan, which has recently been approved following a local referendum. Half of the land is owned by Taylor Wimpey, while the other half is owned by North Somerset Council. Our outline application for 65 dwellings was given resolution to grant (subject to Section 106) at planning committee in June 2016 and the consent was finally released on the 21st December 2017.

    Ecological and arboricultural survey works will continue into the autumn when potential clearance works can be expected.

  • What's proposed

    About our proposals


    Our latest illustrative master plan. Click to enlarge.

    The image below shows our proposed Site Layout from the submitted Reserved Matters planning application. The proposals have been developed with the input of both Backwell Parish and North Somerset Council.


    This layout is not final and certain elements could be changed through the application process.

    Our proposed development comprises the following key elements:

    • Up to 65 new homes.
    • Approximately 30% affordable housing.
    • A mix of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom properties
    • Mainly 2-storey with some 2.5-storey (2 storeys with rooms in the roof) and 3-storey buildings.
    • Sensitive design to suit the character of the local area and the semi-rural setting of the site.
    • Residents parking at a ratio of two spaces per plot.
    • A large area of open space.
    • A natural children’s play area on site.
    • Access to the site off Moor Lane via The Briars.

    Our proposed scheme seeks to create a high-quality development that can fulfil the local need for market and affordable housing while respecting the character and heritage of the surrounding area.

    The images below illustrate how our proposed new homes could look, showing examples of some of the architectural styles, features and building materials we are proposing to use.

    Backwell Street Scenes

    Examples of how our proposed new homes could look.


  • Community

    Community Benefits

    • 30% Affordable Housing
    • Highway contribution of over £20,000
    • Library contribution of over £7,000
    • Education contribution of over £420,000
    • Built Sport and Leisure contribution of over £35,000