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Planning permission secured for Blackwell

24 April 2024

Officers at North Somerset Council have given the green light to new homes in Backwell.

Persimmon Homes Severn Valley were successful in their reserved matters planning application, meaning they can soon commence construction to bring 90 high-quality, much-needed new homes to the village on land at Farleigh Fields.

27 of these homes will be transferred to a local housing association, helping alleviate pressure on the Council’s 2,600-strong housing waiting list, whilst the approval also includes provision of an additional six self-build plots.

The Section 106 agreement will deliver public open space, an ecological buffer, an equipped play area, ecological enhancements as part of the Wildlife Area within the adjacent Local Green Space, and financial contributions for bus stop improvements, sustainable travel, improvements to existing public rights of way crossing the local green space, and a car club.

Additionally, Persimmon will make a Community Infrastructure Levy payment over £500,000 to support the implementation of the scheme.

The five-star developer has also been active in the area recently with a donation to Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club as part of its Community Champions scheme, which sees £700,000 donated to good causes and much-valued organisations across Britain every year.

Commenting, Persimmon Valley Severn Valley Technical Director Joshua Ashwin said “We are pleased to have secured reserved planning permission to deliver 90 new homes for local people in Backwell. Our scheme will not only deliver market homes and properties for a local housing association, but public open space, ecological enhancements, a playground, and financial contributions to local services.

“We are determined to deliver a positive and lasting legacy in every area we build, and we are proud our new development will help open up the dream of homeownership to local families.”

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