PREPARING TO BUILD NEW HOMES ON FORMER CHURCH SITE

Construction company Fisher & Dean of Nailsea are preparing to build seven new homes on the former church site near the junction between Furland Road and South Street. The Church of St Peter on the plot of land, previously owned by Clifton Diocese and acquired by Magna Housing, had been closed since October 2007 and was demolished at the end of last year.

Outline planning permission for seven dwellings, parking provision of 14 spaces, along with covered bike storage, was approved by South Somerset District Council in January 2019, with the approval of matters reserved in the outline planning at the time, granted later in the year. The approved scheme will consist of three blocks of two-storey housing facing onto Furland Road and South Street, to include one pair of semi-detached 2 bedroom units fronting Furland Road with a further pair of semi-detached units facing the junction of South Street and Furland Road and a terrace of three units, all with 3 bedrooms facing South Street towards the north eastern part of the site.

A new vehicular access will be constructed onto Furland Road in the south western corner to the site entrance. Each dwelling will have an individual refuse storage area, with the main refuse collection point located along the southern boundary, close to the site entrance. The existing hedgerow, along the southern boundary, will be retained as part of the approved landscaping theme.

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