Somerdale latest: Plans to be unveiled at exhibition

Published on: 08 Feb 2013

Somerdale latest: Plans to be unveiled at exhibition

Residents are to get the first look at proposals for the Somerdale redevelopment before they are submitted to B&NES.

The designs have been drawn up following months of consultation and worshops with local people and now developer Taylor Wimpey will unveil the results at a public exhibition.

The event will be held on February 19 and 20 at the Keynsham Methodist Church, Charlton Road.

More than 1,000 people attended the previous exhibition on the plans for the former factory site, contributing views and suggestions.

“The feedback from the workshops and the exhibition provided us with a clear insight into local people's concerns and aspirations;” said Taylor Wimpey’s project director, Adrian Slade. “The latest plans are the culmination of a great deal of time and investment by ourselves and most importantly, the local community.”

The development will include almost 700 new homes and employment space which could create up to 1,000 new jobs. Part of the proposals will also include a riverside walk and public open space, including a wetland area.

The Fry Club will be relocated within the site and will benefit from a new building as well as new sports pitches. Proposals also include a 210-place primary school, care home and small local centre complete with riverside café and meeting place.

The exhibition will be open to the public on each day from 2.30 pm until 8.00pm.

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