Developers target sites for new homes
The demand for extra homes across the district has sparked schemes in three parts of north east Somerset.
In Paulton, concerns have been raised about the possibility of more than 100 new homes in being built in the village.
A planning bid has been submitted by Bristol-based Edward Ware Homes to build up to 50 new houses off Farrington Road.
Councillor Liz Hardman (Labour) said there were serious concerns about how the infrastructure of the village would cope, with roads, health facilities and schools already overstretched.
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There are also plans for Abbots Farm at Brittens Close and for the Somerset Inn, which across the three sites could lead to a total of 130 new homes.
She added: "I feel the village has been unfairly targeted for housing development."
People have until September 30 to comment on the Farrington Road plan - the reference number of which is 13/03547/OUT.
In nearby High Littleton nine new affordable homes are being proposed by social housing landlord Curo, which will be submitting an application for demolition and redevelopment of the derelict former Co-op store in High Street.
A public exhibition was held earlier this week, with Curo planning to level the empty building before putting up a mixture of one, two and three- bedroom homes.
The scheme also includes plans to widen The Chimes to improve access, with work scheduled for next year if permission is given.
Next month, a Government planning inspector will hear evidence to decide whether B&NES Council was right to refuse planning permission on traffic grounds for 135 new homes at Monger Lane in Midsomer Norton.
The date for developer Taylor Wimpey's appeal is October 15 at Farrington Park at 10am.