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Development Sites

North Somerset is projected to deliver around 25,000 new homes to 2036. A large proportion of these will be at Strategic Development Locations (SDL’s). Significant opportunities exist for JV investment and development partnerships relating to infrastructure, commercial and residential development, particularly modern methods of construction.

J21 Enterprise Area

The 72 hectare Junction 21 Enterprise Area is a key element in the West of England growth story, one of seven Enterprise Area and Zones, North Somerset’s Enterprise Area is home to a wide range of indigenous Weston businesses. It is also home to Food & Drink R&D innovation, cutting edge transportation and civil engineering tech development, defence activities and even crypto currency mining.

Positioned at the gateway to Weston, on completion, Junction 21 Enterprise Area will provide over 2 million square foot of commercial space, 10,000 jobs and 6,000 new homes by 2036. It forms part of the wider £1bn expansion and regeneration of Weston, creating commercial investment opportunities that support the wider ambitions North Somerset Council has for people to live, work and spend their leisure time in the town.

Jct 21 Enterprise Area
Jct 21 Enterprise Area

Banwell Garden Village, Mendip Spring Garden Village and Nailsea and Backwell extensions

Banwell Garden Village

  • 1,900 dwelling ‘Garden Village’ proposal
  • Target 35% affordable housing
  • 5 ha of employment to include B8 uses
  • Two primary schools and community facilities
  • Expected commencement early 2020s

Mendip Spring Garden Village

  • 2,800 dwelling ‘Garden Village’ proposal
  • Target 35% affordable housing
  • 7.4 Ha of employment land
  • Three primary schools and community facilities
  • Expected commencement mid-2020s

Nailsea and Backwell

  • 3,300 dwelling urban extension at Nailsea + 700 dwelling extension to Backwell village
  • Target 35% affordable housing
  • 10.5 ha of employment land well-connected to railway station, local centre and Metrobus route.
  • Expected commencement from early to mid-2020s

Development details including intended use, scope of development, key features etc

Residential-led schemes that include: open market and affordable housing at a range of sizes and tenures, infrastructure, employment and community facilities.

Development status and planning status

All locations emerging through wider Joint Spatial Plan for West of England. Masterplanning, delivery policy and site-specific guidance underway.

Anticipated gross development value

  • Banwell: £521,420,327
  • Mendip Springs: £711,836,628
  • Nailsea & Backwell £905,624,778
  • SDL’s Combined: £2,138,881,733

Likely additional capital requirements

Enabling infrastructure investment including flood mitigation, transport solutions and schools.

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