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Thousands of new jobs could be created at development site

Locking Parklands CGI

Locking Parklands CGI

Plans to build a further 1,200 homes and create thousands of new jobs at the £400m Locking Parklands development in Weston-super-Mare have been submitted by developer St. Modwen and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The partners have submitted an outline planning application to North Somerset Council to progress the flagship mixed use development two miles east of Weston super Mare.

St. Modwen plans to develop a further 1,200 homes and 650,000 sq ft of commercial space on the 200 acre former RAF Locking site.

This follows the success of the earlier phases of the scheme, which has delivered a 6,000 sq ft office building, which could create up to 60 jobs and 100 new homes, which are now 95% sold.

If planning is granted, Locking Parklands will deliver a mixed use development that will consist of home and commercial buildings.

The scheme will comprise approximately 650,000 sq ft of employment space, including a 30,000 sq ft Innovation Centre, providing flexible workspace for small companies and creating an estimated 2,000 employment related jobs.

Rupert Joseland, South West Regional Director for St. Modwen, comments: “The latest proposals for Locking Parklands will enable us to deliver a truly mixed use new community for Weston.

“The site was recently voted as one of the top three housing schemes in the UK and the next phase will build on that success to create employment space, jobs and affordable housing for the people of Weston.”

The planning application is expected to be determined later this year.