About Parklands Village

We’re working with developers, partners and communities to create a vibrant new sustainable community at Parklands Village near the M5 motorway junction on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare.

Over the next 10 years approaching 4,000 new homes and more than 5,000 new jobs will be created at Parklands Village, playing a vital role in our drive to stimulate growth in the area. Early phases of housing and employment are already complete and occupied and a brand new primary school has opened.

This quarterly newsletter combines updates from all the partners to keep you up-to-date with all that’s happening.

North South Link Road

The North South Link Road is a two-kilometre road which will run from the A371 in Locking to the A370 at West Wick roundabout near Morrisons and will form the main route through Parklands Village.

Schools in Parklands Village

Parklands Village will eventually be home to three primary schools (including nursery provision) and a new secondary school. The first primary school, Parklands Educate Together Primary School, moved into its permanent new building in September 2020. The secondary school will be funded through the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF).

GP surgery proposal

We are working in partnership with the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group to develop health facilities at Parklands Village.

We have awarded the contract to build a new GP surgery on land off Anson Road to Willmott Dixon, on the Locking Parklands part of the developments. The new two-storey practice will provide GP services for between 12,000 and 16,000 patients.

Construction work is expected to start on site soon. 

New homes on our land

We have appointed Keepmoat Homes to deliver 425 new high-quality homes on our land at Parklands Village, including 15 per cent zero carbon homes.

This is the first major residential project to be taken forward by us as part of our Development Programme, with a strong focus on quality and sustainability, as well as the use of modern technologies. Keepmoat Homes will start on site by September and build at a rate of at least 85 homes a year.  

The site secured outline planning consent for 700 homes in 2017. This first phase of 425 homes has been assisted by a £9.8m grant from the Homes England Local Authority Accelerated Construction Fund, which is helping to pay for the North South Link Road.