Council awarded cash injection for town centre housing in Weston

12:43pm - 13 October 2021

North Somerset Council has been awarded £1.075m from the Government to prepare a brownfield site in Weston-super-Mare for high quality housing and development.

The funding is part of a national £58m fund from the Government’s Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF), which looks to redevelop brownfield sites into housing.

The awarded money will help prepare Walliscote Place, the former police station site in Weston’s town centre, for future development. The council will then bring onboard a development partner to allow the delivery of a broad range of new, high quality homes to meet the town’s growing need.

Cllr Mark Canniford, Executive Member for Placemaking and Economy at North Somerset Council, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve successfully bid for the BLRF, and I welcome the injection of funds which will help to bring new homes, job opportunities and a boost to the local economy.”  

Redeveloping the unused brownfield site into homes is part of the town’s ten-year Placemaking strategy - looking to bring forward high quality, well-designed homes.”

The Brownfield Land Release Fund is part of the Government’s £75m plan to boost local areas by transforming disused sites into vibrant communities for people to live and work.