8th May 2015

Land off Moor Road

Current status: A planning application was submitted by Persimmon in March

Action required: Please object now

persimmon objection contact sheet

16/P/0888/F Full planning application for a residential development of 83 dwellings with supporting infrastructure and enabling works including new vehicular access with Moor Road, public open space landscaping and drainage infrastructure on Land off Moor Road Yatton

You can also email your objections to the Case Officer – Lee Bowering – and these will get added to the to the online case file.
Email: Lee.Bowering@n-somerset.gov.uk

Objections: Click on the links for further detail…

  • Outside the settlement boundary and insensitively located
  • The negative impact upon site ecology and the surrounding area
  • The density and type of development proposed
  • Community facilities already at capacity – e.g. school places, medical services, etc., overcrowded local train service

  • Housing developer Persimmon wants to build up to 83 new homes on the Grange orchard (off Moor Road) and the adjoining land leased from Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) to Yatton RFC for use as junior training pitches… until the lease expired on 30 April 2016.


  • On 1 April we learned that Persimmon submitted an application to NSC on 21 March. The case file did not appear online until 20 April.
  • On 30 July 2015 we were alerted to a page (since removed) on the Persimmon website, which asked people to ‘register their interest’ about the Moor Road development (“Strawberry Fields”).


Article in the North Somerset Mercury, 13 May 2015


This page was last updated on: 31 May

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1 thought on “Land off Moor Road

  • Having read through the points raised regarding Yatton Rugby Club’s likely loss of the junior training ground and the possibility that the club may have to leave Yatton, I remember that the threat of the loss of the club has been raised before when the YRFC were looking to sell their land to developers and move to Stowey Park – the self same land that now seems under threat of housing development. I can understand the viewpoint of developers when they say that Yatton is ripe for development; indeed to outsiders it may well seem that way, particularly at North End where the highways are a little wider. However it must be noted that whatever new “normal” width roads are built to house our prospective new neighbours, all of their average two cars per household will be travelling along our old style country High Street and we all know only too well the struggle to cope with current traffic flow and how we suffer gridlock when there are motorway incidents. Yes, North Somerset needs to build thousands of new homes, but they need to be shared equally among the towns and villages and where villages are the chosen spots for development, it must be on the basis that the roads can cope first and foremost; Yatton’s simply can not.

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