start date for £25million Highbridge redevelopment
work to convert the former Woodberry Bros and Haines site in Highbridge
(pictured) into a £25 million shopping and residential complex
is scheduled to begin in September.
Mead, chairman of the Mead Group, the company behind the scheme,
has set September 1 as the target for when the project will get
underway at Springfield Road in Highbridge.
scheme will see 98 houses, 17 apartments, 400 parking spaces and
a 40,000sq ft supermarket being introduced.
September, Mr Mead will know which supermarket will operate at
the site - and development work will begin on a new roundabout
at the junction of Springfield Road, Church Street and Burnham
plans for Somerset:
Mead's development plans for Somerset include:
A new regional agricultural centre next to the M5 near North
Petherton. It has been unanimously backed by Sedgemoor District
Council's planning committee.
A new £1 million tourist attraction for North Somerset.
It will be an open organic farm sited just off the M5 in
Puxton, near Weston-super-Mare.
A huge £25 million shopping and residential complex
on the former Woodberry Bros and Haines site in Highbridge.
has been overwhelming support for this project from the start
from people in the town, who have watched their community gradually
decline and decay over the years," Mr Mead told the Burnham
& Highbridge Times.
view has always been that this was a one-off opportunity to provide
a comprehensive, integrated and well thought-out redevelopment
to give Highbridge back some civic pride and to end its days as
the poor relation of Burnham."
dairy farmer overcame the final hurdle earlier in May when government
officials announced they had no objection to the proposal.
plans were also approved by Sedgemoor District Council after the
size of the supermarket was reduced from 60,000sq ft and a petrol
station and restaurant were removed.
showing the area to be developed