Chance for Keynsham people to see the latest plans for the redevelopment of the old Cadbury's site
By BeckyFeather | Thursday, February 14, 2013, 09:50
Keynsham people will have the chance to look at the latest plans for the redevelopment of the old Cadbury's site next week.
The old Cadbury's factory site at Somerdale
Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has been fine-tuning its proposals for the 225-acre site at Somerdale, where chocolate production ceased two years ago.
The latest plans for 700 new homes and employment space will be on display at Keynsham Methodist Church next Tuesday and Wednesday, February 19 and 20, from 2.30pm until 8pm.
Taylor Wimpey, which has worked on the project for more than a year, is intending to put in a planning application to Bath & North East Somerset Council next month.
More than 1,000 people attended a previous exhibition staged by the company which followed two design workshops involving input from residents, business people, councillors, and representatives from local interest groups.
The firm, which says its scheme could create up to 1,000 new jobs, has proposed a riverside walk to the rest of the town, allowing walking and cycling along that stretch of the Avon for the first time ever.
There will be new areas of public open space including a new wetland zone. The Fry Club would move into a new building and new sports pitches are planned.
There are also plans for a 210-place primary school, a care home and a riverside cafe and community meeting place.
Access to the site would be improved by creating a new road layout.