The North South Link Road is a two-kilometre road in Weston-super-Mare which will run from the A371 in Locking to the A370 at West Wick roundabout near Morrisons.
It will include cycle and pedestrian routes and will form the main route through Parklands Village – a new community being built on the former RAF Locking base and surrounding land. The new road will open up much of this site for development and provide access to a new primary school.
We are responsible for constructing the southern part of the road across land owned by us and Homes England.
This part of the road will open up land allocated for up to 1,800 homes and 2,700 jobs, as well as providing access to the new Parklands Educate Together Primary School which is due to open during the 2019/20 school year.
We expect the road to be finished in 2020, although some sections will be opened earlier to give access to the new school and for Homes England development.
The scheme is due to be funded through the following:
- the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Local Growth Fund (LGF) and City Deal Economic Development Fund (EDF)
- the Homes England Local Authority Accelerated Construction Fund (LA-AC)
- Section 106 contributions from developers
- North Somerset Council.