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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)


The below sets out responses to some of the most frequently asked queries about the Locking Parklands development. If your question is not answered below, please get in touch with us.

Locking Parklands development team to add further frequently asked questions to date.

The planning permission for the site is for:

  • 1,450 homes
  • 14 acres of employment space
  • 5 acres of retail, community and services
  • 12 acres of leisure area
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • 80 acres of landscaping

Over 550 quality new homes have been built to date at Locking Parklands

The first section of the North-South Spine Road opened in 2021, with the remaining section due to be finished by the neighbouring development, The Mead Group, which forms part of the wider Parklands Village. Once complete, the road will provide the main pedestrian, cycle and bus route through the village and connect Locking Parklands to the A371, the A370 and beyond.

Parklands Educate Together Primary opened in 2018 and moved into their brand-new school facility in 2020. Work has begun on the secondary school, which will open in 2023.

The secondary school and new GP surgery have started construction with completion dates set for 2023 and 2022 respectively.

Redevelopment of the former RAF chapel building commenced in 2016. The new Radio Wing community hall opened early in the development, back in 2017.

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There will be a new high street along the Spine Road with retail space, cafes and convenience stores within walking distance of the new homes. There will also be a number of formal and informal play spaces for families to enjoy as well as a vast open parkland. The Radio Wing community hall is already open and available for bookings.

Yes, there will be a GP surgery providing a range of health and care services for between 12,000 and 16,000 patients. It is due to open in winter 2022.

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Yes, the Parklands Educate Together Primary School is already open, and the Winterstoke Hundred Academy Expansion Secondary School funded through Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund has begun construction, providing for an additional 900 students by 2024. You can find out more about the secondary school plans here:

Cycle routes, bus routes and pedestrian routes have formed a key part of St. Modwen’s vision for Locking Parklands. Residents can travel to nearby Weston Milton, Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol and beyond using the sustainable travel network.

A series of environmental checks are in place, and there is an arboriculture team and an ecology team working with St. Modwen. Before work began, an Ecological Mitigation Strategy was developed to make sure the development complied with both protected species legislation and planning policy. They looked at everything from badger and bat activity to tree protection orders.

The new secondary school will have on-site energy generation and a recycling centre to help reduce carbon emissions, as well as extra bike storage to encourage cycling to school.

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