The building of new homes on the land at Engine Lane is dependent on the installation, by National Grid (NG), of new 132kv underground cables around the edge of the land. NG’s appointment of a contractor to undertake these works was dependent on the decision to proceed with the Hinkley Point C power station, which itself was delayed.

National Grid appointed their contractor earlier this year and preliminary works have commenced around the town. NG have confirmed that work on laying the cables between Nailsea and Portishead will commence in January 2020. NG have advised that the works should be complete by July 2021. This will include the testing of the installation and the reinstatement of the land.

Barratt Homes’ plan is to commence their preliminary works on the site from August 2021 with house building following on later in the year. Subject to the progress with sales of the houses the completion of the whole development is expected to be by the end of 2023.

Nailsea Town Council will keep residents updated with progress as it is made.

J. Duffy
Town Clerk
20 September 2019