A HOUSING developer has submitted plans to build a new roundabout to serve the village of Woolavington following residents' concerns about road safety.

Wainhomes is planning to build 175 homes on land to the south of Woolavington together with supporting landscape and infrastructure.

The new roundabout will be constructed at the Woolavington Hill junction with the A39 Bath Road.

Wainhomes regional head of land Luke Waldron said: "“The need for a roundabout was the number one concern highlighted in the responses we received about our plans from local residents.

"Ours is the only development currently being proposed for Woolavington that has access to the land needed to construct the roundabout.

"It’s a difficult junction to negotiate at peak times and this should provide a safer and more efficient solution.

"We believe there is considerable support for it among local residents.”

The company also aims to provide funding for proposed improvements to the social and recreational facilities at the village sports pavilion and playing field.

“This is the sort of project that we can help fund through a Section 106 Agreement,” Mr Waldron added.

“Once again, we are fortunate to have access to currently privately-owned land that can make a real difference to the layout of the development and its contribution to local infrastructure”.