June 16, 2008
Burnham beachfront flats
protesters get more time to fight their case
in Burnham-On-Sea who are fighting plans for a seafront property
to be be turned into a multi-million pound block of apartments
are celebrating a small victory after planners delayed their decision
on whether the controversial scheme should proceed.
was first to report in March
how residents of Allandale Road are up in arms over plans to build
a three-storey block of 14 apartments on Burnham's beachfront.
scheme at 17 Allandale Road was initially turned down by Sedgemoor
summer but the owners have appealed to the Planning Inspectorate
and an inquiry was set to be held in Burnham's Princess Hall this
the residents, pictured above, were disappointed at the lack of
time given by the Planning Inspectorate to prepare for the inquiry
hearing and are delighted to have won a small victory by getting
it delayed until Tuesday July 29th.
wasn't enough time to get all the evidence together," Allandale
Road resident Tom Ashton told Burnham-On-Sea.com, who is among
those fighting the scheme.
time is needed and we're very pleased the Planning Inspectorate
has delayed the date of the inquiry until late next month."
residents have already organised a petition and won the backing
of local councillors in their opposition to the scheme, which
would see the demolition of the current property (pictured right)
and the construction of flats on two floors, plus a top floor
penthouse, along with 20 parking spaces and a new access road.
action group was formed to oppose the plans and over 150 people
have signed the group's petition.
Moose Roper Limited, the developers behind the scheme, say the
proposed building would "make a positive contribution to
new housing needs in Burnham with a landmark building. This is
a necessary development meeting housing targets on a brownfield
site, which in turn protects the countryside."
photos show Allandale Road residents and the property which would