January 19, 2009
residents celebrate victory in beachfront flats campaign
group of campaigning Burnham-On-Sea residents who successfully
fought plans by a property developer to turn a seafront home into
a block of apartments held a celebration to mark the decision
on Sunday (January 18th).
was first to report last November
that residents of Allandale Road had won their bid to get the
controversial application thrown out by the Planning Inspectorate.
were up in arms over plans to build a three-storey block of 14
apartments in place of a house on Burnham's beachfront, and argued
that it would have changed
the appearance of the town forever by encouraging other similar
gathered together on Sunday to mark the success, and were told
by campaign Chairman David Jenkins: "This is a great occasion
when, for once, common sense shone out."
Palmer was praised for "the huge amount of work" he
did on forming the residents' case, along with Cllr Neville Jones
and Tom Ashton.
Ashton, who was one of the leading campaigners fighting the plans,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Sunday: "This campaign was a great
success and pulled us closer together as a community."
also thanked Burnham-On-Sea.com for "publicising the case
and spreading the word about the application."