June 4, 2009
centre's expansion scheme wins approval of district council
proposals to build a new entrance and covered walkway at Sanders
Garden World in Brent Knoll have this week been approved by district
of the council's development control committee met at Burnham's
Princess Theatre on Tuesday (June 2nd) when they gave a green
light to the scheme.
decision comes despite an objection from Brent Knoll Parish Council
and two further letters of opposition.
Knoll Parish Council was unhappy that the store's proposed new
roundabout on the A38 had not been progressed, while Burnham Chamber
of Trade requested that the scheme should not "impact the
vitality and viability of Burnham town centre."
Knoll district councillor Cllr Bob Filmer, who was at Tuesday's
meeting, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Members felt that this
was a one-off application that represented a small alteration
to the store with no follow-on implications."
was some discussion about the roundabout but it was agreed this
was not part of this planning application."
scheme was approved by a majority of councillors. Also, the conditions
dictating which products the centre can and cannot sell have also
been tightened up."