January 9, 2009
27-name petition backs bid
for more low-cost homes in Burnham-On-Sea
petition signed by 27 Burnham-On-Sea
supporting the construction of more affordable homes in the town
was presented to councillors this week to support a planning application
for a new low-cost home.
Mackenzine has collected the names in recent weeks to support
his planning application for a low-cost home at the corner of
Winchester Road, pictured, a proposal that has attracted opposition
from some nearby residents.
council planners had turned down two previous applications from
Mr Mackenzie, who orginally wanted to construct two homes at the
site, but the plan for a single new home was this week approved
and now goes to Sedgemoor District Council for a final decision.
is the third time I have applied for permission to build here,
and the council's previous objections regarding over-develepment
of the site and the property being out-of-keeping were no longer
relevant, so I'm happy it's been passed without objection this
time," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
formal complaint from a local resident was received by the town
council, citing additional traffic generation and the loss of
visual impact, plus additional traffic.
Cllr Joe Leach said at this week's planning meeting he was "not
comfortable with the loss of amenity space at the site, even though
less land would be lost now than under the two previous applications."
the planning applications committee voted in favour of approving
the plans following a narrow vote. The scheme will be ultimately
decided by the district council during the next few weeks.