as Burnham seafront flats scheme is rejected by council
campaigning against controversial plans for a huge block of 13
flats to be built next to Burnham-On-Sea beach were celebrating
on Tuesday (April 13th) when councillors rejected the scheme.
to build the three-storey property at the end of Allandale Road
were considered by Sedgemoor District Council's Development Control
Committee in Bridgwater.
while the council's planning officer Chris Gomm recommended that
the committee approve the scheme, the councillors instead voted
to reject the application after making a visit to the site.
support of local residents, Cllr Neville Jones spoke out strongly
against the scheme during Tuesday's meeting, saying the building
would "destroy the character" of the area.
Road Group Treasurer Tom Ashton told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Tuesday
evening: "We are all over the moon by the news."
previously won a bid in
November 2008 to get the first planning application at the
site, for 14 flats, rejected on appeal by the Planning Inspectorate.
developers then submitted a new, amended planning application
- as first reported
here - with one less flat and a different building design
that they argue fits in with the surroundings.