appeal over Burnham seafront flats decision
campaign to prevent this Burnham seafront home from being demolished
and replaced with a block of 13 flats has been relaunched this
week after the developer lodged a formal appeal over the decision
to reject the scheme.
Roper Limited has asked The Planning Inspectorate to examine the
district council's decision to turn down the amended application
for a three-storey building at the end of Allandale Road incorporating
13 flats, the formation of access and car parking, plus the demolition
of the existing building (pictured).
application was considered by district councillors on Sedgemoor
District Council's Development Control Committee in April.
They rejected the plans, going against the recommendation of the
Ashton, Allandale Road Action Group Treasurer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
on Tuesday evening (July 20th): "We will vigorously fight
the appeal and do all we can to halt the development of this site.
The planning building is out of keeping with the area, is far
too close to the beach."
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
with one less flat and a different building design that they argue
fits in with the surroundings.
is the seafront property in Burnham which would be replaced with
a development of flats if the plans went ahead and, above, local