Published: June 15, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea flats scheme thrown out by district council

Concerns about over-development and loss of privacy are among the reasons for a controversial proposed extension to a block of flats in Burnham-On-Sea being rejected by the district council this week. was first to report last month how residents of Brue House in Berrow Road, pictured, were unhappy at the proposals to build four new flats at the site.

The claimed the scheme could lead to a potential loss of privacy, traffic problems and over-development of the site.

Their fears were aired at a meeting of Sedgemoor District Council's Development Control Committee on Tuesday (June 15th), where resident Terry Owen put forward their case and the property's owner, Ian Stradling, defended the scheme.

Burnham-On-Sea town councillor Neville Jones spoke at the meeting in support of the residents.

Last month, the Town Council had recommended that the proposals be turned down by Sedgemoor District Council - and the councillors agreed, rejecting the application.

Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, who is a member of the town council's planning committee, told "There is very little difference between this planning application and the two previous ones which were rejected."

"It seems to be an over-development of the site and would cause a lack of privacy. There would also be insufficient car parking facilities and we also have concerns about Players Lane, which runs next to the site, being damaged by the additional traffic."

Property owner Mr Stradling previously defended his proposals, telling "Many of the buildings along Berrow Road already have similar extensions, so what I am proposing is no different."


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