flats scheme thrown out by district council
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.
claimed the scheme could lead to a potential loss of privacy,
traffic problems and over-development of the site.
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.
town councillor Neville Jones spoke at the meeting in support
of the residents.
month, the Town Council had recommended that the proposals be
turned down by Sedgemoor District Council - and the councillors
agreed, rejecting the application.
Peter Burridge-Clayton, who is a member of the town council's
planning committee, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There is very
little difference between this planning application and the two
previous ones which were rejected."
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."
owner Mr Stradling previously defended his proposals, telling
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Many of the buildings along Berrow Road
already have similar extensions, so what I am proposing is no