Published: June 9, 2010
More time needed before decision on Burnham seafront mini golf plans

Proposals to build a new mini golf course on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront have been delayed this week while the district council further considers an application to lease the land.

The council's Executive committee heard from three residents on Wednesday (June 9th) who live along the South Esplanade opposite the proposed golf course. Cllr Neville Jones also spoke against the scheme "as a resident and on behalf of residents" and not as a councillor.

The Executive also heard from Paul Chatwin, the entrepreneur behind the scheme, who explained his plans for the grassy area to the south of the coastguard station.

Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told "The Executive heard from several residents and the person proposing the mini golf course. After discussions, it was decided to defer the decision whilst further information is gathered as to the covenants that apply to the land."

Earlier this week, reported here how the concerned residents had called on town councillors to withdraw their support of the controversial plans. The council's planning applications committee last week approved by the proposals, but Sedgemoor District Council will have the final say on whether they proceed.


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