November 16, 2010
Burnham councillors reassure residents over 'green wedge' sale
in Burnham-On-Sea have this week tried to reassure residents that
60 acres of green land which is up for sale on the outskirts of
the town is not set to be turned into new homes any time soon.
comes despite several sale boards appearing in the fields along
Queens Drive promoting the fields as 'strategic land with development
potential', as first reported here.
Cllr Chris Williams told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Monday: "I
can assure residents that none of this land is anticipated to
appear on Sedgemoor's current plans for housing up until until
the year 2026."
"I also understand that it will not be one of the areas
to be considered in the next eight-week consultation period starting
on 22nd November for 400 houses in the joint parish of Burnham
District Council is expected to decide on Wednesday that land
next to Brue Farm in Highbridge is the most appropriate site
for the 400 homes.
Cllr Neville Jones added: "The land that has just come on
the market for development next to Queens Drive is part of the
'green wedge' which I have fought for for years."
"Furthermore, that land is within Burnham Without and therefore
any 106 development funding generated from it will not come to
"I've played a big part over the past 15 years in enhancing
the entrance to the town and wouldn't wish to see this diminished
- I have no wish to see this land built on. There are plenty of
other areas in Burnham which could be built on."
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of the fields.