Published: November 15, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea's 'green wedge' fields go on sale this week


More than 60 acres of fields next to Burnham-On-Sea's Queens Drive - described by the district council as a 'green wedge' - have gone on sale this week.

'For sale' boards have sprung up along the main road connecting Burnham-On-Sea's Love Lane with the Edithmead M5 roundabout, as pictured here.

Estate agent Greenslade Taylor Hunt, which is overseeing the sale of the fields, describes them as "strategic land with development potential".

A spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The land amounts to 66.38 acres in total and is being sold either as a whole or in three lots, without development clawback."

The guide price for the land as a whole is £525,000 - £605,000, while the three smaller lots - shown on the map below - have smaller guide prices of £275,000 - £300,000; £150,000 - £175,000; and £100,000 - £130,000.

The land currently lies outside the development boundary of Burnham and is currently classified as a "green wedge" in the current Sedgemoor District Local Plan, which expires in 2011.

But the Council is currently reviewing its local planning policy and has recently announced details of its proposed local development framework core strategy.

The fields have long been seen as an area that is ripe for development by some local councillors.

Burnham-On-Sea.com was first to report earlier this month how district councillor Neville Jones had said more homes should be built on green field sites in the Burnham area to avoid the town "stagnating" in years to come.

The land is being sold by informal tender with a closing date of Friday December 17th.

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