for 53 new homes in Burnham recommended for approval
plans to build 53 homes in Burnham-On-Sea have been recommended
for approval by Sedgemooor's planning case officer - much to the
concern of nearby residents.
living in the Lawrence Close area of Burnham have been left reeling
by the news that Persimmon Homes' plans to create a huge new housing
development on a former landfill site to the north of Wallace
Wells Road may get the go-ahead at Sedgemoor District Council's
Development Control Committee meeting next week.
first reported in March
that the developer had submitted a new proposal to Sedgemoor District
Council to build the homes, despite plans for 69 homes at the
same site being refused
40 complaints from residents and an objection from the Town Council,
case oficer Rob Morgan states: "The proposal involves the
development on a site which has been allocated for residential
development since 1990 and is shown as committed for residential
development in the Sedgemoor District Local Plan. The proposal
is accompanied by a range of planning gains including cycleway
links, public safety works and financial contributions towards
public open space."
campaign against the development has been led by residents Trevor
Berry, Bryn Heaton, Nigel Kemp and Melvyn Fooks (pictured at the
top of this page).
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There is a great deal of concern
about traffic issues, the out-of-keeping nature of the proposed
homes, over-development and the potential for flooding."
this new scheme includes fewer homes than last year's proposals,
the amount of space being swallowed up by the development is the
new proposals cover 14 two-bedroom, 36 three-bedroom and three
four-bedroom houses, in addition to almost 100 car parking spaces.
are residents at a recent protest meeting held in Highbridge earlier