on Tuckers Garage flats scheme deferred for more talks
decision on whether the redevelopment of Burnham-On-Sea's former
Tucker's Garage site into a new building of 27 flats can proceed
has this week been deferred for more negotiations.
was first to report last
week how the developer behind the property had plunged the
project into doubt after stating that it could not afford to pay
£150,000 for community facilities as part of the project.
Sedgemoor District Council's Development Control Committee reconsidered
the application on Tuesday (June 15th) and considering asking
the developers, Abracore Limited, to pay a smaller sum as part
of a so-called 'S106 agreement'.
application was deferred for further discussions by members of
the Development Control Committee during a meeting in Bridgwater.
council's Affordable Housing Manager, Duncan Harvey, said: "The
delicate economic status of this project and the prevailing economic
climate has made it that much harder to commit funds to making
a start-on-site. Reduced anticipated revenue from sales, linked
with an expensive build cost both contribute to making this a
finely balanced housing project."
developer has provided an updated detailed financial appraisal
for this project this reaffirms that even if the scheme
were built and sold at full open market values, the project is
photos show how the site looks now (top) and how it used to look
when the Tucker's Garage was in place