and residents' objections over-ruled as new homes approved
new homes will be built on a Burnham-On-Sea housing estate despite
objections from the town council and local residents.
District Council has this week granted permision for the pair
of new homes on land adjacent to 9 Winchester Road, pictured right.
decision has come despite the town council registering "very
strong objections" about the application. It felt the scheme
represented an over-development of the site and that the proposed
dwellings would be "totally out of keeping" with surrounding
properties and would also change the character and appearance
of the street.
letters of objection were also sent to the district council by
nearby residents, who claimed the scheme would create parking
issues, create dangerous road conditions, and reduce the standing
of the overall estate by removing valuable green space.
Sedgemoor's Planning Case Officer Chris Gomm disagreed and recommended
that the application be approved by the district council's Development
explained: "The proposed scheme does not lead to the loss
of land of significant recreational, amenity value or townscape
proposed scheme also does not represent an over-development of
the plot and will not harm the character or amenity of the surrounding
councillors on the development committee held a site visit to
fully consider the scheme before they gave it approval during
Tuesday's meeting in Bridgwater. The site already had permission
for two semi detached homes granted on appeal by a Planning Inspector.