to turn former Burnham care home into 12 homes approved
plans to demolish a former care home in Burnham-On-Sea and replace
it with the new 12-home development pictured above have been given
approval this week.
this year, town councillors raised
strong objections over the proposals to demolish the former
Beechwood House Rest Home at 64-66 Berrow Road and replace it
with eight 3-bedroom houses and four 2-bedroom houses.
But at a meeting on Tuesday, Sedgemoor District Council's Development
Control Committee granted approval to the property's developer,
Property Link South Limited.
Chairman Bob Filmer told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The committee
felt the proposed design is in keeping with what has been built
in this area before. In terms of height, it will be lower."
the parking facilities will provide more than one space per dwelling
and all access to the site has been moved to Berrow Road, not Player's
Lane which runs along the rear of the site and is unadopted by the
The approval is subject to an S106 agreement being signed between
Sedgemoor District Council and Property Link within one month
to secure financial contributions towards the off-site provision
of childrens play space and outdoor sports facilities.
Town councillors lodged 'strong objections' on the grounds of
over-development of the site, inadequate parking, lack of amenity
space and privacy issues.
Beechwood House Rest Home closed in 2008, as we reported here
at the time.
Pictured: How the development will look (top) and how it looks