September 14, 2011
for 11 new Burnham
by district council
Proposals to extend a Burnham-On-Sea residential home into
a block of 11 flats have this week been turned down by Sedgemoor
District Council amid concerns that the scheme is 'unsympathetic'.
Plans to create 11 self-contained elderly people's flats at 139
Berrow Road - currently Newton Lodge Residential Home - have been
"The design of the proposed extension is unsympathetic and
out of character with the vernacular character of the existing
building, and contrary to policies in the Sedgemoor District Local
Plan," a council spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
The plans also attracted nine letters of objection from local
residents, which were considered by the council.
The application covered the change of use, conversion and extension
of the residence to 11 self-contained flats plus the formation
of nine extra parking spaces, totalling 18.