for nine homes recommended for approval despite objections
plans to build nine new homes in Burnham-On-Sea have been recommended
for approval by Sedgemoor District Council's planning officer
despite a dozen objections from nearby residents.
application for outline planning permission for nine dwellings
on land to the rear of 24 Golf Links Road has attracted 12 objections
from residents plus a letter of objection from MP Tessa Munt.
The proposals would see the demolition of the current house at
24 Golf Links Road and the construction of three 2-bed apartments,
one 3bed bungalow, three 3-bed terraced dwellings and two
5-bed detached dwellings plus 17 parking spaces.
Town Council gave the scheme a 'thumbs-up' earlier this year,
praising "the diversity of properties proposed", as
residents are concerned about access, increased flooding risks,
extra traffic, and possible damage to the foundations of neighbouring
properties due to the sandy soil.
District Council's case officer Chris Gomm has recommended the
application be given consent.
explained: "The application site is located within the Burnham-On-Sea
development boundary where the principle of residential infill
development is supported. The site is appropriate for residential
development; the land has no public amenity value and is not of
townscape importance. The site is not within a area deemed to
be at high risk of flooding. Mitigation measures and improvement
works to the local drainage system have been agreed."
scheme will be considered by Sedgemoor's Development Control Committee
The proposals have been submitted by the land owner, town councillor
Martin Cox, who was not present at the council meeting where the
plans were considered, having declared his interest.