for nine new homes in Burnham-On-Sea are approved
plans to build nine new homes in Burnham-On-Sea have this week
been given the go-ahead by Sedgemoor District Council despite
a dozen objections from nearby residents.
application for outline planning permission for nine new dwellings
on land to the rear of 24 Golf Links Road attracted 12 objections
from residents - plus a letter of objection from MP Tessa Munt
- regarding concerns about access, extra traffic, and increased
The scheme will 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.
scheme was given a 'thumbs-up' by district councillors during
Tuesday's meeting of Sedgemoor's Development Control Committee.
Cllr Bob Filmer told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Councillors considered
all the issues raised by residents and concluded that flooding
is not an issue here given that the site is in a Flood Zone 1
location of little risk."
this area of Burnham has a history of flooding linked to the rhynes
overflowing, the drainage board says this will be addressed by
improvements to the drainage system which will benefit all residents."
county highways department raised no concerns regarding access
or additional traffic."
agreed with the case officer's recommendation to approve the application
for outline planning permission. The number, layout and type of
buildings will be considered in more detail if the applicant applies
for full planning permission."
The proposals were submitted by the land owner, town councillor
Martin Cox, who was not present at the town council meeting where
the plans were considered after declaring his interest.