May 23, 2011
on 51 new Burnham-On-Sea homes is delayed
proposals to build 51 new homes in Burnham-On-Sea have been recommended
for approval despite dozens of objections from local residents
- however a final decison on the scheme won't be made this week
Over 50 formal
objections have been lodged by residents living near Lawrence
Close, where Persimmon Homes wants to build a new housing
development on open land next to the former Worston Road refuse
controversial plans have been rejected twice before by Sedgemoor
District Council - initially when the application was for 69 homes
in the summer of 2009, then for 53 homes in 2010.
has submitted a third planning application to Sedgemoor District
Council for 51 homes at the site and its latest plans were due
to be considered by Sedgemoor's Development Control Committee
on Tuesday (May 24th).
are some last-minute discussions about drainage that need to happen
before a decision can be made," a spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com
scheme will probably now be on the agenda of the committee's next
district council case officer recommended the plans are approved
even though the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee
against the scheme when it considered the plans in March.
Peter Burridge Clayton told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We supported
the residents on the basis that the proposals would represent
an over-development and be out of keeping with the surrounding
area. There are also concerns about traffic parking, drainage
and the risk of flooding."
scheme includes 11 two-bedroom homes, 29 three-bedroom houses
and 11 four-bedroom houses, in addition to 88 car parking spaces.