January 13, 2011
developer's plans for 51 Burnham homes draw objections
proposals to build 51 new homes in Burnham-On-Sea have been re-submitted
by a property developer.
than 15 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 tip.
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 last year.
Persimmon has submitted a third planning application to Sedgemoor
District Council for 51 homes at the site.
scheme includes 11 two-bedroom homes, 29 three-bedroom houses
and 11 four-bedroom houses, in addition to 88 car parking spaces.
controversial plans have so far attracted 16 complaints from residents,
who were delighted last year when the previous proposals were
have launched a fresh letter-writing campaign to fight the new
Nigel Kemp told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The latest plans are
an improvement on the two previous schemes, but we still have
many reservations and concerns."
feel the proposed homes would be out of keeping with the character
of the surrounding development, would create an unreasonable amount
of extra traffic, and also raise the risk of flooding."
have until January 14th to lodge feedback about the scheme with
Sedgemoor District Council.