plans for 13 new homes draw over 30 objections
plans for a new development of 13 new homes in Berrow have drawn
more than 30 complaints from local residents, prompting councillors
to this week delay their decision on whether to approve the scheme
in order to further investigate the issues.
Homes has applied for full planning permission to build 13 dwellings
on open land to the east of Manor Way comprising of seven 3-bedroom
and six 4-bedroom homes plus 38 car parking places.
councillors met on Tuesday to assess the plans, but decided to
defer their decision in order to visit the site and examine some
of the concerns.
Parish Council has objected on the grounds that the scheme "represents
an overdevelopment of the site with houses which are inappropriate
to the scale, design and character of the existing community."
letters of objection have also been sent to Sedgemoor District
Council by residents living in Manor way, Manor Close, Manor Drive
and Claremont Park.
Bob Filmer, who chairs Sedgemoor's Development Control Committee,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There have been a number of concerns
raised about highways access and the relation of the proposed
houses to the surrounding properties."
issues surrounding affordable housing are also being looked into
and we've therefore deferred the decision until after a site visit."
objections and concerns have also raised by the The Highway Authority,
Internal Drainage Board, Sedgemoor's Ecologist and Somerset Environmental
Sedgemoor's Case Officer Shawn Fleet has recommended the proposals
are granted permission.
explained: "The agents are aware that local residents are
opposed to the principle of residential development and have therefore
sought to design this scheme on the same principles - an inward
orientated scheme in the centre of the site."
with the agents and residents have resulted in a multitude of
minor design changes which collectively have enhanced the scheme.
While there have been objections from the residents, these have
been shown to be not sufficient to justify refusal of consent."