plans for 13 new Berrow homes turned down
plans for a development of 13 new homes in Berrow - which attracted
dozens of complaints from local residents - have this week been
rejected by district planners.
first reported last month
that 31 residents had lodged objections with Sedgemoor District
Council regarding the scheme.
ARC Homes had 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 consider the plans (November 8th),
where they voted to reject the application, citing fears regarding
a loss of amenity for three homes in Manor Way and potential overlooking
from the proposed homes onto an exiting property.
Parish Council had 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."
Bob Filmer, who chairs Sedgemoor's Development Control Committee,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A number of concerns were raised
about highways access and the relation of the proposed houses
to the surrounding properties."
objections and concerns were also raised by the The Highways Authority,
Drainage Board, Sedgemoor's Ecologist and Somerset Environmental