over new plans for 95 riverside homes in Highbridge
in Highbridge have this week voiced concern over a developer's
new plans to build 95 new homes on the site of a boat yard next
to the River Brue.
Property Link has applied for outline planning permission to
construct eighty five 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses plus a further
ten 1-bedroom flats at the site pictured here.
The proposals centre around land to the west of 67 Clyce Road
currently used as a boat yard and storage area for motor homes.
Highbridge county councillor John Woodman told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I'm in all favour of new houses and construction jobs in
Highbridge, but the infrastructure has to be properly expanded
at the same time. We need the developers to fund more vital facilities
such as schools, doctors and dentists surgeries if the population
is to grow."
district councillor Joe Leach added that he too is "very
cautious" about the proposals.
He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I have concerns about the proposed
access to this development via Sparks Way. This narrow road would
not be able to handle the additional traffic and I'm not convinced
the developer has fully considered how to provide access to so
many extra vehicles. We need a lot more detail before being able
to assess this application."
The development on the 1.19 hectare site would also incorporate
the provision of new flood defences.
Local residents have until December 23rd to provide comments
on the scheme to Sedgemooor District Council.