August 17, 2011
for 27 flats at Burnham's former Tuckers Garage site rejected
planners have this week rejected plans for a block of 27 new elderly
people's flats at Burnham-On-Sea's former Tucker's Garage site.
a meeting on Tuesday (August 16th), Sedgemoor District Council
threw out the application for a new housing development in Victoria
"In the absence of a legal agreement to secure the on-site
provision of affordable housing or alternatively financial contributions
towards the off-site provision of affordable housing, the application
is contrary to central government planning policy," a council
spokesman explained to Burnham-On-Sea.com.
added: "Furthermore, in the absence of a legal agreement
to secure financial contributions towards outdoor sports facilities
to meet the needs of the future residents the application is also
contrary to Policy RLT3 of the Sedgemoor District Local Plan."
The scheme would have seen 27 units of sheltered accommodation
for the elderly being built within two three-storey blocks.
planning development committee had previously sought community
grant funding of £150,000 from developers Abracore.
(top) is the site where the new flats will be built and, above,
the former Tuckers Garage being demolished in 2007, as covered