Crunch meeting to decide whether 95-home scheme wins approval
councillors will decide on Tuesday (June 26th) whether controversial
plans to build 95 new homes next to the River Brue in Highbridge
are given the go-ahead.
proposals for the boatyard site near The Clyce include eighty
five houses, plus ten flats, and have attracted scores of ojections
from nearby residents, the town's MP Tessa Munt and the Town Council.
A petition against the scheme has also been signed by 91 people.
They have raised concerns about site access, parking and the
additional strain that the 95 new homes could cause to the town's
roads, schools and GP surgeries.
Toni Hammick, from developer Property Link, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Some irresponsible people have been spreading misinformation
about this site. The opposition does upset me because we have
the backing of many expert consultants over the past two years."
"The £2million flood defences which we will be installing
along the river will have long-term benefits for Highbridge, protecting
the town from flooding and allowing future development."
Resident Helen Groves, who has spoken out against the plans,
said: "Infrastructure is a huge issue for the future of Highbridge.
We have already reached a saturation point where we cannot support
And Highbridge district councillor Joe Leach has warned about
the impact on local doctors surgeries, saying that Highbridge
medical centre is already at full capacity.
Councillors and residents making a visit to the site earlier