Huntspill housing scheme draws 85 objections from residents
plans to build ten new homes in West Huntspill have been recommended
for approval despite more than 80 objections from local residents.
applicantion for 'outline planning permission' for 10 detached
dwellings and a new access route centres on land next to Alstone
Lane and Alstone Gardens.
letters of objection have been received by Sedgemoor District
Council from local residents, who are concerned mainly that the
development could cause flooding issues in the area.
West Huntspill Parish Council spokesman said: "Residents
inform us of the very poor drainage in this area and there have
been several floods over the last 30 years. The drainage system
would need to be surveyed and rectified if any housing development
were to take place in this area."
generation and road safety are also of concern to residents, but
the Parish Council will leave this area to Highways to consider
as it is their area of expertise."
Sedgemoor District Council's planning officer, Chris Gomm, who
has recommended the scheme is approved, said: "The application
site is located with the Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge development
boundary where the principle of infill residential development
site is within Flood Zone 3 (high risk) but the local planning
authority is satisfied the development passes tests. The development
and its occupiers will be safe in the event of flood."
illustrative layout demonstrates that the site is capable of accommodating
10 units at a satisfactory layout and that subject to amendments
the impact on neighbouring residents amenity can be minimised
to an acceptable level."
decision on the scheme is expected to be made next week when Sedgemoor's
Development Control Committee meets.