plans for 10 new homes near Burnham win approval
District Councillors have this week given a controversial development
of ten new homes near Burnham-On-Sea the go-ahead.
owner of land next to Alstone Lane and Alstone Gardens in West
Huntspill was seeking outline planning permission to build 10
of Sedgemoor's development control committee considered the scheme
at Tuesday's meeting following a recent site visit and, despite
more than 80 objections from local residents, they voted to approve
say they are disappointed by the decision and say they fear the
development would cause flooding and traffic issues in the area.
Alastair Murray made a statement in opposition to the scheme during
said: "Flooding is now a major issue, which will certainly
increase should any development be allowed before the drainage
systems are up dated."
development should not have a detrimental effect on the present
occupants. This application will have. Properties within Alstone
are mainly single storey, are most likely to suffer a loss of
privacy and overshadowning, with potential loss of light into
their properties, by buildings probably totally unsuitable for
this immediate area."
site is part of an internationally recognised ancient monument
of the Iron Age, and earlier, entitled 'Lake Settlement Site-Alstone'
which is mentioned in Domesday book as "Alsistune"-meaning
must be a real justifiable need for this development. We, the
residents of Alstone are unable to find one."