new homes for farmland outside Highbridge move a step closer
pound plans for 550 new homes on farmland on the outskirts of
have moved a step closer this week.
Outline planning permission for the Brue Farm development was
granted by Sedgemoor
District Council last year
and a deal has been struck regarding the developer's community
64-acre site on the south side of Highbridge will include a new
210-pupil school plus outdoor playing facilities and public spaces.
The project includes the demolition of existing buildings
and the construction of up to 550 homes.
part of the scheme, the developer Hallam Land Management is expected
to give £200,000 towards the regeneration of Highbridge
for various town improvements - and the firm will also give £1million
towards off-site affordable housing in the area. 21 separate
conditions have been placed on the developer by the council.
Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Discussions
on the contributions have concluded on the outline planning application.
The next step will be for a full planning application to be submitted
when discussions on the appearance of the properties will take