lodges formal objection over plans for 62 Highbridge
councillors have this week raised a number of formal objections
against controversial plans to demolish an industrial park in
Highbridge and replace it with 62 new homes.
first reported here last
month that developer Property Link is seeking full planning permission
to build 62 dwellings on the site of Morland Industrial Park in
plans comprise of two four-bedroom properties, 27 three-bedroom
properties, 27 two-bedroom properties and 6 one-bedroom properties.
a meeting of the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee
on Wednesday (August 14th), councillors voted to object against
Pat Burge said: "There's lots of concern that many of the
businesses currently based at the site will move have to move
away and out of Highbridge, taking vital jobs with them out of
Helen Groves added: "Highbridge already has one of the highest
unemployment rates in Sedgemoor and this development could well
take away jobs that the town badly needs. We must object on the
grounds of loss of business to the town."
Bill Hancock agreed, adding: "I'm against the plans 100%.
If the scheme gets the go-ahead then Sedgemoor should be asked
to find new locations for the businesses currently based there."
concerns raised included limited car parking, a lack of children's
play facilities in the area and a conflict with Sedgemoor's core
decided to "strongly object" against the scheme. Sedgemoor
District Council's planning department is currently inviting comments,
with feedback accepted until August 20th. The planning application
number is 11/13/00078.