for 105 new homes in Highbridge win council approval
plans to build 105 new homes in Highbridge have moved a step closer
this week with the approval of an outline planning application.
was granted on Tuesday (November 26th) for the development of
the former Delta Engineering factory site in Newtown Road, pictured
District Council's Development Control Committee gave the go-ahead
to Gaia Partnership and Wessex Water's outline application for
the conditions will be a developer contribution of £300,000,
with £100,000 earmarked for flood defences and £200,000
for education provision.
also requested that the properties must not be higher than the
three storeys in the current plans.
decision came despite 11 letters of objection from nearby residents
who expressed concern over inadequate infrastructure, increased
traffic and more flats.
concerns were supported by Cllr Ken Smout, who told Tuesday's
meeting: "We already have four major developments in that
area and we have no infrastructure in place to accommodate this.
We have a problem now - not in five years when this development
could be built."
is already over-developed and this is the third Brownfield site
we are building on."
Matthew Macan, who spoke on behalf of the applicants, told the
meeting that the application is important for the regeneration
of the site.
development is located close to Highbridge's Clyce boatyard site,
where planning permission has already been separately given for
another development of 85 homes. A further 400 homes could also
be built on the nearby Brue Farm site.