Burnham homes recommended for approval despite objections
plans for a major housing development on a former waste landfill
site in Burnham-On-Sea look set to be approved next week despite
more than 40 objections from nearby residents.
Homes' plans for 48 new homes to the west of Lawrence Close and
north of Wallace Wells Road on the Rosewood Farm estate have been
recommended for approval by a Sedgemoor District Council planning
comes ahead of a meeting of district councillors next Tuesday
to decide whether the scheme is finally granted permission after
two previous failed bids in 2009 and 2010, which delighted campaigning
residents, as pictured below.
total of 44 residents have written letters of objection to the
district council over the plans, and both Burnham Without Parish
Council and Burnham and Highbridge Town Council have lodged written
range of concerns have been aired, such as over-development, 'out
of keeping' homes and loss of privacy.
officer Chris Gomm has recommended the scheme is granted permission
at Tuesday's development control committee meeting in Bridgwater.
In a report, he has written: "The development, if approved
and constructed, will be beneficial to the character and appearance
of the surrounding development and will ensure that a poorly maintained
committed residential site is replaced by well-designed, quality
councillor Chris Williams, pictured below, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Whilst I welcome the reduction in the overall number of
houses on this site as compared with those of the original application,
and am pleased that the drainage issues now seem to have been
agreed with the Axe-Brue Drainage Board, I still have a couple
of issues that I need to highlight."
am concerned that despite provision of turning bays in the site
area accessed off Wallace Wells road, these have to be permanently
kept clear of parked cars. At another nearby site - Mayflower
Court - parking in turning bays is the norm meaning that the Waste
Disposal lorries have to reverse in, collect, and drive out, rather
than drive in, collect, and drive out. This is inherently dangerous."
added: "I think it essential that as many of the mature trees
on the frontage of Lawrence Way and Wallace Wells Road are retained.
As can be seen from the rear of the Mulholland Park site replanting
has by no means been as successful as hoped."
I trust that a construction condition, although unusual, can be
considered. Construction should start at the Frank Foley end of
Lawrence Way and proceed back to the junction of Wallace Wells
Road. This will ensure that the developers will be able to ensure
that during construction they will have adequate parking room
for their vehicles on their own land and not impede the existing
highway and complicate residential parking."