demolition plans draw objections from West Huntspill residents
to demolish a once-popular pub on the outskirts of Highbridge
and replace it with five new homes have been opposed by a group
of nearby residents.
Royal Artillery Arms in West Huntspill's Alstone Lane shut last
year after struggling to survive during the financial downturn.
first reported here,
the pub's owner is seeking full planning permission to demolish
the building and build a small development of new homes in its
consultation on the scheme ended last week and Sedgemoor District
Council's planning team is now considering the feedback ahead
of a decision shortly.
residents have sent letters of objection, claiming the proposed
development would be 'out of keeping' with surrounding properties
and could create access concerns. They have also cited the loss
of a public amenity.
Environment Agency has also objected, stating that inadequate
flood protection plans are in place.