for 17 new homes next to Burnham's Tesco store 'progressing'
to build 17 new homes on land next to Tesco's Burnham-On-Sea store
are edging closer with discussions underway with the district
council regarding the financial terms of the project.
The supermarket giant was initially granted approval in 2009
to proceed with the construction of the homes to the west of the
store in Ben Travers Way.
However, the district council placed a number of conditions
on Tesco, including requiring an 'S106' agreement to be in place
for secure affordable housing, providing additional public open
space, landscaping and 'RLT3' contributions for public leisure
A report to councillors on Sedgemoor District Council's Development
Control Committee this week says negotiations between
the council and Tesco are ongoing.
It states: "Work on addressing the outstanding issues was
reinvigorated in January 2013. The S106 agreement has been held
up as a result of outstanding issues relating to the foot path
link, a new badger sett and the extent of the site boundary line."
"Concerns over maintenance liabilities and the need for
consistency between the application boundary and the S106 plan
have now been addressed and an amended draft has been sent back
to the applicant's solicitors. All that remains is the outstanding
figure for a bond related to relocation of the pedestrian/cycle