Fresh objections over plans for 35 flats in Burnham-On-Sea town
councillors last night raised fresh objections over new plans
to build two blocks of three-storey retirement apartments in the
centre of Burnham-On-Sea.
revised scheme from Abracore Ltd proposes 35 apartments be built
on the site of the former Tucker's Garage in Victoria Street.
at a meeting last night (Wednesday), councillors on the Planning
Applications Committee said that despite several changes, previous
objections are still valid.
Peter Burridge-Clayton told the meeting: "There are a few
minor changes but our previous objections about the development
being out of keeping and having too few parking spaces remain."
Phil Harvey added: "To propose building 35 flats here with
just 19 parking spaces is just unrealistic."
letter from a nearby business, Positive Wealth Creation in Victoria
Street, was read to the meeting where further concerns about the
scheme were raised.
District Council rejected
proposals for the site in July amid concerns regarding flooding
risks, affordable housing, a lack of outdoor sports facilities
and a loss of privacy for nearby homeowners. But the developer
says its new scheme addresses the comments.
District Council's planning department is currently accepting
feedback on the scheme - application number 11/13/00097 - until
October 4th and its Development Control Committee is then expected
to consider the scheme before a final decision is taken on whether
to allow the development.
site was previously occupied by the former Tucker's Garage which
was demolished six years ago, as covered here.