Burnham Holiday Village expansion plans win Town Council backing
to expand the facilities at Burnham Holiday Village and create
new jobs have been given a thumbs up by town councillors this
of the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee gave their
support to the scheme at a meeting on Wednesday night (October
holiday park in Marine Drive wants to revamp its front entrance,
create a new activity zone and open a new fish and chip restaurant
and take-away. Haven says the revamp will mean extra staff will
Bill Hancock said at the meeting: "I fully support plans
like this which add more facilities for tourists and create new
jobs with minimal impact for nearby residents."
Paul Young added: "The plans will expand the existing building
already in place and, as the building will be at least 100metres
from nearby homes, there will be little impact on others."
firm's application states: "By reducing the arcade and adding
family activities and services, the facilities will be more family
friendly. The proposal will enhance facilities and be more appealing
to customers that will help to increase visitor numbers as well
as retain existing users of the site."
frontage to the building will be significantly improved with the
redeveloped landscaping and the redesigned entrance which incorporates
the use of coastal materials and detailing."
final decision on whether to grant approval rests with Sedgemoor
District Council. A consultation period for residents to make
comments is underway until October 29th, quoting application 11/14/00111.