Plans for new £125m reservoir serving Burnham are approved
to build a second reservoir supplying water to the Burnham-On-Sea
area have been given the go-ahead by district councillors on Tuesday
Water plans to build the £125m reservoir close to the existing
facility in Cheddar to meet the future need for water in the area.
for the new reservoir include a visitor centre, swimming and water
sport facilities, as well as a cafe and picnic areas.
District Councillors voted almost unanimously to approve the 9,400
million litre reservoir, subject to planning conditions.
Water said it welcomed the decision but there was "still
a long way to go".
spokesman for the company said if it is built, it will not only
provide a "much needed new source of water" in the county
but be of "enormous long term recreational and conservation
there is still a long way to go before any construction, as the
investment must also secure regulatory approval from Ofwat,"
reservoir could be fully operational by 2025, filled by surplus
winter water flows in Cheddar Gorge.