as controversial plans for 25 homes in Berrow win approval
plans for 25 new homes in Berrow have been given the go-ahead
by district councillors this week despite dozens of letters of
opposition from residents.
letters of objection were sent to Sedgemoor District Council regarding
the plans, including one from Burnham's MP Tessa Munt.
Limited has gained full planning permission for the 25 new homes
on land to the east of Berrow's Rose Tree Paddock to include 40
car parking spaces.
vocal opposition from residents, members of Sedgemoor District
Council's Development Control Committee voted 9-1 this week in
favour of giving the scheme the go-ahead.
Parish Council Chairman Barry Kew, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"There was no support for the scheme from residents or the
Parish Council and we therefore opposed the application. We're
disappointed that it has been approved this week by Sedgemoor."
were several key objections, including that the extra homes may
create traffic safety problems in this busy part of Berrow. The
new development may also lead to the run-off of rain water towards
nearby homes and gardens, leading to flooding. Residents
are also unhappy about overlooking and the minimal distance between
added: "That said, we do understand that the Sedgemoor housing
officer has to provide new affordable homes in the area to meet
targets and this is a logical field to expand into - but we question
development will include 3-bed 'market' homes, 4-bed 'market'
homes, plus 1-bed affordable bungalows, 2-bed affordable bungalows,
2-bed affordable homes, and further affordable 3-bed homes.