Berrow residents fight plans for 24 new homes
residents near Burnham-On-Sea have this week flocked to a meeting
to air their concerns about plans to build 25 new homes in their
30 Berrow villagers attended a meeting on Monday where the Parish
Council considered controversial plans for the new housing developmment.
letters of objection have been sent to Sedgemoor District Council
regarding the scheme, including one from Burnham's MP Tessa Munt.
Limited is seeking full planning permission for the new homes
on land to the east of Berrow's Rose Tree Paddock. The plans include
25 homes, new garages and 40 car parking spaces.
residents and parish councillors are concerned. "There is
no support for the scheme from residents or the Parish Council
- the scheme has recently been amended by the developer, but our
objections remain," said Council Chairman Barry Kew.
gardens of nearby homes already flood during the winter and, to
mitigate the flood risk to new properties, the developer proposes
to raise the new buildings by one metre. Existing residents are
worried that this will increase the flood risk in the village
as water drains off from the new homes to the existing properties."
residents are also worried about the extra vehicles that will
be generated in the area, which is already busy during school
times," he said.
are also unhappy about overlooking from the new homes, the minimal
distance between the properties, and it's questioned why this
'greenfield' site is being considered for development when other
'brownfield' sites exist across the district."