for eight new homes in Burnham draw council objections
councillors have this week raised formal objections over a scheme
to build eight new homes in Burnham-On-Sea.
applicant has applied for Outline Planning Permission to build
eight new homes on land to the east of 150 Berrow Road.
at a meeting of the Town Council's Planning Applications Committee
last night (Wednesday), a number of concerns about road safety
Martin Cox said: "I'm concerned about the safety of Berrow
Road. It appears that the road would be narrowed which, given
how busy it already is, does not sound sensible. This needs more
Peter Burridge-Clayton added: "I am strongly objecting for
several reasons - the development would create traffic congestion
in Berrow Road, the access road is not wide enough, and the site
is prone to flooding."
Andy Brewer agreed: "It appears to be over-development and
the access onto Berrow Road is a real concern for me."
Cllr Bill Hancock, who voted in favour of the plans, said: "This
is infill, not a new development, and if the road access is right
I have no problems with this application. Narowing the road could
actually be good in helping with traffic calming."
consultation on the application - reference number 11/15/00077
- is now open and continues until August 25th when Sedgemoor District
Council will make a final decision soon afterwards.