nursing home's expansion halted amid traffic safety fears
Burnham-On-Sea nursing home's plans for a two storey extension
have been turned down this week due to concerns about road safety
in nearby Berrow Road.
Lodge Nursing Home, pictured, had applied for Full Planning Permission
to build a two-storey extension to create 13 bedrooms.
Sedgemoor District Council has this week rejected the scheme due
to safety concerns for motorists in busy Berrow Road.
site has insufficient frontage to Berrow Road to enable an access
to be satisfactorily laid out incorporating the necessary visibility
splays which are essential in the interests of highway safety,"
explained a spokesperson.
the proposed development would result in the increase use of the
existing sub-standard access which would be prejudicial to highway
Burnham and Highbridge Town Council had given its backing to the
plans last month, but also raised several concerns.
thought it was a good proposal overall, but were disappointed
with the lack of detail on the plans," said a spokeswoman.
were concerned over the increase of traffic to a site where there
appeared to be poor access and there was no mention of increased
parking spaces to accommodate the increase in staff numbers or