Five Burnham-On-Sea sites earmarked for new homes
SITES FOR POTENTIAL NEW HOMES:
Land North of Mulholland Way (former radio station) -
up to approximately 270 new homes
Land east of The Frank Foley Parkway - up to approximately
150 new homes
East of Love Lane - up to approximately 1000 new homes
Land North of Stoddens Farm - up to approximately 300
Between Stoddens Lane and Brent Road this large scale
option which could deliver part of a northern relief road
providing improved access to Berrow and Brean. Around 1000
new homes could be delivered if built to to its full extent
of new homes could be built at five sites in Burnham-On-Sea under
plans unveiled this week for the future development of the town.
District Council's Local Plan, known as its Core Strategy, has
been launched for public consultation - and it names five locations
in the town where some of the 12,300 new homes needed across the
district by the year 2032 could go.
areas where the new homes could go are marked in brown areas on
these maps, compiled by the district council.
fields between Stoddens Road and Brent Road could see a "large
scale" development of around 1,300 homes, running from the
fields north of Stoddens Farm behind the BASC Ground up to the
Berrow Triangle. A new road would also be built, running from
Stoddens Road up to Brent Road, as shown by the black dotted line
on the map above.
planners have also put forward several other potential sites for
development to gather feedback. They include 1,000 new homes on
land to the east of Love Lane in Burnham, as shown below.
further 420 new homes could be built on the eastern fringe of
Burnham just off the Frank Foley Parkway and near Mulholland Way,
the obvious geographical constraints, most potential new greenfield
housing sites are located to the east of the town and will actually
fall within the adjoining parish of Burnham Without, although
they have to be considered as urban extensions to the town,"
says a council spokesman.
plan goes on to outline how 550 new homes could be built in Highbridge
alongside current ongoing developments. These would be at Alstone
this site could accommodate 300 dwellings but access and
proximity to national nature reserve are significant constraints
- and an extension of the planned Brue Farm development which
could accommodate 200 dwellings but realistically could only come
forward as a second phase to Brue Farm.
town councillor Phil Harvey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "At
this stage these are just proposals, and there are still many
options on the table which the public are being encouraged to
provide their feedback on. We could see a few hundred new homes
in Burnham or we could see over 2,460 which would be 18% of the
overall total across Sedgemoor."
plan outlines several of the Burnham sites where the new homes
could go - it's difficult to say if these are good locations,
but having so many new homes would certainly justify building
a new school and a new park in the town plus other new community
council's plan outlines potential new development across Sedgemoor
right up to the year 2032 - and to help gather this valuable feedback
from the public, the Council has produced a consultation document
and is inviting comments.
Planning Officers have arranged a series of events, exhibitions
and presentations where they can talk through the policies and
listen to peoples views. The consultation is the first stage
in a long prescribed process, which will end in June 2017.
consultation period started on Monday October 26th and runs until
December 18th, after which the Local Plan will be re-drafted incorporating
the changes and put out for further consultation next summer.
It will then be subject to examination by planning inspectors.
the topics covered by the Local Plan are Housing, Employment,
Retail and Infrastructure. When adopted, the Local Plan will identify
the Councils vision for how these and other topics should
be managed, which policies should apply and where new development
should be allocated," said council spokeswoman Claire Faun.
key issues for discussion include safeguarding the natural and
historic environment, adapting to climate change and design principles.
This is an important opportunity for people living and working
in the district to have a say in how it would look for the next
generation of citizens."
is the time to speak up about what sort of place residents want
Sedgemoor to be in the future. Planning affects so many aspects
of our daily lives from where we live, how we travel, what careers
we can choose and how we spend our leisure time, that is why taking
an active part in its processes is so worthwhile."
consultation document, initial Sustainability Appraisal Report
and other relevant supporting documents can be found online on
the Councils website here
or at the Sedgemoor District Council Offices, Bridgwater House,
Kings Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR Monday to Friday - 9:00am to
5.00pm. For further information, contact the Planning Policy team
on 01278 435544 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
consultation events will be held on the plans in coming weeks:
Public consultation Saturday 31st October 9am-3pm at Food
and Drink Festival, Princess Street
Burnham and Highbridge
Town Council consultation Monday 2nd November 6:30pm at
Old Court House
Public consultation Tuesday 3rd November (1 6:15pm)
at Berrow Village Hall
Public consultation Tuesday 10th November 1-8pm at Highbridge
East Brent and Rooksbridge
Public consultation Thursday 26th November 2-8pm at Village