Burnham's green spaces from development, former Mayor urges
A former Mayor of Burnham-On-Sea last night (Wednesday) urged
town councillors not to allow green land to be "decimated"
by the building of new homes.
Neville Jones told councillors: "I urge you to do everything
you can to prevent building on Burnham's green land as you come
in from the motorway."
such a great shame that Sedgemoor is even thinking of building
on that land - it's part of our heritage."
He added: "Some 40 years ago I was reponsible for putting
in some of the trees to make Queen's Drive such a pleasant run
as you come into Burnham-On-Sea."
"What an appalling thing it would be if all you could see
when you drive into Burnham is people's back gardens from the
"You cannot allow building on Burnham's back garden - you
will decimate the attractivenes."
His comments come as Burnham and Highbridge town councillors
consider proposals in Sedgemoor District Council's Local Plan.
first reported last month how thousands
of new homes could be built in Burnham and Highbridge under
plans unveiled for the future of the town.
council's plan, right, outlines how potential new development
across Sedgemoor would take place up to the year 2032.
Council has produced a consultation document and is currently
inviting comments until December 18th, after which the Local Plan
will be re-drafted, incorporating the changes, and published for
further consultation next year. It will then be subject to examination
by planning inspectors.
consultation document, initial Sustainability Appraisal Report
and other relevant supporting documents, can be found 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