raise safety fears for Burnham's Tuckers Garage site
owner of Burnham-On-Sea's former Tuckers Garage site has this
week been urged to secure it amid residents' concerns for safety
after groups of youngsters have begun gathering there.
councillor Kate Lawson told a council meeting on Monday that the
former garage site in Victoria Street, pictured, has become a
hang-out for young people.
"Unfortunately, it's being used by young people playing loud
music and also as a skate park, disturbing nearby residents,"
resident Alex Turco told councillors: "There is a safety
issue there - the council should be petitioning Sedgemoor to ask
the land owner to shut the site."
children have been setting fires there, even though it's a former
petrol station and the tanks are still in the soil."
won't go as far as saying it's an accident waiting to happen,
but the land owner has a responsibility - they have planning permission
to develop it - and they must secure the site."
developer Abracore was last year given the go-ahead to build 35
'retirement apartments' in two blocks of three-storey buildings
at the site.
was previously occupied by Tucker's Garage and petrol station,
which was demolished eight years ago, as featured here.