team calls for repairs to Burnham's Tuckers Garage site
district council's Planning Enforcement team are set to put pressure
on the owner of Burnham-On-Sea's Tuckers Garage site to clean
it up following a deliberate fire and other security issues in
we reported here
earlier this month, crews were called to Victoria Street at just
before 2am on July 5th after the wooden hoardings around the former
Tuckers Garage site were alight.
Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com this
week: "I have been working with Clean Surroundings to get
the garage site cleaned up."
Police had been very helpful pressing Abracore to get not only
the hoarding repaired but also the gateline reinstated so that
the residents in the adjacent property can access their front
door without unlocking the gate every time."
added: "At present we do not have a start date from Abracore,
the owner, and I have now asked the Planning Enforcement team
to intervene to put pressure on Abracore to quickly repair the
local Clean Surroundings team have deep cleaned the shelter after
the rough sleeper was arrested last week. I am encouraging Sedgemoor
District Council, who own the shelter, to propose lasting solutions
to the Town Council."
comments come just weeks after Burnham-On-Sea.com reported
here about safety concerns at the site.
owner of the site - property developer Abracore - was last year
given the go-ahead to build 35 'retirement apartments' in two
blocks of three-storey buildings at the site, but there has been
no progress in starting construction.
site was previously occupied by Tucker's Garage and petrol station,
which was demolished eight years ago this month, as we featured
Top, the blazing hoardings at the Tuckers Garage site at 2am on
Sunday and, above, the charred remains later in the day