homes and convenience store approved at former Berrow Inn site
new homes and a convenience store are set to be built in place
of the former Berrow Inn, councillors have decided this week.
District Council's Development Committee approved a planning application
for the site, next to the Berrow Triangle, during their meeting
on Tuesday (February 2nd).
property developer Novellus has won approval to build a new retail
unit plus three homes, on the site of the pub, right, which
Filmer, the committee's chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com after
Tuesday's meeting: "Berrow Parish Council spoke strongly
in support of the development, saying the new facilities would
benefit Berrow and north Burnham."
concerns about traffic access onto the road had been raised by
the County Council, it was pointed out by the Parish Council that
the pub had been very successful and had handled access by delivery
lorries and customers' cars."
taking what used to operate there, and considering that the access
road is being widened, members felt the proposals would be no
less safe. We also appreciated and recognised that the applicant
has worked to amend the plans and improve the access."
the meeting, Gavin Mcardle from Berrow Parish Council spoke out
in favour of the application.
vote of the fourteen councillors saw thirteen vote in favour and
Parish Council spokesman said: "We recommended approval of
this application. The dwellings and retail outlet are of benefit
to Berrow and have the support of the majority of parishioners
who viewed the plans."
a report to councillors, Sedgemoor's case officer Stuart Houlet
had recommended that district councillors refuse the plans at
this week's meeting.
applicant had been due to speak during Tuesday's meeting but called
in to the council to say he was stuck in traffic and was unable
Inn reduced to rubble as demolition work is completed
for new shop and three homes unveiled for Berrow Inn site