homes and new school for Highbridge site move a step closer
pound plans for 550 new homes on farmland on the outskirts of
have moved a step closer this week.
developer behind the huge Brue Farm project has revealed that
it wants to build 49 new homes at the site as part of a first
Land Management Ltd has submitted a 'Reserved Matters' application
to build the homes on fields at Brue Farm next to Huntspill Road
64-acre Brue Farm development on the south side of Highbridge,
pictured, will also include a new 210-pupil school, a nursery
plus outdoor playing facilities and public spaces.
planning approval for the full Brue Farm scheme of up to 550 homes
was approved back in 2013. However, the 'Reserved Matters' application
submitted to Sedgemoor District Council this month covers "the
appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for a first phase of
development comprising 49 dwellings."
resident who lives nearby told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Hallam
has been talking about the Brue Farn development for around five
years with nothing visible happening so some locals thought it
was no longer interested. We don't want to see the fields developed,
but Highbridge does need a new school and new childrens play facilities
so in that respect it's positive news to see it moving forward."
plans will be considered by members of the Town Council's Planning
Applications Committee at their first meeting of the year to be
held on January 12th.
Brue Farm scheme previously got the backing of the Town Council
back in 2011 when councillors stressed that they did not want
to see flats built there - only houses.
development was handed a multi-million pound boost in 2014 when
the government granted the project £4.3m from its Local
Growth Fund - see the link below.
boost will see 550 homes and a new school built in Highbridge
The Brue Farm site in Highbridge where the homes may be built