Published:
January 7, 2016
550 homes and new school for Highbridge site move a step closer

Multi-million pound plans for 550 new homes on farmland on the outskirts of Highbridge have moved a step closer this week.

The 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 phase.

Hallam Land Management Ltd has submitted a 'Reserved Matters' application to build the homes on fields at Brue Farm next to Huntspill Road in Highbridge.

The 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.

Outline 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."

One 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."

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

Also see:
£4.3m boost will see 550 homes and a new school built in Highbridge

Pictured: The Brue Farm site in Highbridge where the homes may be built

 


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