raised over plans for 17 homes next to Burnham Tesco store
over proposals to build 17 new homes next to Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco
store have been raised by residents and town councillors.
we first reported here last
week, the 'reserved matters' application covers a proposed development
of homes on vacant land to the west of the supermarket, behind the
Rosewood pub, as shown on the map above.
residents Keith and Celia Tyley, who live next to the proposed development,
attended a meeting of the Town Council's Planning Committee on Wednesday
evening (November 23rd) when they spoke out against the scheme.
said: "Our concern is that the proposed houses are too close
to our existing bungalows and there will be overlooking and a loss
also worried that the ground around the proposed new homes is to
be raised and this may lead to run-off of water straight into our
gardens, causing flooding."
debating the application at length, town councillors voted to support
the application - but with conditions.
were noted about a potential loss of privacy and possible drainage
problems, so we'll be asking the developer to complete the site's
connection to storm drains early on in the building work to reduce
the risk to neighbouring properties," said committee chairman
Cllr Andy Brewer.
original planning application for 17 homes at the site was approved
by Sedgemoor District Council back in February 2014 with several
further conditions placed on the developer to protect the privacy
and amenity for local residents.
applicant is now seeking consent for several 'reserved matters'
items covering appearance, landscaping, layout and scale, indicating
the development may soon move forward despite a pause of almost
three years. Residents have until December 16th to submit feedback
about the plans to Sedgemoor's planning department. The application
number is 11/16/00105.