for four new homes at Burnham care home prompt safety fears
to build four new homes on land next to a Burnham-On-Sea nursing
home were given a 'thumbs down' by councillors last night (Wednesday)
amid safety concerns.
to the south of Burnham Nursing Home in Oxford Street, pictured,
has been earmarked for the development of four new homes by the
owners, County Court Care.
bid for outline planning permission was considered by Burnham and
Highbridge town councillors at their Planning Applications Committee
on Wednesday evening (June 21st).
Martin Cox said: "Adding more traffic here would leave me worried
about safety - the entrance to the nursing home is next to a busy
road junction and a pedestrian crossing."
Nick Tolley added: "The entrance is very close to the pedestrian
crossing which is used by children getting to the nearby St Joseph's
School through the week - it's ridicuous to create more traffic
at this entrance."
if there's not enough car parking spaces for the care home visitors
because of the new homes, where will they park? More pressure will
be put on parking in adjacent streets."
care home owners plan to widen the entrance onto Oxford Street by
demolishing part of the boundary wall to make access easier and
councillors voted against the plans, lodging an objection, however
the final decision rests with Sedgemoor District Council.
Top, Councillors say the entrance to Burnham Nursing Home in Oxford
Street would be busier due to the four planned new homes who are
pictured above at last night's meeting