for 35 flats at Burnham-On-Sea garage site move a step closer
to turn a derelict garage site into a new development of 35 retirement
aparatments in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea have moved a step closer
developer Abracore won
approval in 2014 to build two blocks of three-storey buildings
at the site of the former Tucker's Garage in Victoria Street.
comes after Sedgemoor District Council had initially rejected the
2013, but Abracore appealed against the decision through the
Planning Inspectorate and got the judgement overturned to win outline
with just a few days remaining before the three-year approval lapses,
Abracore has submitted a 'reserved matters application' to seek
consent for its landscaping plans for the site. The plans outline
its intended use of paving that's 'aged in appearance', plus styles
of kerbs, edging and flagstones.
controversial application has previously divided local opinion -
with some saying the planned development is 'out of keeping' with
the surrounding area, while others say the development of the derelict
site is long overdue and welcome.
have until October 24th, 2017 to submit feedback to Sedgemoor District
Council on the landscape plans - the application reference number
site was previously occupied by the former Tucker's Garage, pictured
above, which was demolished ten years ago, as we featured here.
nearby resident, who asked not to be named, said this week: "Some
of us thought Abracore had forgotten about this site - it's been
three years since they won the approval and they hadn't submitted
any further plans until now. Let's see if they take it to the next