farm odours 'could plague hundreds of new Highbridge homes'
against a chicken farm on the outskirts of Highbridge say a proposed
development of hundreds of new homes could be plagued with "unacceptable
Homes is preparing a planning application for a huge new housing
development at the 'Brue Farm site' adjacent to Huntspill Road in
housing proposals, which go on show this week for the first time,
include 162 new 2, 3 and 4 bed family homes, a new primary school,
a new roundabout on Huntspill Road, and public open space with a
exhibition will be held on Tuesday 25th September at Highbridge
Community Hall in Market Street between 2pm and 7pm.
as reported here,
residents living near Newbridge Farm in New Road, East Huntspill,
say the 'pungent' smells coming from the farm have worsened over
the past year and they point out that part of the Brue Farm development
site is just 845m away from the controversial chicken farm.
resident Ian Stanbury, pictured with his wife Julia, who live near
the chicken farm, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "The Sedgemoor
Local Plan proposes a large residential development of 960 houses,
plus a school, on the 'Brue Farm' site to the south of Highbridge.
This site, which is to the east of Newbridge Farm and within 800m
of the farm at its closest point, could bring hundreds of homes
and yet another primary school within reach of the odour from the
know that the odour from Newbridge Farm has previously reached Highbridge
and Burnham so there is the potential for many hundreds of people
to be affected in the future. I also know that properties well over
800m from Newbridge Farm are currently affected by unacceptable
levels of odour, as reported to the Environment Agency."
added: "Unless the Council acts now, the Newbridge Farm poultry
units will be situated in an even more inappropriate area than they
are now, and the Council will have failed to prevent odour nuisance
and exposure to the potential health risks of bio-aerosols to thousands
of its council-tax paying citizens and their children."
A Barratt Homes spokesperson said it is seeking to consult upon
a smaller area of the site shown on the above map.
"The red outline on the map on the online coverage shows the
wider Brue Farm allocation site, which Barratt Homes is not associated
with," said a spokesman.
"The site promoted by Barratt Homes is only that situated
adjacent to Huntspill Road on a portion of the wider allocated site
the site indicated is not the same site and is therefore
not being consulted upon by Barratt Homes. The site you have indicated
is being promoted by another developer.
information about the proposals, and contact details, is here.