residents raise concerns over plans for 40 new homes
of concerned residents attended a special meeting in East Huntspill
this week to air their views about plans for a major new development
of 40 homes.
reported here, the developer Core Strategic Land is seeking
outline planning permission to build 40 new properties on land at
New Road in East Huntspill, pictured here.
Huntspill Parish Council held the public meeting on Monday (22nd
January), attended by 30 members of the public.
spokesperson told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "East Huntspill Parish
Council is a statutory consultee but the decision will be made through
the planning process at Sedgemoor."
following issues were raised and the Council has considered all
the comments made and will be submitting their response to Sedgemoor
in due course."
and issues raised were as follows: The development must be limited
to a maximum of 40 properties; there are several issues with the
drainage in the locality - water drainage systems must be maintained
in perpetuity; the Drainage board should offer expert opinion on
the site and the planned route of the water drainage."
issues were considered and questioned - there is a need for some
means of traffic calming. This road has both a school and playing
field and as a straight road the 30 mile an hour speed limit is
need to have confirmation that the water mains and main sewer to
the village has sufficient capacity to support these additional
properties. A lettings policy should be put in place to ensure that
the affordable housing is for people with very strong connections
to the village."