plans for 130 new homes on Highbridge field go on show
for a major development of 130 new homes in Highbridge are set to
go on show at a public consultation event on Monday (June 18th).
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here,
local property developer Toni Hammick plans to transform a publicly-owned
a new development of 'affordable' homes on land between Lakeside
and the Isleport Business Park.
consultation event, which is open to all, will be held at Highbridge
Community Centre from 3-6pm on Monday when the developer will be
on hand to answer questions, discuss the plans and hear feedback
on the scheme.
residents say they are unhappy about the lack of notice for the
Linda Greenland told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are very unhappy
at the lack of advance notice for this important event we
have only heard about it a few days beforehand. It does feel to
us as though the plans are being pushed through as quickly as possible."
are many issues outstanding on this land which are unresolved, such
as the Conservation Order on the field and boundary questions. These
cannot be just brushed aside."
Clarke, pictured, is leading a new group of residents called
the 'Lakeside Residents Public Open Space Committee' to air their
opnions and "ensure their views are properly considered."
30 residents are in the group.
comes amid concern at the poor condition of a public footpath running
alongside the proposed development site which residents believe
is being "deliberately run down" to strengthen the argument
for the new housing development.
property developer Toni Hammick, pictured, recently revealed
her 'concept plans' for the site in March. They a development of
'affordable' homes on land between Lakeside and Isleport.
admited the scheme "may be controversial" due to the proposed
loss of a publicly-owned field. The site is owned by five owners,
one of whom is Sedgemoor District Council.
loss of any public open space is always a very sensitive issue,
but if we can provide quality open space then the reduction may
be acceptable" she added, explaining that a fitness trail and
children's play area would be provided alongside the new homes.
field is under-used at the moment and is usually kept locked by
Sedgemoor District Council to prevent anti-social behaviour,"
said Toni, . "We
are not proposing to put more 'boxes' here, but a bespoke development
of affordable housing to fully suit the town's needs."