meeting to be held tonight over Lakeside 130 homes plan
public consultation evening is to be held tonight (Thursday July
5th) by the firm behind controversial plans to build 130 homes on
land next to the current Lakeside housing development in Highbridge.
meeting will take place from 7pm-8.30pm at the Town Council Chambers
in Jaycroft Road, Burnham-On-Sea.
District Council has reassured residents living next to the field,
pictured above, that the potential sale of a public field
to make room for a huge proposed new housing development will be
'subject to a full public consultation exercise'.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, council spokeswoman Claire Faun said: "Sedgemoor
District Council is aware of emerging proposals for new housing
on the field adjacent to the Lakeside development at Highbridge."
of the land in the proposal is owned by Sedgemoor District Council,
with the remainder of the land is privately owned by a few individuals."
the field is not formal open space it is still currently protected
from development through planning policy. However, given the need
to significantly increase the supply of new housing, a national
priority, the Councils new Local Plan anticipates that some
new housing will be delivered on this site during the next five
years but it will be essential to include a substantial area of
high quality open space within any scheme."
as partial landowner, has agreed to allow the developer to explore
the possibility of development on its land. Any sale of SDC owned
land would be subject to a public consultation exercise. Any decision
to sell would have to gain the Executive Committees approval."
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here,
Toni Hammick plans to transform the publicly-owned field into a
new development of homes on land between Lakeside and the Isleport
Clarke, pictured above, is leading a group of residents
called the 'Lakeside Residents Public Open Space Committee' to air
their opinions and "ensure their views are properly considered."
Over 30 residents are in the group.