Multi-million pound plans to replace this house with a three-storey block of 14 apartments on Burnham-On-Sea’s beachfront have been turned down by planners.

The application at 17 Allandale Road would have seen the demolition of the current property and the construction of new flats on two floors, plus a top floor penthouse. There would also have been 20 car spaces and a new access road.

But Sedgemoor planners have thrown out the scheme, with a spokesman explaining to Burnham-On-Sea.com: “The proposed poorly designed modern block of flats is inappropriate in its context and if erected would significantly harm the character and appearance of both the Allandale Road area and the seafront.”

“The design fails to take the opportunities available to improve the character and quality of the area.”

“The site is in a seafront location characterised by detached and semi-detached residential properties primarily of the 19th and early 20th century.”

The planners went on to say that the application is contrary to several policies in the Local Plan, as well as national government planning policy set out in ‘Planning Policy Statement 1: Delivering Sustainable Development’.

Moose Roper Limited, the developer behind the scheme, had claimed in its application that the proposed building would “make a positive contribution to new housing needs in Burnham-On-Sea with a landmark building. This is a necessary development meeting housing targets on a brownfield site, which in turn protects the countryside.”

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