Part of Burnham-On-Sea’s beachfront could be set to change after a house developer this week unveiled multi-million pound plans to build a three-storey block of 14 apartments next to the beach, replacing the house pictured here.

The application for 17 Allandale Road includes the demolition of the current property and the formation of flats on two floors plus a top floor penthouse. There would also be 20 car spaces and a new access road.

Moose Roper Limited, the developer behind the scheme, states 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.”

The company argues that the site does not harm the character or amenity of adjoining residential areas, and that the applicant is also willing to “enter into negotiations to provide financial contributions for open space and recreation and public art.”

Its application states that £25,000 has been put aside for the contribution, and a further £5,000 has been set aside for possible work to create a wave sculpted effect or mosaic along the sea wall in front of the property.

Residents with feedback about the scheme have until July 24th to contact Sedgemoor’s planning department.

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