Over 100 people attended a consultation event in Highbridge this week where plans for 162 new homes for the town’s Brue Farm development went on show for the first time.

Barratt Homes held the event at the town’s Community Centre as it prepares a planning application for the huge new housing development on land adjacent to Huntspill Road.

The proposals include 162 new 2, 3 and 4 bed family homes, a new primary school, a new roundabout on Huntspill Road to access the site, and accessible public open space and equipped area of play.

Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Will Morgan, spokesman from Barratt Homes, said there had been “mixed feedback” about the scheme.

“People understand the need for new homes and they have welcomed the proposals and the new school here. Among the issues raised by local people were drainage, transport, and the nearby chicken farm is a concern for some.”

He added: “We were really pleased with the turnout. Over 100 people came to view the plans and talk to us, so we had a very helpful level of feedback from the local community.”

“It was great to see a range of ages in attendance and the written feedback we’ve received so far shows that there is a desire for new homes in Highbridge.”

“We’re currently looking through all of the comments people provided and will be working on finalising our plans for the application to be submitted in the next couple of months.”

The firm hopes to submit a formal planning application for the site in October or November.

Sedgemoor District Council has already identified the wider ‘Brue Farm’ site as a site suitable for delivering up to 950 new homes.