Updated plans for 95 new homes at Highbridge’s former Delta Engineering factory site have this week been given a ‘thumbs-up’ by town councillors.

Members of the Town Council’s Planning Committee considered a number of changes to the previously-approved planning application from Stratton Land Limited, during a meeting on Monday evening (September 16th).

The ‘reserved matters application’ is for a housing site of 59 houses and 36 bungalows, located at the end of Newtown Road, Highbridge.

The changes include landscaping, alterations to the layout of several house types, the removal of a sub-station, and the rotation of several plots to increase privacy.

The site’s single proposed flat has been removed from the plans and will be replaced with a house. There are also minor changes to parking bays, windows and door designs.

And Cllr Bill Hancock added: “This has been an untidy site for many years so it’s great to see it being developed. I think the planned new ‘green area’ for kids near Apex Park will be really fantastic – a nice addition.”

Cllr Nick Tolley said: “The proposed changes seem on the positive side – there’s nothing negative. It’s good to see this site going in the right direction.”

Cllr Louise Parkin added: “When we reviewed the original plans, we liked them given the range of properties. We have an abundance of flats in Highbridge so these plans are good.”

Cllr Brewer added: “The overall site plans are encouraging. There’s quite a mixture of dwellings on this site, which is good.”

Councillors decided to pass the application with no observations.

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