for new shop and three homes unveiled for Berrow Inn site
plans to build a convenience store and three homes have been unveiled
for the site of a former pub in Berrow.
A firm called Novellus LLP has formally submitted a planning
application to convert the Berrow Inn site into a retail unit and homes.
The scheme - which was first
unveiled last year - will see a four-bed detached home and
two three-bed semi detached properties built with 12 parking spaces alongside the shop.
"Our application proposes the erection of a 354m2 retail
unit on the east side of site with associated car parking and
access from Berrow Road," says the applicant."
"The proposed retail unit will provide jobs to local people,
a convenient facility to serve the day-to-day needs of local people,
and reduce the need for people to travel out of the area."
"The proposed building will be set back from the highway
by over 10m to allow 7 car parking spaces to be accommodated in
front of the store including one disabled space."
"The proposal will bring forward a redundant piece of land
into viable use which will contribute towards local housing needs
in Burnham-On-Sea and provide a shop that will provide jobs."
on the application - which has a reference number of 05/15/00014
- are being welcomed from residents and interested parties by
Sedgemoor District Council until September 11th when the application
will be considered for approval.
Berrow Inn was demolished in May 2014, as
we reported here, following months of uncertainty about the future
of the pub.
Villagers have given varied feedback on the latest scheme,
with some saying it will be a useful facility while others are concerned
it is out of keeping with the area.
Berrow Parish Council Chairman Barry Kew previously told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We have seen a wide range of opinions expressed, most of
which have been positive about the development."