concerns raised over plans for 95 new homes in Highbridge
to build 95 new homes at a Highbridge housing development site have
led to fresh concerns from residents and councillors this week.
developer plans to transform a vacant site off Highbridge's Newtown
Road - formerly home to Delta Enginering - by building a big new
Land Limited has submitted a 'reserved matters' application, which
was considered at the latest Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Town
Council planning applications meeting.
raised a numbers of concerns regarding the development, especially
inadequate parking and the high density of the planned homes.
Williams, Deputy Town Clerk, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Several
concerns have been raised by councillors and we have asked the developer
to come to our next meeting to discuss the proposals in more detail."
are concerned about the lack of parking for visitors - one space
has been allocated for each property even though there are many
two-dwelling homes planned, so that number would not be enough."
did say they are pleased to see some bungalows planned for the site,
not just flats, but it was felt the current plans will see the land
developed into high-density housing."
council is also to explore further whether 106 developer funding
can be used for flooding controls at the site given its close proximity
to the River Brue and the risk of flooding.
also raised concerns about the lack of infrastructure in Highbridge
to support another 95 homes, however they noted "no observations"
overall, pending a further discussion when the developer visits
a future council meeting.
resident Paul Adams expressed concerns about traffic flows to the
proposed site. "We are pleased with the overall layout of this
development, but we have concerns about the impact the traffic will
have on Tyler Way, the entrance to and from this development during
the build and thereafter. We already have cars parked both sides
of this narrow road - it's already difficult," he said.
in nearby Kiln Drive has also submitted an objection, citing concern
that the new development will overlook their property.
District Council will consider the proposals in detail before making
a final decision on the application. The full application was previously