flock to see Barratt Homes' plans for 162 Highbridge homes
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.
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.
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.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Will Morgan, spokesman from Barratt Homes,
said there had been "mixed feedback" about the scheme.
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
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."
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
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."
firm hopes to submit a formal planning application for the site
in October or November.
District Council has already identified the wider Brue Farm
site as a site suitable for delivering up to 950 new homes.