550-home plan for Highbridge's Brue
Farm edges a step closer
plans for a huge new development of 550 new homes with a new school
and nursery in Highbridge have moved a step closer this week with
the approval of the first phase of the construction work.
councillors have this week approved a 'reseved matters' planning
application from Hallam Land Management for the Brue Farm site next
to the Huntspill Road on the outskirts of Highbridge.
application covers 'Phase 1A' of the development, focussing on the
design, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of 74 homes as
part of the bigger 550-home development.
Farm will be a mixed-use development of up to 550 dwellings, with
a new primary school, nursery and associated roadways.
application is the first submitted since the developer secured outline
planning permission for 550 homes on the site back in 2013.
councillors this week expressed concern over potential flooding
issues and a lack of solar panels, plus access onto the site via
the busy A38, but councillors unanimously voted to support the application.
final consent will be given by Sedgemoor District Council. The district
council's planning department is welcoming comments until August
21st, 2018. The application number is 11/18/070.