More homes could be built in a Somerset village

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 January 2018

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An outline planning application to build 24 houses in Cheddar has been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council.

Cheddar Homes Ltd has asked the council to consider its application to bring more new homes to the West Country village, joining two earlier applications, as well as a 90-home plan which is already under construction. The developers hope to build a variety of one-bedroom flats to four-bedroom houses at Steart Bushes, off Wedmore Road.

MORE: The Helliers Lane development divided opinions.

In its design and access statement, Cheddar Homes Ltd says it saw an opportunity improve the appearance of the road which is an ‘important gateway’ to the village.

The plans include new road and pedestrian access points to the development as well as a children’s play area. The business also hopes the plans will meet the district council’s housing requirement which is set out in its Local Plan.

MORE: 90 houses are being built by Bloor Homes after the application was approved last year.

The plan – which is currently being reviewed by a planning inspectorate – aims to build 515 homes in Cheddar by 2032 to deal with the district’s need for housing.

The developers said: “A wide variety of different dwelling types including gable-fronted roofs, standard double-pitched roofs and irregular plan form housing are proposed. This reflects the diversity of the built form found within the wider village.

“A total of 50 parking spaces are proposed to serve the 24 properties.”

MORE: There has been no update on the Round Oak Farm development for some time.

Cheddar Parish Council has objected to the plans, raising concerns about the number of houses across the half hectare plot of land. The council added: “The play area is in an inappropriate location being so close to the road junction. Social housing and flats should have no less amenity space than other dwellings and there is inadequate turning space for emergency vehicles.”

To view the plans, visit www.sedgemoor.gov.uk and search application number 17/17/00069

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