Homes bid will not be assessed

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 June 2015

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AN APPLICATION for 75 homes in a North Somerset village will not be subject to an environmental impact assessment.

Developers Sutherland Property and Legal Services have withdrawn an application which asked North Somerset Council whether the assessment for 75 homes on the former Broadacre Farm site, in Winscombe, would need to be included with an outline planning application.

A statement on the planning portal of the North Somerset Council website said: “This application has been withdrawn by the applicant and no decision will be made on it.”

Although an outline application for planning permission has yet to be submitted to North Somerset Council, the proposal is set to consist of ‘residential development of up to 75 dwellings with associated access, landscaping and amenity space’.

The proposal has already attracted widespread criticism from Winscombe residents, who have commented on the environmental impact assessment request online.

Claire Sweet, of Sandford Road, called the development ‘totally inappropriate’ for the area, whilst Suzie Stockwell, of Southcroft, said she did not believe development outside of the village boundary ‘should be promoted’.

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