Council’s grave concerns over plans for homes and a village shop

PUBLISHED: 17:13 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:13 04 May 2018


Villagers in Winscombe have objected to plans for nine homes and a village shop which they say would increase traffic on a blind bend and lead to over-development.

Green Planning Studio wants to knock down the buildings at Laurel Farm, off The Square, to make way for a shop, parking spaces and houses.

Winscombe and Sandford Parish Council has expressed ‘grave concern’ over the proposal which it says would significantly increase traffic from the site at a dangerous access point.

The authority also says the site is ‘unsustainable’ as it is ‘remote from the village centre and from employment sources’.

In its planning statement, Green Planning Studio claims the development will replace ‘disused and unsightly buildings’ and provide affordable housing to meet local need.

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