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Plan to build four houses within nursing home’s grounds are rejected

PUBLISHED: 18:00 01 December 2017

Burnham Nursing Home's outlined proposal.

Burnham Nursing Home's outlined proposal.

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A nursing home’s bid to build four houses within its grounds has been rejected by council planners.

Burnham Nursing Home, in Oxford Road, saw its ambitions blocked by Sedgemoor District Council because members felt the plan would have a ‘detrimental impact on the protected trees and the character of the area’.

Home managers also wanted to ‘demolish and rebuild part of the boundary wall to provide a wider access’ to the grounds in Burnham.

Sedgemoor’s case officer Shanta Parsons said: “The application would result in the loss of a number of trees, currently protected by a tree preservation order, which are considered to contribute to the setting of the building, as well as the street scene.

“The illustrative layout fails to demonstrate how the site could be satisfactorily developed given its constrained nature, relative to the character of the area or the amenity of neighbouring residents.”

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