‘Harmful’ housing plans scaled back and resubmitted

PUBLISHED: 11:00 04 February 2018

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A developer whose housing plans were torn up by North Somerset Council has submitted scaled-back proposals.

Zena Bishop had applied to build eight houses off Front Street in Churchill but, after the scheme was refused planning permission by the council and the Planning Inspectorate (PI) on appeal, a new development of six homes has been proposed.

The PI deemed the ‘harmful impact’ of the eight-home plan would be ‘substantial’.

The applicant believes the new plans would create a ‘sensitive and sustainable development that promotes high-quality living spaces’.

But the proposals have been met with concern from neighbours, with more than 50 objections registered on North Somerset’s planning portal.

Front Street resident David Braithwaite, who opposed the original scheme, said: “Nothing has changed.

“This is still mostly outside of the settlement boundary and totally out of character at the edge of the village.”

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