1000s of homes on greenfield land? - See where they could go

PUBLISHED: 13:00 04 November 2015

Completed and under construction house

Completed and under construction house


THOUSANDS of homes could be built on greenfield land to meet a growing housing demand.

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Sedgemoor District Council has published a review of its core strategy, which will plan for the area’s future up to 2032.

It is in the process of consulting with residents on the proposals – and one key area is housing.

The council says its house prices are below average compared to its neighbouring districts, but homes remain unaffordable for many people.

It has identified a need to build up to 12,300 new homes by 2032, with a target of building 568 every year.

To meet those ambitions, the council has highlighted key areas where homes could be built, with Burnham-on-Sea, Cheddar and Highbridge pinpointed as communities which can take additional growth.

The council says: “Key challenges for the district include managing the threat of flooding risk in the face of climate change, and ensuring our historic and natural environment is protected and enhanced for the benefit of everyone.

“These are some of the big issues that affect us all and this review will need to reconcile these challenges and continue to plan positively for future growth.”

Greenfield land to the east of Burnham, in the Burnham Without ward, could take up to 2,720 homes according to the report.

This includes around 1,000 houses to the east of Love Lane, and another 1,000 between Stoddens Lane and Brent Road.

Land in Cheddar is also been earmarked for accommodating new houses.

* Here is the list of places Sedgemoor has highlighted as places which could accommodate new homes:


* Mulholland Way – up to 270 new homes | Frank Foley Parkway – up to 150 new homes | Love Lane – up to 1,000 new homes | Stoddens Farm – up to 300 homes | Stoddens Lane and Brent Road – around 1,000 homes.


* Yeo Valley – 60 homes | West of Upper New Road – 200 homes and a sports hub | East of Upper New Road – 190 homes | Venns Gate – 100 homes | Helliers Lane – 70 homes | Draycott Park – 200 homes, but it does carry a flood risk | Land east of A371 – 200 homes, but is almost entirely in the area of outstanding natural beauty.


* Alstone – 300 homes | Brue Farm – 200 homes, bur realistically could only be a second phase to Brue Farm.


* Houlgate Way – up to 80 homes. A plan is already in the pipeline | Cross Moor Drove – 40 homes | Land to the south of Orchard Road and Parkfield Road – up to 80 homes | The Glass House – 15 homes.


* Land east of Rosetree Paddock – has consent for 24 homes, but could be up to 50 additional houses | Faircott Farm – 200 homes.


* Coombe Bath off Axe Road – 20 homes | Land at Holdenhurst – 20 homes | Land north of, and including, Dane’s Lea – difference scenarios from 50 to 200 homes are suggested | Westholme Farm – 50 homes | Kelsons Farm – 15 homes.

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