Controversial housing plan withdrawn

PUBLISHED: 08:48 24 May 2018

Housing plan withdrawn.

Housing plan withdrawn.


A controversial proposal to build 73 homes in Winscombe has been withdrawn.

Mead Realisations applied to North Somerset Council to build up to 73 properties at Broadleaze Farm in Sandford Road.

More: Eighty-home development plan raises concerns.

Scores of villagers objected to the proposal stating the plans would lead to ‘over-development’ and put a strain on village services.

Winscombe and Sandford Parish Council recommended refusal of the application.

Commenting on the proposal, the authority said: “The vehicular access to the site is unsuitable for the increased number of cars due to its width and the sharp bend just beyond the junction with Sandford Road.

“There is inadequate highway infrastructure to support another large development in the parish and out-commuting would add to the bottleneck in Banwell at peak times.

“The plan submitted will have significant visual impact from the area of outstanding natural beauty.”

MORE: Parish council opposes plan to ‘swamp’ Winscombe with new homes.

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