Cheddar developer agrees to road improvements in council agreement

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 January 2017

Bloor Homes' plans before the amendments were made.

Bloor Homes' plans before the amendments were made.

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A planning application for 90 new homes in Cheddar has been approved, despite opposition from the parish council – and the developer has agreed to pay for a new signal crossing.

Bloor Homes has been hoping to build the houses in Upper New Road since 2015.

In February last year, Sedgemoor District Council said Bloor had to revise the layout, and the number of affordable homes.

The new application increased the number of affordable homes from 23 to 36.

Both Cheddar Parish Council and Axbridge Town Council objected to the plans as it was outside the development boundary and includes a loss of green space. The proposals also received 58 letters of objection, out of 64 received in total.

Sedgemoor’s planning officers said the affordable housing would benefit Cheddar, and the development would be well integrated within the village.

Councillors voted to approve the application.

Bloor will pay for a new signal-controlled crossing in Upper New Road and a cycle ramp on the Strawberry Line as part of its building conditions.

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