Controversial plans for Weare

WEARE Parish Council is calling an emergency meeting to discuss a controversial planning application in the village.

WEARE Parish Council is calling an emergency meeting to discuss a controversial planning application in the village.

It is the second time a proposal to knock down a bungalow and build two houses on a site at Little Orchard, in Sparrow Hill Way, has been submitted.

The proposal was turned down in July after more than 20 people objected as they thought it would not be 'in keeping' with the neighbourhood.

The owner has now made some alterations to the plans and submitted a new application to Sedgemoor District Council.


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Weare Parish Council clerk, Alan Parfitt, said: "Villagers will not be happy about it. It's out of keeping with the area and the houses will tower over the bungalows."

The parish council has three weeks to voice any objections, but because its next monthly meeting is after the deadline an emergency gathering has been called.

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Sedgemoor District Council's development control committee voted against the initial proposal because members thought it would lead to over development and because the houses would be out of character with the area.

Villagers are hoping the application will be turned down again for the same reasons.

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