Councillors to debate beach huts and Oldmixon Road housing

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 August 2016

One of the beach huts on Weston seafront.

One of the beach huts on Weston seafront.

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Weston-super-Mare's 24 contentious beach huts and a developer's bid to build 150 homes on the town's outskirts will be debated by North Somerset Council this afternoon (Wednesday).

The huts and the proposed development, which is earmarked for an area north of Oldmixon Road, in Hutton, will be discussed by the council’s planning and regulatory committee.

The council admitted it made a mistake in its original planning application for the beach huts and installed them at an incorrect size.

An attempted amendment was also incorrect, meaning the council has now been forced to submit a third application for the seafront huts – and it is this one which will be discussed by the planning committee.

Meanwhile, the Oldmixon Road development’s fate will be decided at a planning appeal after the council took too long to decide on it.

However, the committee will today decide how they would have voted if they were able to do so. Planning officers recommended the application be refused.

* To find out what happened at the meeting, pick up a copy of next week’s Mercury.

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