Councillors vote against Highbridge’s new homes

PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 February 2017

The plan for new homes in Highbridge.

The plan for new homes in Highbridge.

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Plans to build more than 600 homes in Highbridge have been unanimously opposed by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council this week.

As part of Sedgemoor District Council’s local plan, fields to the south of Brue Farm, between Highbridge and West Huntspill, could welcome 400 new homes.

An additional 270 homes could also be built to the east of Isleport Lane, next to junction 22 of the M5.

However, concerns have been raised about the lack of concrete plans for additional services in the town.

These include a school and medical centre.

The planning applications committee all voted against the plans but the final decision will be made by the district council.

These plans are up for public consultation until March 3.

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