Developer addresses road concerns at 90-home scheme

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 December 2015


A DEVELOPER has made changes to a 90-home scheme to address concerns about pedestrian safety.

Bloor Homes' original plan at Howell Lane.Bloor Homes' original plan at Howell Lane.

Bloor Homes has been planning to build houses in Howell Lane in Cheddar since 2012.

The blueprint has gone through a number of changes since then, with the number of houses reduced from 150 to 80, and then increased to 90.

Cheddar Parish Council objected to the proposal, saying it would lead to a loss of green fields and an increase in traffic.

Bloor Homes has offered to provide a new path linking to the Strawberry Line cycle route, and has moved a proposed pedestrian crossing to improve visibility in Upper New Road.

It has also said it will build a new play area, and the details will be confirmed with Sedgemoor District Council if the planning application is approved.

Despite the new proposals, Kelly Clark of Upper New Road said: “It seems that the most pertinent points of objection have not been reconsidered – the density and number of houses and the lack of individual design which reflects the locality.”

Bloor Homes hopes the application will be approved by Sedgemoor at its meeting on January 12.

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