Councillors reject plans to build 29 homes at Canal House

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 May 2018

Canal House. Picture: Google

Canal House. Picture: Google

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Plans to build 29 flats on the former Canal House site in Highbridge have been opposed by councillors.

Burnham and Highbridge town councillors objected the application as it ‘represents over development’.

The site, in Market Street, was formerly a furniture shop and has been empty since it was demolished in 2012.

Concerns were raised by councillors and members of the public around proximity to other properties, a lack of parking, flood risks and structural issues.

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Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton said: “It is very close to other houses.

“I certainly wouldn’t want a property that close to my home.”

Cllr Nick Tolley added: “People need room to breathe.

“The developers are going to utilise every single corner of the space they have, it will be over developed.”

The final decision rests with planning officers at Sedgemoor District Council.

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