Home plans rejected

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 September 2012

Councillors turned down the plans

Councillors turned down the plans

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PLANS to knock down a former council building near to Weston's fire station and build four new homes have been rejected.

The application, by North Somerset Council, was to knock down the former council weights and measures building in Woodhurst Road and replace it with four two-storey, three-bed homes.

Residents and ward councillor Richard Tucker were concerned that the proposed buildings would be an overdevelopment of the site.

There were also fears that construction traffic and the cars of people who had bought the new homes would interfere with fire engines leaving the fire station next door.

The scheme was discussed at the council’s south area planning committee on Thursday, and councillor Clive Webb said: “I’m a little bit concerned that this is another housing development going into an office site, and we haven’t got any more jobs.”

Fellow councillor Terry Porter added: “I don’t think this is a sensible site.”

Councillors then voted to reject the plans.

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