New homes opposed

PUBLISHED: 13:30 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

PLANS for nearly 30 new apartments in Burnham have been opposed by town councillors.

PLANS for nearly 30 new apartments in Burnham have been opposed by town councillors.

Burnham and Highbridge Town Council contested the three-storey development of 27 homes on a former garage site in Victoria Street, at a meeting last week.

Councillors felt they needed to know whether it would be used for affordable housing or retirement homes before making a decision.

It was agreed the position of the new entrance would obstruct the bus stop, essential road parking would be lost, the design and fittings were not in keeping with the surroundings and it was not clear if the site was still contaminated with chemicals from its former use.

The proposal will now be given to Sedgemoor District Council's development control committee and a decision will be made later in the year.

The application has been submitted by Abracore Ltd, and interested parties have until tomorrow (Fri) to comment.

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