Parish council criticises housing plans

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 June 2017


Housing plans which could see up to 16 homes built in a village have been criticised by a parish council.

Banwell Parish Council has opposed F Sweeting & Sons’ plans to build on brownfield land in Sandford.

The applicant plans to demolish an industrial yard, in Station Road, and replace it with 16 three-storey homes.

The plans have received support from Sandford Neighbourhood Group, but Winscombe and Sandford Parish Council has recommended refusal.

A parish council statement said: “Concern was expressed for the safety of vehicles exiting the site due to the speed traffic travels, and the impact the increase of cars will have.”

The council said the buildings would be ‘out of keeping’ and added: “The site is in an unsustainable location. It is far removed from Sandford village shop and school without a continuous footway.”

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