Plans for 11 flats in Burnham rejected by council

PUBLISHED: 17:00 31 August 2016

3d illustration of  Blueprints

3d illustration of Blueprints

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A proposal to build a number of flats in Burnham has been quashed by Sedgemoor District Council.

The plans were to convert and extend the existing Newton Lodge Residential Home, in Berrow Road, to 11 flats, with the addition of parking spaces.

However, Sedgemoor District Council’s development committee met to discuss the proposal but decided full planning permission would not be granted.

The reason cited was: “There has been no progress has been made in the completion of the section 106 agreement.”

Section 106 agreements are a money paid by developers to offset the impact of their projects.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor said: “In the absence of a legal agreement to secure the required affordable housing contribution, the application is contrary to several policies of the adopted Sedgemoor core strategy.”

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