Banwell housing plans denied

PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 April 2018


Plans for new homes in Banwell have been rejected.

Bourton Ltd wished to build up to 47 houses at the former Western Trade Centre in Knightcott Road, but its outline planning application has been refused by North Somerset Council.

The plans were criticised by villagers, and Banwell Parish Council objected to the plans due to fears the development would negatively impact traffic and the landscape.

The council’s director of development, David Carter, said the homes would have ‘caused significant harm to the rural landscape character of the local area’.

He said: “The applicant failed to demonstrate an appropriate drainage strategy can be achieved, and failed to quantify the impact of additional vehicles on the highway.”

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