Residents lobby MP over homes plan
PUBLISHED: 12:30 12 January 2011
CONCERNED Cheddar residents have met with MP Tessa Munt to discuss a controversial planning application.
Linden Homes has re-applied to Sedgemoor District Council to build new houses on the site opposite Barrows Park.
The developer infuriated residents when it cut down memorial trees planted by World War I and II pilot Edward Reginald ‘Copper’ Openshaw at the site when it originally applied for planning permission for 12 homes.
The council refused the application in October, but Linden Homes has again applied for permission – this time reducing the number of homes to seven.
Residents are against the plans because they believe the homes are not in-keeping with the surrounding area and are worried that damage has been caused to wildlife habitats.
Ms Munt said she is ‘looking forward’ to working with residents to negotiate with the developer and local authority to ‘meet the needs of the local people’.