Council gives green light for almost 100 homes on farmland

PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 August 2018

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Plans for almost 100 homes have been approved by Sedgemoor District Council.

For almost three years a project to build off Axbridge Road in Cheddar has been on the table and it was finally accepted by councillors last week.

Waddeton Park Ltd was given the green light for 96 properties at Round Oak Farm after scaling back its plan, having originally sought permission for 110 in December 2015.

Concerns over the impact on wildlife prompted initial opposition but the revised scheme was ultimately backed by the district council.

Approximately 30 per cent of the development will be made up of affordable housing.

While the whole farm site stands at more than 20 acres, Waddeton plans to only use about half of the available land for building, with the rest being left as green open space.

Round Oak Farm was outlined 
as an area suitable for development in Cheddar’s neighbourhood plan last year.

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