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  • "Well what can I say.....an absolute disgrace of a decision.

    Where are the new roads and Infrastructure to support these new houses? Yet again building more houses and the roads cannot cope.

    Does anyone from Sedgemoor District Council live in Bridgwater or actually travel around Bridgwater? If they did then I am sure they would not have approved this proposal.

    These days it takes me longer to travel from Dunball Rounderbout into Bridgwater town centre than it does to travel from the Aztec West Industrial estate in Bristol to Junction 23 on the M5.

    I am seriously considering moving out of Bridgwater as I can no longer cope with the traffic conditions. It is such a shame as I earn a very good wage and I spend my wages in the local shops/restaurants and try to support the local Bridgwater economy wherever I can. If the traffic situation gets worse then I will have no choice but to move.

    Sedgemoor District Council should hang their heads in shame."
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Approval granted for 120 homes in Bridgwater

Approval granted for 120 homes in Bridgwater

Bridgwater Wyndham ward councillor Gill Slocombe

Bridgwater Wyndham ward councillor Gill Slocombe

First published in News by

A PROJECT to build 120 homes on green fields in Bridgwater has been given the green light today (January 15).

Planners from Sedgemoor District Council’s development control committee are still ironing out the conditions of the application by Summerfield Developments to build the homes south of Durleigh Road.

The scheme was recommended for approval by a planning officer because it would make a major contribution to The Meads Eco-Park and contribute to affordable housing needs in the district.

Bridgwater Wyndham ward councillor Gill Slocombe told the Mercury: “We, the ward councillors, are extremely disappointed.

“We still say this is a premature application which is not needed in the first five years of the Core Strategy.”

Cllr Slocombe said she felt the design brief was not in keeping with the surrounding area and fears the access road will have a major impact on traffic.

She added: “We will continue to fight on.”

The development is set to include a mix of detached and semi-detached homes, including 36 affordable houses.

It will also use 0.4 hectares of the Bridgwater Fair Field for an access road.

Summerfield says new homes are needed in Sedgemoor and the development would contribute towards flood defences, play equipment, and more than £300,000 to school places.

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