A DEVELOPMENT of 20 affordable homes on farmland on the edge of Nether Stowey should be given the go-ahead, a report says.

Twenty people have written to object to SHAL Housing’s plans for flats and houses at Stogursey Lane.

Objectors say there are poor walking links from the site to the heart of the village, with particular concern about schoolchildren having to cross the busy A39.

A report for Tuesday's meeting of Sedgemoor District Council’s development control committee says housing developments outside a built-up area are not normally allowed, but an exception should be made to meet a proven need for more affordable homes in Nether Stowey.