PLANS have been submitted to build 34 new homes at Combe Batch in Wedmore this week.

Put forward by developers C&P Developments, the proposals are for 34 new homes - 14 of which would be affordable homes - alongside new vehicular access and open space.

Parking will be provided for the new homes, as well as for existing residents in Wells Road.

C&P Developments want to build a range of homes from one-bedroom properties to five-bedroom houses on the three acre site.

The firm says the main demographic it is targeting is first time buyers and people downsizing, with 24 out of the 34 homes being one, two or three-bedroom houses.

A new access point is proposed off the B3139 Wells Road, and there are plans for a 'large public area of open space' which will include a village green and a children's play area.

A new pavement along the front of the site to Combe Lane has been designed to provide existing and new residents with safe pedestrian and cycle access to the heart of the village.

Information leaflets featuring a questionnaire were circulated to all residents in Wedmore on June 8, with residents having 11 days to respond to the consultation.

There were 31 responses, 15 citing concerns over the cumulative impact of three developments being proposed for Wedmore, seven objecting on grounds of design, access and location, and nine responses in favour of the development.

The project will deliver a total of £202,888 in Community Infrastructure Levy payments, of which £50,722 would go to Wedmore Parish Council to use on village improvements.

To view the full application visit the planning section of the Sedgemoor District Council website and search for application number 50/20/00054.