A DEVELOPER has resubmitted previously rejected plans for a new housing estate in Somerset.

C&P Developments (Wedmore) Ltd have once again applied to build 30 new homes with associated access, open space, landscaping and parking on Combe Batch in Wedmore.

The developer's original proposal was refused at a planning committee meeting in February 2024, due to problems with the planned estate's appearance.

The planning officer said of the initial plans: "The infilling of development along the frontage of Wells Road as proposed, due to the elevated position, would result in an urbanizing appearance, out of keeping with the rural character of the furthest extent of the Conservation area impacting on the appearance of this edge of settlement site."

However, C&P Developments have now submitted new plans which aim to mitigate the potential 'urbanizing appearance' of the planned estate.

12 of the proposed 26 homes would be affordable, six of these would be of two bedrooms, four featuring three bedrooms, and a further two with four bedrooms.

Each home would have front and rear gardens with two on-plot parking spaces each, and would be made from materials 'in-keeping and reflecting the street scene, minimising visual impact'.

In addition to the 26 proposed homes, the developer is seeking permission for self-build plots.

Across the total 30 planned plots, it is proposed the homes would be a mix of semi-detached and detached dwellings in a range of shapes and styles, across two, three, and four bedroom homes, on both open market, affordable and self-build plots.

For more information on the plans, search reference number 50/24/00021 on Somerset Council's online planning portal.

Public consultation on the plans is now open, and comments are welcomed until Friday, May 24 - approval could be given from the following day.