FIVE NEW HOUSES PLANNED FOR TOWN BROWNFIELD SITE

Five new houses are planned for a brownfield site in Crewkerne. The planning application submitted to South Somerset District Council requests listed building consent and full planning permission for the partial demolition of an existing barn and erection of four two-bedroomed houses with associated works at the former Wey & Sons portable buildings company in South Street. County Highways have raised concerns that visibility from the site for vehicles, onto a busy main road, is currently obstructed in both directions. They have advised the lowering of an existing boundary wall and pillar.

There are also concerns for the steep access, no foot-way provision, drainage connected to the main system being inadequate and room for vehicles, particularly a refuse lorry to turn around within the site so they can access onto South Street in a forward gear, although the inclusion of a bin store near the entrance would appear to have allayed this concern as refuse lorries would collect recycling and domestic waste without needing to leave the main road. The planning application which was recommended for approval by Crewkerne Town Council, before their purdah period, is still pending a decision by SSDC, whose recently elected councillors can now proceed with the application and the backlog of other planning applications.

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