East Brent

Sedgemoor

Site

Location

Old Bristol Road, East Brent, Somerset

Status

Application to address identified housing need

Project

Following the results of a Housing Needs Survey which identified 27 households within the Parish requiring affordable housing, LVA submitted an outline planning application for up to 40 dwellings in May 2019 on this 9-acre site. This followed several engagement meetings held with the community alongside Sedgemoor’s Affordable Housing Team.
 
The submitted scheme included a policy compliant provision of 40% on-site affordable housing, utilises a landscape-led masterplan and proposes a footpath from the site that connects to the centre of the village. Despite no technical objections and a recommendation of approval from the planning officer, the application was refused by the Planning Committee in August 2020. LVA are currently reviewing and analysing the decision before considering next steps.