East Brent

Sedgemoor

Site

Location

Old Bristol Road, East Brent, Somerset

Status

Appeal allowed in Sedgemoor village

Project

Following the results of a Housing Needs Survey which identified a need within the Parish for 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. An appeal was subsequently lodged with the Planning Inspector’s decision issued on 9 December 2021 allowing permission. A sale of the site has since concluded in parallel with the issuing of the appeal decision.