Housing plan to go to appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 January 2019

Church Road in Abbots Leigh. Picture: Google

Church Road in Abbots Leigh. Picture: Google

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Plans to build two homes in a village will go to appeal.

Applicant Cherry Rose Ltd submitted a proposal to build two homes off Church Road in Abbots Leigh in June last year.

North Somerset Council rejected the scheme because the site is outside the village’s settlement boundary.

It was deemed to be ‘an inappropriate development in the greenbelt’.

The plan received 10 objections on the council’s planning portal, including from Abbots Leigh’s parish council, which failed to support it due to its proximity to two listed buildings, The George Inn pub and Leigh Lodge, both in nearby Manor Road.

The parish council also stated the homes ‘would not be fully in keeping with the village’s character’.

But Cherry Rose Ltd believes the site is located in ‘an established village’, which 
has ‘good bus links and 
services towards Bristol and Portishead’.

The date and time of the inquiry has not yet been decided.

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