Flats scheme objection
PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 February 2015
PLANS to build a four-storey block of flats near Portishead’s Lake Grounds have got the thumbs down from community leaders.
An outline planning application submitted for the new building at Silbury in Battery Lane has been objected to by Portishead Town Council’s planning committee.
The proposals include demolishing the four-bedroom house and garage that sit on the site and building seven flats over four storeys, including a basement level.
The council’s planning committee has objected to the application on the grounds that it would be overbearing, the plot adjoins a conservation area, approval would set a precedent for future development and access to the site would be difficult.
The application is due to be discussed again by North Somerset Council’s planning and regulatory committee in March.
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