Kenn homes rejected on appeal

PUBLISHED: 16:00 09 January 2019

The proposed Mill Farm Farmhouse site. Picture: Google Maps

The proposed Mill Farm Farmhouse site. Picture: Google Maps

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Plans to build six homes in Kenn have been rejected on appeal for the second time by North Somerset Council.

Projex Developments originally planned to build eight homes in the former Mill Farm Farmhouse site near the Yeo Bank business park, in Kenn Road.

Planning inspector James Bridgwater rejected the scheme last May, saying it would ‘result in the loss of land safeguarded for employment purposes’.

The developer reduced the number of homes from eight to six in a bid to win favour.

However, the revised plan was refused by North Somerset Council last week.

Projex Development has appealed the council decision, saying its plan would deliver homes ‘at a time of acute housing shortage near Clevedon - one of UK’s most desirable towns’.

A spokesman for Clevedon Town Council said: “We feel the land should be retained for commercial use as these properties will be overlooked by properties on the industrial estate.”


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