Category: Planning

Ward Members ‘Concern’ as Sedgemoor Planners Vote Through Penlea Development

Bridgwater’s Hamp Councillors campaign to challenge the proposed development of the historic Penlea House to a four storey block of  33 flats has met a serious obstacle as Sedgemoor’s Development Committee voted 10.5 to approve the plan. Labour Councillors Liz Leavy and Leigh Redman spoke at the meeting but their pleas for a site visit […]

Disappointment as Extending Northgate Hours Passed in Close Vote

At today’s Development Committee of Sedgemoor District Council held on Skype, a variation of conditions to allow lorry deliveries to the proposed new Aldi superstore on Northgate to start at 6am and extend until midnight was passed by 7 votes to 5 despite 24 letters from residents, and a major objection from the Town Council […]

‘Enough is Enough’ says Town Council on Old Taunton Road ‘Over-Development’

Bridgwater Town Council Planning Panel today backed calls from Westover Councillor Brian Smedley to say ‘enough is enough’ to any more housing in the overdeveloped area of Bridgwater’s Old Taunton Road  and to save what land was left their for community use, open space and leisure. An application to put 4 new dwellings on the […]

Thinking Big in Bridgwater This Weekend

Last year Bridgwater Town Council helped to fund the CIAM 6 conference at the Bridgwater Arts Centre, a project that commemorated the 1947 gathering when the worlds leading architects and town planners got together in our town to consider the brave new world of post war urban design. As a result of that conference, present […]

Northgate School Proposal Passed Amidst Criticism of Design

At today’s Sedgemoor District Council Development Control Committee the long awaited proposals for a new school on the Northgate site were passed but with a condition that officers re-look at the design to break up the facade. The committee voted 11 in favour 1 against and 1 abstention. Cllr Brian Smedley, Leader of Bridgwater Town […]