Somerset

Cam Valley homes plan turned down by councillors

  • 2 August 2013
  • From the section Somerset
Residents Protecting Peasedown
Developers Edward Ware Homes had wanted to put 89 homes on the land overlooking the Cam Valley

A plan for new homes near Bath which had attracted opposition from nearby residents has been turned down for being "unsustainable".

The development of 89 properties at Peasedown St John, overlooking the Cam Valley, was rejected by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

More than 900 residents had signed a petition stating roads are too narrow and it would spoil the view.

Developers Edward Ware Homes had said there was a massive need for homes.

'Absolutely thrilled'

Petra Schofield, from Residents Protecting Peasedown, said: "We're over the moon and it's a victory for common sense.

"We knew all along it was unsustainable and we're absolutely thrilled that the members on the committee listened to all the technical arguments."

Edward Ware Homes wanted to put the homes on sloping land on Greenlands Field, off Greenlands Road.

"We are disappointed with the committee's decision to overturn the officers' recommendation for approval," a company spokesperson said.

"We will be making a decision on whether to submit an appeal once we receive the reasons for refusal."

Mr Ware previously told the BBC he thought the location for the planned homes was in a sustainable location with good access to amenities.

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