Somerset Council have rejected Curo's plans to build 60 homes on Underhill Lane, Midsomer Norton, following a Planning Committee meeting held on Tuesday of last week.

Curo's plans, which would have seen the demolition of two social houses to make room for fifty four new homes in Midsomer Norton, have been refused by Somerset Council following a Planning meeting that saw Councillors and residents speaking in opposition to the plans.

According to B&NES Council Planning Services, Curo’s proposal would have seen the demolition of number 26 and 28 Orchard Vale, Midsomer Norton, with the ‘development of 54 new homes with open space, landscaping and all associated infrastructure (Cross Boundary Application with Somerset).’

As someone who has stood in opposition to the plans, Councillor Shaun Hughes told The Journal: "Although this still has a long way to go this is a great result and I would like to thank all the residents who came along to the Somerset Planning meeting to make our voices heard and of course the 200+ residents that submitted written objections.

"I am also grateful to the Somerset Planning Committee members for taking the time to fully consider the issues with this development, including the lack of sustainability."

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