RESIDENTS are urged to attend a planning meeting to voice concerns over a controversial housing application.

Bath and North East Somerset Council have set a date to decide on Curo’s unpopular proposals to develop properties on Underhill Lane.

The plans will be discussed on Wednesday, June 5.

Shaun Hughes, Independent councillor for Midsomer Norton North, has been lobbying against Curo’s proposal to build 54 new houses since plans first arose in 2022.

Cllr Hughes told The Journal:This is most infuriating particularly as B&NES planning officers are now recommending approval, and quite surprising as Curo state that this is a duplicate of the previously refused application.

“The ridiculous claim made by Curo that Somerton House surgery has capacity to take all of the residents from this development when existing patients find access to a GP, other than for emergencies, is almost impossible, demonstrate that Curo are clearly out of touch with our community.”

He also says Curo will request a traffic regulation order to paint yellow lines in Orchard Vale to stop existing residents from parking to allow access to the new development.

He added: “We understand the need to build more homes, however, it is vital they are part of a structured plan with the services and infrastructure to support them.

“I appreciate that this is very short notice but hope residents will find time to attend.”