YEOVIL NEWS: Councillors oppose latest flats plan

YEOVIL NEWS: Councillors oppose latest flats plan

PLANS to build a block of flats on land at the rear of a well-known menswear and hire wear shop in Yeovil town centre have been opposed.

Members of Yeovil Town Council’s planning committee agreed last week to object to the proposals being put forward by Mr G. Culver to build the block of seven flats with cycle and refuse storage and car parking on land at the rear of 31 Princes Street, better known as Frederick L. Mabb.

The committee heard on Monday, July 17, 2017, that the planned building would be next to another block of flats which had already been given planning permission.

Councillors decided that the proposed building would have a “detrimental impact on the residential amenity on the occupants of the approved building by virtue of loss of light and loss of outlook from the bedroom windows.”

There were also concerns in respect of surface water run-off.

A final decision on the application is to be made by South Somerset District Council in early August 2017.

PHOTO – TOP: The earmarked site for the flats at the rear of Princes Street and looking onto Clarence Street in Yeovil.