PLANS have been submitted for more than 100 homes in a Somerset town.

The outline application for 136 homes at Cleeve Hill in Watchet were submitted earlier this month.

Similar plans were submitted to Somerset West and Taunton Council a few years ago, and they were refused by the planning committee last July.

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The application was refused due to a lack of affordable housing, no land stability report, and a lack of pedestrian access to and from the site.

The new plans include more affordable housing, more geological investigations, as well as include pathways, public rights of way, cycleways and open recreational space, that will be finalised in a reserved matters planning application.

There are already 53 objections on the planning application, with many residents concerned about increased traffic, damage to the landscape, as well as concerns about lack of infrastructure.

One resident said: "I am objecting to this development out of a state of fear for my life and for other walkers, cyclists and other active travellers of all ages that use the road or wish to use the road from Blue Anchor to Watchet.

"I object on the grounds that the road from Blue Anchor to Watchet is already highly dangerous for walkers, cyclists and other active travellers of all ages and the proposed development will increase vehicular traffic along this road so increasing the danger to the public of all ages."

Another added: "Watchet simply doesn't have the infrastructure to cope with more housing.

"There are already not enough jobs in the area. Schools and nursery's are stretched and the locals are limited on nursery hours for preschool age children.

"The local doctors is a 2-3 week waiting list. Watchet is definitely not going to be able to facilitate 137 more families."

To view and comment on the planning application visit the Somerset West and Taunton Council website, with reference 3/37/21/012.