Proposed Development

Crewkerne

Crewkerne, TA18 8AJ

Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Crewkerne

We have received detailed planning permission for our first phase of 110 homes of our new community in Crewkerne.

Our proposal includes a range of 1 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bed homes, which will be perfect for young couples and growing families. The homes have all been thoughtfully designed to be in keeping with the local area and there will also be 17 affordable homes for local people.

The overall site will provide up to 635 homes, a new road from Yeovil Road to Station road, land for a two form entry primary school, care home, 2 hectares of employment land, a new local centre and significant green open space. 
Some images are used for illustrative purposes only and include optional upgrades at additional cost. Development managed by Taylor Wimpey Exeter.

About our proposals

Crewkerne Masterplan

We want to create a thriving new community in Crewkerne. 
The development will provide a mix of 110 high quality homes with 1 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom designs and  17 of these will be affordable housing. Each of the homes will have a dedicated parking space and garden.

New balancing ponds associated with the drainage of the site would be located in the northeast corner and southern parts of the site and these will be designed to attract wildlife. In addition to the informal recreation provision there will also be a community sports area including a playing pitch.

Street scenes

The appearance of the new homes will be reflective of the local area and we’ll use locally sourced materials to ensure the development is in keeping with existing houses nearby.

What's proposed

This development will consist of 635 new homes in total, with 110 homes on phase 1 ranging from 1 bedroom apartments up to 4 bedroom family homes. 
The homes here will be surrounded by large areas of green open space and a new road and cycle link will be added between Yeovil Road and Station Road. There will be 2 hectares of employment land as well as a connection to Blacknell Industrial Estate that avoids the Town Centre.

Previous planning applications

We received reserved Matters consent for our development at Crewkerne from South Somerset District Council earlier this year.
We benefit from two extant planning permissions at Crewkerne, the original outline for 525 dwellings plus a second outline which covers part of the original outline employment area for 110 dwellings.

We have Reserved Matters consent for 110 homes, 17 of which will be affordable, on the southern part of the overall site, access from Station Road. This will be the first phase of the development, allowing to a start of the link road through the site, as well as servicing the employment land and care home.
 

Our proposals for Crewkerne

Economic benefits

The development proposals subject will provide a range of community and economic benefits.
The economic benefits will include:
  • Enables serviced employment land acting as an extension to Blacknell Industrial Estate
  • Against the HCA National Job Densities calculator, the proposed  development  can be expected to create 691 jobs before taking into account construction jobs
  • Our proposed scheme would support a total of approximately 2,800 direct and indirect jobs in the construction industry over the lifetime of its development
  • Delivery of needed new housing development in a sustainable location well connected to the town center and existing facilities
  • An education contribution of £2,224,000 to Somerset County Council
  • A contribution of £260,00 towards sports, arts and leisure facilities
  • A contribution of £635,624 towards off site highways mitigation and sustainable travel planning
  • The provision and maintenance of on-site play areas
  • Off-site open space to be transferred to South Somerset District Council, along with a commuted sum of £93,000

Open space

The southern part of the site comprises of overgrown fields which gradually slope up to the southern boundary at the A356, from the watercourse at the valley floor.
The central part of the site includes the scarp slope with the lowest lying parts of the site mainly grassland. A corridor of open countryside extends westwards from the site boundary into the town centre.

The central part of the site would be retained for informal recreation. New balancing ponds associated with the drainage of the site would be located in the northeast corner and southern parts of the site and these will be designed to attract wildlife. In addition to the informal recreation provision there will also be a community sports area including a playing pitch.

Crewkerne Community benefits