Proposed Development

Land at Brookfield Nurseries

Ruishton, TA3 5JR

Learn more about our proposals an exciting new community at land at Brookfield Nurseries, Ruishton

We have submitted an outline planning application (application ref. 31/23/0007) for up to 150 new homes at Brookfield Nurseries on the western edge of Ruishton. 

Our proposals include a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom properties. To support the council’s ambition for more affordable housing, 25% will be affordable homes. This development will provide an excellent choice for all buyers, from working professionals and young couples taking their first step on the housing ladder, to growing families or downsizers.

Our plans for the site would deliver a high-quality scheme that, if approved, will provide much-needed new homes in Ruishton.

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Development Map

  • Up to 150 new homes, including 25% affordable
  • An attractive scheme that offers new homes structured around a network of new open green space and an integrated wetland
  • Significant enhancements to local wildlife and greenery through new planting and habitats
  • The creation of a new children’s play area
  • A virtual footway scheme along Ruishton Lane
The development site is located on the western edge of the village of Ruishton in Somerset. The village lies approximately 4.6km east of the town of Taunton and 0.8 km from junction 25 of the M5 motorway.

The development site covers approximately 7 ha and comprises of a plant nursery and open arable ground. There is an existing vehicle access from Ruishton Lane, the site is bounded by a hedge on the southern boundary, to the east is a residential property on Orchard Rise and to the west and north is the ‘Black  Brook’ water course. Beyond the site is arable land leading up to the M5 motorway.


As existing residents will be aware, Ruishton Lane is a narrow road and is the only way to get to the site and is one of the main routes into Ruishton via the A358.

To facilitate the proposed development and improve access into Ruishton, the access strategy will be to reinforce safety along Ruishton Lane by introducing a new footway along the proposed development frontage behind the existing hedge which will be kept in situ. We are also proposing to introduce virtual footways and traffic calming features. 



Nearby, accessible green space for communities is important to us. This site presents a fantastic opportunity to provide a real boost to local wildlife and ecology through, new habitats, the creation of a wetland and the planting of trees and hedgerows. We will keep the north and north west parts of the site as open space and we propose a wetland and further planting along this edge of the site to soften views towards the M5 motorway. 

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Community and consulting you

We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, and deliver new neighbourhoods that new and existing residents can be proud of. We regularly invest in the areas we build through local improvements as well meeting planning obligations as agreed with the local council.  

On Wednesday 7th June 2023, a very well-attended public consultation was held in the Ruishton Village Hall to address questions and hear from the project team.
We are keen to hear your views on the proposed development and will be holding a public consultation event at the Ruishton Village Hall on 7th June 2023 Members of the public are welcome to attend from 14:45 – 19:00 . You will be able to find out more about the plans and speak to members of the project team to have your questions answered. 

Public consultation boards

Following the public consultation, please click here for further information about the proposals for this development.

History of the site features