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Our proposals for land west of Wells

Land off the A371 - Wells - Somerset

Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes have been granted outline planning permission for a new residential development of up to 220 homes on land to the west of Wells, Somerset. We are now preparing a reserved matters planning application.

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  • Overview

    Land to the west of Wells

    This web page gives you the chance to find out more about our outline proposals for land to the west of Wells.

    Outline planning permission was granted in April 2016 following an appeal decision by the Inspectorate for the following:-

    ‘Outline application (all matters reserved except access) for the construction of up to 220 dwellings (C3), open space and drainage infrastructure, formation of new means of vehicular access on A371 and associated highway works and associated infrastructure.”

    We are now preparing a reserved matters planning application with Persimmon Homes.

    Our outline plans can be viewed here and on the What’s Proposed tab on this website.

  • About the site

    The development site

    The proposed development site covers an area of approximately 17.4 hectares and is currently in agricultural use.

    It is located to the west of the Wells settlement area and comprises seven fields divided by hedgerow.

    The site is bordered to the east by Wells Leisure Centre and existing residential properties in Wheeler Grove and Wood Close, while a cycle path along a former railway line runs along the northern boundary. Further residential properties can be found to the west and the A371/Portway forms the southern site boundary.

     

  • What's proposed

    Our proposals

    Following discussions with Mendip District Council, we have developed an initial layout plan for our proposed development.

    Our scheme has been designed to work within the constraints and opportunities of the site to create an attractive development that reflects the character of the site and respects the surroundings.

    Key elements of our proposed scheme are as follows:

    • Up to 220 homes
    • Up to 40% affordable housing
    • Large area of public open space
    • New vehicle access via A371
    • New pedestrian links
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    Our revised parameter plan showing the proposed land use. Click to enlarge.

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    Our revised parameter plan showing the proposed building density. Click to enlarge.

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    Our revised parameter plan showing proposed access and movement. Click to enlarge.

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    Our revised parameter plan showing the proposed landscape design. Click to enlarge.

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    Our revised parameter plan showing the proposed building heights. Click to enlarge.

  • Community

    Local contributions

    We will provide a number of contributions towards the local community as part of the proposed development. Details of these would be agreed with the relevant local authorities at a later stage.

  • Updates

    Development timeline

    April 2016 – Outline planning permission granted following an appeal decision by the Inspectorate

    8th March 2016 – Planning Inquiry to be held at the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT

    July 2015 – Appeal against refusal lodged with Planning Inspectorate

    January 2015 – Application refused by Mendip District Council

    July 2014 – Planning application submitted

    Summer 2014 – Public consultation held