23 February 2017
Image credit: C G Fry & Son
Our Wellington planning team has secured approval for reserved matters for the first two phases of a major new development on the edge of Wellington, Somerset. The scheme, at Jurston, is part of a mixed-use urban extension. Work is now expected to start on site this summer.
The approval follows on from the team’s success last year in securing outline permission for the whole scheme, which consists of 650 homes. Twenty five per cent of these will be affordable housing. The scheme will also include:
Phases 1 and 2 comprise 176 of the homes, the central square and two commercial units.
The team had previously secured an allocation for the site in the Taunton Deane Borough Council Core Strategy and prepared a development brief, which was adopted by the Council, to guide development of the land. We co-ordinated extensive public consultation with the local community for the brief, the outline application and reserved matters. We also provided urban design services for the development brief.
Robin Upton, WYG Planning Director, said: “This latest success represents the culmination of seven years’ work and we are delighted at the outcome. We are looking forward to seeing this high quality development come forward.”
David Lohfink, Land and Planning Director at C G Fry & Son, said: “WYG’s innovative planning and hard work has helped to create a high quality, urban extension that supports the housing needs of Wellington. Development of the site will represent an efficient use of land with high quality design, creating a genuinely integrated community and an attractive environment.”