Plans for nearly 200 new homes in Somerset town

Nearly 200 new homes could be built in Taunton as part of a major housing scheme in the town.

A planning application has been sent to Somerset West and Taunton Council for 166 new homes in the Weston neighbourhood of the Comeytrowe Urban Extension.

The whole extension could see as many as 2,000 new homes in the town once work has completed.

Some work has already begun on the site, between the A38 Wellington Road and Honiton Road, for homes that are being provided by developers Taylor Wimpey, Vistry and LiveWest.

But Taylor Wimpey has now submitted a reserved matters planning application for 166 of the homes.

The Weston neighbourhood of the site is set to consist of approximately 1,000 properties.

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Under the plans, there will be 166 new homes built, which includes one, two, three, four and five-bedroom, two-storey houses.

However, some houses will be two and a half storeys in key locations.

There will be car parking and garages, an internal access road, footpaths, parking and circulation areas.

Alongside this, there will be hard and soft landscaping on site.

The planning application states: “Generous proportions of public open space will be provided throughout the Western Neighbourhood and the public realm has been designed to ensure good natural surveillance and safe environments for residents to walk, cycle and play.”

The application will go to Somerset West and Taunton Council for approval, with a target decision date of May planned.

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