DOZENS of new homes could be built in Keinton Mandeville if plans are approved – with the developer saying the scheme would give “young people the chance to get on the property ladder”.
A planning application, submitted by Orme on behalf of developer Galion, would see 30 homes built on a 1.7-hectare site off Queen Street.
The scheme would be made up of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, built on land currently “infrequently used for sheep grazing”, the application said.
“The proposed mixture of larger and smaller units would help generate a sense of community,” it went on.
“Smaller one, two and three-bedroomed units would be suitable as starter homes, giving young people the chance to get on the property ladder.”
Affordable housing will be provided as part of the development, it said, with four one-bed homes, five two-bed homes and two three-bed homes proposed in the scheme, as well as a number of detached four-bed properties.
“Terraced units will have dedicated on-street parking spaces, softened with careful landscaping and tree planting,” the application went on.
“Detached houses will have off-street parking, either on permeable driveways or within garage structures.”
It added: “The overall layout for the residential development site has been carefully considered to sit comfortably within the context of existing residential development within Keinton Mandeville.”
Access to the site would be from Church Street to the south, with a bungalow taken down to provide the route.
“Dedicated pedestrian access will be provided from Queen Street to the east and connect through to the Lakeview development to the west, facilitating access to the cafe/work hub building,” it said.
The scheme is now being considered by Somerset Council planners.
For more details, and to comment on the scheme, log on to www.somerset.gov.uk and search for application reference 20/03613/FUL.