Located off the A357 on the northern edge of
the village, the development
will deliver an attractive scheme of three, four and five-bedroom homes. Thirty-five
per cent of the properties have been allocated
as affordable housing for affordable rent and shared equity tenures,
responding to local housing need, in a mix of one and two bedroom apartments,
and two and three bedroom houses.
The Greenfield site, which is currently
split into two fields, will be accessed via a new road off the A357 which will
act as a central estate road throughout the development, and will feature a
mature tree-lined border to the rear with areas of green space and a large pond.
The scheme will also deliver a 0.5 hectare extension to the Abbas and
Templecombe CE Primary School playing field, as well as a play area and youth
Ben Smith, Planning & Technical
Director at Tilia Homes Western, said: “We are delighted to have been granted
planning permission from South Somerset District Council to deliver a stunning
collection of new homes at Templecombe. A significant proportion of the homes
are allocated to be affordable properties that meet local need – and we’re
pleased to be playing an important role in bringing these to the area.
“We have worked closely
with local residents and South Somerset District Council throughout the
planning process in order to plan a well-considered development that will
positively contribute to the area. We will be investing in landscaping,
including a mature structured planting border at the back of the site, as well
as making a significant contribution towards local services, infrastructure and
facilities via the S106 agreement.”
Tilia Homes has a great deal of experience in creating attractive
schemes in Somerset, as this new development joins Bunford Heights in Yeovil
and Snowdon Grange in Chard amongst the housebuilder’s current property
Ben Smith, continues: “We’ve
learnt from our developments in Yeovil and Chard that south Somerset is an aspirational
place to live, not only for its countryside surroundings, but also ease of
access to nearby cities including Exeter, Bristol and London. Templecombe
itself also has a thriving local economy, as an important area for agriculture
and engineering industries.
“Construction on the homes at
Templecombe will begin this October, and we look forward to launching in spring
Tilia Homes is looking for further land
opportunities across the West Country. If you have land to sell, please get in
touch with Alan Hindley on Alan.Hindley@tiliahomes.co.uk or
Simon Gitsham on Simon.Gitsham@tiliahomes.co.uk.
For further information, visit www.tiliahomes.co.uk.