Tilia Homes secures planning approval for new homes in Templecombe

27th August 2021

Tilia Homes has been given the green light to deliver a development of 70 new homes in Templecombe, following planning approval by South Somerset District Council.

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 shelter.

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 portfolio.

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 next year.”

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.