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A new housing estate could be built on a pristine site in the city of Somerset Bath City News

A new development of detached houses, all with gardens and garages, could be built on a pristine site near Bath. The project would see nine market housing units built on farmland one kilometer from downtown Midsomer Norton. The land, off Silver Street, borders the Grange, a period property now used as a guesthouse, and is surrounded by hedges and mature trees. Boon Brown, an architect based in Yeovil, applied for a planning permission last week (Tuesday, April 6), and residents were notified of the project on Friday. Looking for the best Bath stories in one place? Subscribe to our newsletter here. The gray pin shows the site’s location off Silver Street (Image: Google) The plans follow the Bath and North East Somerset Council’s decision to approve a Section 106 agreement for the surroundings. A new primary school for 630 children, 40 homes, a 64-bed care home and sheltered housing will be built by Strategic Land Partnerships (SLP) after their project gets approval in February 2019. The planned construction project by SLP (Image: SLP) Boon Brown will take advantage of the road widening, pedestrian lanes, cycle paths, two new (potential) bus stops and a toucan crossing planned by SLP to serve their new nine houses, just across the road. If the buses continue on Charlton Road (and do not divert Silver Street), there are two stops 650m and 740m away, with services to Bristol, Bath and Wells. Read more Related articles Read more Related articles Hedges will be planted around the site to accommodate local bats and mature trees (associated with The Grange) will remain as part of a “green buffer zone” around the development. Although the neighboring villa dates from the early Victorian era, the heritage assessment concluded that this would not affect the development. Public comment is allowed on the request until May 4 and the target date for a decision is June 1.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-13 11:12:47