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Land linked to radical house of 15,000 Somerset houses, “ garden city ” near the A303, put up for sale Bath City News

A huge slice of Somerset which was recently linked to a “garden city” of 15,000 houses has been put up for sale.

The land near Podimore, just off the A303, was put on the market with an indicative price of £ 6.8million.

Plans were revealed in 2018 for a brand new rural town with an on-site shopping mall and university, but news of the project seems to have died down since then.

The plans were formulated by a private company and were never officially filed with local authorities.

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The 678-acre site has generated “significant interest” according to real estate agent Strutt and Parker, who markets the site, and a Friday May 28 closing date has been set for the sale.

The Higher Farm site includes a five-bedroom farm, two two-bedroom semi-detached cabins, as well as six separate plots of land ranging in size from 21 acres to 309 acres.

The site is currently agricultural land.

Radical plans for the A303 ‘garden city’ Plans were revealed in 2018 for a brand new rural town

South West Strategic Developments (SWSD), the group behind plans for the new town northwest of RNAS Yeovilton, believed that starting from scratch on a new settlement could generate up to 19,000 jobs for the southern Somerset region.

They also argued that a “garden city” proposal would prevent new housing estates from being bolted to existing towns in the district by creating a specially constructed building to provide the homes the area needs.

SWSD said the new garden colony could include:

A rural university A new high school New elementary schools New health facilities A city center with leisure, retail and business facilities A new business district to support RNAS Yeovilton Lakes, parks and other spaces greens in the new village Improved public transport links to Yeovil and beyond Read more Related articles Read more Related articles

A January 2018 document outlining the Garden City’s proposals stated: “The size of the Garden Village here remains to be determined, however, the larger it is, the more its contribution could be extended to the delivery of housing in South Somerset. over a longer period.

“In our view, the main benefits of a proposed garden regulation would be that it would provide a new alternative source of housing that would provide the housing market with the best possible chance of meeting South’s minimum housing needs.” Somerset what it is currently does not.

“In addition, it would reduce the pressure on the existing major cities to provide the majority of needed housing in the district.”

The plans were formulated by a private company and were never officially filed with local authorities.

“If the South Somerset District Council decided that a garden bylaw is not the way forward in reviewing the local plan, it would likely result in further development in the larger existing settlements, and / or the introduction of a new “level” of settlements such as larger villages, where further large-scale development would be considered acceptable and potentially attributed (ie a “scattered” approach).

In addition to providing housing, the Garden Settlement projects have the capacity to create up to 19,000 jobs, which far exceeds the aspirations of the South Somerset Local Plan and encourages economic growth. This provision would also aim to maximize the current use of Yeovilton aerodrome and connected businesses. uses.”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-21 23:00:00