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C G Fry & Son Welcomes Ilminster Town Council's Support To Outline Planning Application 

C G Fry & Son welcomed the decision by the local Town Council to support outline planning application to build 330 new homes with 35% affordable housing on land at Shudrick Lane, Ilminster.

The application site is located in a sustainable location, directly adjoining the existing settlement boundary and within walking distance of the town centre. 

David Lohfink, Land and Planning Director said: “We welcome the council’s support for this site.  It’s clear that they feel this scheme is needed and represents local opinion. The site presents a real opportunity for us to deliver a high quality and walkable new neighbourhood, capable of delivering significant social, economic and environmental benefits for Ilminster.

The planning application proposes a total of around £1.6 million towards a package of youth and community facilities throughout the area. Projects highlighted in the proposals include contributions towards a new artificial pitch and community hall in Ilminster and funding for improvements to Chard swimming pool.  Contributions totalling over £1.2 million will also be made available for pre-school places and Ilminster’s primary and middle school.

Going forward the planning application will be determined by the South Somerset District Council Area West planning committee. 

Mr Lohfink comments: “In our view this scheme is commensurate to the role and function of Ilminster as a primary market town with substantial Section 106 benefits for the town and the wider area, including Chard.”