Outline planning permission is being sought for a 100- unit housing estate with associated retail unit, employment area, community building, area for potential school expansion, public open space, allotments, together with new access, at Slades Hill, Templecombe, near the border with Horsington.
The 6.57 hectare site (16 and a quarter acres) lies to the east of the A 357 at Slades Hill, and surrounds an existing housing development, Blackmoor Vale Close. The site also borders the Thales site and the School.
The council’s website has plenty of objections, which may be summarised as “Templecombe does not need this development, it will alter the character of the village considerably, and there are plenty of other similar developments in Wincanton, Sherborne and Yeovil”
The proposed development has been on the cards for some 10 years, and a previous application in 2005 was withdrawn.
Horsington Parish Council discussed it at the last meeting on Thursday 13 September, and it will be interesting to hear what they said.
The Blog gives the scheme a resounding “NO”.
We understand the Horsington Parish Council also dislikes the proposal, and is sending a couple of representatives as observers to a meeting with planning officers to discuss the scheme. We will keep you informed -Ed
Stop Press: The Templecombe protesters website is www.sladeshilldevelopment.co.uk