13th January 2015
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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.”

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