59 new homes set to be built on fields in Somerset town

Written by on May 14, 2022

People seeking to get on the property ladder in Somerset will be able to view and reserve new homes on the western edge of the ancient capital of Wessex.

Dorset-based developer Intelligent Land secured outline permission from South Somerset District Council in March 2017 to build 59 homes on Cartway Lane in Somerton. More detailed permission was secured by the same company in July 2020 (following a row over the number of affordable homes), before the site was sold to Allison Homes.

The Lincolnshire-based company is now inviting potential home-owners to visit the site (dubbed Buttercross Meadow) on Saturday (May 14) to register their interest in the new properties. The development lies at the western edge of Somerton, close to the Bancombe Road business park and the B3153 leading to Langport.

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Of the 59 homes (which range from three- to five-bedroom in size), 16 are being marketed as affordable – the equivalent of 27 per cent, below the council’s 35 per cent target for any new development of ten homes or more. Michele Jones, Allison Homes’ regional sales and marketing manager, said: “We’re very excited to be launching this development for Somerset property seekers, and can’t wait to meet everyone at our upcoming launch event.

“Buttercross Meadow is a beautiful development, in a location that has lots to offer. We expect the homes here to be very popular, so we would highly encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch as soon as possible to avoid missing out.”

The western edge of Somerton has seen significant housing growth in the last few years, in line with the council’s Local Plan (which runs until 2028). Barratt David Wilson Homes recently delivered 150 homes on the Patch Meadows site on Langport Road, near the town’s recreation ground, on the back of Bovis Homes’ Northfields development of 133 homes.

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Bloor Homes has completed the first phase of the Somerton Mead development north of Bancombe Road (comprising 71 homes), with a decision on phase two (a further 59 homes near the town’s relocated primary school) still pending.

The Buttercross Meadow launch event will take place on Saturday (May 14) from 10am to 5pm, and is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (01823) 774009 or visit www.allison-homes.co.uk/development/buttercross-meadow.

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