Providing approximately 145 new homes and public open space for the community of Puriton
Gladman Developments are proposing a residential development of approximately 145 new homes including public open space and recreational facilities on land off Woolavington Road, Puriton.
This website provides details of our proposals and allows you the opportunity to let us know your views, help us shape our next steps and keep track of the project’s status.
Gladman is a privately run business with over 30 years of experience in the land and development industry. We are committed to bringing forward sustainable development and delivering additional benefits to Puriton wherever possible.
Please take a look at our initial proposals and let us know your thoughts. We are interested to understand what services and facilities in the local area could benefit from improvements and would value your contributions to help shape our plans for Puriton.
Historic maps of Puriton show how the settlement has grown since 1886, and has changed significantly as the population continued to grow. We see the proposed development at land off Woolavington Road as a logical continuation of the settlement's historic growth pattern.
The site is shown edged red on the plans below.
The Development Framework Plan shows how the site could be developed and identifies the areas that we think are capable of accommodating new homes and those that will form areas of new public open space. The Plan takes into consideration the constraints and opportunities for development that were identified through our initial assessments.
Puriton is identified as a Tier 2 Service Village in the Sedgemoor Local Plan. There remains a residual housing requirement for the settlement, which could be met on the proposed site.
Let us know your thoughts on the proposals below by completing the 'Have Your Say' section at the end of this webpage.
The development will include new areas of publicly accessible green space. These open areas will include new tree and hedgerow planting, footpaths and a locally equipped area for play.
Our proposals will provide a fully equipped children's play space to cater for a range of ages.
This will be located in a safe and accessible location in the development for all to enjoy. The play area will be available to new as well as existing residents of Puriton.
Extensive footpaths and cycleways will be provided within a high quality landscape setting for residents to enjoy. Links to the existing public rights of way will help to connect the new development to the existing settlement and the surrounding landscape.
Local businesses such as the Post Office, Butchers, Hairdressers and Public House are likely to benefit from the additional custom that the development will generate.
Often people are concerned that the proposed development will put pressure on local services. As a result, financial contributions will be made where there is a need to increase capacity in these services.
Our scheme will contribute to building a strong and competitive local economy, supporting growth and job opportunities in Puriton throughout the build period of the site for those seeking employment in construction and beyond.
Our proposals will provide a range of houses which meet the housing need in Puriton.
Alongside market housing, the development will also provide up to 30% affordable homes, which will allow those such as first-time buyers greater scope to remain in the area.
Our proposals aim to provide places for people to live that are considerate to the environment and will promote the wellbeing of existing and future residents in Puriton.
Sedgemoor District Council will benefit from substantial financial payments in relation to the New Homes Bonus and Council tax payments generated as a direct result of the scheme.
The land we are proposing to develop is currently agricultural land and is therefore home to very few species of plants or animals.
With the creation of new homes and gardens and the introduction of new trees and hedgerows, the living environment will be enhanced for the benefit of residents and wildlife alike.
An outline planning application has now been submitted to Sedgemoor District Council.
An outline planning application seeks permission for the principle of development on the site. More detailed considerations such as the appearance of the dwellings or landscaping and planting plans will be subject to a further planning application known as 'Reserved Matters'.
All comments submitted during this public consultation have been considered as part of the application. A summary of the feedback received through this consultation can be found in the submitted Statement of Community Involvement.
To view this and other supporting documents, click on the web-link in the box below. You can also check back here for further updates.
Often people are concerned that new development will put additional pressure on local services and infrastructure. Where there is a need to increase capacity in order to accommodate residents for our proposed development, we will make financial contributions to facilitate additional capacity.
The need for and quantum of such contributions will be ascertained along with the statutory consultees involved in the application process.
The proposed development has the potential to significantly boost local spending. Local businesses are likely to benefit from the additional custom that the development will generate, which will in-turn contribute towards the future viability of these services. The development will also generate the need for approximately 109 full time construction jobs and 119 indirect jobs.
The proposed development will be subject to an infrastructure tax known as a Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL. 25% of this tax receipt will be given directly to Puriton Parish Council to spend on local infrastructure projects within the Parish. This equates to approximately £500,000.
There are often concerns associated with the impact of increased traffic as a result of a proposed development. Our specialist highways consultants work with your local highways authority, Somerset County Council, to ensure that the development can be accommodated, taking into account any required improvements to increase capacity at key junctions in the road network.
We will also be putting in place a Travel Plan which will seek to encourage new residents to travel by public transport or on foot or by bike where possible.
We conduct in depth research into the risk of flooding and mitigate any risk identified.
Our surface water strategy is to ensure that no more water runs off the site post development than currently is the case. This will be achieved through creating basins on site to hold surface water run-off before controlling the release of this water into the existing drainage network at a rate agreed with your local flood authority.
The proposed development will provide a mix of sizes and types of housing, catering for all members of the community.
Alongside a range of open market housing for purchase, the development will also provide affordable homes which will allow those such as first-time buyers or on a lower income greater scope to own or rent their own home. The exact mix of house sizes and tenures will be agreed in negotiation with your local authority housing team.
Residents with a family or work connection to the local area will be given priority over others when looking to buy or rent an affordable home.
Thank you for viewing our proposals for land off Woolavington Road, Puriton. Our consultation period has now closed. Please refer to the ‘Planning Application And Project Status’ page for the latest updates.