SWT consulting on more zero carbon homes

Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to give their views on plans for 26 new council leased houses off Wheatley Crescent in Taunton.

The council-owned site in Snedden Grove is currently occupied by 12 prefabricated houses used for short-term accommodation.

The council intends to redevelop the site to provide 26 new homes built to an ambitious zero-carbon standard in line with its commitment to tackle climate change.

The new homes will be a mix of affordable rentable houses and apartments, and are part of the Council’s drive to build 1,000 social housing units in the neighborhood over the next 30 years, providing more social housing for the various members of the community. the community.

Residents are now invited to give their opinion on the proposals in a survey available on the town hall’s consultation portal from Monday July 5 to Sunday July 18.

Following the consultation, an urban planning request will be submitted. All plans will be available for viewing through the council’s website with the option of formally commenting throughout the planning process.

If approved, it is hoped that construction will begin in summer 2022 with the first properties available for rent in summer 2023.

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