21st June 2018

Outline planning application for Firepool development in Taunton resubmitted

An outline planning application for the £105m Firepool development in Taunton has been resubmitted by the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen.

Pete Davies, Senior Development Manager for St. Modwen, said:

“Following an extensive review process with the planning authority and relevant consultees, we have now reached this key point in delivering the mixed-use regeneration scheme at Firepool.

We hope to secure planning consent in the summer which will enable development delivery preparations to move forward positively through 2017.

The Outline planning application includes plans to deliver a vibrant mix of uses which include restaurants on the waterfront, cinema, hotel, offices, high quality retail units, foodstore and new homes.

Outline planning consent is the next essential key milestone in the delivery of Firepool, which is already under development on the South side of the river, with 49 new riverside homes completed alongside Pip’s Park and Viridor’s 27,000 sq ft office HQ building.

Firepool is a critical link in the chain of Taunton’s wider town centre regeneration plans and one of the biggest mixed-use schemes in the region, with the potential to create in excess of 1,800 jobs.”