20th May 2022

Somerset West and Taunton Council consulting on more zero carbon homes

Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT) is encouraging members of the public to have their say on plans for 26 new council rented homes off Wheatley Crescent in Taunton. 

The council owned site at Snedden Grove is currently occupied by 12 prefabricated homes 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 address climate change.

The new homes will be a mix of houses and flats all for affordable rent, and are part of the Council’s drive to build 1,000 council homes across the district over the next 30 years, providing more social housing to suit different members of the community.

Residents are now being asked to give their opinion on the proposals in a survey available on their website from Monday 5 July to Sunday 18 July – 

New Council Housing Development at Snedden Grove, Taunton – Somerset West & Taunton – Citizen Space (somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk)

Following the consultation, a planning application will be submitted. All plans will be available to view on the website with the opportunity to comment formally through the planning process.

If approved, it is hoped to start construction in the summer of 2022 with the first properties available for rent in summer 2023.