South Somerset District Council’s planning committee have resolved to approve plans for a mixed-use development at Primrose Lane, on the northern edge of Yeovil. The proposals are for 765 new homes, a care home, employment land, a community building, a neighbourhood centre and a health centre. The application is still under a holding direction by the Secretary of State for the Environment.
CSA’s landscape team have been involved with the scheme since 2012, when we helped to promote it for allocation within the Local Plan. Since then, we have been part of the team that developed the outline planning proposals, as well as the detailed proposals for the Sustainable Drainage System basins. CSA produced the landscape chapter of the Environmental Statement, as well as the Landscape Strategy Plan for the site. The development proposals have had to take specific account of the sloping nature of the site, with landscape mitigation designed into the scheme to minimise the visual impacts of the new homes, and to aid in assimilating the new homes into the existing settlement and surrounding landscape.
CSA have experience and expertise when it comes to long-running schemes, and our early involvement in this project has helped to result in a positive outcome for our client.