Dozens of new homes could be built north of a Somerset rugby club under new plans.
West of England Developments (Taunton) Ltd. has put forward proposals for 33 new properties to the south of Portman Road in North Petherton, to the north of the town’s rugby club.
The site lies next to two other housing developments which have already been approved, with a combined total of 202 homes being delivered.
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Sedgemoor District Council is expected to make a decision on the Portman Road plans by the end of the year.
The site is one of three parcels of connected land at North Petherton’s southern edge which were earmarked for new housing under the council’s Local Plan.
Barratt Homes was granted detailed permission for 130 homes on the A38 Taunton Road in March, with construction on the new Royal View development getting under way in April.
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Persimmon Homes Severn Valley was granted permission for a further 72 homes along the main road in October 2018.
Access to the remaining site will be from Newton Road, with a spine road through the site linking up with the other two developments and the A38.
West of England Developments has indicated around 30 per cent of the new homes will be affordable – the equivalent of ten properties.
A spokesman said: “Safe, convenient and sustainable access can be accommodated linking the site to neighbouring communities and the town centre, which is much-desired by the local community and will engender shorter trips and more sustainable travel choices, particularly on foot.
“Numerous local facilities are available in North Petherton, which are within the walking distance considered appropriate.
“The access road will connect to the Barratt Home site so as to provide a much desired link road between the A38 and Newton Road, as required by the Local Plan.
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“An additional vehicle entering or exiting the site every three to four minutes at peak times will not have an adverse effect upon the good safety record or the operational performance of Newton Road and the other roads in the area.”
The council is expected to make a decision on the plans after the summer.