New Council Housing Development at Wheatley Crescent Taunton

Closed 4 Jul 2021

Opened 21 Jun 2021


Somerset West and Taunton Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say about a planning application for 3 council rented homes at Wheatley Crescent, Taunton which is due to be submitted shortly. The budget for the scheme was recently approved by Full Council and work is now progressing on the plans. 

There will be 1 three bedroom house and 2 two bedroom houses for rent. 

The homes will be highly insulated making them very energy efficient and zero carbon in use. The site will be fossil fuel free, and hot water and central heating supplied primarily using on-site renewable sources. 

Once our planning application is submitted all plans will be available on our planning website and you will also be able to comment formally through the planning process. 

Why your views matter

  • Local residents are now being asked to give their opinions prior to the submission of the full planning application. 
  • Please complete the survey by clicking on the link below. 
  • This survey will be available until 4 July 2021.

What happens next

The Council will consider all comments made during the consultation and where these have suggested changes we will examine our proposals to see if these are beneficial and possible.  We will also summarise all the comments to create a “Frequently Asked Questions” style document in which we will respond to each topic and this will available on request.


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