Consultation Starts on Sandhill Park Development

Local residents have begun to receive notification of the amended planning application to develop Sandhill Park.  In brief the planning application proposes: –

  • The conversion of the mansion into 18 apartments
  • The conversion of outbuildings into a further 8 apartments
  • Demolition of former hospital buildings and restoration to parkland
  • Erection of 28 dwellings to the north of the house

For more details of the proposal click here and enter 06/08/0010 in the Application Number and click search.





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3 Responses to Consultation Starts on Sandhill Park Development

  1. Jane Durrant says:

    If the Sandhill Park planning application is passed, will the resultant 54 dwellings count towards the ‘up to 200’ new properties required by the new Taunton Deane plan even though the Sandhill site was not designated as one of the options in the recent SADMP consultation?

  2. Mike Rigby says:

    Hi Jane, Have a look at this blogpost that explains a little more about the make up of the housing that Bishops Lydeard may be expected to accept.

    The Sandhill Park development would not include any local needs housing as the ‘community benefit’ associated with it would be directed towards the huge cost of rebuilding the mansion. Given that the motivation for more housing in the village would be to provide local needs housing, the units at Sandhill would not count towards any ‘target’.

    Please be assured that the purpose of producing a Neighbourhood Plan is for the village to take as much control in this process as possible.

    Hope that clarifies…..

  3. Cyndy Robertshaw says:

    I only heard about the planning application for Sandhill Park through friends on Lethbridge Park who had received notices from the council. I know that the application was advertised in the Gazette too but I rarely read it. I walk along the footpaths and South Drive frequently but cannot recall seeing any planning notices posted in the vicinity of Sandhill Park. Correct me if I’m wrong…? I understood that the council is obliged to put notices up next to proposed planning application sites, so that passers by could be made aware and given time to comment. If notices have not been posted then surely an error has been made, and the application is not strictly legal?

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