200 house risk re-appears – on the field above the station

The refusal by South Somerset District Council of an outline development application to build 200 houses on land at Ansford Hill is now being appealed to the Planning Inspectorate despite the strong objections previously put forward by Ansford Parish Council, Castle Cary Town Council, and SSDC. The objection is supported by an expert visual impact study.

SSDC’s refusal notice stated that; ‘the development, by reason of its scale and location, represents a visually obtrusive encroachment beyond the town’s obvious physical and topographically informed limits and into the open countryside, to the detriment of local and landscape character. This harm would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the proposal’.

It is vitally important that local people make their views, on this wholly unacceptable development, known to the Inspectorate.

You can write to The Planning Inspectorate, 3/10b, Temple Quay

House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, BRISTOL, BS1 6PN or email

teame1@pins.gsi.gov.uk  quoting reference APP/R3325/W/20/3259668 before the 17 March 2021.

For more information about this and links to important documents, visit our Town website: https://www.castle-cary.co.uk/planning-updates/