APPEAL 19/01840/OUT APP/R3325/W/20/3259668 Location: Land North Of Ansford Hill, Ansford, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7PD

Update July 2021: The appeal date has been published.

See here for further updates:

Update 6th May 2021. The Appeal Hearing is currently scheduled as a virtual event on Tuesday 13th July 2021. This may be subject to change, however, if you are requesting to attend then you should be notified of any changes. If you wish to attend then you can email the case officer to request you be added to the list of attendees by emailing the Case Officer Bridie Campbell-Birch using [email protected]

Details of the Appeal can be found here:

CCTC observation for the above Appeal: CCTC Appeal statement

Appeal decision 37 High Street (old Nat West/Stuckey’s Bank) Appeal dismissed 13 January 2021: APPEAL DECISION

Updates from South Somerset District Council

Housing Land Supply

One of the frustrations of the last five years has been that SSDC could not demonstrate a Five Year Housing Land Supply, thus leading to the granting of several Appeals.

Officers in the South Somerset District Council Strategic Planning Team have now updated the Council’s Five-Year Housing Land Supply assessment for the period 2020-2025 and have informed us that their calculations show that South Somerset District Council now has a supply equivalent to 6 years.

The full report is here. This is fantastic news for  the District Council and for Castle Cary Town Council/Ansford Parish Council because it means that the tilted balance towards the presumption in favour of sustainable development will no longer apply in respect of the lack of a five year land supply. This should now mean that no more planning permissions should be granted in the Castle Cary/Ansford area until the current ones are completed and occupied as stated in the  Neighbourhood Plan .


26th February 2021 update:

Another key planning issue that has come to the fore recently is that of the potential for developments to affect the already high levels of phosphates in the Somerset Levels and Moors. SSDC has issued a further briefing paper on this here and updates can be found on the SSDC website: