Taunton Deane Borough Council has earmarked large parts of Staplegrove for development in the Council's adopted Core Strategy. More than 1,500 homes could be built in Staplegrove, as well as a new primary school, a new east-west link road between the western end of the site and Kingston Road.
Good turnout at Public Meeting North Taunton Development
June 2016 A public meeting was held in the KSM Village Hall on 7 June to discuss the proposed development between Staplegrove and Kingston St Mary.
Outline applications have been submitted to Taunton Deane Borough Council for permission to build a total of more than 1,600 homes, a new school and community facilities.
The latest plans were presented and illustrated by the Kingston St Mary Parish Council and they can be downloaded (PowerPoint).
A development of this size is bound to have a massive impact on the lives of everyone in the Kingston St Mary parish.
The outline application has been submitted in two parts. The Parish Council has already lodged an objection to plans to build 713 homes on the west side on the site - between Staplegrove Road and Whitmore Lane - because of the extra traffic that will be generated on the already inadequate road system across north Taunton, and the impact on education, water, drainage and sewerage systems, and health services.
Developers have applied to build a further 915 houses on the east side - bordering Kingston Road.
A spine road will run through the estate from a roundabout on Kingston Road - between King's Hall and Hope Corner Lane - and Staplegrove Road, close to the present Silk Mills junction.
If residents wish to object it is important they should write to Taunton Deane planners. Individual letters carry far more weight than petitions. The more letters the better.