The 31-acre site is located on land that lies east of Isleport Lane and north of the B3139 near to the town of Highbridge. The site also lies adjacent to the M5. There is currently no development on this land and it is in agricultural use.
The site is situated in a predominantly commercial area, with the Isleport Business Park occupying land nearby. Commercial neighbours to this land also include hotel chain Travelodge, an Aldi supermarket and a host of industrial companies and warehouses. There are also some residential properties along Isleport Lane.
Along Mark Road to the south of the site is Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station, which is approximately a 20-minute walk from the site.
Sedgemoor District Council has identified the need to build 13,530 homes in the area by 2032.
Approximately 6,500 homes have either been built or granted planning permission since 2011. However, this leaves a shortfall of 6,428 homes still to deliver in the District.
Land has been identified in previous planning documents for just over 1,300 homes, leaving the District Council to find preferred sustainable sites for approximately 5,500 homes.
The site on Isleport Lane is allocated for housing in the draft Sedgemoor Local Plan due to be adopted in the New Year.
Across Sedgemoor District Area
13,530 homes target by 2032.
6,500 homes built or granted planning permission since 2011.
6,428 homes shortfall still to deliver in the District.
Proposed Local Plan Policy BH 3
Land east of Isleport Lane is allocated for residential development. Development will provide (unless otherwise agreed with the Local Planning Authority):
- About 270 new homes of a mixed size and type appropriate to the area.
- Affordable housing in accordance with the Council’s requirements.
- Public open space.
- Comprehensive green infrastructure including landscape buffers to the east (M5) and between existing properties on Isleport Lane.