Plan sets out vision for homes on Radstock railway land
A full planning application has been submitted for demolition and redevelopment of part of Radstock's derelict railway land.
Residents can now comment on detailed plans for the first phase of house building on former railway land in the town centre.
The application is looking to build a number of houses and a block of flats built on a triangular patch of the site along Frome Road and Fortescue Road.
The application from housing developer Linden Homes Western looks to demolish the existing structures on the land to build up to 70 new homes, up to 282sqm of retail space, up to 84sqm of community space and a public car park.
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The full application will complement an outline planning application seeking to redevelop the whole site with about 210 new homes, shops and business space.
The application's design and access statement said the plan was to create a new "heart" for Radstock.
It said: "We recognise the key principles of the vision for the overall scheme as set out in the outline application, and the value it places on the surrounding landscape and conservation area setting, the need for a new "heart" for the town with improved public realm, connections into the wider local area and the opportunity to positively influence the perception of Radstock by both residents and visitors."
The application has been submitted to take advantage of a £995,000 grant awarded to the scheme from the Homes and Communities Agency.
If the money is to be accessed building work must begin on the site by January in time for homes to be occupied by March 2015 to meet deadlines.
Anyone wishing to comment on the application, which includes extensive environmental reports and a transport assessment, must do so before the deadline passes on October 17.
This can be done through the planning section of Bath and North East Somerset Council's website www.bathnes.gov.uk.
Copies of the application will also be available in Radstock library.
Application reference: 13/03786/EFUL.
Alternative plans for the land – page 14