Local, Planning

Somerset town defeats Taylor Wimpey development

Taylor Wimpey has lost its battle to build a housing estate on the edge of Yatton, a small town in North Somerset, campaigners learned this month. A campaigner against the development told a local newspaper: We’ve consistently reminded North Somerset Council and developers there has to be a genuine conversation […]

Local, Planning

Newspaper report on village ‘under siege’

The East Anglian Daily Times has reported village opposition to Taylor Wimpey plan to increase size of Debenham by a third. Read the full story here: ‘Under siege’ village set to fight homes contrary to neighbourhood plan.

Local, Planning

‘Archaeologists should dig before planning decision is made’

An archaeological dig on the land where Taylor Wimpey wish to build should be carried out before the planning application for 295 houses is decided, say county council archaeologists. Previous finds have included prehistoric, Roman and Anglo Saxon remains and there could be an ancient burial mound. Rachael Abraham, the […]


A village prepares to fight the big builder

There was a stone-built church in Debenham before the Norman conquest. Now one of the biggest builders in the country wants to come here and increase the population by nearly a third — the 2,500 inhabitants fear they will have little say in how their village is transformed. Taylor Wimpey […]