It is always better to have something that gives the local community what it wants when trying to secure a planning consent where there is no policy or allocation. None could be a more comprehensive example than the West Somerset Railway station site at Bishops Lydiard where 40 or so houses were built on the back of a scheme to provide this major tourist attraction more marshalling space and car parking. Sold onto a developer the site is now built out and WSR are the beneficiaries of money, land and a clearer future.

  • planning
  • community involvment
  • marketing-values