Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

Local Aspirations

6.89 The Town Council is currently in the process of completing a Strategic Vision for Ilminster. The vision identifies six aims under each of which are objectives to realise those aims. The draft aims and objectives are set below:

Figure 13: Ilminster - Local Aspirations
Economic Development
  • Enhance the vitality of the town centre as a complimentary mix of commercial, office, retail and housing.
  • Develop industrial sites to the west for commercial, light industry and warehousing, but not retail.
  • Improve engagement of industrial concerns in the life of the town.
Visual Environment
  • To put a scheme in place of enhancement within the Conservation Area.
  • To establish a balance between old and new.
  • To add ecological value to the environment of the town and emphasise its rural nature.
Structural Layout
  • To ease the flow of pedestrians and disabled vehicles.
  • Extend cycle movement.
  • Provide ease of access to the town for the motorist.
  • Establish the town's parking needs.
Quality of Life
      Not completed.
  • Increase the availability of venues suitable for physical activity.
  • Provide greater opportunities for quality play.
  • Promote our cultural assets whilst developing new opportunities for the expression of local arts and culture.
  • Encourage a coherent approach to the provision of cultural experiences.


  • Reduce the energy required for the movement of people and goods.
  • Reduce the energy used to heat and cool buildings.
  • Increase the quantities of locally grown food.