Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028

Local Aspirations

7.36 Engagement with Town and Parish Councils in preparing the Draft Local Plan have indicated that Martock is considered an appropriate location for additional growth but that employment opportunities in particular should be exploited to broaden the range of opportunities and to help assist with financing road improvements along the main spine road. Housing is required alongside the additional employment growth to help retain existing local facilities and services. Martock/Bower Hinton has a range of facilities that potentially could take more growth particularly for employment. Proximity to Yeovil and the potential impact on the A303 trunk road, however, are major constraints to significant housing growth due to out-commuting concerns and traffic impact on a national route.