Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028

Stoke sub Hamdon

Spatial Portrait

7.69 Stoke sub Hamdon lies to the west of Yeovil and south of the A303 with the steep slopes of Ham Hill forming a significant boundary to the south of the village. The character of the settlement owes much to the older individual buildings and groups of buildings found in the Conservation Area, many of them built in the local hamstone. The historic core of the village, dating from the 14th Century, is centred on the High Street and is characterised by tight development fronting directly onto the street.


7.70 The population of the village is approximately 1,713[1]. The village has a good variety of services including primary and secondary schools, doctors, pharmacy, dentist, outreach Post Office and sports facilities, and there are also a number of shops and restaurants. There are about 200 jobs in the village mostly in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail trades. However, there is a high level of out commuting and approximately 75% of the working population travel to work outside the ward.

1. 2010 ONS Mid Year Estimates - Urban Area [back]