Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

Development within the Urban Framework

5.10 The Urban Capacity Study provides a likely figure for development within the urban framework of Yeovil that, when projected to 2026, presented a figure of 4,481 dwellings in total capable of being achieved.

5.11 As at April 2009 housing monitoring confirms that the Yeovil Urban Area has a total commitment of 3,725 (net) dwellings including those completed, under construction, allocated or committed. The majority of this commitment is within the three Key Sites identified in South Somerset Local Plan 2006. The Key Sites have all gained Outline Planning permission; approximately 830 dwellings at Brimsmore, 620 dwellings at Lufton and 717 dwellings at Lyde Road, part of which is now under construction following submission of two Reserved Matters applications.  A Reserved Matters application is currently (at the time of drafting) being considered for the Lufton site.

5.12 The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) identifies a further 533 dwelling capacity within the framework of Yeovil. Combining the current commitments with that emerging from the SHLAA gives a figure of 4,179 dwellings as a potential housing provision within Yeovil Urban Framework. Given the opportunity for additional windfall sites as well, the 4,481 dwelling figure emerging from the Urban Capacity Study therefore appears substantiated. The boundary of the urban area, to which the provision of 4,481 applies, is set out in the Proposals Map.