THE name of a development in the heart of Taunton has been announced.

Housebuilder McCarthy and Stone have called the 62 retirement apartments on South Street Kingfisher Court.

The development has been named after the wildlife found in Taunton, the River Tone, and the surrounding areas.

"We wanted to choose a name for our new Taunton development that was not only meaningful, but would also resonate with local people and future McCarthy Stone homeowners," said Nicki Beswarick, Divisional Marketing Manager for McCarthy Stone Southern.

"We took inspiration from Taunton’s vast collection of wildlife, which can be found within parks, close to the canals and rivers and across the town.”

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The company submit a planning application in 2018 for the development, which was approved in March 2019.

They are planning to have the first occupants move in by May 2022.

At the time, councillors were concerned about the businesses who were housed on the site.

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Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) has also been released, to show what the development will look like once it is complete.

Kingfisher Court is set to provide retirement apartments for those over 70, with a homeowners lounge and an on-site bistro.