NEW homes could be built near Minehead and Cotford St Luke if plans are approved by Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT). 

A developer has submitted proposals for a 52-home village development to the east of North Villas in Cotford St Luke.

S. Notaro Ltd would construct eight three-bedroom homes, 29 four-bedroom homes, and 15 affordable homes if permission is granted by SWT.

All of the houses would have on-plot parking with garages and courtyard areas. 

A statement submitted with the application said: “The development will deliver clear economic, social and environmental benefits.

“The development will provide 52 additional dwellings, including 15 affordable homes in an area where there is a need for further housing growth.”

Read more: Proposal for 52 homes in village near Taunton

New homes could also be built on a plot of land next to Minehead Cemetery, on the doorstep of Exmoor National Park.

Acorn Developments SW Ltd. has applied to build 10 homes on Porlock Road. 

The Taunton-based developer has previously delivered new homes on Periton Lane and The Shires within Minehead.

The homes would have either three or four bedrooms, and a total of 38 parking spaces will be provided within the site.

SWT is expected to make a decision on the plans by the end of the year.

A spokesman for Boon Brown Architects (representing the applicant) said: “The architectural language of the proposal has again taken cues from the wider context of the town, expressing key design features and maintaining a consistent material palette appropriate to the location of the site.”

Read more: New homes could be built near cemetery

Elsewhere, plans have been submitted for the formation of new parking spaces at Quantock View, Bishops Lydeard. 

Residents across the district have applied to build or remove extensions and conservatories, fell trees, or replace or change the use of agricultural buildings. 

Full list of planning applications received by SWT

The following applications and notifications were received by SWT in the week ending August 26, 2022. 

They can be inspected online ( or electronically at the reception of Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton. 


06/22/0027: Formation of parking spaces on part of green space at Quantock View, Bishops Lydeard.

06/22/0030: Erection of a single storey extension to the rear with conversion of barn to ancillary accommodation at Church House, 6 West Street, Bishops Lydeard.


09/22/0007: Replacement of agricultural building to provide a farm office and associated storage at Washers Farm, Waterhouse Road, Raddington.


52/22/0018: Erection of a two storey and single storey extension to the rear of 15 Somerset Avenue, Taunton.


12/22/0006: Removal of conservatory and erection of a two storey extension to the side, a single storey extension to the rear and internal alterations at Brookside, Honiton Road, Corfe.


53/22/0007: Erection of 52 No. dwellings, formation of access off North Villas and associated road/footway/cycleway provisions, open space, landscaping, surface water attenuation and ancillary works on land east of North Villas, Cotford St Luke.


17/22/0009/T: Notification to fell one Fir tree within Fitzhead Conservation Area at Fitzhead Court, Fitzhead.


3/17/22/012: Change of use of land for the siting of 2 No. shepherd huts for holiday accommodation. Stolford Farm, Syndercombe Lane, Huish Champflower, TA23 0LP.


21/22/0010/T: Application to fell 8 Ash trees included in Taunton Deane Borough (Langford Budville No.2) Tree Preservation Order 1997 (and one not in the TPO) at The Triangle open space, Langford Budville (TD685).


23/22/0023: Erection of a single storey extension to the rear 3 Wood Terrace, Wood Street, Milverton.


3/21/22/084: Erection of 10 No. dwellings including access, drainage infrastructure, and landscaping. Land east of Porlock Road, Minehead.


35/22/0011: Erection of detached outbuilding to be used as ancillary accommodation/granny annexe at Elworthy Farm, Elworthy Farm Road, Greenham, Wellington.


3/32/22/018: Application for Outline Planning with all matters reserved for the erection of 1 No. dwelling. Land adjoining Wedgewood, Shurton Road, Stogursey, TA5 1QE.


37/22/0008: Change of use of land from agricultural to residential curtilage with erection of extension to garage block and construction of tennis court at Haydon Farm Barn, Haydon Farm Lane, Stoke St Mary.


38/22/0276/T: Application to carry out management works to one Yew tree included in Taunton Deane Borough (Taunton No.6) Tree Preservation Order 1997 at 14 Mount Nebo, Taunton (TD747).

38/22/0277: Replacement of porch to the front and erection of detached double garage and boundary wall at Lower Holway Cottage, Lower Holway, Taunton.

3/39/22/021: Replacement of garage. 3 or 5 Washford Hill, Five Bells, Williton, Taunton, TA23 0JA.


3/37/22/013: Erection of a first floor extension over garage. 6 Wedlakes, Watchet, TA23 0JL.


43/22/0092: Alterations to land drainage works with tree removals and associated planting at Wellington RFC Athletic Ground, Corams Lane, Wellington.


48/22/0046: Erection of a first floor extension to the rear of 104 Hob Close, Monkton Heathfield.

48/22/0049: Erection of an agricultural building for storage of animal fodder on land at Noahs Hill, West Monkton.