Over the coming months, Tone News will be giving you updates on how Taunton’s largest new development, Orchard Grove, will be progressing.
Over the next 10 years, up to 2000 news homes are going to built to create and exciting new community which will include local shops and a school.
If you travel on the A38 between Taunton & Wellington on a regular basis, you will have noticed that the current entrance to the site has moved slightly, with a new temporary entrance opening for site traffic.
Leading from the site entrance is a haul road, which enables site traffic to move around and for deliveries to arrive with a designated wheel washing area to help reduce the amount of mud brought off site onto local roads.
Currently, large deliveries of stone and drainage tanks have arrived (these black tanks are visible across the site) and more stone will continue to be brought to the site.
Ground water investigations are taking place, as they will be for some time yet. This is a necessary process for checking the soil structure ahead of construction.
An excavator will create bore holes at points across the site of equipment, from which you can see black casings and poles protruding from the ground. These will be monitored for the next 6-9 months.
You may see people on various parts of the site carrying out work, away from the main construction area. These are consultants or contractors who are undertaking technical surveys for the future construction of the development.
Rest assured that all works carried out are done so in accordance with the granted planning permission.
If you would like to know more about the development or you have some feedback to share, you can visit the Orchard Grove website for more details.