Mount Hindrance Planning Application Appeal

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 Mixed-use development is proposed on land at Mount Hindrance, Chard. The land is to the north of Chard, just below Cuttifords Door.

The proposals aim to deliver leisure and recreation facilities, commercial and community facilities and new homes. One of the objectives is the relocation of Chard Football Town Football Club to new facilities. There are two separate applications, from different developers, one from McTaggart & Mickel for 350 homes, the other from David Wilson Homes for 110 homes.

If they go ahead, the proposals will have a wide local impact, especially on local facilities and traffic. It should be noted that the McTaggart and Mickel application applies to land entirely within Combe St. Nicholas Parish.

For further details, click below as appropriate:

McTaggart & Mickel application

David Wilson application

Planning Officer's Report on:

McTaggart & Mickel application

David Wilson application


Both applications were unanimously rejected at the SSDC Area West  meeting.

January 2014 Update

Both David Wilson Homes and McTaggart & Mickel have lodged appeals against SSDC's rejection of their application. SSDC has now written to households in the Parish setting out details of the appeal process to be followed for the McTaggart & Mickel Application.

The David Wilson Homes appeal was due be heard at The Guildhall, Chard, starting at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday February 4th but has been postponed.

Details are set out on the following websites:



Planning Inspectorate at


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