Work starts at Somerdale

The first sod has been cut to mark the beginning of works at leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey’s forthcoming Somerdale development in Keynsham, paving the way for the first new homes to be released for sale in the coming months.

Cllr Paul Crossley (R) at Somerdale.
Cllr Paul Crossley (R) at Somerdale.

The first sod was cut by Councillor Paul Crossley, leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council, at a celebratory event held on Monday 28th April

Planning permission was granted in February for the new mixed-use development on the former Cadbury factory site, with Taylor Wimpey set to deliver up to 700 new homes together with a primary school, employment space plus a range of community and sports facilities.

Councillor Paul Crossley, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said, “It is extremely positive for Keynsham that Taylor Wimpey is making a good start on the regeneration of the Somerdale site.

This vibrant new location will provide an excellent range of homes and community facilities for local people, contributing towards the overall rejuvenation of the town which encompasses the Council’s £34 million town centre improvements due to be completed by autumn 2014.”

Having now formally completed the purchase of the development site, Taylor Wimpey Bristol has started preparing the land for construction.

The first new homes at Somerdale are expected to be made available to purchase this summer, and homebuyers are being urged to register their interest today.

Meanwhile the Virtual Museum is still waiting to hear from English Heritage as to the listing of the site of the Roman town of Trajectus – which lies under the existing playing fields at Somerdale.