An outline planning application has been submitted for up to 125 homes on land south of Old Wells Road, Shepton Mallet. 

This outline planning application, number 2021/1719, is available to view on the Mendip District Council website. The public consultation is now open and runs until Friday 20th August 2021. The application reserves all matters (such as layout, design and density) except access until a full planning application which will be submitted in the future, if outline planning is granted. 

The Town Council have assembled a few slides with further context about the application, both national & local planning policy as well as the landscape of housing in Shepton Mallet for your information. 

We held a successful public meeting via Zoom to hear the views of residents to inform the Town Council’s response as a consultee. Our response is being formulated, and will be submitted after our Extraordinary Full Town Council Meeting on the 24th August.

Mendip District Council will consider the outline application in line with national policy in the National Planning Policy Framework and local policy in the Mendip Local Plan. The Shepton Mallet Neighbourhood Plan currently holds little legal weight as it has not yet gone through public consultation or external scrutiny. 

Please read our presentation below, research national and local policy, then submit your comments via the Mendip District Council website. 

Land South of Old Wells Road Outline Planning Information

Find out more about the National Planning Policy Framework

Find out more about the Mendip Local Plan

Access the Outline Planning Application