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Notice of adoption of the Firepool Masterplan

Thank you for the comments you made on the Firepool Masterplan during our consultation which ended earlier this year. Comments received have helped shape the final Masterplan.

On 28th March 2023, Somerset West and Taunton Council (now Somerset Council) formally adopted the Firepool Masterplan. The adopted Masterplan can be found at https://www.somerset.gov.uk/planning-buildings-and-land/significant-planning-projects/firepool-taunton/ alongside a Consultation Statement detailing comments received and how they have been taken into account, Adoption Statement, the accompanying environmental report and other supporting evidence. The Masterplan is intended to guide the development of the Firepool site and has been adopted by the Local Planning Authority as a material planning consideration in the preparation of pre-application advice, assessing planning applications and any other development management purposes.

The Masterplan proposes an ambitious mixed-use scheme, comprising new homes and a leisure quarter organised around a high-quality public realm, designed to support revitalisation and regeneration of Taunton town centre.

A copy of the Masterplan, Adoption Statement and the accompanying environmental report are also available for inspection at the following locations, free of charge:

  • County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY (8:45am to 5:00pm Monday-Thursday, 8:45am to 4:30pm Friday)
  • Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HE (08:30am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday)
  • Thank you again for the time you spent reviewing the consultation material and responding with comments.

    Posted on 4th October 2023

    by Somerset Council Planning Policy Team