Plans are approved to build car sales showroom and workshop on field in Ashcott

  Posted: 17.02.21 at 17:00 by Tim Lethaby

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Plans for a business in Ashcott to relocate to a new car sales showroom and workshop to be built on a field in the village, have been given the go-ahead.

A planning application for the building of a car sales showroom, sales office, workshop and MOT testing station on land off the A361 Taunton Road in Ashcott, was submitted to Sedgemoor District Council by DSM Motors Ltd.

The application site comprises a triangular-shaped piece of land bounded to the south by the A361, to the west by a field and to the north/north east by the current garage/car sales site.

A building will be built in the western part of the site, which will be used as the car sales showroom, sales office, workshop and MOT testing station.

It will allow the existing Land Rover sales firm, currently operating on the adjoining land, to move to this site.

The building will be in three sections, with a higher dual-pitched roof, steel portal frame, metal-clad northern element to be used as workshop; another dual-pitched roof, metal-clad on its southern side for MOT testing; and a mono-pitched brick-constructed, tiled-roof showroom on its south eastern corner.

As well as the plans being approved by Sedgemoor District Council, Ashcott Parish Council unanimously supported the scheme.

Planning applications in the Street area that have been submitted this week include:

Erection of a log store at Old Farm, Southwood Lane, Baltonsborough, has been applied for by Mr and Mrs Davis.

Proposed works to tree/s in a Conservation Area: T1 (crab apple) - fell, T2 (ornamental cherry) - thin branches (up to 10 per cent) and prune (up to 2m), T3 (silver birch) - prune (up to approximately 4m) are wanted at Carrick, High Street, Butleigh.

Planning applications in the Street area that have been decided this week include:

Erection of two-storey side extension at 13 Brooks Road, Street, by Mr A Sen has been approved.

Convert existing garage into bedroom and erect new detached double garage at 9 West Park, Butleigh, by Mr and Mrs Morgan has been approved.

Single-storey enlargement of existing side extension to the front and rear, and replacement of extension flat roof with a lean-to pitched roof at 18 Ash Road, Street, by Mr and Mrs P Davis has been approved.

Application to vary condition 2 (drawings) of planning approval 2020/0457/FUL (conversion and alterations of the existing barn to a residential dwelling) to submitted drawings at Rubbery Farm, Rubbery Lane, Lydford-on-Fosse, by Miss Gabrielle Jackson has been approved.

Application for the removal of four hedgerows and replanting in order to lay a new water main on land between Wootton Street and Rowley Farm, Butleigh Wootton, by Mr Ben Sands has been approved.

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