The site

The site lies on the eastern edge of Watchet, to the south of Doniford Road, between Normandy Avenue and Cherry Tree Way/Alamein Road. It comprises 5 irregularly shaped fields that currently provide approximately 14 hectares of agricultural land. To the southeast and northwest of the site there is existing residential development with Doniford Road to the north. The central and southern parts of the site are used for the grazing of horses and are well managed. The northerly parcels of the site are more overgrown with part of this area being a ridge that divides the rest of the site from Doniford Road to the north.

The character of this area is varied with the former MOD houses in Normandy Avenue and Alamein Way consisting of predominantly two storey semi-detached homes which are rendered. To the west are properties on Cherry Tree Way, which are similar in style but have predominantly red brick elevations. To the north west of the site there is more modern detached one and two storey properties on Admirals Close.

The land is well positioned in terms of accessibility to key facilities and services available within Watchet. The nearest local facilities are on Liddymore Road, which is approximately 800m (about 10 minutes walk) from the centre of the site along established pedestrian routes. Further facilities are available at Harbour Road and Swain Street in Watchet Town Centre which is approximately 1,500 metres to the northwest of the centre of the site, offering a variety of those shops and services that might be required on a regular basis such as a supermarket, pharmacy, banks, a takeaway and bus stops. The site lies immediately adjacent to the Knights Templar First School.

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