Green light for Taunton’s Coal Orchard scheme

Approval for plans to regenerate prime riverside quarter in Taunton

Plans for Coal Orchard, developed by Taunton Deane Borough Council with its project and development management partner, Mace Group, have been approved by the council’s planning committee.

The plans include a mix of apartments, retail, workspace, restaurants and gym, and incorporate a riverfront plaza with a stepped terrace to make the most of its unique position on the River Tone. Coal Orchard will create the first link in a chain of developments connecting the station directly to the established town centre.

Joint letting agents HRH Retail and PHD Property Advisory are marketing the scheme which will provide 25,000 sq ft of retail and leisure, 42 apartments and 42 parking spaces. The commercial element will feature five restaurants, five retail units and a gym, ranging in size from 155 to 5,000 sq ft. A start on site is scheduled for early 2019 with completion in late spring 2020.

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