Mount Hindrance, Chard


In 2011 Mactaggart & Mickel secured an interest in a 79 acre greenfield site in the market town of Chard in South Somerset.

We submitted our outline planning application to South Somerset District Council in November 2012 for 350 new homes, a new facility for Chard Football Club and associated open space. Further to the Council refusing our planning application in August 2013, we lodged an appeal, however since was dismissed on grounds that the proposals would prejudice the plans for extension for east Chard, which has been a long term Local Plan aspiration. The Inspector did however positively comment on the sustainability benefits of our site, and recognised there were no technical constraints.

Mactaggart and Mickel are currently reviewing its strategic options for this site as it is observed the Council still no longer have a 5 year housing land supply.