PLANS for phase one of Ilminster's big Canal Way development have been submitted, and two workshops are being held so townspeople can find out more.

If approved, the new full planning application will see 144 homes built on the site on the south west side of Ilminster.

The Canal Way Action Group will be holding drop-in sessions on Saturday (February 3) at the historic Market House in the centre of Ilminster from 10am until noon, and at the Archie Gooch Pavilion from 1.30pm until 3.30pm.

In addition, information will be posted on its Facebook page at CanalWayActionGroup.

South Somerset District Council is accepting comments on the application until February 28.

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As well as 144 homes, phase one of the application includes some landscaping and open space.

The application can be viewed online at:

The application will be considered by Ilminster Town Council on Tuesday, February 6 at 7.30pm at Greenfylde School, Ilminster.

Learn more about the proposed development:

  • House designs and materials
  • Layout and density
  • Garages and parking
  • Greenspace
  • Emergency Access through Herne Vale

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Send your comments to the South Somerset District Council, for the attention of Andrew Gunn, principal planner, quoting the application number 18/00082/FUL and ensuring you include your name and address.

Or, by email to The closing date for comments is Thursday, February 8.