PLANS for 110 new homes to be built on land at Cricketer's Farm in Nether Stowey have been submitted this week.

The application from developer Strongvox is for the former Cricketer Farm dairy factory site and they have submitted a separate application for junction improvement works.

Currently Cricketer Farm complex consists of a varied range of large modern functional buildings, including silos, intermixed with more traditional buildings of stone and brick construction which have been altered and extended as the needs of the former farm required.

Strongvox are proposing to build nine one-bedroom flats, 12 two-bedroom flats/houses, 83 three-bedroom homes and six four-bedroom homes on the site.

Of these, 17 dwellings are being proposed as affordable housing.

The developers want to put in a new T-junction with the A39 for access just west of the existing access, which will be stopped up as part of the proposals.

A spokesman for Strongvox said: " A new four-way signalised junction will be formed at the point of the access which will assist in the ability for pedestrians to access the site and the centre of the village whilst also assisting with left and right hand turns from the A39 into the site and also into St Mary Street."

The plans also include 'significant areas of public open space' and enhancing the setting adjacent to the Grade II listed Stowey Court.

If approved, the developers would be committed to contributing £837,000 to the Sedgemoor Community Infrastructure Levy.

A Strongvox spokesman added: "The redevelopment of this site will contribute positively to meeting the housing needs of Nether Stowey and will ensure there is not a need for greenfield development in the Parish."

Nether Stowey Parish Council said that while it would welcome the redevelopment of the site, it was concerned about the extra pressures that could be placed on the local services and facilities, particularly the primary school which is already nearly at capacity.

Money for additional classroom and staff could be applied for through the CIL fund.

Nearly 150 residents attended a public consultation in May, with some raising concerns over the scale of the development, the amount of affordable housing and the impact on local infrastructure.

To see the full plans visit the planning section of the Sedgemoor District Council website and search for application number 36/19/00016.