A PLAN for 26 new homes in a village near Bridgwater have been submitted.

The scheme, submitted by an agent on behalf of developer Summerfields, would see the homes built on land to the east of the village centre of Middlezoy.

It lies off Back Lane, with Nethermoor Road to the west and would comprise 26 homes, with a range of one, two, three and four-bedroom properties.

The site is currently used as agricultural land enclosed by hedges and fences, with proposed footpath links leading to The George Inn pub and the village school via Nethermoor Road and Back Lane.

Bridgwater Mercury: LAYOUT: A proposed plan for the development

"The appearance of the proposed dwellings including materials, massing and scale has been designed to reflect features of the traditional vernacular buildings of the Middlezoy locality," the applications said.

"All buildings will be no larger than two-storey and will provide a mixture of designs and a variety of sizes of family housing."

Access to the site will be off Back Lane, the plan details, with an area of public open space (POS) planned at the entrance to the development.

"The proposed new site access will form a new priority junction with Back Lane at the convergence with Nethermoor Road."

Bridgwater Mercury: ACCESS: A drawing of the proposed new junction off Back Lane

It adds: "From this point the spine road divides into two the main road running south into the main site and a small spur turning north to access the more densely populated area of the site.

"Landscape features and tree planting at intervals provide a spine to the development as a whole."

"Locating the POS at the entrance to the site is intended to encourage use by residents outside of the new development. This strategy is one way of knitting the new development into the exiting fabric, both physically and socially."

The applications said the new homes would feature driveway parking and garages.

It comes after years of consultations with the village, including by the parish council, regarding the provision of affordable housing in the village.

However, the parish council has not supported use of this site.