AN area of former farmland near Bridgwater could become the site of a new housing development under plans recently submitted to Somerset Council.

South West Strategic Developments has applied for outline planning permission for the erection of seven dwellings and associated works in the village of Othery.

The proposed area for the new homes sits to the left hand side of the A372 when approaching the village opposite Peppard Close, and is currently home to disused agricultural buildings.

If plans are approved, access to the site will be created from the A372.

According to the design and access statements, the proposed new houses will all be detached, and spread over the 0.45hectare site, which features an internal 'surface drive' road, trees, and a boundary wall to the main road.

Also planned for the site is an attenuation pond, cycle storage, bird and bat boxes, as well as solar panels and an EV charging point.

There are also plans to construct five garage buildings on the land.

It is proposed that the houses would be built in accordance with local architecture, with some distinctive features.

The dwellings will be built mainly using red brick or stone, with a mixture of gable and eaves fronted roofs featuring traditional chimney stacks with subtle detailing.

To keep up to date with this application, or for more information, search planning reference number 38/24/00001 on Somerset Council's planning portal.

Public consultation is open until Friday, February 17, and approval could be given from the following day.