For the last year, Taunton Deane Borough Council’s Development and Regeneration Team, in partnership with residents and stakeholders in the area have been working together on finding the best solution to manage the large concentration of Woolaway properties in the area.
Woolaway homes can suffer deterioration that may affect their life span and the Government has universally designated this house type as defective. However, these homes are still safe to live in.
Following Public Consultations, meetings with the Design Group (who consist of both Taunton Deane Borough Council Tenants and Homeowners) and other partnership agencies, 3 final designs were created.
Option 1 – Refurbish all TDBC Woolaway properties
Option 2 – Refurbish and replace some TDBC Woolaway properties (potential for additional houses)
Option 3 – Replace most and refurbish some TDBC Woolaway properties (potential for additional houses and community facility)
It was decided by Taunton Deane Borough Council, Stakeholders and residents within the development area that the preferred option was Option 3 – Replace most and refurbish some TDBC Woolaway properties.
In December 2018 , Taunton Deane Borough Council submitted Outline Planning Permission for the whole development as well as detailed Planning Permission for Phase A due to the development being constructed in stages.
For more information regarding the preferred option and the estimated timing of phases, please click www.tauntondeane.gov.uk/media/2560/presentation-board-051018.pdf
The Development and Regeneration Team are working closely with tenants and homeowners within the development area and will be providing support throughout this project.