Martock in Somerset given go-ahead by planners

A development of 120 homes in Martock near Yeovil has been given the go-ahead by planners, spearheaded by Barratt Homes.

Work on the first phase of the development is set to start shortly – the roles of tradespeople, subcontractors and sales advisers mostly being filled by local people, the housebuilder said.

The development will support around 360 new jobs over its lifetime.

Nicki Reid, sales director at Barratt Homes, said: “This is great news for people looking to move to this popular area.

“We think very carefully before deciding where to build new properties, and we know demand here is very high. We’re thrilled to be playing our part in bringing new homes to people in Martock.”

Coat Grove will feature a range of two, three and four bedroom homes.

Reid added: “Coat Grove has been created with a whole host of lifestyles in mind – from sole occupants and couples to growing families. This is very important to us.

“We know there is a need for new and accessible housing in this region, and our home designers have done us proud here.”

The development, launching in Spring 2020, is located on Coat Road between Martock and Coat. Local shops, pubs and restaurants are less than a mile away.

Yeovil is 20 minutes away, with Quedam Shopping Centre offering high street and independent stores.

With easy access to the A303, there is no trouble reaching the rest of Somerset.