Orchard Grove will be a unique new garden community of 2,000 homes and an array of amenities set within two neighbourhoods and abundant green space. Homes, buildings and places will be sensitively developed over the coming years to reflect the character of the local area, but with its own distinct identity.
Located to the south west of Taunton, the town centre is within easy reach, as are the charming local parishes of Comeytrowe and Trull, along with major transport routes including the M5. This new community will not only benefit its future residents; new amenities and employment opportunities will support the wider area too.
This website is intended to provide an introduction to Orchard Grove, communicate news and updates as work progresses, and answer common queries. If you would like to get in touch, there are contact details are below.
The vision for Orchard Grove will be delivered by a Consortium of award-winning housebuilders – Taylor Wimpey and Vistry Group, which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes. Vistry Group will be working on this project as a joint venture with leading South West housing association, LiveWest.
Providing 2,000 new homes to support the needs of the local community, there will be a wide range of contemporary housing and property types – including a significant proportion of affordable homes. More information on the homes available will be shared soon.
What to expect soon
Vital infrastructure works have started, including groundworks, installing essential services, implementing ecological measures, and developing transport links. Putting roads in early will enable people to move around and access facilities once homes arrive, which will minimise disruption to future residents.
The ‘western neighbourhood’ will be developed first; a well-designed community with high quality homes and an attractive local centre. This area will be partly defined by the Galmington Stream, with a park and green corridor of land weaving through the area at the heart of the development.
What to expect in time
Orchard Grove will have a primary school, local centre, public open spaces, play areas, allotments, sports pitches, business park, and much more. There will be around 100 acres of green space within this garden community, which will reflect the surrounding Somerset countryside.
A new A38 gateway junction and park and bus service will connect the development with Taunton and the wider area, including Musgrove Park Hospital. Walking and cycling routes will run through Orchard Grove, putting residents within easy reach of local shops, recreation and community facilities.