About ORCHARD GROVE
Orchard Grove is a new garden community to the south west of Taunton, Somerset.
This unique garden community is already home to its first residents, and will eventually consist of 2,000 homes and community amenities set within two neighbourhoods, with abundant green space.
Orchard Grove celebrates its landscape setting and is being designed to allow its residents to adopt a healthy and sustainable lifestyle in an attractive and inclusive environment.
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 is available from the developers.
What’s happening now
Vital infrastructure works are well underway, 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’ is being developed first and the first residents have already moved in to their new homes. This area is 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.
Walking and cycling routes will run through Orchard Grove, putting residents within easy reach of local shops, recreation and community facilities.