Full Planning Permission Achieved for Somerset Developments Through WCI’s Phosphate Mitigation

It’s been an especially busy few months at WCI following a landmark agreement with Somerset Council to use free septic tank upgrades as phosphate credits.

After months of negotiations, we are now installing state-of-the-art sewage treatment plants in the River Tone, River Parrett, River Brue and Axe hydrological catchments where this initiative is already having a significant positive impact on the environment.

To date, over 600 property owners have registered to benefit from the scheme. Together, we’re actively reducing pollution, supporting healthier ecosystems – and aiding the smoother progression of planning applications throughout Somerset.

Through the installations we’ve completed under the nutrient neutrality scheme we’ve created a phosphate betterment that has enabled planning permission for the delivery of a mixed-use development of 200 dwellings, employment land and an internal spine road to facilitate a new railway station for Wellington.

Then there’s the erection of two buildings for academic teaching and residential boarding with provision of associated car parking, installation of a pedestrian bridge and construction of a floodlit enclosed multi games area for Taunton School.

Add to this myriad single development plots that were previously delayed due to the need to provide phosphate mitigation and it’s clear that our phosphate mitigation scheme is making a real difference in the area.

With a long list of property owners registered for a free upgrade we’re excited about how far this scheme will go to improve our local rivers, provide peace of mind to qualifying homeowners and safeguard the livelihoods of developers.

For more information about our scheme email nutrientneutrality@wci.co.uk or give us a call on 01984 623404.

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